Prof. Juergen F. Kolb
Juergen F. Kolb received the Dr.rer.nat degree in physics from the University of Erlangen, Germany, in 1999. He continued his PhD-research on the interaction of heavy ion beams with plasmas at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany, before he entered the preparation service to teach mathematics and physics at secondary schools in the state of Bavaria, Germany. In 2002 he joined the Physical Electronics Research Institute and subsequently the Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, where he first studied the electrical breakdown in water and later fast biophysical response mechanisms of pulsed electric fields with cells. He became Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011 before he accepted a joint appointment of the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology in Greifswald (INP Greifswald), Germany, and the University of Rostock, Germany, as Professor for Applied Physics: Bioelectrics. At the INP Greifswald he is heading the Research Program Decontamination, which is dedicated to the investigation of fundamentals and applications of non-thermal plasmas for the treatment of air and exhaust gas streams, water, foods and surfaces. His research interests and expertise are investigation and applications of pulsed power technologies and non-thermal plasmas for environmental and medical applications but also for surface and material processing. In these areas he has published more than 100 manuscripts in refereed publications, conference proceedings, and book chapters and given close to 200 presentations and seminars.