Main scientific areas of research

  • Physics of gas discharges
  • Plasma physics

Other scientific areas of interest

  • Kinetic Theory
  • Special relativity
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atomic and molecular physics
  • Electromagnetic theory

My work is essentially related to the kinetic modelling of electrical discharges in atomic and molecular gases, both for pure gases and their mixtures. This includes:

I studied mostly the cases of Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and the mixtures N2-O2, N2-Ar, O2-A and N2-O2-Argon.

I am involved as well in work related to the foundations of special relativity and of thermodynamics.