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Professor Timo Gans
Deputy Head of Department (Research)



MSc (Dipl. Phys, Essen, Germany); PhD (Dr.rer.nat., Essen, Germany)

Summary of expertise

  • Low temperature plasmas
  • Diagnostics, numerical simulations, technological applications

Previous posts

  • 2006-2011: Lecturer in Maths and Physics, Queen's University Belfast
  • 2003-2006: Academic Staff, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
  • 2002-2003: Marie Curie Fellow, Dublin City University, Ireland & Academic Fellow (on leave), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany


  • Plasma Sources Science and Technology Hershkowitz Early Career Award
  • IUPAP Young Scientist Award and Medal in Plasma Physics
  • Hans-Werner-Osthoff Award for Plasma Physics

International roles

  • International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG): Chair of the Local Organizing Committee 2011 in Belfast
  • European Physical Society (EPS): Chair Program Sub-Committee Low-Temperature Plasmas
  • International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA): Chair Plasma Science and Technology Division
  • International Workshop on Microplasmas (IWM): Chair International Scientific Committee



Our research activities are presented in the Low Temperature Plasma research section of the York Plasma Institute.

Photograph of Timo Gans for right col of staff profile

Department of Physics
University of York
YO10 5DD
Tel: +44 (0)1904 324919
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Room: GN/016, York Plasma Institute