Rino Morent - PLASMAPOR

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Rino Morent was born in 1978 in Ypres (B) and obtained a degree in physics at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2000. In 2004, he received a Ph.D. degree in physical engineering on VOC abatement with atmospheric pressure DC discharges. Since 2012, he is professor at the Department of Applied Physics at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of Ghent University. He is author or co-author of more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and is member of the editorial board of Applied Surface Science and Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing. He runs the Research Unit Plasma Technology (RUPT) and his current research interests are focused on applications of cold atmospheric pressure plasmas.

Contact: Rino.Morent@UGent.be

Publications: https://biblio.ugent.be/person/801001460212

PLASMAPOR - Plasma penetration into porous materials for biomedical, textile and filtration applications

This project will explore the nearly undeveloped field of penetration of non-thermal plasma into porous structures. Porous materials are an exciting class of materials with a wide range of applications. However, given the narrow dimensions of the porous network, modifying in a homogeneous way an entire porous material is a challenging task. This project is based on the use of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasmas for an effective internal surface modification of 3D porous structures. To make plasma technology reach this desired level of controlled penetration into porous structures, a far better understanding of the penetration of chemical active species into porous structures is required. The project is based on three cornerstone research lines. Firstly, new plasma reactor concepts will be developed enabling effective plasma penetration. Secondly, these newly developed plasma reactors will be employed for the internal surface modification of porous biodegradable polyester scaffolds used in tissue engineering. Thirdly, besides the development of biomedical implants, the possibilities for the design of functional porous textiles and advanced filter materials will also be explored.