Alan Hoskinson

Research Assistant Professor

SciTech 249

(617) 627-6413


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Unviersity of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin


  • Applications of atmospheric-pressure plasmas
  • Spectroscopic plasma diagnostics
  • Plasma modeling
  • Thin film deposition

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Electrical Systems

Selected Publications

  • Hoskinson, A. R., Hershkowitz, & Ashpis, D. E. (2008). Force measurements of single and double barrier DBD plasma actuators in quiescent air. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41(24)
  • Hoskinson, A. R., & Hopwood, J. (2012). A two-dimensional array of microplasmas generated using microwave resonators. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 21(5)
  • Hoskinson, A. R., Oksuz, L., & Hershkowitz, N. (2008). Microdischarge propagation and expansion in a surface dielectric barrier discharge. Applied Physics Letters, 93(22)
  • Hoskinson, A. R., Singh, P. K., Sonkusale, S., & Hopwood, J. (2013). Low-voltage switchable microplasma arrays generated using microwave resonators. IEEE Electron Device Letters, 34(6), 804-806.
  • Wu, C., Hoskinson, A. R., & Hopwood, J. (2011). Stable linear plasma arrays at atmospheric pressure. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 20(4)