Alexey Shashurin

Alexey Shashurin

2015 - Associate Professor


B.Sc., Physics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 1996
M.Sc., Physics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, 1998
Ph.D., School of Engineering, Dept. Interdisciplinary Studies, Tel Aviv University, 2008


701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Office: ARMS 3331
Office Phone: (765) 496-0618


Microwave and laser diagnostics for spacecraft electric propulsion and combustion; Femtosecond photoionization; Micropropulsion for CubeSats; Nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges for flow control; High power microwave heating of gas; Generation, diagnostics and applications of cold plasmas; Biomedical applications of cold plasmas.


Recent publications:
1. Patel, X. Wang, E. L. Braun, A. Ranjan, M. N Slipchenko, S. Macheret, M. N. Shneider, and A. Shashurin “Electron momentum-transfer collision frequency measurements in small plasma objects via coherent microwave scattering” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 31, 114011 (2022).
2. A. Patel, C. Gollner, R. Jutas, V. Shumakova, M. N. Shneider, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, and A. Shashurin “Ionization rate and plasma dynamics at 3.9-micron femtosecond photoionization of air” Phys. Rev. E 106, 055210 (2022).
3. A. Ranjan, A. Patel, X. Wang, and A. Shashurin “Thomson microwave scattering for diagnostics of small plasma objects enclosed within glass tubes” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 93, 113541 (2022).
4. L. Organski, X. Wang, A. Myers,1 Y. Chen, K. Park, S. D. Horava, C. A. Richard, Y. Yeo, and A. Shashurin “Inner surface modification of polyethylene tubing induced by dielectric barrier discharge plasma” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 40, 063005 (2022).
5. X. Wang, A. Patel, and A. Shashurin “Initial transient stage of pin-to-pin nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges in air” J. Appl. Phys. 132, 013301 (2022).
6. A. Patel, A. Ranjan, X. Wang, M.N. Slipchenko, M.N. Shneider, and A. Shashurin “Thomson and collisional regimes of in‑phase coherent microwave scattering off gaseous microplasmas” Sci. Reports 11, 23389 (2021).
7. X. Wang, A. Patel, S. Bane, and A. Shashurin “Experimental study of atmospheric pressure single-pulse nanosecond discharge in pin-to-pin configuration” J. Appl. Phys. 130, 103303 (2021).
8. X. Wang, A. Patel, and A. Shashurin “Combined microwave and laser Rayleigh scattering diagnostics for pin-to-pin nanosecond discharges” J. Appl. Phys. 129, 183302 (2021).
9. A. Sharma, E. L. Braun, A. R. Patel, K. A. Rahman, M. N. Slipchenko, M. N. Shneider, and A. Shashurin “Diagnostics of CO concentration in gaseous mixtures at elevated pressures by Resonance Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization and Microwave Scattering” J. Appl. Phys. 128, 141301 (2020).
10. X. Wang, and A. Shashurin “Gas thermometry by optical emission spectroscopy enhanced with probing nanosecond plasma pulse” AIAA Journal 58, 3245 (2020).
11. R. Patel, Y. Zhang, and A. Shashurin “Liquid-fed pulsed plasma thruster with low-energy surface flashover igniter for propelling nanosatellites” J. Propul. Power 36, 715 (2020).
12. X. Wang, A. Khomenko, and A. Shashurin “Enhancement of positive pulsed corona by dielectric enclosure” AIP Advances 9, 105029 (2019).
13. A. Sharma, M.N. Slipchenko, M.N. Shneider, K.A. Rahman, and A. Shashurin “Direct measurement of electron numbers created at near-infrared laser-induced ionization of various gases” J. Appl. Phys. 125, 193301 (2019).
14. Y. Zhang, O. Dary and A. Shashurin “Low Energy Surface Flashover for Initiation of Electric Propulsion Devices” Plasma Res. Express 1, 015010 (2019).
15. X. Wang, P. Stockett, R. Jagannath, S. Bane, and A. Shashurin “Time-Resolved Measurements of Electron Density in Nanosecond Pulsed Plasmas Using Microwave Scattering” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27, 07LT02 (2018).
16. X. Cheng, W. Rowe, L. Ly, A. Shashurin, T. Zhuang, S. Wigh, G. Basadonna, B. Trink, M. Keidar, and J. Canady “Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells with the Canady Cold Plasma Conversion System: Preliminary Results” Plasma 1, 218 (2018).
17. L. Ly, S. Jones, A. Shashurin, T. Zhuang, W. Rowe, X. Cheng, S. Wigh, T. Naab, M. Keidar, and J. Canady “A New Cold Plasma Jet: Performance Evaluation of Cold Plasma, Hybrid Plasma and Argon Plasma Coagulation” Plasma 1, 189 (2018).
18. A. Dhiman, A. Sharma, A. Shashurin, and V. Tomar “Strontium Titanate Composites for Microwave-Based Stress Sensing” JOM, 70, 1811 (2018).
19. A. Sharma, M.N. Slipchenko, M.N. Shneider, X. Wang, K.A. Rahman, and A. Shashurin “Counting the electrons in a multiphoton ionization by elastic scattering of microwaves” Sci. Reports 8, 2874 (2018).
20. X. Wang and A. Shashurin “Study of atmospheric pressure plasma jet parameters generated by DC voltage driven cold plasma source” J. Appl. Phys. 122, 063301 (2017).
21. X. Wang and A. Shashurin “DC-driven plasma gun: self-oscillatory operation mode of atmospheric–pressure helium plasma jet comprised of repetitive streamer breakdowns” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 26, 02LT02 (2017).
22. G. Teel, A. Shashurin, X. Fang, and M. Keidar “Discharge ignition in the micro-cathode arc thruster” J. Appl. Phys. 121, 023303 (2017).
23. A. Shashurin, X. Fang, D. Zemlyanov and M Keidar “Substrate independent approach for synthesis of graphene platelet networks” Nanotechnology 28, 255604 (2017).
24. E. Gjika, M. Pekker, A. Shashurin, M. Shneider, T. Zhuang, J. Canady and M. Keidar “The cutting mechanism of the electrosurgical scalpel” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 025401 (2017).
25. X. Cheng, K. Rajjoub, A. Shashurin, D.Yan, J.H. Sherman, K. Bian, F. Murad, and M. Keidar “Enhancing Cold Atmospheric Plasma Treatment of Cancer Cells by Static Magnetic Field” Bioelectromagnetics 38, 53 (2017).
26. E. Gjika, D. Scott, A. Shashurin, T. Zhuang, J. Canady and M. Keidar “Plasma-Tissue Interactions in Argon Plasma Coagulation: Effects of Power and Tissue Resistance” Plasma Medicine 6, 125 (2016).
27. X. Fang, A. Shashurin, G. Teel, M. Keidar “Determining synthesis region of the single wall carbon nanotubes in arc plasma volume” Carbon 107, 273 (2016).
28. A. Shashurin and M. Keidar “Experimental approaches for studying non-equilibrium atmospheric plasma jets” Phys. Plasmas 22, 122002 (2015).
29. M. Kundrapu, J. Loverich, K. Beckwith, P. Stoltz, A. Shashurin and M. Keidar “Modeling Radio Communication Blackout and Blackout Mitigation in Hypersonic Vehicles” J. Spacecraft Rockets 52, 853 (2015).
30. A. Shashurin, M. Keidar “Synthesis of 2D materials in arc plasmas” J.Phys. D Appl. Phys. 48, 314007 (2015).
31. M. Keidar, A. Shashurin, G. Teel, D. Chiu, J. Lukas, S. Haque and L. Brieda “Electric propulsion for small satellites” Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 57, 014005 (2015).
32. A. Shashurin, D. Scott, T. Zhuang, J. Canady, I.I. Beilis and Michael Keidar “Electric discharge during electrosurgery” Sci. Reports 4, 9946 (2015).