The 37th National Symposium on Plasma Science & Technology (PLASMA-2022) is being organized by IIT Jodhpur in association with Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI) during 12th-14th December, 2022. The symposium is conceived to provide a forum for young researchers in the area of Plasma Science & Technology to interact with eminent plasma scientists from India and to present their research work. It is to be emphasized that during the last few decades research in plasma physics has opened numerous potential fields of studies in its theoretical and experimental domain and has been extensively studied and exploited for the benefit of mankind. Experimental plasma physics of late has drawn considerable attention of scientists and technologists towards design and development of techniques and methods which essentially cater to their need in diversified fields like Fusion research, Laboratory plasma research, Defence research, Space research, Material science, Food science, Health, Agriculture, etc.
The theme of the PLASMA-2022 is Plasma Technologies for Sustainable Development. We are in the era of the 21st Century and modern technologies have helped in ease of doing things. Despite our continued efforts, FEAR is all around. The growing population and meeting the resources for humankind in a sustainable manner is the key challenge. The scarcity of foods, increasing health risks, depletion of modern energy fuels, environmental damage due to high carbon emission, etc. are some of the concerns. It is a firm belief that cutting-edge plasma technologies can provide solutions for FEAR (i.e., Food/Health, Energy & Agriculture Retrievals). The scope of the symposium includes front-line research in basic plasma physics as well as significant advances in plasma technology. The scientific program of this three days symposium will consist of invited topical lectures and contributed oral and poster presentations in the areas of Plasma Science & Technology. Various awards will be given for the best posters and oral presentations under various areas.