About CPMI

Our primary objective is to study plasma-material interactions relevant to fusion, semiconductors, and plasma manufacturing through a combination of computational and experimental means. Projects are supported by both government and commercial partners to further the application and knowledge of plasma physics.

CPMI hired a professional video company as part of a Materials Research Society project to tell about our Center. This video is an excellent introduction to the work, people, technology, and science being done. Please watch!

CPMI is currently made up of 6 faculty members, 2 post-doctoral students, and over 30 graduate and undergraduate students.

We provide undergraduate students with a range of part-time employment opportunities to work on interesting research projects. We strongly believe that the engagement of undergraduate students in research has a strong correlation with their improved academic performance and retention. We offer specific and cutting-edge research trainings that confer various benefits on participating undergraduate students, particularly research foundational skills critical for graduate school and specialized careers in scientific disciplines.

Interested and motivated undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Prof. David Ruzic.

Please contact Center Director David Ruzic (druzic@illinois.edu) if you are interested in working with us.