Gerard van Rooij

My research interests are in the area of low temperature plasma physics and chemistry. This started when I was responsible for constructing the scientific (plasma physics) basis for the linear plasma devices in our institute (Magnum-PSI and Pilot-PSI) and studying hydrocarbon chemistry in JET at the time that JET's walls were still composed of carbon.

Nowadays, I am still involved in the JET experimental campaigns and study the erosion of tungsten in its divertor. Besides, I study conversion of CO2 in low temperature microwave plasma as a way to convert electric energy from intermittent sustainable energy sources into chemical energy.