Future technologies & enabling plasma Processes
Building plasma science and engineering (PSE) research capacity in AL, including Low-Temperature Plasma (LTP) and space plasma science, in academic institutions and partners
Supporting undergraduate and graduate education, training, and research opportunities, and encouraging and enabling access to plasma physics for diverse populations
Creating new educational and outreach resources and plans for K-12 students and teachers, promoting plasma science and engineering (PSE) and general STEM
The NSF EPSCoR Future Technologies and Enabling Plasma Processes (FTPP) is a 10-member university and industry consortium. The project leverages Alabama’s laboratory and space plasma science expertise to contribute scientific knowledge, technologies, and workforce to Alabama’s aerospace, manufacturing, advanced materials, medical, bioscience, and agricultural sectors.
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Join the Fun! Future Technologies & Enabling Plasma Processes and The University of Alabama in Huntsville Center for Space Plasma…
The 2023 FTPP Annual Meeting will be held at the PORTLAND SHERATON® AT SABLE OAKS in Portland, Maine, from Tuesday, May 16 to Thursday, May 18, 2023.
The UAB Chapter of Society for Plastic Engineers and Faculty adviser and FTPP investigator, Dr. Vinoy Thomas, will be conducting an…
What is plasma?
Plasma is a state of matter consisting of a collection of ionized particles, electrically neutral atoms, and molecules. It makes up more than 90% of the observable universe and underpins several high-tech manufacturing industries. Familiar forms of plasma include the sun, stars, lightning, neon signs, television screen displays, welder’s torches, and rocket exhaust.
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About the cooperative agreement
FTPP involves a partnership comprising nine universities and a research corporation in Alabama and is funded through Cooperative Agreement OIA-2148653 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 five-year grant within the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)*. The FTPP project is overseen by the Alabama EPSCoR Steering Committee.
* Disclaimer: The opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Alabama becomes a world-renowned hub for PSE (Plasma Science Engineering) through developing transformative future technologies (such as advanced materials, food safety and sterilization, space weather prediction) and building foundational plasma science research and industry with a skilled workforce.
Our mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our research, education, and workforce development initiatives. We are committed to creating a culture of belonging and respect, where individuals from all backgrounds are welcomed, supported, and empowered to participate fully in shaping our project’s work and impact.
FTPP will build research, education, economic, and workforce capacity in pursuit of making foundational discoveries in space and laboratory plasma physics and create future societally transformative technologies in the State of AL, utilizing Alabama’s statewide expertise in plasma science and technology.