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Mounir Laroussi

  • Mounir Laroussi
  • Professor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • 231d Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6369
  • mlarouss@odu.edu
  • Dr. Mounir Laroussi obtained his B.S. from the University of Technical Sciences of Sfax, Tunisia, completed his M.S. research work at the School of Radio-electricity of Bordeaux, France, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (June 1988), all in Electrical Engineering. After few years of teaching, he joined the Microwave & Plasma Laboratory of the University of Tennessee as a Research Assistant Professor from 1995 to1998. Dr. Laroussi joined Old Dominion University in 1998 as a Research Associate Professor in the Applied Research Center and from 2003 to 2008 held an Associate Professor position at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in 2008 and since January 2007 held the appointment of Director of the Laser & Plasma Engineering Institute (LPEI).
  • Education

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1988
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    National School of Radio-electricity, 1981
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    Technical University of Sfax, Tunisia, 1979
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Laroussi's research interests are in the Physical Electronics area and particularly in the physics and applications of non-equilibrium high pressure gaseous discharges, including the biomedical applications of cold plasmas.
  • Expertise

    Plasma Science, Biomedical Applications of Plasmas, Gaseous Electronics, EM Waves Intercations with Plasmas; Plasma Processing
  • 2014: Excellence in Teaching, ECE Department, ODU
  • 2012: Merit Award, IEEE
  • 2010: Inaugural Award, International Society for Plasma Medicine
  • 2009: Fellow, IEEE
  • 2009: Research Achievement Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE - NPSS
  • 2006: “Excellence in Teaching Award”, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Old Dominion University
  • 2006: “Excellence in Innovation Award”, Hampton Road Technology Council
  • 2005: “Excellence in Research Award”, Batten College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
  • 2000: Millennium Medal Award, IEEE
  • 1996: Advanced Technology Award, Inventors Clubs of America
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Multidisciplinary Award/ Effect of low temperature cold atmosphere plasma on oral biofilm
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research
    Date: 2008 - 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:McCombs, G.; Darby, M. M.; Hynes, W. L.; Laroussi, M.