Micropropulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory

In 2007, Dr. Michael Keidar founded The Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MpNL) at the George Washington University (GWU) to expand our understanding of plasma and nanoscale phenomena. MpNL researchers focus mainly in three plasma-related applications: (1) propulsion, (2) nanotechnology, and (3) biomedicine.

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 and Plasma Medicine Program , The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences , other universities, and government laboratories.

Post-Doctoral Position

A post-doctoral position is opening immediately in the area of plasma medicine (in vivo applications of cold plasma). The candidate should have a PhD or MD in the biomedical field. Strong experience in working with lab animals is desirable. Interested candidates should email CV to Prof. Michael Keidar at keidar@gwu.edu.

Dr. Keidar recipient of the Ronald C. Davidson award for plasma physics. 

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MPNL receives grant to expand research on plasma-based cancer therapies. 

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MPNL to participate in NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.

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GWU thruster licensed by Vector Space.

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GWU Researchers’ Plasma Thruster Reaches Space.

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Visit the GW Institute for Nanotechnology and Plasma Medicine Program!

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In this video, Dr. Keidar discusses the use of cold plasma to treat cancer cells.