Welcome to MpNL

In 2007, Dr. Michael Keidar founded The Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MpNL) at GWU to expand our understanding of plasma and nanoscale phenomena.

MpNL research approach combines theoretical and empirical activities in synergy. Our theoretical research is primarily focused on developing analytic models and simulation methods, while our experimental activities aim to validate theoretical models or offer insights not provided by theory. MpNL has an array of sophisticated instrumentation and infrastructure to support fundamental and applied research in plasma and nanoscale physics. MpNL has ongoing collaborations with the GWU Institute for Nanotechnology, The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences, other universities, and government laboratories.

MpNL researchers focus mainly in three plasma-related applications: (1) propulsion, (2) nanotechnology, and (3) biomedicine. In this video, Dr. Keidar discusses the use of cold plasma to treat cancer cells.

MpNL Plasma Engineering Reference

Plasma Engineering: Applications from Aerospace to Bio- and Nanotechnology

To learn more about this book, click here

Journal Cover Pages Featuring MpNL Publications
These journals include:
• Advanced Materials Technology • Plasma Processes and Polymers
• Journal of Nanomedicine Research • Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
• Nanoscale, Royal Society of Chemistry