13th Frontiers in Low-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics & 1st Frontiers in Low-Temperature Plasma

The 13th FLTPD workshop on 12th-15th May 2019 is an European event which brings together scientists working on low-temperature plasmas to present their recent results, focusing on original diagnostic techniques. The workshop will take place in the physics center of the German Physical Society in Bad Honnef and is limited to approximately 100 participants from academic, research and industrial institutions.

The program consists of expert presentations from around 10 invited speakers, topical talks selected by the International Scientific Committee from submitted abstracts, and poster contributions. As a rule, all participants will stay at the conference site and are expected to present a contribution.

It is an important and fruitful opportunity for young plasma scientists to share and discuss the latest developments in plasma diagnostics with the experts in the field.

The Conference is organized by Prof. Uwe Czarnetzki from the RUB and other European partners.

Public Outreach

Prof. Achim von Keudell at TedX

Prof. Achim von Keudell had the honour to join the Tedx event on 19th May 2018 in Bochum with a 15 minutes talk on the impact of plasma technology on the daily life with a small focus on HiPIMS. The overarching topic of the event was "Changing Perspectives". Only 200 tickets for the audience were avaible.

TEDx is a wolrdwide offspring of the TED conference series. The range of topics of the TEDx event was extremly broad covering societal and scientific challenges of the future.


Masao Horiba Prize for Dr. Tsankov

The Masao Horiba Prize has been awarded annually for 15 years to scientists and technical experts to honor world-leading ideas and innovations in diagnostic methods. The specific topic is selected each year from the areas promoted/represented by the HORIBA Group. The topic of this year's award was "Advanced analytical measurement technologies for the semiconductor manufacturing process". Semiconductor technologies form the foundation of today's society. In order to drive forward the constant development, many companies in the industry need new innovations - not only in the production of materials but also in the control and observation of production processes, e. g. by new diagnostic methods.

A jury of established scientists and representatives of the HORIBA Group selected the prize winners. Among them Dr. Tsanko Vaskov Tsankov from the Chair of Plasma and Atomic Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy was especially distinguished. Dr. Tsankov has developed a plasma diagnostic method that allows the non-invasive determination of plasma parameters. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in October at Kyoto University. Dr. Tsankov has received an award from the HORIBA Group for his work "Non-invasive plasma characterization using the ion velocity distribution function".


04.07. - 07.07.2018 I RUB Japan Science Days

From July 4 - 7 2018, top researchers, presidents, vice presidents and executives from university management and administration from the University of Tokyo, Osaka University, the University of Tsukuba and RUB meet to promote the fruitful exchange among them.

The RUB Japan Science Days will be each devoted to a guiding topic of high societal relevance that offers multi- and transdisciplinary approaches to teaching, research and transfer. This year - honoring a topic that is presently hotly debated in Japan and also in Germany - the Science Days are devoted to "Society 5.0 - Chances and Risks of Digital Transformation and the Responsibility of Universities".

Furthermore, a framework program from the RUB is aocated for the Japanese guests to learn more about science in Bochum and the Ruhr area in general.

A separate workshop with plasma scientists from Japan and Bochum finally resultet in a great exchange of both groups and new enrolled cooperations between different groups.


WissensNacht Ruhr

At 29th September 2018, the event WissensNacht Ruhr, which is located at seven different locations within the Ruhr Area takes place. We are going to present plasmas in the Blue Sqaure in Bochum. Everybody is welcome to join our exhibition.


SFB-TR 87 approved for third funding phase

The German Research Foundation approved the proposal of Prof. Peter Awakowicz from the Electrical Engineering Departement and his consortium concerning the funding of a collaborative research project with the title " Pulsed high power plasmas for the synthesis of nanostructured functional layers". Within the consortium, 20 research projects on different topics are addressed. Especially, two transfer projects with industrial partners is also approved. The funding period is from July 2018 until June 2022.


Japan - RUB Workshop

We are happy to announce the upcoming Japan - RUB Workshop between July 4th, 2018 and July 7th, 2018. Workshop of experts from the field of plasma from Japan and from the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum are planned for an intesive exchange of knowledge. The plasma workshops will take place on July 4th, 2018 and July, 6th, 2018 including lab tours. Furthermore, a framework program from the RUB is allocated for the Japanese guests to learn more about science in Bochum and the Ruhr area in general.



19.03.2018 - IS Plama Prize for Prof. Uwe Czarnetzki

The 10th International Symposium Plasma (ISPlasma) took place between March 4th and March 8th at Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan. A newly invented prize was given "for outstanding achievements in the field of Plasma Science and its Applications as well as great contribution towards the continued success of ISPlasma/IC-PLANTS." This year, the prize was given for the first time to Prof. Uwe Czarnetzki.

The presented picture shows Prof. Mineo Hiramatsu, Meijo University, Chair Organizing Committee, Prof. Uwe Czarnetzki, Ruhr-Universi├Ąt Bochum, and Prof. Masaru Hori, Nagoya University.