Yangyang Fu

PH.D., Research Associate

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About me

Current interest/research

I am a Research Associate in the Plasma Theory and Simulation Group (PTSG) at Michigan State University with Prof. John Verboncoeur. My research interests include gas discharge physics, low-temperature high-pressure plasma simulations and high-voltage engineering applications.

Academic Appointment

  • Research Associate
    Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. Advisor: Prof. John P. Verboncoeur

Research Interests

  • Gas Discharge Physics:
    Scaling laws of low-temperature plasmas, electron kinetics in low-temperature plasmas to self-consistently compute electron energy distribution functions.
  • Plasma modeling:
    Fluid dynamics, kinetic global model, PIC/MCC simulations, hybrid model
  • Microdischarges:
    Micro-hollow cathode discharges, microgap gas breakdowns
  • Vacuum electronics:
    Field emission, thermionic emission, vacuum surface flashover/breakdowns

Education

2006 - 2010

B. Eng. Electrical Engineering

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

School of Electronics, Information and Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering

2010 - 2015

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering

Tsinghua University

Department of Electrical Engineering

Title: Study on the Similarity of Gas Discharge at Low Pressure
Advisors: Prof. Xinxin Wang

Projects and Awards

Projects

2016-2019 Computational Plasma Physics (MHCDs, Similarity laws, Microdischarges, RF discharges)
Supported by DOE Plasma Science Center Grant No. DE-SC0001939.
2014-2016 Research on the Related Problems of Paschen’s Curve
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 51477087).
2013-2015 Research on the Similarity Law of Gas Discharge Based on the GDC of the Large Volume Tokamak Device
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 51377095).
2011-2013 Surface Charge Accumulation Phenomenon on the Insulator of HVDC Gas Insulated Transmission Line
Supported by Project of State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (G71-07-004).
2010-2013 On-line Measurement of Pulsed Electric-field of Insulator Surface in Vacuum Based on Kerr Effect
Supported by National Science and Technology Major Project (GFZX02060209.2).

Awards

Dec. 2019 Science Research Famous Achievement Award in Higher Institution
Aug. 2018 NSF Funded Participant Award for GRC/GRS on Plasma Processing Science
Feb. 2018 IOP: Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2017 for PSST
May 2017 IEEE NPSS: Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant
Jul. 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Graduate of Tsinghua University
Jul. 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Graduate in the Peking City
Jun. 2015 Tsinghua University: Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award (First Class)
May 2015 “Academic Rookie Award” in Tsinghua University
May 2015 IEEE NPSS: “Outstanding Student Paper Award” (First Place)
Oct. 2014 National Scholarship Award
Oct. 2013 Tsinghua University: Guanghua Scholarship
Oct. 2011 Comprehensive First Class Scholarship

professional activities

Memembership

  • APS Member
  • IEEE Member
  • IEEE NPSS Member
  • MIPSE Member

Teaching

  • MSU ECE 850: Electrodynamics of Plasmas (with Prof. P. Zhang)
  • MSU ECE 201: Circuit and Systems (with Prof. P. Zhang)

Conference services

  • Session Chair, The 46th IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science, FL, USA (PPPS 2019)
  • Session Chair, The 10th Annual Meeting of Plasma Science Center, MD, USA (PSC 2019)
  • Session Chair, The 45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, CO, USA (ICOPS 2018)
  • Session Chair, The 8th Annual Meeting of Plasma Science Center, MD, USA (PSC 2017)
  • Judge Committee for the 45th IEEE ICOPS “Student Paper Competition and Awards” (ICOPS 2018)
  • Invited Judge for “Best Presentation Award”, The 7th annual MIPSE Symposium, MI, USA (MIPSE 2016)

Reviewer of Journals

  • Plasma Sources Science and Technology
  • Plasma Processes and Polymers
  • Plasma Science and Technology
  • Physics of Plasmas
  • Vacuum
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  • Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Electrostatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation
  • IEEE Transactions on Plasma Sciences
  • IEEE Access
  • Canadian Journal of Physics
  • Chinese Physics B
  • Acta Physica Sinica
  • Applied Sciences
  • AIP Advances
  • Measurement
  • High Voltage
  • Energies

publications

Book/Chapter

  1. Y. Fu. Study on the Similarity of Gas Discharge at Low Pressure. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press (2018). (ISBN: 978-7-302-45243-0)

Patent

  1. Y. Fu, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur. Microscale Gas Breakdown Device and Process. (US Patent application number: 16/523, 255).

Journal Papers

    (*as corresponding author)

  1. D. Wen*, P. Zhang, Y. Fu, J. Krek, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Effect of obliquely incident linearly polarized electric field on single-surface multipactor discharges, Phys. Plasmas 26, 123509 (2019).
  2. Y. Fu*, J. Krek, D. Wen, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Transition of low-temperature plasma similarity laws from low to high ionization degree regimes, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 28, 095012 (2019).
  3. G. Meng, Q. Ying, A. Loveless, F. Wu, K. Wang, Y. Fu, A. Garner, and Y. Cheng*, Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Pulsed Gas Breakdown in Microgaps, Phys. Plasmas 26, 014506 (2019).
  4. Y. Fu*, P. Zhang, J. Krek, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Gas breakdown and its scaling law in microgaps with multiple concentric cathode protrusions, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 014102 (2019).
  5. Y. Fu* and J. P. Verboncoeur, On the Similarities of Low-temperature Discharge Plasmas, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 47, 1994 (2019). (Invited Paper)
  6. Y. Fu*, J. Krek, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Gas Breakdown in Microgaps with a Surface Protrusion on the Electrode, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 47, 2011 (2019). (Invited Paper)
  7. Y. Fu*, J. Krek, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Evaluating microgap breakdown mode transition with electric field non-uniformity, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 27, 095014 (2018).
  8. Y. Fu*, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Paschen's curve in microgaps with an electrode surface protrusion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 054102 (2018).
  9. Y. Fu*, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Gas breakdown in atmospheric pressure microgaps with a surface protrusion on the cathode, Appl. Phys. Lett. 112, 254102 (2018). (Featured Article)
  10. Y. Fu*, J. Krek, G. M. Parsey, and J. P. Verboncoeur, Characterizing the dominant ions in low-temperature argon plasmas in the range of 1-800 Torr, Phys. Plasmas 25, 033505 (2018).
  11. Y. Fu*, P. Zhang, J. P. Verboncoeur, A. J. Christlieb, and X. Wang, Effect of surface protrusion on plasma sheath properties in atmospheric microdischarges, Phys. Plasmas 25, 013530 (2018).
  12. Y. Fu*, G. M. Parsey, J. P. Verboncoeur, and A. J. Christlieb, Investigation on the effect of nonlinear processes on similarity law in high-pressure argon discharges, Phys. Plasmas 24, 113518 (2017).
  13. Y. Fu*, J. P. Verboncoeur, and A. J. Christlieb, Pressure effect on a tandem hollow cathode discharge in argon, Phys. Plasmas 24, 103514 (2017).
  14. Y. Fu, J. P. Verboncoeur*, A. J. Christlieb and X. Wang, Transition characteristics of low-pressure discharges in a hollow cathode, Phys. Plasmas 24, 083516 (2017).
  15. Y. Fu*, X. Wang, X. Zou, S. Yang, J. P. Verboncoeur and A. J. Christlieb, Investigation on the similarity law of low pressure glow discharges based on the light intensity distributions in geometrically similar gaps, Phys. Plasmas 24, 083510 (2017).
  16. X. Hou, Y. Fu, H. Wang, X. Zou, H. Luo, X. Wang*, Determination of the cathode layer thickness for normal glow discharge, Phys. Plasmas 24, 083506 (2017).
  17. Y. Fu, S. Yang, X. Zou, H. Luo, and X. Wang*, Effect of distribution of electric field on low-pressure gas breakdown, Phys. Plasmas 24, 023508 (2017).
  18. Y. Fu, S. Yang, X. Zou, H. Luo, and X. Wang*, Intersection of Paschen's curves for argon, Phys. Plasmas 23, 093509 (2016).
  19. Y. Fu, S. Yang, X. Zou, H. Luo, and X. Wang*, Similarity of gas discharge in low-pressure argon gaps between two plane-parallel electrodes, High Volt. 1, 86 (2016).
  20. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang*, Cathode fall thickness of abnormal glow discharges between parallel-plane electrodes in different radii at low pressure, Phys. Plasmas 22, 023502 (2015).
  21. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang*, Validity of the similarity law for the glow discharges in non-plane-parallel gaps, Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23, 065035 (2014).
  22. Y. Fu*, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang*, Research on similarity law of glow discharge in argon at low pressure by numerical simulation, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42, 1544 (2014).
  23. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang*, Influence of forbidden processes on similarity law in argon glow discharge at low pressure, Chin. Phys. Lett. 31, 075201 (2014).
  24. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, Q. Wang, and X. Wang*, Simulation on similarity law of glow discharge in scale-down gaps of rod-plane electrode configuration, Acta Phys. Sin. 63, 095206 (2014).
  25. W. Liu, Y. Fu, X. Zou, P. Wang, and X. Wang*, On-Line Measurement of Pulsed Electric-Field of Insulator Surface in Vacuum Based on Kerr Effect, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42, 2986 (2014).
  26. W. Liu, Y. Fu, X. Zou, P. Wang, and X. Wang*, Distortion of the Electric Field Near Insulator Surface Observed With Electro-Optical Technique Measuring Kerr Effect, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42, 2574 (2014).
  27. W. Liu, X. Zou, Y. Fu, P. Wang, and X. Wang*, On-line measurement on surface electric field of insulator in vacuum based on Kerr effect, Acta Phys. Sin. 63, 095207 (2014).
  28. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, K. Liu, and X. Wang*, Preliminary study on similarity law of glow discharges in scale-down gaps, Acta Phys. Sin. 62, 205209 (2013).
  29. X. Zou, X. Yang*, Y. Fu, H. Luo, S. Yang, and X. Wang, Numerical Simulation of He/N2 Mixture Glow Discharge at Low Pressure, High Volt. Eng. 42, 3741 (2016).
  30. X. Wang*, S. Yang, Y. Fu, X. Zou, and H. Luo, Effect of Electric Field on Paschen's Curves, High Volt. Eng. 42, 3728 (2016).
  31. H. Liu, R. Liu, Y. Fu, X. Wang, J. Li, and H. Tang, Calculation of Harmonic Loss in Converter Transformer Tank Shells Based on the Impedance Boundary Condition, High Volt. Eng. 41, 3171 (2015).
  32. W. Liu*, X. Zou, Y. Fu, P. Wang, and X. Wang, On-line measurement system on pulsed surface electric field of insulators in vacuum, High Power Laser Part. Beams 26, 045008 (2014).
  33. X. Wang*, Y. Fu. Similarity in Gas Discharges, High Volt. Eng. 40, 1 (2014).
  34. W. Liu, Y. Fu*, X. Zou, and X. Wang. Calculation of Light Spot Image Produced by Laplace Electric Field on the Surface of Insulator Based on Kerr Effect, High Volt. Eng. 40, 87 (2014).
  35. Y. Fu*, Q. Wang, G. Zhang, and X. Wang. Inverse calculation of surface charge based on surface potential measurement, High Volt. Eng. 39, 88 (2013).

Conference Abstracts, Papers, and Presentations

  1. Y. Fu, B. Zheng, J. Krek, D. Wen, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur. On the similarities of high pressure microdischarges. The 72nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC), Bryan, Texas, USA, October 28-November 1, 2019.
  2. Y. Fu and J. P. Verboncoeur. Tunability and Scalability of Low-temperature Microplasmas. The 61st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, October 21-25, 2019.
  3. Y. Fu and J. P. Verboncoeur. Low-temperature microplasmas. White Paper for 2020 National Academies' Decadal Assessment of Plasma Science, 2019.
  4. Y. Fu, J. Krek, P. Zhang, S. Baryshev, J. P. Verboncoeur, G. M. Parsey, and M. J. Kushner. Atmospheric pressure microdischarge with multiple electric field-enhanced thermionic emitters. The 1st joint meeting of the International Vacuum Nanoelectronics (IVNC) and International Vacuum Electron Sources (IVESC) Conferences, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, July 22-26, 2019.
  5. Y. Fu, J. Krek, P. Zhang, J. P. Verboncoeur, G. M. Parsey, and M. J. Kushner. Characterizing breakdown voltage in micro-gaps with multiple field emitters at atmospheric pressure. The 46th Pulsed Power & Plasma Science (PPPS), Orlando, Florida, USA, June 22-28, 2019.
  6. Y. Fu, J. Krek, D. Wen, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur. Transition of low-temperature plasma similarity laws from low to high ionization degree regimes. The 46th Plused Power & Plasma Science (PPPS), Orlando, Florida, USA, June 22-28, 2019.
  7. Y. Fu, J. Krek, and John P. Verboncoeur. Controlling Micro-gap Breakdown with Engineered Surface Morphology. The 10th Annual Meeting of the Plasma Science Center (PSC), College Park, Maryland, USA, May 30-31, 2019.
  8. Y. Fu, J. Krek, and J. P. Verboncoeur. Low Temperature Plasma Similarities from Low to High Ionization Regimes. The 10th Annual Meeting of the Plasma Science Center (PSC), College Park, Maryland, USA, May 30-31, 2019.
  9. Y. Fu, J. Krek, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur. Gas Breakdown in Microgaps with Multiple Concentric Cathode Protrusions. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Plasma Science Center (PSC) for Predictive Control of Plasma Kinetics: Multi-Phase and Bounded Systems, Monthly Research Highlights, January, 2019.
  10. Y. Fu, J. Krek, D. Wen, Peng Zhang, and John P. Verboncoeur. On the deviations of similarity laws in low-temperature discharges. The 71th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC), Portland, Oregon, USA, November 5-9, 2018.
  11. Y. Fu, J. Krek, P. Zhang and J. P. Verboncoeur. Gas Breakdown in Microgaps with Electrode Surface Protrusions: Paschen's curve, Non-uniformity of Electric Field, and Breakdown Mode Transitions. iPlasmaNano-IX 2018 conference on plasma nanoscience and nanotechnology, New Buffalo, MI, USA, August 26-29, 2018. (Invited Talk)
  12. Y. Fu, J. Krek, and J. P. Verboncoeur. Evolutions of electron energy probability function in low-pressure radio-frequency discharges. Gordon Research Conferences: Plasma Processing Science, Fundamental Insight in Plasma Processes, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA, August 5-10, 2018. (NSF Funded Participant Award)
  13. Y. Fu and J. P. Verboncoeur. On the similarities of low-temperature plasma discharges. The 45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Denver, Colorado, USA, June 24-28, 2018. (Invited Talk)
  14. Y. Fu, P. Zhang, and J. P. Verboncoeur. Gas breakdown in atmospheric pressure microgaps with a surface protrusion on the cathode. The 45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Denver, Colorado, USA, June 24-28, 2018. (Invited Talk)
  15. Y. Fu, P. Zhang, J. P. Verboncoeur, and A. J. Christlieb. Effect of surface protrusion on plasma sheath properties in DC microdischarges. 70th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, November 6-10, 2017.
  16. Y. Fu, J. Krek, G. Parsey, and J. Verboncoeur. Identifying the dominant ions In argon plasmas: DEI, DAI, and Ar2+. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Plasma Science Center (PSC) for Predictive Control of Plasma Kinetics: Multi-Phase and Bounded Systems, Monthly Research Highlights, July, 2017.
  17. Y. Fu, G. M. Parsey, J. P. Verboncoeur and A. J. Christlieb. Investigation on the effect of forbidden processes on similarity law in gas discharges at high pressure based on a kinetic global model. The 8th Annual Meeting of the Plasma Science Center (PSC), Bethesda, Maryland, USA, June 1-2, 2017.
  18. Y. Fu, X. Wang, S. Yang, X. Zou and H. Luo. Similarity of gas discharges at low pressure in the gaps between two plane-parallel electrodes. XXXIII International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG), Estoril/Lisbon, Portugal, July 9-14, 2017.
  19. Y. Fu, G. M. Parsey, J. Krek, J. P. Verboncoeur, A. Christlieb and X. Wang. Investigation of the similarity law in gas discharge at high pressure using a kinetic global model. The 44th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, May 21-25, 2017.
  20. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang. Modification of Paschen's law for the non-uniform electric field between two plane-parallel electrodes. The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Belek, Antalya, Turkey, May 24-28, 2015. (Best Paper Award)
  21. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang. Experimental validation of similarity law for glow discharges in argon at low pressure. The 42nd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS), Belek, Antalya, Turkey, May, 2015.
  22. Y. Fu, X. Wang, H. Luo, X. Zou. Extension of Paschen's Law to Non-uniform Electric Field between Two Parallel Electrodes. The 17th Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge (ACED), Bangkok, Thailand, December, 2014.
  23. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang. Study on similarity law of glow discharge at low pressure by numerical simulation. The 20th International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications (GD), Orleans, France, July, 2014.
  24. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang. The validity of similarity law of glow discharge at low pressure in argon by numerical simulation. The 41st IEEE International Conference of Plasma Science and Beams (ICOPS/BEAMS), Washtong DC, USA, May, 2014.
  25. Y. Fu, H. Luo, X. Zou, and X. Wang. Study on the influence of forbidden processes on similarity law of glow discharge at low pressure. 2014 IEEE International Power Modulator and High Voltage Conference (IPMHVC), Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, June, 2014.
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