David Staack

Associate Professor

Director, Engineering Laboratory Instruction

Sallie and Don Davis ’61 Career Development Professor

David Staack

Office: MEOB 307
Phone: 979.845.4063
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: dstaack@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

·    Plasma Engineering

·    Micro- and Nano-Scale Plasmas

·    Plasma Enhanced Fuel Conversion and Combustion

·    Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics

·    Plasma-Medicine and Biological Applications

·    Plasma Enhanced Materials Processing and Synthesis

·    Supersonic and Sub-sonic Plasma Actuators and Flow Control

·    Bubble Luminescence and Cavitation

·    Electric Propulsion for Spacecraft

·    Energetic Methods of Environmental Decontamination and Remediation

·    Electron Beam Processing

·    Laser and Spectroscopic Diagnostics



  • Drexel University, Ph.D.
  • Princeton University, M.E.
  • University of Virginia, B.S./M.S.

Selected Publications

D. Staack, R. Geiger, “Processing of dielectric fluids with mobile charge carriers”, US Patent 9,228,136B2, (2016).

W. Pollard, A. Duggleby, D. Staack, “Dynamics of two microscale DPF devices”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 49 (5), 055201, (2015).

P. Xiao, D. Staack, “Microbubble generation by microplasma in water”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (35), 355203, (2014).

Y.‐K. Jo, J. Cho, T.‐C. Tsai, D. Staack, M.‐H. Kang, J.‐H. Roh, D.‐B. Shin, W. Cromwell, and D. Gross. “A Non‐thermal Plasma Seed Treatment Method for Management of a Seedborne Fungal Pathogen on Rice Seed.” Crop Science. (2013).

T.‐C. Tsai, J. Cho, K. McIntyre, Y.‐K. Jo, and D. Staack. “Polymer Film Deposition on Agar Using a Dielectic Barrier Discharge Jet and its Bacterial Growth Inhibition.” Applied Physics Letters. 101.7 (2012).

R. Geiger and D. Staack. “Analysis of Solid Products Formed in Atmospheric Non‐thermal Carbon Monoxide Plasma.” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. (2011).