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Shuzheng Xie

Scholarly Assistant Professor

WSU Everett, 436


Dr. Shuzheng Xie is a scholarly assistant professor of School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Everett. He currently focuses on teaching various undergraduate level electrical engineering courses. His teaching philosophy is to inspire students to innovate, develop and explore ideas and solutions associated with course topics and real-world problems. His current researches focus on atmospheric pressure cold plasma applications, including material processing and food safety microbe inactivation. Dr. Xie earned his Ph.D. from Washington State University, Pullman.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Washington State University, 2019
  • B.S., Nuclear Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China, 2013

Research Interests

  • Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma Applications
  • Non-thermal Food Processing
  • Material Processing
  • Engineering Education


  • Pedrow, Patrick, Zi Hua, Shuzheng Xie, and Mei-Jun Zhu. “Engineering principles of cold plasma.” In Advances in Cold Plasma Applications for Food Safety and Preservation, pp. 3-48. Academic Press, 2020.
  • Xie and P. Pedrow, “Active Needle Probe in an Atmospheric Pressure Corona-based Cold Plasma Reactor with Admixtures of Helium and Dry Air”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2020
  • Xie, P. Pedrow, and K. Englund, “Corona-based Cold Plasma Processing of Biochar Using Point-to-Point Corona Discharge in Atmospheric Pressure Dry Air Mixed with Helium”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2020
  • Xie, P. Pedrow, and K. Englund, “Cold plasma processing of biochar using point-to-point corona discharge in atmospheric pressure dry air”, presented at the 71st Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2018.
  • Islam, R., Xie, S., Lekobou, W., Englund, K. and Pedrow, P., “Surface modifications of wood materials using atmospheric pressure corona-based weakly ionized plasma”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 31(7), pp. 946-958, 2018.