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Émile Carbone receives the Noah Hershkowitz Early Career Award 2021

May 13, 2022 | Sophie Laberge

Update : May 13, 2022

The professors contribution in plasma physics and chemistry was recognized by the journal Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST).

An expert in plasma physics and chemistry, optical and laser plasma spectroscopy, Professor Émile Carbone recently received the Noah Hershkowitz 2021 Early Career Award, in recognition of his innovative work. Awarded by the leading interdisciplinary journal in the field of low temperature plasmas, Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST), the award recognizes a researcher who demonstrates excellence and innovation in his/her research on topics published by the journal.

“Emile Carbone’s work is promising for the Centre and the award is a source of pride for INRS and increases our visibility in the field. His expertise already marks promising advances in the multidisciplinary work we are doing.”

Marc A. Gauthier, Acting Director and Professor at the Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications

A promising start to a career

After a master’s degree in chemistry from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and a PhD in applied physics from the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), Émile Carbone was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). He then obtained the distinguished Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation postdoctoral fellowship (2014), to work at the Ruhr Universität Bochum (Germany). He was subsequently nominated head of the Plasma for Gas conversion group at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching (Germany). Émile Carbone has joined the Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications as a member of the faculty in 2021.

Professor Carbone’s contributions are in laser diagnostics of plasmas, to measure their properties, in combination with other techniques such as optical emission spectroscopy. His interests cover both the diagnostics themselves and the physical results obtained, as well as their modelling by fluid or particle methods. He also works on plasma chemistry and how out-of-equilibrium phenomena can influence key plasma parameters, such as electron density and electron energy distribution function, and their influence on the rate of chemical species production.

“It is a great honor to receive this prize and a nice acknowledgment by the low temperature plasma community of my work and the one of my students. I feel like this recognition from PSST marks another step in my career, as a scientist.”

Emile Carbone

The Noah Hershkowitz Early Career Award is open to all members of the international low temperature plasma community between five- and ten-years after PhD. As a consequence of this award, Emile Carbone also joins the editorial board of the PSST journal for a two-year term.