Dr. Xutao Beryl Deng

Dr. Xutao Beryl Deng

Daphne Jackson Fellow

School of Medicine

Harrington Building, HA139

+44 (0) 1772 89 4018


Subject Areas: Computing, Engineering, Mathematics, Biosciences, Dentistry

Beryl has great research interest in computational simulation of atmospheric pressure plasma and plasma applications in healthcare.  She works in the cross-disciplinary fields of engineering, biochemistry and healthcare. She has successfully accomplished plasma related projects funded by DEFRA and Department of Health before she joined UCLan.  She is currently working on a project funded by EPSRC and Royal Society of Chemistry.

Full Profile


  • PhD, Electronic & Electrical Engineering (UK ORS awarded), Loughborough University, UK
  • MSc, Intelligence Engineering, University of Liverpool, UK
  • BEng, Telecom & Electronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, China


X. T. Deng, J. J. Shi, H. L. Chen and M. G. Kong, “Protein destruction by atmospheric pressure glow discharges”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, pp. 013903, 2007.

X. T. Deng, J. J. Shi and M. G. Kong, “Protein destruction by a helium atmospheric pressure glow discharges: capability and mechanisms”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 101, pp. 074701, 2007.

X. T. Deng, J. J. Shi and M. G. Kong, “Physical mechanisms of inactivation of Bacillus subtilis spores using cold atmospheric plasmas”, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 34. no. 4, pp. 1310-1316, August 2006.

X. T. Deng, J. J. Shi, G. Shama and M. G. Kong, “Effects of microbial loading and sporulation temperature on atmospheric plasma inactivation of Bacillus subtilis spores”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 87, pp. 153901, 2005.

Research Activities

Computational simulation of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma; Applications of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma in health care


  • Computational simulation of atmospheric pressure glow discharge(APGD);
  • Application of APGD in food industry;
  • Plasma removal of organic fragments;
  • Application of non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NAPP) in dentistry