Prof. Vasco Guerra
Vasco Guerra is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) and Head of the modelling and simulation activities of the N-PRiME group of Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear (IPFN). He is graduated in Engineering Physics at IST in 1991 and received the PhD degree in Physics from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (IST) in 1998. Vasco held a visiting professor grant from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science in 2020 and was invited professor at Sorbonne Université in 2016. His research focuses on the modelling of non-equilibrium kinetics of low-temperature molecular plasmas. He is currently involved in the study of the fundamentals and mechanisms of CO2 plasmas interacting with surfaces, in the framework of the H2020 ITN Program PIONEER. In 2016, he was awarded the William Crookes Plasma Prize, co-sponsored by the European Physical Society and the Institute of Physics Publishing, “for the outstanding contribution to the modeling of molecular low-temperature plasmas.