Physics Colloquium to Focus on Low Pressure Plasma

April 12, 2010

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Baylor University's department of physics and Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) will co-host a colloquium featuring Dr. Lawerence J. Overzet, professor and chair of the department of electrical engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Overzet's lecture, "Mist in Plasmas, Low Pressure Plasma research at UTD" at 4 p.m., Wednesday, April 14, in room E.125 at the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) on the Baylor campus. A reception will be held prior to the colloquium at 3:40 p.m. in room D.311 at the BSB.

Overzet will discuss a technique for plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition and the measure effects of plasma density, the electron energy and optical emissions of molecules.

Overzet received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill.

Many of Overzet's plasma research interests have led to several publications, including The direct injection of liquid droplets into low pressure plasmas; Forming carbon nanotube composites by directly coating forests with inorganic materials using low pressure chemical vapor deposition; and The enhanced growth of multi-walled carbon nanotubes using an atmospheric pressure plasma jet.

Overzet serves as a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

For more information, contact Dr. Anzhong Wang, professor of physics at Baylor, at (254) 710-2276.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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