Leader of the group Multiscale Dynamics: Ute Ebert.

Nature and technology are full of dynamics, often involving multiple scales in length, time and energy. To model these processes, we combine scientific computing with model reduction and machine learning, with particular focus on plasma dynamics in lightning, plasma technology and high-voltage engineering.

Within national and European projects, we collaborate with colleagues in applied plasma physics, electrical and mechanical engineering, atmospheric electricity, and cosmic particle and space science, and with non-academic partners.

Find more about our work (including publications) on the personal homepages of the staff scientists:

and on the page with our numerical codes for Multiscale Plasma Dynamics.

Group photos: June 2022January 2020 and in January 2018.




No vacancies currently.


Current events

International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases XXXVth edition

  • 2023-07-09T13:00:00+02:00
  • 2023-07-14T17:00:00+02:00
July 9 Sunday

Start: 2023-07-09 13:00:00+02:00 End: 2023-07-14 17:00:00+02:00

Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee

We cordially invite you to the XXXVth edition of the

International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG XXXV).

It will take place fully in person on July 9 – 14, 2023 in Egmond aan Zee, on the coast of the Netherlands.


General invited lectures will be given by

Annemie Bogaerts, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium,

Pascal Chabert, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France,

Kenji Ishikawa, Nagoya University, Japan,

Achim von Keudell, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany,

Zdenko Machala, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia,

and the winner of the von Engel and Franklin Prize (not yet known).

Furthermore, the conference will feature topical lectures and oral contributions that will be selected from the submitted abstracts. 4 poster sessions will take place in the early afternoons.

The conference will be located at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee Egmond is a former fishermen’s village and nowadays a place for beach holidays. Rooms in the conference hotel are available for attractive prices, if booked in time. Air or train travel to the venue would approach Amsterdam airport or Amsterdam station. From there it is about an hour to Egmond by public transport.

Check this link for the international scientific committee and the local organizing committee. The second announcement with conference fees and deadlines will be mailed in early January and updated on the webpage.


Best regards,

Masaharu Shiratani, chair of the international scientific comittee

Ute Ebert and Sander Nijdam, chair and co-chair of the local organizing committee


Local Organizing Committee

(supported by Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

  • Ute Ebert (chair), Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam and Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Sander Nijdam (co-chair), Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Jannis Teunissen, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam
  • Jan van Dijk, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Job Beckers, Eindhoven University of Technology 
  • Baohong Guo, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam
  • Hemaditya Malla, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam
  • Nada Mitrovic, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam


Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Making plasma-assisted combustion efficient ()
  • European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle physics ESFRI research infrastructures (ESCAPE)
  • Let CO2 spark! Understand breakdown dynamics for high voltage technology and lightning Abstract Sparks, (Let CO2 spark!)
  • Plasma for Plants: Towards controlled and efficient plasma-activated water generation for a cleaner environment (Plasma for Plants)

Related partners

  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven