Conference  /  September 02, 2024  -  September 05, 2024

International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE

This year, the 19th edition of the International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE will take place in Erfurt. With this year's topics "Plasma Surface Engineering enabling Sustainability" and "Hydrogen Technologies", the focus will be on sustainability. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest advances in research, development and industrial application. In addition to various presentations during the conference, an exhibition will be another important part of the event, where suppliers of coating systems, components, equipment, materials, vacuum and plasma technologies, analytical measuring instruments, simulation tools, products for process automation and coating services can get into contact with interested people and customers. Furthermore, there will be networking opportunities, tutorials and workshops during the event.

The PSE 2024 will focus on: 

  • Plasma and ion sources
  • Process technologies
  • Properties and applications
  • Characterization and simulation
  • Industrial Workshop on Plasma Surface Engineering enabling Sustainability
  • Trend Topic Workshop on Hydrogen Technologies

Fraunhofer IST will be represented in various contributions to the event's program: 


Wednesday, . September 4, 2024, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Trend Workshop Hydrogen Technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabrina Zellmer

Thursday, September 5, 2024, 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Award Session

Prof. Dr. Michael Thomas



Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 10:30 AM

Development of a R2R-system for plasma polymer coatings with debonding on demand properties for low-temperature bonding on bio-based materials

Prof. Dr. Michael Thomas

Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 11:15 AM

Simulation and optimization for coating processes and coaters

Dennis Barton

Thursday, September 5, 2024, 10:15 AM

Effect of different plasma diffusion treatments on the surface properties of austenitic stainless steels

Phillip Reinders



Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 9:00 AM

Influence of Voltage on the Compound Layer

Christian Kipp

Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 8:00 PM

Wear protection in plastic compounding applications

Dipl.-Ing. Hanno Paschke

Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 8:00 PM

Investigation of Thermal Properties of Borided Alloy 718

Alexander Thewes


Joint exhibition stand:

Presentation of the ongoing "BPP layer" project to develop production process sequences for coated metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells of highest quality and energy efficiency

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU and Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS