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David Pai

Status : CNRS research scientist
Affiliation : Low Temperature Plasmas

Email : david.pai lpp.polytechnique.fr
Tel : (+33) 01 69 33 59 60
Bureau : 01-10-12 (Aile 1)
Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas
Ecole Polytechnique
route de Saclay
F-91128 Palaiseau Cedex

Nanoscience-oriented plasma physics :
Current research activities concern how low-temperature plasmas can present unique solutions to challenges in nanoscience, as well as how nanoscience can open new avenues of research in plasma science. Specific interests include the non-equilibrium synthesis of nanomaterials using plasmas and the development of novel plasma sources that incorporate nanomaterials.

Research projects :
 Plasma-assisted electrochemistry for the liquid-phase synthesis of graphene quantum dots
 Carbon nanomaterials synthesis at atmospheric pressure using nanosecond discharges (ANR PRCI "NanoByNano" project)
 Advanced materials (i.e. semiconductors, nanomaterials) for plasma sources
 In situ Raman spectroscopy of plasma interactions with liquids and materials

Topics in basic research :
 Plasma-liquid interactions: Electrohydrodynamics, nanoparticle growth in liquid phase
 Plasma-surface interactions: Electron-hole plasmas in semiconductors, nanoparticle growth in gas phase
 Atmospheric-pressure plasma science: Nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges, surface ionization waves
 In-situ optical diagnostics: Raman, coherent anti-Stokes Raman, and photoluminescence spectroscopies

Topics in applied research :
 Synthesis of nanomaterials for space and aerodynamic propulsion
 Electroaerodynamic propulsion (EIC Pathfinder "Ionic Propulsion in Atmosphere" project)

Brief vitae :
2022 - Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Institut Polytechnique de Paris
2021 - CNRS Research Scientist, LPP (UMR 7648), Ecole Polytechnique
2012 - 2020 - CNRS Research Scientist, Institut Pprime (UPR 3346), Université de Poitiers
2010 - 2012 - JSPS Foreign Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Advanced Materials Science, University of Tokyo
2008 - 2010 - Postdoctoral Scholar, Laboratoire EM2C (UPR 288), Ecole Centrale Paris
2008 - PhD in Physics, Ecole Centrale Paris
2003 - MS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
2001 - BS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Key publications :

  1. D. Z. Pai (2021). Plasma-liquid interfacial layer detected by in situ Raman light sheet microspectroscopy. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 54, 355201
  2. Orrière, T., Kurniawan, D., Chang, Y. C., Pai, D. Z., Chiang, W. H. (2020). Effect of plasma polarity on the synthesis of graphene quantum dots by atmospheric-pressure microplasmas. Nanotechnology, 31(48), 485001
  3. Darny, T., Babonneau, D., Camelio, S., & Pai, D. Z. (2020). Uniform propagation of cathode-directed surface ionization waves at atmospheric pressure. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 29, 065012
  4. Orrière, T., Moreau, E., & Pai, D. Z. (2019). Electric wind generation by nanosecond repetitively pulsed microplasmas. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52, 464002
  5. Orrière, T., Moreau, E., & Pai, D. Z. (2018). Ionization and recombination in nanosecond repetitively pulsed microplasmas in air at atmospheric pressure. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51(49), 494002
  6. D. Z. Pai, S. Stauss and K. Terashima, « Surface dielectric barrier discharges exhibiting field emission at high pressure », Plasma Sources Science and Technology Vol. 23, No. 2, 025019 (2014)
  7. D. Z. Pai, K. Ostrikov, S. Kumar, D. A. Lacoste, I. Levchenko, and C. O. Laux, « Energy efficiency in nanoscale synthesis using nanosecond plasmas », Scientific reports, Vol. 3, 1221 (2013)
  8. D. Z. Pai, D. A. Lacoste et C. O. Laux « Transitions between corona, glow, and spark regimes of nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges in air at atmospheric pressure », Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 107, 093303 (2010)

Detailed CV (up to July 2021) :


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