Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

Company profile

Plasma Process Technology


The expertise of the Plasma Process Technology Department consists of synthesis and modification of catalytically active surfaces, materials for energy storage / energy transformation, sensor technology, chemical synthesis, and cleaning processes/preparation processes. Suitable technologies are necessary for implementation of broad application areas, especially for equipping components for systems of these applications with chemical, electrochemically and photochemically effective function elements. Here plasma technology offers a variety of approaches.


For this, synthesis methods using PVD processes (physical vapour deposition) such as magnetron sputtering, plasma ion assisted deposition (plasma ion assisted deposition - PIAD), plasma propylroysis and PECVD procedures (plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition), as well as their combinations are developed. In addition to these vacuum-based methods, plasma processes in liquids are also used for generation of carbon or graphene-containing materials. Extensive analytical equipment for characterization of the nanostructure, morphology, crystal structure, porosity, chemical composition, optical, electrochemical and photochemical characteristics is available for development of efficient function elements. In this regard the synthesis of catalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers, photochemical water fission, the linking of catalysts on solid carriers, generation of semiconductor materials, and photosensitive layers for photovoltaic systems, batteries, chemical, and electrochemical sensors or water desalination and water purification, are of particular interest.


Technological equipment

-Plasma technology PVD, PECVD

-Plasma technology powder modification

-Plasma technology synthesis of nanoparticles

-Characterization of nano structure, morphology, crystal structure, molecular structure, porosity

-Characterization of optical, electrochemical and photochemical properties


From idea to prototype

We see ourselves as the leading institution in plasma research and technology in Germany, comprehensively combining basic research and applications.

Being part of the Leibniz Association, the INP is a non-university research institute which focuses on application-oriented basic research in low temperature plasma physics.


Good scientific practice

We deliver top performances in science and technology due to good scientific practice.

Our research is carried out in accordance with the rules for the safeguarding of good scientific practice of the Leibniz Association and the German Research Foundation (DFG). This includes, among other things, consequently following the international state of the art in research and technology and a continuous advancement of scientific methods, a thorough working method, including the ever questioning of own results, esteeming the scientific work of each individual and the promotion of the extensive cooperation.



The realization of long-term goals and sustainable results is the strategy of the institute.

The institute ensures a creative environment to claim the best possible work conditions for its employees and to open up new perspectives. Future-oriented topics of international relevance that have an impact on society as a whole and, furthermore, high scientific standards, are the focus of our work. It is possible to help shape trends in politics, economics and research on the basis of a substantiated overall strategy.


Equal opportunities

We offer equal and balanced life- and entrance chances for all.

The INP supports equal opportunities for men and women as well as for people with a handicap and creates a family friendly work environment. Topics like equal opportunities, no discrimination, family support and compatibility of work and family are an inherent part of the institute’s culture on all organizational levels. We see it as our responsibility to secure and live along the lines of these standards.


Communication and Team Play

We are open, fair and respectful to each other.

We face our partners with appreciation and respect the cultural diversity. Multidisciplinarity and in-house cooperation are the basis of our success.

We count on self dependent actions and employee participation, based on the fields of functions defined in the matrix structure.


Junior staff development

We promote and support junior staff on all levels of our institute and even beyond.

Junior staff development is, in all fields of activity, of particular concern to us in the competition for the best scientific minds. We pique young researchers’ interest in topics relevant to society as a whole thanks to our application oriented basic research. We permit concrete experiments in research and in cooperation with industry partners. To us, junior staff development comprises all qualification phases – from school, to university and apprenticeship to professional activities.



We are successfully operating nationally and internationally.

From Greifswald, we cooperate with worldwide acclaimed research institutes. We support our scientists to seize international exchange opportunities and promote opportunities for international visiting researchers at our institute. The active shaping of the European research area is one of our key aspects.


Transfer of research results

The results of our research are socially and economically exploitable.

Our research is being transferred into concrete applications. This includes publications of scientific results and their transfer into products and services.


Green energy and Storage

Type of organisation

Research Institution

Type of products / services provided

R&D for market uptake

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SME , Research Institution , R&D institution , University

Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 2
17489 Greifswald
Contact Person
Dr. Volker Brüser
+49 3834 554 3808