Advisory Board

Professor Mark Kushner


George I Haddad Professor of Engineering
Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering
University of Michigan

Prof. Kushner’s research area is low temperature plasmas, their fundamental properties and technological applications, ranging from lasers to material processing. He is a Fellow of the APS, IEEE, Optical Society of America, American Vacuum Society and Institute of Physics. Prof. Kushner has received many awards including the Semiconductor Research Corp. Technical Excellence Award, Tegal Thinker Award for Plasma Etch Technology, AVS Plasma Science and Technology Award, IEEE Plasma Science and Applications Award and the Semiconductor Industry Association University Researcher Award.

Citations: “A rate limiting step in applying plasma models to industrially relevant applications is the lack of complete cross-section data for complex molecules to be able to address broad ranges of operating conditions. Quantemol-N is capable of providing much of this cross-section data and is aiding my research group in its work. I am confident that Quantemol-N will prove to be valuable to many other researchers requiring complex cross sections for modeling and simulation.”

Developing and applying hybrid plasma models have advanced the fundamental understanding of the chemistry, surface kinetics, and energy transport in low temperature plasmas.

Hybrid plasma models are used in Quantemol-P and Quantemol-VT.


Professor Nigel Mason OBE


Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The Open University

Prof. Mason research investigates the manipulation and control of the reactivity of molecules using electrons and photons with applications to atmospheric physics; astro-chemistry, plasma physics and radiation chemistry. He is a leader of several international research networks involving more than 100 research groups in Europe, Australia and India. He has a long-term commitment to engaging the general public with science, through for example the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Institute of Physics (where he is currently a Council member). He is also the inaugural Director of the Milton Keynes Science Festival.

Citation: Quantemol-N provides much needed electron-molecular scattering data, particularly for molecules and molecular species that are difficult to isolate and study experimentally – such as fluoro-carbon radicals. Such molecular data is in high demand from both academia and industry. Quantemol-N’s uniqueness lies in the fact that one does not have to be a specialist in the underlying scattering theory in order to utilise it.”