6th Plasma School 2021

03 - 05 April 2021
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Spring Plasma School at Port Said (EGYPlasma School) is an annual event that targets BSc and MSc students who are interested in or studying plasma physics and plasma applications. Even though all the school material and slides are in English, the lectures are in Arabic. EGYPlasma School is a week of lectures, hands-on computational tutorials, and problem-solving in plasma physics. Moreover, the participants can discover such a fantastic city –Port Said that overlooks Suez Canal and the Mediterranean sea. Participants and speakers are staying in the same resort; thus, the students have an excellent opportunity to ask and discuss the speakers about useful stuff, e.g., academic career, publication, study abroad, and seeking advice for the next step. If you are eligible, don’t miss such an opportunity, and apply before the deadline, 31 Dec 2020 at 23:59:59.

One day conference

The last day of the school is a one day conference, in which MSc students, Ph.D. candidates, and postdocs can present their work. An excellent opportunity to have feedback from attendance on your work. Even though it is a low-stress conference, a contribution certificate will be issued. Attending only the conference is possible if you will give a presentation.


  • Introduction to plasma physics.
  • Plasma models.
  • Plasma sources and technology.
  • Plasma applications (e.g., propulsion and space).
  • Theoretical plasma.
  • Plasma in laboratory.


  • Physics students, and Engineering students, e.g., nuclear, electrical, or any plasma-related field.
  • 3rd level or above. However, 2nd level students can apply depending on the studied courses.
  • MSc and PhD researcher in Plasma Physics or any discipline related to plasma.
  • Plasma school alumni can attend, but as a self-fund.


  • Mohammed Shihab (Tanta University)
  • Ibrahem Elkamash (Mansoura University)
  • Mahmoud Afifi (Benha University)
  • Amr El-Zant (CTP, British University in Egypt)
  • Mohamed AbdAlHalim (Benha University)
  • Tarek Allam (Nuclear Research Center, EAEA)
  • Yehia Abd El-Aziz , (National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics)
  • Waleed Moslem (Port Said University and CTP at BUE)

Organizing committee


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03 Apr 2021: Opening & Introduction
Opening by Waleed Moslem (Slides)
Introduction to plasma physics by Mohamed Shihab (Slides)

04 Apr 2021: Basic Concepts & Applications
Plasma Sources by Mahmoud Afify (Slides)
Plasma Models by Ibraheem Elkamash (Slides)
Spacecraft plasma environmental interactions by Yehia Abdel-Aziz (No Slides)
Advanced technologies of plasma propulsion by Mohamed Abd Al-Halim (No Slides)
Dusty plasma by Waleed Moslem (Slides)
Plasma and cosmology by Amr El-Zant (No Slides)

05 Apr 2021: Plasma Applications & The 3rd One Day Plasma Conference
Waves in plasma by Ibraheem Elkamash (Slides)
Cold plasma from laboratories to applications by Tarek Allam (Slides)
The cutting edge of plasma physics by Mahmoud Afify (Slides)
On the propagation of electrostatic wave modes in the inhomogeneous ionospheric plasma of Venus by Alaa Fayad (Slides)
Ionospheric losses of Venus in the solar wind by Hania Azaam (Slides)
Electrostatic ion-acoustic waves at plasma environment of lower ionosphere of Venus by Faisal Sayed (No Slides)
Fully nonlinear ion-acoustic solitary waves in a plasma with positive-negative ions and nonthermal electrons by Hala Elgohary (No Slides)
Soliton waves in radiofrequency discharges by Aya Elbedewe (Slides)
X-Ray Thomson scattering for non-homogeneous and nonequilibrium dense plasmas by Yasmeen Adel (No Slides)
Scientific publications by Waleed Moslem (Slides)


  • For the conference participants: 2 X Best presentation awards: 1000 EGP.
  • For students: 2 X Best problem solving awards: 750 EGP.

Feedback of the students

Anonymous says
The lectures were awesome and coherent with each other. The speakers are skilled and very cooperative

Mohanad Elabd, University of Sci. and Tech. - Zewail City says
The lectures introduced me to the field neatly. I found the lectures in plasma waves and theoretical plasma are outstanding in the way that Dr. Ibrahim El-Kamash delivered them. I have also spent about 3 hours during the open discussions doing analogies between the plasma and non-linear optics that gave me and him a different perspective about the research fields we are currently working on. I am going ISA to cooperate with him in the future. I would like to add too that I liked Dr. Waled; his presence, research field, and knowledge.

Anonymous says
They are great and they were very usefull for me

Anonymous says
الدكاتره كانوا كويسين جدا وقمه الادب والاحترام صراحة والواحد استفاد منهم

Anonymous says
Very good and full of information Coherent lectures Intense practice

Ayman Hosny, University of Sci. and Tech. - Zewail City says
Generally, the were quite good, in particular, the lectures of Dr. Waleed and Dr. Ibrahim which I enjoyed the most compared to other lectures.

Muhammed Alaa, University of Sci. and Tech. - Zewail City says
It was awesome and actually gavee a fair and nice intro. to the plasma fields.

Asmaa Ghanem, Alexandria University says
The school was very very helpful for me to learn the basics of plasma physics and build an overview of the whole science of plasma physics and plasma applications.. The speakers also delivered the lectures in A very simple way for us to understand. Also, the WiFi password is required for us to keep up with the online quizz. Thank u for giving me this opportunity to attend such a useful school for me.

Anonymous says
الحمدلله كل المحاضرين استفادنا من حضراتهم في كل من المجال العلمي و خبراتهم في الحياة و بالنسبة لي كان اهم جزي بعد المحاضرات طول اليوم هو المناقشة باليل اعجبني جدا ان كل المحاضرين متعاونين جدا و متساهلين لاقصى الحدود

Anonymous says
المحاضرات كانت مفيده بشكل كبير ومعظم المحاضرين كانوا ممتازين وقادرين علي تبسيط المحتوي حتي يستطيع المعظم استيعابه ..

Anonymous says
All lectures and speakers are very good

Sahar Abdelhay, Assuit University says
المحاضرات كانت كويسة و ممتعة جداً كلها و لكن كان الوقت ضيق نوعاً ما. استمتعت جداً بمحاضرات د.ابراهيم ، و من المحاضرات اللى استفدت منها من الجانب الشخصى هى محاضرة د.وليد. فى وجهه نظرى ٣ أيام كان صعب التحصيل العلمى يكون كبير و لكن المحاضرات اللى بتخص المشاكل اللى بنواجهها كطلبة لسة فى بداية الطريق بتفرق جداً معانا و فى مستقبلنا فاظن لو تم توفير وقت أكبر لمناقشة نقط زى نقل الخبرات اللى الاساتذه مروا بيها و ازاى تخطوها كجزء من وقت السكول هيبقى حاجة كويسة و محتاجنها. أستمتعت جداً انى اتعرفت على دكاترة مهتمين يفيدوا الطلبة و على طلبة جديدة بيهتموا بنفس المجال بشكل عام.

Anonymous says
Very interesting lectures.

Anonymous says
التنوع في المحاضرات بين النظري والعملي والأساسيات والمواضيع المتقدمة ممتع وبيغطي اهتمامات مختلف الطلبة.

Anonymous says
أولا: جزاكم الله خيرا وجعل هذا الجهد فى ميزان حسناتكم ثانيا : كان هيبقى شئ عظيم لو كان فيه محاضرة عن اخلاقيات العلم مثل حب الغير وتجنب الحقد وغيره وتجنب كتم العلم ، ثالثا : لو تم لفت نظر الاساتذة المحاضرين بضرورة التحضير الجيد والاستعداد للالقاء لتجنبنا الكثير من الهفوات وهيكون الاخراج افضل رابعا : ياريت لو يتم الاطلاع من قبل المنظين على محتوى كل محاضر قبل عرضه وفائدة هذا الاطلاع معلومة خام

Anonymous says
المحاضرون على قدر كبير جداً من العلم والشغف، بالإضافة لحسن أخلاقهم ودعمهم لنا خلال مدة المدرسة بالمناقشات والنصائح العلمية والشخصية.

Anonymous says
They were so efficient and but the time for lecture was so short actually all the speakers and doctors are so friendly and I learned alot from them as a presentation skills or a scientific point view.

Mariem Gamal, Helwan University says
فتره المدرسه كانت صغيره ف ملحقناش نتواصل مع كل الدكاتره اللي كنا حابين نتواصل معاهم ، والمناقشات المفتوحه مكنتش بتحصل بنظام مكنش فيه غير كام دكتور قاعد او قاعدين مع بعض او كدا يعني المفروض كل دكتور ياخد ترابيزه مثلا لوحده ويستني الطلبه تسأله ويبقي الموضوع منظم اكتر بس عموما الدكاتره كانوا ممتازين وفتره المحاضره حلوه متوصلش اننا نتعب مثلا او نفصل .

Eslam Soltan, Port Said University & Badr University in Assuit says
The lectures were awesome and coherent with each other. The speakers are skilled and very cooperative. I would like to add too I liked Dr. Waled; his presence, research field, and knowledge.

Anonymous says
كل المحاضرات كانت ممتعه وجميله ملمه بمواضيع كتير و المحاضرين ممتازين

Anonymous says
Very good lectures and speakers and the community also very good

Anonymous says
كانت لطيفة وجميلة ولكن كان ينقصنا لقياك يا دكتور عزت

Hania Azzam, Port Said University says
Lectures were intense, personally they were really helpful to get more clarifications about certain topics. The speakers are really helpful with great knowledge and personalities

Abrar Mohamed, Port Said University says
المحاضرات كانت مفيده جداا بس كانت مركزه اكتر ع الجزء النظري ممكن لو ف امكانيه يتعرض جزء عملي والكلام بشكل اكتر ع البلازما ودراستها اكتر من شرح تطبيقاتها

Mohamed AbdEllatif, Port Said University says
المحاضرات كانت رائعة للغاية وايضا ممتعة جدا واعتقد انى استفدت كثيرا من هذة المحاضرات. والدكاترة ايضا كانو رائعين ومميزين جدا واستفدت جدا من خبرتهم العلمية والحياته ايضا

Anonymous says
اتعلمنا معملومات مفيدة ومهمة سواء في مجال البلازما او عن ازاي نشتغل على نفسنا ونطور ونحسن من مستوانا كمان للاستاذة اللي شرحوا استفدنا جدا من كل واحد شرح واتعلمنا برضه من زمايلنا اللي شرحوا اننا نكسر رهبة اننا نشرح قدام دكاترة كبيرة زي اللي كانوا متواجدين وحاجه حلوة كمان اننا اتعرفنا على طلبة من كل مكان في مصر تقريبا وقدرنا نفيد بعض كتير بس المشكله الوحيدة تقريبا هي ضيق الوقت وكان نفسنا يبقى في فرصة اكبر اننا نحصل على اكبر قدر ممكن من المعلومات في كل محاضرة بس للاسف لضيق الوقت ملحقناش نحصل اكبر قدر ممكن من كل المحاضرات

Anonymous says
.الاساتذة المتحدثين أكثر من جيدون وكانت فرصه رائعه لعرض كل هدا التنوع فى البلازما سواء نظريه اوتطبيقيه ومعملية .طريقه العرض كانت ممتازة ومرتبة وبها تنوع ملحوظ

Mena Gamal, Alexandria University says
المحاضرات وطريقة الدكاترة للشرح والمواضيع كانت حلوة جدا بس زنقة الوقت كانت وحشه لان مش بتخلينا نركز ف باقي المحاضرات وبنبقي مرهقيين جدا بس التغيير والتعدد للمواضيع بيخدم كل المجالات ف دي كانت حاجه كويسه وكله هيستفيد للمجال اللي هو حابب انه يكمل فيه

Anonymous says
amazing lectures and amazing Speakers especially Dr. Tarek Allam Dr. Ibrahim Elkamash. I wish all teachers can have such skills and present such interesting topics.

Anonymous says
هو انا اعتقد انكم محتاجين تمدوا وقت السكول اكتر من كده والمحاضرات اللى كانت بتناقش الجزء النظري كانت تقريبا محاضرتين بس وكان محاضرات قيمة الحقيقة فاعتقد انها لو كانت اكتر كانت هتبقي احسن خصوصا ان المحاضر كان كويس جدا

Registeration fess

The following fees cover the accommodation and meals during all days of the school.
  • 400 EGP: Egyptian students with scholarship.
  • 1600 EGP: Egyptian students without scholarship.
  • 400 USD: Non-Egyptian students *.
* Can be waived via the ICTP grant, which covers the travel expenses, accommodation, and meals for students from OAE countries.

Important Dates

  • 31 Oct 2020 Application open
  • 31 Dec 2020 Application deadline
  • 20 Feb 2021 Interview
  • 08 Mar 2021 Results
  • 18 Mar 2021 Payment deadline
  • 03 Apr 2021 School starts
  • 05 Apr 2021 School end


  • Shared rooms, in El-Fayroz Resort.
  • Check-in: 03 Apr 2021 from 10:00 AM.
  • Check-out: 06 Apr 2021 before 12:00 AM.

Application steps

  1. Create an account.
  2. Login.
  3. Complete your personal data.
  4. Upload the following documents:
    • Motivation letter.
    • Transcript (online transcript is ok and not necesssary to be a hard copy).
    • University card.
    • Recommendation letter (in English).
  5. Submit the application before the deadline.