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  • October 2024. Prof. Hara is invited to give a talk at APS Division of Plasma Physics. 
  • September 2024. Prof. Hara is organizing a workshop "Fundamentals of Gas Breakdown" at APS Gaseous Electronics Conference. 
  • June 2024. Prof. Hara was awarded the IEPC 2022 Best Paper Award for Paper IEPC-2022-127 "Coexistence of small-scale instabilities in Hall thrusters and hollow cathodes" together with Prof. Sedina Tsikata and Dr. Thibault Dubois. 
  • May 2024. Vedanth Sharma received the Stanford Graduate Fellowship. 
  • April 2024. Prof. Hara was invited to a seminar at Samsung Electronics. 
  • March 2024. Prof. Hara was invited to give a departmental seminar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. 
  • March 2024. Prof. Hara was invited to give a talk at Physics Informed Artificial Intelligence in Plasma Science Seminar Series
  • March 2024. Vedanth Sharma received a student travel grant to present his work at the 11th International Workshop on the Mechanisms of Vacuum Arcs (MeVArc 2024).
  • February 2024. Prof. Hara was invited to give a talk at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST). 
  • December 2023. Prof. Hara was invited to give a talk for Seminars on MAterials Research & Technology Lecture Series at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. 
  • November 2023. Prof. Hara was invited to give a talk for the Aerospace Engineering departmental seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology. 
  • November 2023. Prof. Hara was invited to give a talk for Interfaces and Mixing in Fluids, Plasmas, and Materials at UC Santa Barbara. 
  • October 2023. Andy Castillo received the APS DPP student travel grant. 
  • October 2023. Adnan Mansour received the APS GES student travel grant. 
  • September 2023. Prof. Hara is elected as an AIAA Associate Fellow. 
  • August 2023. Prof. Hara is invited to give a talk in the Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics seminar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 
  • July 2023. Adnan Mansour received the Visiting Student Researcher Fellowship from the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • June 2023. Prof. Hara gave a lecture at the 2nd US Low Temperature Plasma Summer School.
  • April 2023. Dr. Luca Vialetto is awarded the Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is joining PDML in September 2023. 
  • April 2023. Prof. Hara is awarded the Early Achievement Award from the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS).
  • April 2023. Andy Castillo is awarded the DOE NNSA Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship (LGRF).
  • April 2023. Prof. Hara gave a talk (remote) in the Plasma Science Seminar at the University of Washington. 
  • February 2023. Prof. Hara was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Hershkowitz Early Career Award from Plasma Sources Science and Technology.
  • February 2023. Prof. Hara joined the Editorial Board of Plasma Sources Science and Technology.
  • February 2023. Prof. Hara gave a departmental seminar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Minnesota.
  • November 2022. Dr. Yusuke Yamashita is awarded the Overseas Research Fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • November 2022. Prof. Hara gave a Fluid Mechanics Seminar in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas Austin.
  • October 2022. A video featuring Prof. Hara's research is available in the Michigan Institute of Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE) website
  • October 2022. Prof. Hara gave an invited talk at the Gaseous Electronics Conference. Derek Kuldinow was awarded a student travel award. 
  • September 2022. Vedanth Sharma was awarded the Nar Bahadur Bhandari Fellowship.  
  • July 2022. Prof. Hara will gave a talk at a workshop in the XXV Europhysics Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases.
  • July 2022. Prof. Hara gave an invited talk at the 32nd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics. Derek Kuldinow was awarded a student travel award.
  • June 2022. Dr. Yusuke Yamashita was the recipient of the 2nd Place Award of the 2021 ERPS/IEPC Summer Student Research Presentation Competition. 
  • May 2022. Prof. Hara gave a talk at a Minicourse on Plasmas for Space Propulsion at the 49th ICOPS. 
  • April 2022. Christine Greve successfully defended her PhD defense from Texas A&M University. Christine was awarded the NRC Research Associateship Program
  • March 2022. Derek Kuldinow was awarded the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
  • March 2022. The balsawood aircraft project in AA100 Introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics was featured in Stanford News and School of Engineering.                       
  • January 2022. A NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 2 project (PI: Dr. Sergey Gimelshein) is selected.
  • December 2021. Prof. Hara gave an invited talk at the Michigan Institute of Plasma Science and Engineering
  • May 2021. A NASA center Joint Advanced Propulsion Institute (JANUS) (PI: Prof. Mitchell Walker) is awarded.
  • May 2021. Prof. Hara was selected as a recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.
  • April 2021. Andrew Denig, Derek Kuldinow, and Daniel Troyetsky are awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) Fellowship.                       
  • March 2021. Shige Suzuki is awarded a Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) Fellowship.   
  • January 2021. The project submitted to  Princeton Collaborative Low Temperature Plasma Research Facility (PCRF) is selected
  • October 2020. Annika Thomas's SURF experience is highlighted by School of Engineering at Stanford University
  • August 2020. A NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase 1 project (PI: Dr. Sergey Gimelshein) is selected.
  • August 2020. PDML presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Conference (virtual).
  • March 2020. Ian DesJardin, who participated in PDML as a REU student, was awarded the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
  • February 2020. Prof. Hara gave a talk in ET Guest Lecture Series at Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA.
  • January 2020. A Spotlight article was published in the School of Engineering website.        
  • December 2019. Postdoc position is available (flyer)
  • November 2019. PDML presented at the Gaseous Electronics Conference at College Station, TX              
  • October 2019. Christine Greve and Adnan Mansour defended their Master of Science thesis.                
  • September 2019. Prof. Hara was awarded the Kuriki Award for Young Professionals by the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society.                          
  • September 2019. PDML presented at the International Electric Propulsion Conference at Vienna, Austria.     
  • September 2019. PDML moved to Stanford University.                         
  • July 2019. A  National Science Foundation (NSF) grant (PI: Prof. Hara, Co-PI Prof. Gerakis) was awarded from the Division of Plasma Physics.                        
  • May 2019. Cameron Treece defended his Master of Science thesis.                          
  • April 2019. Christine Greve was awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.                        
  • April 2019. A NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) project (PI: Prof. Limbach, Co-PI: Prof. Hara, Prof. Gerakis) was selected for Phase II.                        
  • February 2019. Prof. Hara gave an invited talk at SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19).                        
  • November 2018. Prof. Hara gave an invited talk and Cameron Treece will give a poster presentation (student travel award) at the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference.    
  • August 2018. Prof. Hara gave an invited talk at iPlasmaNano-IX.                          
  • June 2018. Prof. Hara was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Department of Energy Early Career Research Program Award.                          
  • May 2018. Cameron Treece received his Master of Engineering degree.                          
  • March 2018. Prof. Hara was invited to LAPLACE in Universite of Toulouse, Paul Sabatier.                          
  • January 2018. Christine Greve received the 20 Twenties Award. She was honored during Aviation Week's 61st Annual Laureates Award banquet in May 2018.                         
  • October 2017. Prof. Hara was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award.                         
  • May 2017. Prof. Hara was selected as Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Summer Faculty Research Fellow.
  • September 2016. PDML was founded.