Overview

  • Received his BTech degree in electronics and electrical communication from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur in 1978, the MS and PhD degree in electrical engineering from TexasTech University in 1981 and 1984, respectively. His research interests include generation and application of atmospheric pressure plasmas for surface treatment of metals and polymers, pollution prevention, thin film deposition, and microbial sterilization. He is also working on developing design automation tools for analog VLSI circuits. He has worked as an avionics design engineer at Hindustan Aeronautics, India, and was a Summer Fellow at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. From 1984 to 2005 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University in the Spring of 2006 and is currently Professor and Chair of this department.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2017 Design of electrical layout of offshore wind farmsJournal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 043303.
    2014 Coupled Sliding Discharges: A Scalable Nonthermal Plasma System Utilizing Positive and Negative Streamers on Opposite Sides of a Dielectric LayerPlasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing. 871-886.
    2014 Development of a String Level Fault Detection System for Solar Tracking Applications40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference.
    2014 Smart Combiner for Fixed Commercial Photovoltaic Systems Using Power Line Communication40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference.
    2006 Effect of surface cleaning and functionalization of nanotubes on gas adsorptionPhysical Review B.
    2006 rf-generated ambient-afterglow plasmaJournal of Applied Physics.
    2004 Sol-gel derived Corrosion-Protection coatingsJournal of sol-gel science and technology. 143.
    2001 A Wet Plasma Reactor for Remediation of SO2Applied Physics Letter. 4298-4230.
    2000 Generation of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma with Dual Chamber DischargeApplied Physics Lett. 2112-2114.
    2000 Laser-Induced Fluorescence of OH Radicals in a dielectric-barrier dischargeApplied Physics Letters. 2970-2972.
    1999 Characteristics of a barrier discharge in monatomic and molecular gasesApplied Physics Letters. 3119.
    1999 Computer generated images of streamer propagationIEEE Tran. On Plasma Science. 24.
    1999 Experimental investigation of microdischarges in a dielectric-barrier dischargeIEEE Tran. On Plasma Science. 22.
    1998 Analysis of the differential amplifier with an active loadIEEE Tran. On Education.
    1997 Simulation of microdischarges in a dielectric-barrier dischargeJ. Appl. Phys. 4205-4210.
    1996 Non-Thermal Plasma for Cleanup of Flue GasEmerging Technology in Hazardous Waste Management. 209-223.
    1996 Non-thermal plasma remediation of SO2/NO using a dielectric-barrier dischargeJ. Appl. Phys. 348-3444.
    1995 Streamer Discharge Simulation in Flue GasIEEE Tran. Plasma Science. 672.
    1994 Electrical Characteristics of a coaxial dielectric-barrier dischargeJ. Physics D. 2107.
    1993 Measurement of the critical current of high-Tc superconductorsSupercond. Sci. Technol.. 199-202.
    1992 High-Tc Superconducting SwitchReview of scientific instruments. 220-224.
    1992 Numerical Studies of Streamer to Arc TransitionJ. Appl. Phys.. 3957.
    1992 Transient response of a high-Tc superconducting thin filmAppl. Phys. Lett.. 1594-1596.
    1991 Dielectric-barrier discharge for processing of SO2J. Appl. Phys.. 6319-6324.
    1991 Thin film deposition using a dielectric-barrier dischargeJournal of The Electrochemical Society. 274.
    1990 Plasma Oxidation of SO2Applied Physics Letters. 21-24.
    1989 Electrical Characteristics of Pulsed Glow DischargesIEEE Transactions on plasma science. 603-309.
    1988 Numerical Simulation of Streamers in SF6J. Appl. Phys.. 1355-1363.
    1988 Transient Analysis of Bulk Nitrogen Glow DischargeJ. Appl. Phys.. 2917-2923.
    1987 Two-dimensional Studies of Streamers in GasesJ. App. Phys.. 4696-4707.
    1985 Numerical Simulation of Streamer Propagation in Nitrogen at Atmospheric PressurePhysical Review A. 1219-1221.
    1980 Electron Densities in Laser-Triggered Hydrogen SparksIEEE Transactions on plasma science. 164.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2008 Optimal Design of an offshore wind farm layout
    2008 Optimal design of a HVDC offshore wind farm layout
    2005 Ambient Afterglow Plasma.  236.
    2005 Ambient Plasma in Decontamination of Microorganisms.  1072.
    2005 Dielectric-Barrier Discharge for removal of SO2/NO from Flue Gas
    2005 Sol-gel Coatings on Ambient Plasma on Polymers.  745.
    2004 Atmospheric Pressure Plasma in Manufacturing
    2004 Non-thermal plasma technology: A tool for sustainable product development
    2003 Ambient Plasma for metal Surface Treatment.  73.
    2003 Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow Plasma in Argon
    2003 Atmospheric Pressure Afterglow plasma.  52.
    2003 Atmospheric pressure plasma for metal surface preparation
    2002 Ambient non-thermal plasma for metal surface treatment.  31.
    2002 Radio frequency atmospheric pressure plasma in Argon.  52.
    2001 A RF Discharge in Argon at Atmospheric Pressure.  39.
    2001 A Wet Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Scrubber.  3129.
    2001 A wet plasma Scrubber for Removal of Sulfur Dioxide.  34.
    2001 A wet plasma scrubber for use in Industrial pollution Control.  1818-1821.
    2000 Dual Chamber Discharge at Atmospheric Pressure.  49.
    1999 LIF of OH radicals in a dielectric-barrier discharge.  76.
    1998 Architecture for Distributed Actuation and Sensing Using Smart Piezoelectric Elements.  708-716m.
    1998 Experimental Investigation of an Atmospheric Pressure barrier Discharge.  1426.
    1998 Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy of OH Radicals in an Atmospheric Pressure Discharge
    1998 Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy of OH radicals in an Atmospheric Discharge
    1997 Atmospheric Pressure Non-thermal Plasma
    1997 Investigation of a Dielectric-barrier Discharge for Plasma Processing at Atmospheric Pressure
    1996 Simulation of microdischarge in a dielectric-barrier discharge
    1995 Dielectric-barrier Discharge for the removal of SO2/NO from Flue Gas
    1994 Dielectric-barrier Discharge for Cleanup of Flue gas
    1994 Non-thermal plasma for cleanup of flue gas
    1993 Plasma-Assisted Cleanup of SO2/NOx in Flue Gas.  437-443.
    1992 Triggered high TC Superconducting Switch
    1991 Superconducting Opening Switch.  701-703.
    1990 Neural networks for smart structures with fiber optics sensors.  417-423.
    1990 laser-triggered superconducting opening switch.  353-359.
    1989 Dielectric-Barrier Discharge for the Removal of SO2 from flue gas
    1989 Plasma Oxidation of SO2 in Flue Gas
    1989 Streamer to Arc Transition.  527-529.
    1989 Streamer to arc transition in nitrogen
    1988 Numerical Analysis of Pulsed Discharges in Nitrogen
    1988 Numerical Analysis of a Self-sustaining Bulk Pulsed Discharge in Nitrogen.  147.
    1988 Streamer Propagation in Attaching Gases
    1988 Transient Analysis of Glow Discharges in Nitrogen
    1987 Streamer Propagation in SF6
    1987 Two-dimensional Simulation of Streamers in Atmospheric Pressure SF6
    1985 2-D Numerical Simulation of Streamers in Atmospheric Pressure
    1985 Numerical Simulation of Streamer Propagation
    1985 Numerical Simulation of Streamers in Atmospheric
    1984 Space-Charge Dominated Phenomena in Electrical Breakdown of Gases
    1983 Numerical Simulation of Space-Charge Controlled Transport
    1982 Multiphoton Ionization in Xenon-Nitrogen Mixtures
    1981 Electron Densities in Laser-Triggered Hydrogen Sparks.  716.
    1981 Multiphoton Ionization - A Potential Trigger and/or Control for Electrical Breakdown
    1981 Multiphoton Ionization of Xe as a Charge Source for Electrical Breakdown

    Research Overview

  • Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing, Wind Energy and Analog VLSI.
  • Grants

  • Smart combiner for fixed commercial photovoltaic systems  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology (CRCF) 2013 - 2014
  • Embedded Health Monitoring for Large-scale Solar Power Systems  awarded by Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund 2012 - 2013
  • Trabant Rooftop Tracking HT-60  awarded by Trabant Solar 2012 - 2013
  • Installation of a Roof-top tracking photovoltaic system at Old Dominion University  awarded by Trabant Solar 2011 - 2012
  • Roof-top tracking photovoltaic system as a learning tool for engineering students  awarded by Dominion Power 2011 - 2012
  • Electrical requirements for an off-shore wind farm  awarded by Virginia Coastal Energy Research Center 2007 - 2008
  • Biological and Chemical Deployable Nanosensors for Homeland Security Applications based on Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Technology Platform 2007
  • Multi-Sensor Electro-Optic Image Based Scene Understanding for Navy Security Automation  awarded by Office of Naval Research 2006 - 2007
  • Use of Plasma for Destruction of Microbial Hazards in Food  awarded by Illinois Council of Food Agricultural Research 2005 - 2007
  • Ambient non-thermal plasma for use in manufacturing  awarded by National Science Foundation 2000 - 2006
  • Material characterization with APS synchrotron source  awarded by University of Chicago/Illinois board of Higher Education 2003 - 2004
  • Non-thermal Plasma for removal of SO2/NOx  awarded by Illinois Clean Coal Institute 1999 - 2000
  • Dual Pressure Discharge for the Generation of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma  awarded by National Science Foundation 1996 - 1999
  • Combined Removal of SO2 and Ox from flue gas using non-thermal plasma  awarded by USDOE/Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1994 - 1995
  • Plasma-Assisted Cleanup of Flue gas  awarded by USDOE/Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1993 - 1994
  • Enhancement of phases of high Tc superconductors using magnetic separation  awarded by Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1992 - 1993
  • Plasma-Assisted Cleanup of Flue gas  awarded by USDOE/Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1992 - 1993
  • Laser-Triggered Superconducting Opening Switch  awarded by Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1991 - 1992
  • Laser-Triggered Superconducting Opening Switch  awarded by Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1990 - 1991
  • Laser-Triggered Superconducting Opening Switch  awarded by Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Recourses 1989 - 1990
  • Corona Enhanced Absorption of SO2/NOx  awarded by US Department of Energy/Coal Technology Laboratory 1988 - 1989
  • Pulsed Nitrogen Discharges for Plasma Processing  awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research 1987
  • Characterization of Thin Films of Pyrite (FeS2  awarded by Illinois Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute 1985 - 1986
  • Electrical Breakdown of Gases in Long Gap  awarded by National Science Foundation 1985 - 1986
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University 1984
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University 1981
  • B.Tech in Electronics and Electrical Communication, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1978
  • Full Name

  • Shirshak Dhali