Joined conferences

Conference participation

Poster Prize at the 8th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy in Oxford

The 8th International Workshop on Plasma Spectroscopy was held from the 23-26th of September, 2018 at the Worcester College in Oxford, UK. Volker Schulz- von der Gathen, Patrick Preissing and Katharina Grosse from EP2 contributed with 2 talks and 3 poster presentations. One of two poster prices were won by Patrick Pressing which was announced during the conference dinner. The excursion to Blenheim Palace was a highlight of the conference next to the excellent scientific programme.


10th International Workshop on Microplasmas in Kyoto

This year, the 10th edition of the International Workshop on Microplasmas took place in Kyoto. The scope of the workshop are the generation/sources of microplasmas, modelling, and applications (material processing, biomedical material treatments, environmental devices etc.). Around 70 participants from all over the world joined the meeting. A group of nine people from Bochum, especially from the CRC 1316 joined the conference. Finally, two oral presentations and six poster presentations were given by them.

An oral presentation was held by Sebastian Dzikowski from project A6 from the CRC 1316 with the title "Initial ignition behavior of a micro cavity plasma array (MCPA)". Moreover, an invited talk was given by Dr. Volker Schulz-von der Gathen from the CRC with the title "Micro cavity plasma array devices: From first ignition to continuous operation".


ISPC 24 in Naples

Between June 11th and 14th, the 24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry took place in Naples, Italy. A group of seven peole from the CRC 1316 as well as from the SFB-TR 87 joined the meeting. An honour was given to Achim von Keudell, who had a plenary talk on High power impulse magnetron sputtering – extreme plasmas for extreme materials. Also, Julia Bandow from project B8 of the CRC1316 had an invited talk on Plasma meets biotechnology – coupling plasma and enzymatic reactions. Further, Marc Böke had a talk on Separated effects of plasma species and post- treatment on the properties of barrier layers on polymers and Patrick Preissing presented his work on NO production in the COST Reference Microplasma Jet and a dielectric barrier discharge measured by means of Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF).

Conference organization

Successful Frontiers conference in Bad Honnef

Between May 12th and May 16th, 2019, the 13th Frontiers in Low-Temperature in Plasma Diagnostics and 1st Frontiers in Low-Temperature Plasma Simulations was held in the Physikzentrum in Bad Honnef.

The conference was organized by the Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions and chaired by Prof. Czarnetzki from the SFB 1316. In total, 103 participants joined the diagnostics and simulation meeting.

Scientists from both collaborative research centers, SFB TR 87 and SFB 1316, attended the meeting and presented five poster and four oral contributions. Julian Held, PhD student in project A5 of the SFB-TR 87, was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation with his contribution Velocity distribution function of atoms and ionsin HiPIMS by Doppler broadening of optical emission lines during the conference. Congratulations to him!


DPG spring meeting plasma physics in Munich

From 17thuntil 22ndMarch 2019 the annual DPG spring meeting was held at the Technische Universität München. Scientists from the research fields plasma physics, matter and cosmos and laser physics from all over Germany discussed their recent results. The EP2 group attended the conference with 4 presentations and 5 posters. Plasma scientists from four working groups (AEPT, TET, EP2, EP5) of both SFBs (SFB-TR 87 & SFB 1316) attended the conference.

One afternoon the group visited the Forschungszentrum Garching. Here, they attended interesting tours at the Tokamak fusion device ASDEX as well at the neutral beam injection system ELISE. Moreover, they had a lab tour at the low- temperature gas conversion group. 

Besides the scientific program, the Bochumer PhDs enjoyed the social events such as physics slam or the public evening talk about the origin of the universe.

All in all, it was a good conference with fruitful discussions and networking to the other German plasma scientists.