About the author
Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, in 1993 and 1996, respectively, from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. After some postdoctoral research years, she became a professor of Physical Chemistry in 2003 at the University of Antwerp, and in 2012 she became full professor. She is the head of the interdisciplinary research group PLASMANT, which counts 38 members. She is also head of the Chemistry Department at the University of Antwerp. From 2013 till 2016 she had a prestigious mandate as Francqui Distinguished Research Professor.
Her current research activities include the study of plasma chemistry, plasma reactor design and plasma-surface interactions, by numerical modelling and experiments, for various applications, especially environmental applications (CO2 conversion into value added chemicals and renewable fuels, and nitrogen-fixation from the air for the production of small chemical building blocks) as well as medical applications (mainly cancer treatment).
She is author of more than 400 publications, and she has more than 9000 citations (Web of Science; h-index 47) and 13,000 citations (Google Scholar; h-index 58). She gave more than 200 invited talks at international conferences and research institutes. She is editor of Spectrochimica Acta B, responsible for the review papers, and guest editor for 10 special issues in several journals. She is also in the advisory/editorial board of several journals, and in the international scientific committee of many international conferences. In 2015 she was the Chair of the International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ca. 600 participants), and she is also member of the Board of Directors of the International Plasma Chemistry Society.
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