Dr. Capece is an experimental physicist specializing in the interactions that occur at the plasma-materials interface. HerĀ research interests are in secondary electron emission from liquid and solid surfaces, the transport of reactive species in plasma discharges, and plasma-liquid interactions for medical applications and nanomaterials synthesis.

Dr. Capece earned herĀ undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a PhD in Aeronautics with a minor in Physics from the California Institute of Technology where she conducted research on tungsten cathodes for electric thrusters in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prior to joining the faculty at TCNJ, she held a postdoctoral position at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory where she used atomic-level diagnostics to understand the surface processes that occur at the volatile edge of fusion plasmas.

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