Thomas Orrière, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

My current research deals with the production of nanoparticles by using nanosecond repetitively pulsed microplasmas. My topic also includes chemical and physical properties of nanosecond discharges. My previous research was related to the confinement of nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges and the electrohydrodynamics effects.

Selected Publications

  • Ionization and recombination in nanosecond repetitively pulsed microplasmas in air at atmospheric pressure
    T. Orriere, E. Moreau, D. Z. Pai
    Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51(49), 494002, (2018) 


Ph.D., (defended), Electrical Engineering, Université de Poitiers, France, 2018
M.S., Engineering Science, Université de Poitiers, France, 2014
B.S., Sciences for Engineering, Université de Poitiers, France, 2012
B.T.S., (Two year technical degree), Electrical systems, Jeanne d'Arc Vitré, France, 2010

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2019: Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Poitiers, France
  • 2014-2018: Doctoral Researcher, Université de Poitiers, France


  • ​Student Prize for Best Oral Contribution, ICPIG XXXIII, July 9-14, 2017

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

sparks, microplasmas ionic wind non-thermal plasmas Particle Image Velocimetry Nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges (NRP), sparks