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ODU'S MOUNIR LAROUSSI TO DISCUSS HIS PLASMA PLUME PENCIL ON "WITH GOOD
REASON" SEPT. 17

Mounir Laroussi, Old Dominion University associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and a researcher at the university's Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics, will be a guest on the radio program "With Good Reason" Sunday, Sept. 17.

A showcase for the research and expertise of faculty at Virginia's higher education institutions, "With Good Reason" can be heard in Hampton Roads on WHRV-FM (89.5) at 6 a.m. It can be heard live on the Web at www.whro.com.

The subject of the interview is Laroussi's handy plasma pencil, which shoots out a plume of cold plasma up to 2 inches long. Science media gave generous attention to the invention late last year, pointing out potential uses of the room-temperature plume in disinfecting wounds and sterilizing delicate instruments. A layman-friendly article about Laroussi's invention appeared in the February issue of National Geographic magazine.

More information, as well as streamed audio of past shows, is available online at www.withgoodreasonradio.org.

This article was posted on: September 8, 2006

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