Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Program in Plasma Science and Technology
D.Sc. 1971, Warsaw University,
Professor Suckewer's interests are related primarily to the development and application of X-ray lasers, powerful picosecond and femtosecond lasers, laser interactions with matter, the application of lasers to gas and plasma diagnostics, spectroscopy, and atomic processes in plasmas and gases. He is working on the development of a new type of ignition system for internal combustion engines in order to improve the engine performance and decrease its negative effects on the environment (e.g. decrease the pollution). Recently, he became strongly involved in the application of lasers for research in biomaterials and medical devices.