Center for Microplasma Science and Technology


NJBIZ Features Ribbon Cutting at CMST Opening

NJBIZ featured the photo of the ribbon cutting from the official opening of the Center for Microplasma Science and Technology (CMST), including a caption, in its Off the Clock section in the October 25 edition of the publication. View the media placement.

Senator Leads Congressmen, Mayor and President in Ribbon Cutting

Jersey City, N.J. – On Friday, September 10, 2010, Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., president of Saint Peter’s College, Senator Robert Menendez, Congressmen Steve Rothman and Albio Sires, Mayor of Jersey City Jerramiah T. Healy and John W. Luginsland, Ph.D., program manager of the Plasma and Electro-Energetic Physics program of the Department of Defense’s Air Force Office […]

CMST presents at the International Conference on Plasma Sciences

Drs. Jose Lopez and WeiDong Zhu presented on behalf of CMST researchers two posters titled “Self Organization Trends in Cathode Boundary Layer Discharge (CBLD) Devices for Various Cathode Materials” and “Electrical and Optical Emission Measurements of a Capillary Dielectric Barrier Discharge” in the 37th International Conference on Plasma Sciences in Norfolk, VA, June 20-24, 2010. Dr. […]

CMST Presents at APS/AAPT

Fr. Daniel O’Brien SJ, outreach director for the CMST, presented a poster entitled Hands on Research for Teachers and Students at the combined meeting of the American Physical Society / American Association of Physics Teachers held February 13th to 17th in Washington, D.C.  The poster oulined the working of the CMST summer outreach to high school students, […]

NJSTA Presentation

CMST researchers Jenny Mahoney, Ph.D., Valencia Johnson Ph.D and Daniel O’Brien SJ presented on-going work at a session of the New Jersey Science Teacher’s Association at their annual convention.  Drs. Mahoney and Johnson gave a brief introduction to microplasma and then presented the results of their current research.  Fr. O’Brien covered the current educational outreach […]

AFOSR Leadership Supports New Microplasma Center at Saint Peter’s College

ARLINGTON, VA.  — On Friday, April 17, 2009, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) leadership traveled to Jersey City, N.J. to help celebrate the establishment of the St. Peter’s College (SPC) Center for Microplasma Science and Technology (CMST). As part of the event hosted by SPC President Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., AFOSR Director Dr. Brendan B. […]

Television Broadcast of CMST Ceremony

Jersey City, N.J. – The inaugural ceremony for the Center for Microplasma Science & Technology held on Friday, April 17, 2009, by President of Saint Peter’s College Eugene J. Cornacchia, was broadcasted on New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) News on Saturday, April 18, 2009. The NTDTV news report documents the CMST ceremony where Dr. Brendan B. Godfrey, Director of the Department […]

$2 million awarded to Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City

Jersey City, N.J. – It may not be easy to define microplasma, but officials from Saint Peter’s College and the U.S. Department of Defense surely had no problem explaining the benefits of the $2 million awarded to the school to establish the Center for Microplasma Science and Technology Friday at the Jersey City college. Microsplasma is a recent phenomena and […]

Ceremony celebrates the founding of the CMST at SPC

Jersey City, N.J. – On Friday, April 17, 2009, President of Saint Peter’s College Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., joined Mayor of Jersey City Jerramiah T. Healy to welcome representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense for the formal establishment of the College’s Center for Microplasma Science and Technology (CMST). “Locating the CMST within a higher education […]

PARSE Institute Established at SPC

Jersey City, N.J.  –  Saint Peter’s College has established the Practical Application of Research in Science Education (PARSE) Institute. The goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and technologists by providing a new model for science education, as well as innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to professional development. Funded by a $450,000 private grant, the […]

A New Frontier

Jersey City, N.J. – The Saint Peter’s College Magazine  Spring 2009 issue has as it’s feature article the full story behind the establishment of the Center for Microplasma Science & Technology (CMST). The article highlights the work done by Professors Lopez and Zhu in the Physics Program of the Department of Applied Science & Technology along with the efforts of the various students that have […]


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