Areas of Expertise:
Professor James Walsh joined the York Plasma Institute in 2022 as a Chair of low temperature plasma science, prior to this he was a Professor in the Technological Plasmas group at the University of Liverpool, where he was school research lead and faculty theme lead for Healthcare Technologies.
In 2016, Professor Walsh received a prestigious EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Award enabling him to establish the cross disciplinary Centre for Plasma Microbiology. He has received over £4 million in research income as principal investigator from diverse funders, including the UKRI, EU and industry. Supported by a diverse and highly multidisciplinary team he has produced 100+ articles in leading international journals, spanning the fields of fundamental plasma science right through to applied microbiology.
Key publications include:
Research expertise includes:
Plasma source development: low and radio frequency high voltage sources and nanosecond-pulsed systems.
Passive and active plasma diagnostics: optical emission spectroscopy, laser induced fluorescence and laser scattering (Raman and Thomson).
Plasma applications: microbial disinfection, micropollutant remediation, and food treatment.