dr. R.A.H. (Richard) Engeln - Expertise

Engeln, dr. R.A.H.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of Applied Physics
Section :
Plasma & Materials Processing
Positioncategory :
Associate Professor (UHD)
Position :
Associate Professor
Room :
FLX 3.104
Tel :
+31 40-247 5786
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  • D12700 - Gases, fluid dynamics, plasma physics



Richard Engeln is an associate professor at the Department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1991 from the Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN) on a spectroscopic study of molecules containing methyl groups. After almost two years working as a project manager in the R&D division of Stork X-cel, he started working as a post-doc in the group of Prof. D.C. Schram at the TU/e. He studied the transport properties of hydrogen molecules in a plasma expansion by means of CARS. In 1995 he joined the group of Prof. dr. Gerard Meijer at the RUN, and worked for several years on the development of novel ultra-sensitive absorption detection schemes. At the end of 1998 he returned to the TU/e to become assistant professor in the group of profs. Schram and van de Sanden. Since 2002 he acts as an adviser for the MAGNUM-PSI project at the FOM Institute Rijnhuizen. He is a member of several scientific committees of international conferences. In 2004 he was on sabbatical leave at the Bristol University in the group of M.N.R Ashfold and A. Orr-Ewing, where he performed a laser spectroscopic study of diamond deposition plasma. In 2005 he was appointed as an associate professor in the group of prof. van de Sanden. His research focuses on the study of plasma-surface interactions leading to the formation of new, possibly highly excited, molecules, and the development of optical diagnostics to study these interactions in-situ.