Sylwia Ptasinska

Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy

311 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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

Honors and Activities

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

Editor-in-Chief of European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics (EPJD)


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


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

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

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

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

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