SCOPE - GEM

The Gaseous Electronics Meeting (GEM) will be held from the 14th February to the 16th February, 2022 at the University of Sydney.

GEM was initiated in 1980 by Dr John Lowke, a leading plasma physicist and former chief of the CSIRO Division of Industrial Physics.

Since then, GEM has steadily grown in importance as a forum for international plasma research and applications. Held every two years in Australia, GEM invites the atomic and molecular physics and plasma communities from around the world to discuss the latest developments and the challenges in the field.

The meeting will bring together scientists, engineers, and industry to discuss all aspects of gaseous electronics and related multidisciplinary topics and applications, including but not limited to:

  • Elementary processes in ionized gases
  • Electron and positron transport
  • Basic studies and diagnostics of low-temperature plasmas
  • Basic studies and diagnostics of fusion related plasmas
  • Physics of laboratory and space plasmas
  • Complex and dusty plasmas
  • Plasma processing, materials synthesis, surface/interface
  • Atmospheric pressure plasmas and applications
  • Plasma polymerization and plasma polymers
  • Plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Plasmas in contact with liquids and their applications
  • Thermal plasmas: physics and industrial applications
  • Plasma discharges under extreme and unusual conditions
  • Applications of gas discharges and atomic/ion processes: environmental, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and security
  • Plasma medicine, biomedical materials and sterilization
Where

Charles Perkins Centre amphitheatre
University of Sydney
Camperdown Campus

When

Monday to Wednesay
14TH TO THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 2022

Meeting Program

To be announced

To be announced

To be announced

PLENARY SPEAKERS & INVITED SPEAKERS

PLENARY SPEAKERS

  • Professor Ursel Fantz, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany
  • Professor Katia Bazaka, Australian National University, Australia
  • Professor Masaya Shigeta, Tohoku University, Japan

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Professor Annaritia Larichhiuta, University of Bari, Italy
  • Associate Professor James Sullivan, Australian National University, Australia
  • Professor Christopher Berndt, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Professor Mohan Jacob, James Cook University, Australia
  • Professor Volker Hessel, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Associate Professor Joe Khachan, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Associate Professor Sylwia Ptasinska, University of Notre Dame, United States
  • Dr Patrick Neumann, Neuman Space Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Dr Jesse Santoso, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Professor Ken Ostrikov, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Professor Annemie Bogaerts, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Mark Baldry, University of Sydney, Australia

STEERING COMMITTEE

  • Roderick Boswell (Australian National University)
  • Robert Carman (Macquarie University)
  • Zhiqiang Chen (Deakin University)
  • Cormac Corr (Australian National University)
  • David McKenzie (University of Sydney)
  • Tony Murphy (CSIRO)
  • Jason Whittle (University of South Australia)
  • Jamie Quinton (Flinders University)
  • Wewei Lei (Deakin University)
  • Katia Bazaka (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Dmitry Fursa (Curtin University)
  • Marcela Bilek (University of Sydney)
  • Ron White (James Cook University)
  • Josh Machacek (Australian National University)

Local Organizing Committee

Prof Marcela Bilek

ARC Laureate Fellow, School of Biomedical Engineering & School of Physics

Dr Behnam Akhavan

ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Biomedical Engineering & School of Physics

Prof David McKenzie

Chair of Materials Physics, School of Physics

Prof PJ Cullen

Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

ABSTRACTS & REGISTRATION

Abstract submission

There will be options to present contributed work as a poster or an oral presentation. Please submit abstracts to gem2022.syd@gmail.com using the provided template, indicating which option you prefer.

For consideration as an oral presentation, abstracts must be submitted by 7th January 2022 21st January 2022.

REGISTRATION

Full Registration

(all 4 days of the joint meeting and the conference dinner)

Regular early bird, $300

Regular, $400 (after 26/1/22)

Student, $100

SPONSORS

To be announced

MEETING DETAILS

A welcoming environment for all at GEM

GEM is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.

We will not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. This includes sexual language and imagery which is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers. Our full anti-harassment policy is described below.

For any concerns contact the organisers (Marcela, Behnam, or David) either directly in person, or via the conference email address.

Our Anti-harassment Policy

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion.
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Any disrespectful or offensive behaviour
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour

We expect participants to avoid all of the above at all event venues and event-related social activities.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.

  • Prof Marcela Bilek

    Professor, ARC Laureate Fellow

    Applied Physics
  • Dr Behnam Akhavan

    Senior Lecturer, ARC DECRA Fellow

    School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Physics
  • Prof David McKenzie

    Professor, Chair of materials physics

    School of Physics
  • Prof PJ Cullen

    Professor

    School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
To be announced

Photos

Conference Venue

Charles Perkins Centre amphitheatre

University of Sydney

Camperdown Campus