Mark Kushner is Director of the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering, Director of the DoE Center for Low Temperature Plasma Interactions with Complex Interfaces (PICI), and former Director of the Department of Energy Plasma Science Center (2009-2020).
He directs the Computational Plasma Science and Engineering Group (CPSEG), which develops computer simulations of low temperature plasmas and technologically important devices which use low temperature plasmas.
Prof. Kushner is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, and recipient of several major professional awards, including the IPCS Plasma Chemistry Award, the AVS Medard W. Welch Award, the NPSS Charles K. Birdsall Award, and the APS Will Allis Prize.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), Institute of Physics, American Vacuum Society (AVS), Intl. Plasma Chemistry Society, and Intl. Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Prof. Kushner recently co-Chaired the National Academies Decadal Study on Plasma Science and Engineering.