Gerrit M.W. Kroesen

  • Eindhoven University of Technology Department of Applied Physics FLX 0.159 Postbus 513 5600 MB Eindhoven


  • 6870 Citations
1981 …2020

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“Applications come, and applications fade away. But the discipline of plasma physics always should remain at the core, to help society on its way forward.”

Research profile

Gerrit Kroesen has been active in the area of plasma physics since he was a student. His first experience was a project in the second year of his study, in 1978. In the 40 following years he has constantly strived to push the boundaries of plasma physics, by following a combined effort of experiments, diagnostics, theory and modeling, and he keeps doing so. When a new plasma parameter needs to be measured, new diagnostics will be developed. Application areas have varied over the years. Starting in plasma etching and plasma deposition, he moved on to environmental applications, plasma displays, dusty plasmas, EUV producing plasmas, EUV produced plasmas, to medical applications. His research focuses on the internal elementary processes in the plasma, but also touches upon phenomena induced at surfaces that are in contact with the plasma. Also, the feedback from photons and surfaces on the plasma processes have his attention.

Academic background

Even though he had had a complete mini chemistry lab at home as a teenager, Gerrit Kroesen studied  Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology from 1977 to 1983. In his second year, he fell in love with plasma physics, a subject he also studied for his PhD, which he started in 1983 and completed in 1988. Kroesen was appointed Assistant Professor in the Elementary Processes in Gas Discharges (EPG) group in 1985. In 1990, Kroesen took a sabbatical at IBM in New York (USA) and in 1997, he took a sabbatical at the University of Kyoto (Japan). Kroesen still works in the EPG group, since 1996 as Associate Professor and since 2000 as Full Professor, focusing on experimental plasma physics. Kroesen became Dean of Applied Physics in 2012.

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Research Output

Plasma modelling and numerical simulation

Dijk, van, J., Kroesen, G. M. W. & Bogaerts, A., 2009, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 42, 19, p. 190301-1/14 14 p.

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  • 75 Citations (Scopus)
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    Plasma medicine: an introductory review

    Kong, M. G., Kroesen, G. M. W., Morfill, G., Nosenko, T., Shimizu, T., Dijk, van, J. & Zimmermann, J. L., 2009, In : New Journal of Physics. 11, 11, p. 115012-1/35 35 p., 115012.

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  • 1153 Citations (Scopus)
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    Thermalization of electrons in decaying extreme ultraviolet photons induced low pressure argon plasma

    Beckers, J., van der Horst, R., Osorio, E. A., Kroesen, G. M. W. & Banine, V. Y., 6 Apr 2016, In : Plasma Sources Science and Technology. 25, 3, p. 1-8 035010.

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    Concepts and characteristics of the 'COST Reference Microplasma Jet'

    Golda, J., Held, J., Redeker, B., Konkowski, M., Beijer, P., Sobota, A., Kroesen, G., Braithwaite, N. S. J., Reuter, S., Turner, M. M., Gans, T., O'Connell, D. & Schulz-Von Der Gathen, V., 20 Jan 2016, In : Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 49, 8, 084003.

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  • 68 Citations (Scopus)
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    International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases XXXV

    Ute Ebert (Chair), Sander Nijdam (Organiser), Gerrit Kroesen (Organiser)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Hakone XVII, International Symposium on High Pressure Low Temperature Plasma Chemistry

    Sander Nijdam (Chair), Ana Sobota (Organiser), Ute Ebert (Organiser), Gerrit Kroesen (Organiser), Tom Huiskamp (Organiser)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    M.J. Kushner

    Gerrit Kroesen (Host)
    22 Apr 2016

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitorScientific

    Meet the Future, Science and Technology Summit 2010, Conferentiecentrum World Forum, Den Haag, Den Haag, Nederland

    Gerrit Kroesen (Speaker)
    18 Nov 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific


    DBL signals and systems

    1/09/15 → …


    Press / Media

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    Gerrit M.W. Kroesen


    1 item of Media coverage

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    1 Media contribution

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    Student theses

    Absorption spectra on some metal halide molecules used in HID lamps

    Author: Mulders, H., 31 Aug 2005

    Supervisor: Kroesen, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analysis of a long living atmospheric plasmoid

    Author: Versteegh, A., 31 Dec 2007

    Supervisor: Fussmann, G. (External person) (External coach), Jüttner, B. (External person) (External coach) & Kroesen, G. (Supervisor 1)

    Student thesis: Master


    Analysis of the effects of plasma treatment on bone tissue

    Author: Wagenaars, E., 31 Oct 2002

    Supervisor: Cigal, J. (Supervisor 1), Kroesen, G. (Supervisor 2) & Maurice, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    An investigation into the replacement of mercury by indium iodide or tin halides in high-intensity discharge lamps

    Author: Lemmens, T., 31 Aug 2013

    Supervisor: Rijke, A. (Supervisor 1), Nijdam, S. (Supervisor 2) & Kroesen, G. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master