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Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Mounir Laroussi

Director, Laser & Plasma Engineering Institute (LPEI)

Ph.D. University of Tennessee.                                     Plasma heating, plasma turbulence, and RF emission from plasmas.

Dr. Mounir Laroussi obtained his B.S. from the University of Technical Sciences of  Sfax, Tunisia, completed his M.S. research work at the School of Radio-electricity of Bordeaux, France, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (June 1988), all in Electrical Engineering. After few years of teaching, he joined the Microwave & Plasma Laboratory of the University of Tennessee as a Research Assistant Professor from 1995 to1998. Dr. Laroussi joined Old Dominion University in 1998 as a Research Associate Professor in the Applied Research Center and from 2003 to 2008 held an Associate Professor position at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2008 and since January 2007 held the appointment of Director of the Laser & Plasma Engineering Institute (LPEI).

Dr. Laroussi's research interests are in the Physical Electronics area and particularly in the physics and applications of non-equilibrium high pressure gaseous discharges, including the biomedical applications of cold plasmas. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and holds four patents. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the recipient of the 1996 Advanced Technology Award from the Inventors Clubs of America, the recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal award, 2000, the BCET Excellence in Research Award, 2005,  the ECE Department Excellence in Teaching Award, 2006 and the University Research Achievement Award, 2009.

Contact Information:

Office : 231L Kaufman Hall
Phone : (757) 683-6369
E-mail: mlarouss@odu.edu