Applications of low temperature atmospheric pressure plasmas in medicine are one of the current hot topics in plasma sciences. Various plasma systems were developed recently mainly for sterilization, blade coagulation or acceleration of wound healing. The specific research is focused on selected wounds where current classical therapies are failing as well on oncology. There is still a great demand of new simple and cheap plasma systems that can be applicable for these applications. The PhD study will be focused mainly of characterization of novel plasma systems with respect to their applicability in direct interaction with living tissue. The main characteristics are temperature of the treated surface and presence of various active particles like radicals and photons. Properties of new systems constructed by supervisor and his colleagues from abroad will be characterized by fast camera imaging, optical emission spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectrometry. The flow visualization will be examined by Schlieren photography under cooperation with Bologna University in Italy. The systems efficiency will be also tested in vitro using selected non-pathogenic microorganisms.

Tutor prof. RNDr. František Krčma, Ph.D.
Deadline: 30. 4. 2023
Application and contacts: https://www.fch.vut.cz/uchazeci/prijimacky/d