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Sylwia Ptasinska

Associate Professor of Physics

M.Sc., Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 2001
Ph.D., Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria, 2004
Habilitation, Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria, 2011

Address: NSH 311
Phone: (574) 631-1846


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Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous Processes on Surfaces: Photoelectron spectroscopy, electronic and chemical structures, water/semiconductor interfaces
  • Non-Thermal Plasma Radiation: Plasma diagnostics, plasma reactive species, plasma effects on molecular systems
  • Low-Energy Electron Interactions: Dissociative electron attachment, electron ionization, mass spectrometry

Recent Publications

  1. Z. Li, M. Ryszka, M.M. Dawley, I. Carmichael, K.B. Bravaya, S. Ptasińska - Dipole-Supported Electronic Resonances Mediate Electron-Induced Amide Bond Cleavage. Physical Review Letters 122 (2019), 073002
  2. X. Zhang, Y.S. Chen, P.V. Kamat, S. Ptasinska - Probing Interfacial Electrochemistry on a Co3O4 Water Oxidation Catalyst Using Lab-Based Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122 (2018) 13894-13901
  3. J. Kapaldo, X. Han, S. Ptasinska - Shielding‐gas‐controlled atmospheric pressure plasma jets: Optical emission, reactive oxygen species, and the effect on cancer cells.Plasma Processes and Polymers, (2019) 1800169
  4. Y. Pang, J. Yang, T.E. Curtis, S. Luo, D. Huang, Z. Feng, J.O. Morales-Ferreiro, P. Sapkota, F. Lei, J. Zhang, Q. Zhang, E. Lee, Y. Huang, R. Guo, S. Ptasinska, R.K. Roeder, T. Luo - Exfoliated Graphene Leads to Exceptional Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composite Films. ACS Nano 13 (2019), 1097-1106
  5. S.A. Pshenichnyuk, I.I. Fabrikant, A. Modelli, S. Ptasińska, A.S. Komolov - Resonance electron interaction with five-membered heterocyclic compounds: Vibrational Feshbach resonances and hydrogen atom stripping. Physical Review A 100 (2019) 012708

Teaching Award

2019 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching


Prof. Ptasinska CV