Dr. Abbas Semnani

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)
Director of Plasma-EM-Material Interactions Research Initiatives
Nitschke Hall 2031, Mail Stop 308
1610 N. Westwood Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
Office: +1 (419) 530-8150
[email protected]

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The Adaptive Radiofrequency and Plasma Lab’s research mainly focuses on the interaction of electromagnetic waves and cold plasmas. Current high-frequency systems employing semiconductor-based elements, MEMS, liquid crystals, and ferromagnetic materials are suboptimal for high-power scenarios, and difficult compromises are often required. Hence, we explore innovative ways, including plasma-based techniques, to realize high-power reconfigurable microwave and mm-wave solutions.

On the other hand, although cold plasma is a critical technology in many fields, most current plasma sources are inefficient and energy-hungry units. Thus, we are also dedicated to generating highly efficient plasma elements and arrays using high-frequency techniques for applications such as plasma medicine, decontamination, lighting, and RF electronics. We cover all theoretical, modeling, and experimental aspects of such problems. Our specific effort is devoted to low-cost manufacturing technologies to successfully commercialize these devices, leading to immediate opportunities in many industries.

Abbas Semnani received NASA Glenn Research Center Faculty Fellowship Award for summer 2022.

June 6, 2022

We have an immediate postdoctoral research position in ARPL!
Read more and apply…

February 23, 2022

UToledo Researcher Awarded Grants to Develop Plasma-Based RF Electronic Systems

By Diana Van Winkle /// September 21, 2021

The Office of Naval Research recently awarded a researcher at The University of Toledo two grants totaling $770,000 to develop ways to defend electronic systems against high-power threats and improve the performance of small antennas.

Read More…

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The Adaptive Radiofrequency and Plasma Lab’s research is mainly focused on the interaction of electromagnetic waves and cold plasmas. Current high-frequency systems employing semiconductor-based elements, MEMS, liquid crystals, and ferromagnetic materials are suboptimal for high-power scenarios, and difficult compromises are often required. Hence, we explore innovative ways, including plasma-based techniques, to realize high-power reconfigurable microwave and mm-wave solutions.

On the other hand, although cold plasma is a critical technology in many fields, most current plasma sources are inefficient and energy-hungry units. Thus, we are also dedicated to generating highly efficient plasma elements and arrays using high-frequency techniques for applications such as plasma medicine, decontamination, lighting, and RF electronics. We cover all theoretical, modeling, and experimental aspects of such problems, and our specific effort is devoted to low-cost manufacturing technologies to successfully commercialize these devices, leading to immediate opportunities in many industries.

 

Dr. Abbas Semnani

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Nitschke Hall 2031, Mail Stop 308
1610 N. Westwood Ave., Toledo, OH 43606
Office: (419) 530-8150
[email protected]

We have an immediate postdoctoral research position in ARPL!
Read more and apply…

February 23, 2022

UToledo Researcher Awarded Grants to Develop Plasma-Based RF Electronic Systems

By Diana Van Winkle /// September 21, 2021

The Office of Naval Research recently awarded a researcher at The University of Toledo two grants totaling $770,000 to develop ways to defend electronic systems against high-power threats and improve the performance of small antennas.

Read More…