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Go to receive 2018 NPSS Early Achievement Award

Nina Welding • DATE: March 16, 2018

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David B. Go, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Early Achievement Award.

The award, which recognizes outstanding technical contributions to the fields of nuclear and plasma science and includes an honorarium, plaque and certificate, will be presented at the 2018 International Conference on Plasma Science in Denver, Colo., in June.  

Cited by the NPSS “for contributions to the understanding of discharges and plasmas at microscale dimensions, the interaction between microdischarges and electron emission and the nature of electron transfer at plasma-liquid interfaces,” Go explores a wide variety of topics in low-temperature plasma generation and chemistry, focusing on fundamental processes in microscale plasmas, plasma-liquid systems and plasma-enhanced catalysis. His work has important implications in applications ranging from chemical processing and fuel reforming to water purification and energy conversion.

Go directs the Small Scale Transport Research Laboratory and is a concurrent faculty member in Notre Dame’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is also affiliated with Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics,  the Center for Nano Science and Technology at Notre Dame, the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame and Harper Cancer Research Institute.

In addition to this latest award, he has received the inaugural 2015 Electrochemical Society Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, the 2013 NSF Early Career Development Award and the 2011 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award.

The co-owner of several patents, Go is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, Electrostatics Society of America and the IEEE.

A graduate of Notre Dame, earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2001, Go earned a master’s degree in 2004 in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a doctorate in mechanical engineering in 2008 from Purdue University. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2008.


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