Plasmas are prevalent in the world around us and have enabled revolutions in fields such as information technology.
At the York Plasma Institute, we address a portfolio of plasma research from fundamental blue skies to impact-driven. In collaboration with national, international and industrial partners, we harness our expertise to develop and refine applications in areas such as next-generation fusion reactors, laboratory astrophysics, space propulsion, materials technologies, medical and environmental applications.
Our plasma research begins with fundamental understanding and discovery to develop solutions for global challenges.
Dr Chris Ridgers, Director, York Plasma Institute
Research and innovation focus areas
The plasma science and technology research activities at the York Plasma Institute fall primarily into three main areas, underpinned by the three pillars of plasma research - , and theory.
Research and development opportunities
With its international reputation and impact, and its rich variety of plasma science, the York Plasma Institute offers an outstanding research environment to help researchers make the best possible start to their careers. Come and study on our MSc or PhD doctoral training programmes or develop your independent research career through a fellowship.
We have state-of-the-art facilities that have been purpose-built for our research and teaching. These include:
- Plasma sources
- Plasma diagnostics
- Tokamak remote control room
- Laser systems
- Biological laboratory
- Simulation capabilities
State-of-the-art diagnostics and novel plasma sources in the YPI Laboratories enable our experimental plasma research and collaborations with industry.
Dr Erik Wagenaars, Director YPI Laboratories