Congratulations: John Foster elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS) faculty member is an affiliate professor in Aerospace Engineering.

John Foster
John Foster

U-M Professor John Foster has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for contributions to improving fundamental understanding of transport across the span of low-temperature plasmas—from space propulsion to plasma-liquid interfaces. He was also recognized for translating that understanding to the development of technologies that benefit society. 

APS Fellows are recognized for making advances in physics through original research and publication, or for making significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. 

Foster’s recent research projects include purifying water with plasma, treating PFAS water contamination with cold plasma, and decontaminating hospital rooms with plasma wands.

Read the complete article from NERS. 

This news brief is based on the October 18, 2021, article by Sara Norman, U-M NERS communications office.