Uwe Kortshagen's research is in the area of fundamental plasma manufacturing science and plasma materials science. Applications of his research span from renewable energy technologies to nanoscale plasma manufacturing, to new materials for bio-imaging and human health.
Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy, 2019-present Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2008 – 2018 James J. Ryan Professor, University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering, 2015 – 2018 Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2007 – present Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2006 – 2008: Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2003 – present: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1999 – 2003 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1996 – 1999 Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy, University of Bochum, Germany, 1996 Visiting scholar, Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995 – 1996 Research Associate, Physics and Astronomy, University of Bochum, 1991 – 1995
Scientific & Professional Societies
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Physical Society (APS)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
International Plasma Chemistry Society (IPCS)
ME 3331: Engineering Thermodyamics
ME 4131: Thermal Environmental Engineering Laboratory
ME 5103: Thermal Environmental Engineering
ME 8362: Introduction to Plasma Technology
ME 8361: Molecular Gas Dynamics
Publications & Awards
Honors and Awards
2020 Fellow, Institute on the Environment
2019 Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy
2018 Fellow, American Physical Society
2015 Plasma Prize, AVS (formerly: American Vacuum Society)
2015 James J. Ryan Professor of Mechanical Engineering
2013 Fellow, Internationals Plasma Chemistry Society
2009 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
2008-09 President, International Plasma Chemistry Society
2007 Distinguished McKnight University Professor
2005 Univ. of Minnesota, Institute of Technology-George Taylor Award for Distinguished Research
2004 Fellow, Institute of Physics (U.K.)
1999 NSF Career Award
1997 Mayhugh Assistant Professor
1994 Lynen Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
“Efficient Luminescent Solar Concentrators based on Ultra-Earth-Abundant Indirect Band Gap Silicon Quantum Dots,” F. Meinardi, S. Ehrenberg, L. Dhamo, F. Carulli, M. Mauri, F. Bruni, R. Simonutti, U. Kortshagen, S. Brovelli, Nature Photonics 11, 177–185 (2017)
“Metal-insulator transition in films of doped semiconductor nanocrystals,” Chen, T.; Reich, K. V.; Kramer, N. J.; Fu, H.; Kortshagen, U. R.; Shklovskii, B. I., Nature Materials 15 (3), 299-304, (2016).
“High electron mobility in thin films formed via supersonic impact deposition of nanocrystals synthesized in nonthermal plasmas.” Thimsen, E., M. Johnson, X. Zhang, A.J. Wagner, K.A. Mkhoyan, U.R. Kortshagen, and E.S. Aydil, Nature Communications 5, 5822 (2014).
“Hypervalent surface interactions for colloidal stability and doping of silicon nanocrystals”, L. M. Wheeler, N. R. Neale, T. Chen and U. R. Kortshagen, Nature Communications 4, 2197, (2013).
“High-Yield Plasma Synthesis of Luminescent Silicon Nanocrystals”, L. Mangolini, E. Thimsen and U. Kortshagen, Nano Lett. 5 , 655-659, (2005).