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Nikiforov, Anton

Visiting Fellows in Sciences

Research field

Plasma technologies.



Anton Nikiforov received the PhD degree in 2004 in the field of Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Solution Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences. In years 2005-2006 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Gent University (Belgium). From year 2009 he is with the Ghent University, the Department of Applied Physics, Research Unit of Plasma Technology (RUPT). His current research interests include physics and applications of plasma-liquid systems; plasma diagnostics and laser spectroscopy; plasma engineering of new surfaces with nanoparticles incorporation and plasma-surface interactions in the context of surface treatment of polymers and biomaterials. He published more than 75 scientific papers on diagnostics of non‐thermal plasmas and electrical discharges in water treatment processes, 4 books chapters and was a participant on more than 70 conferences including number of invited presentations.

3 key-publications:


  • Atmospheric pressure plasma jet in Ar and Ar/H2O mixtures: Optical emission spectroscopy and temperature measurements. A. Sarani, A.Y.Nikiforov, C. Leys. 2010 Physics of Plasmas. 17(6), 063504
  • Antimicrobial nano-silver nonwoven polyethylene terephthalate fabric via an atmospheric pressure plasma deposition process X. Deng, A. Yu Nikiforov, T. Coenye, P. Cools, G. Aziz, R. Morent, N. De Geyter, Ch. Leys. 2015 Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep10138 1
  • Electron density measurement in atmospheric pressure plasma jets: Stark broadening of hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated lines, A. Nikiforov, Ch. Leys, M. A. Gonzalez and J. L. Walsh. 2015 Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 24, 034001

Structure Department of Applied Physics - Research Unit Plasma Technology (Post-doctoral researcher)

Gent University

Gent,  Belgium

Unibo reference

Prof. Vittorio Colombo

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale