19th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering

SEPTEMBER 2 – 5, 2024

PSE2024 Program

PSE Conferences are established since 1988. The event provides opportunities to present recent progress in research, development and industrial applications. Its topics span a wide range from fundamentals such as e. g., process modelling and simulations of plasmas or thin film physics, through experimental studies which establish the relationships between process parameters and the structural and functional properties of modified surfaces and/or thin films, towards applications in industrial production.

You would like to contribute to the Conference Program, please submit an abstract.

Abstract Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024

PSE2024 Plenary Speakers

  • PSE2024 Leading Scientist Award Winner
  • Dirk Hegemann, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Christian Mitterer, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • Johanna RosĂ©n, University Linköping, Sweden
  • Hirotaka Toyoda, Nagoya University, Japan
  • Michael Zeuner, scia Systems GmbH, Germany

Education & Tutorials

Here you meet well-known experts, who introduce basic knowledge and new developments and trends to the audience. During and after the tutorials you may ask your questions. The tutorials are included in the conference fee.

  • “Fundamentals and Trends of Plasma Surface Engineering”
    organized by Dirk Hegemann, Empa, Switzerland
  • “Diagnostics for Plasma Technologies”
    organized by Peter Awakowicz, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany
  • “Fundamentals and Trends for Gas Conversion”
    organized by Rony Snyders, UMONS, Belgium


Topical issues and themes particularly relevant to the industry will be covered in the PSE workshops. Abstracts can also be submitted for these topics.

  • Industrial Workshop
    “Plasma Surface Engineering enabling Sustainability”
    organized by Jörg Patscheider, Evatec AG, Switzerland
  • Trend Topic Workshop
    “Hydrogen Technologies”
    organized by Sabrina Zellmer, Fraunhofer IST, Germany

Partner Country Session

The Partner Country Session will take place on Tuesday, September 3, 2024. Here the PSE2024 Partner Country Austria will present the Austrian Plasma Surface Engineering Community.

PSE Award Session

The PSE Award Session will take place on Thursday, September 5, 2024. Every two years the European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering honours outstanding researchers with the PSE Leading Scientist Award and the PSE Early Career Award. The Winners aof PSE2024 will be presented during this session. The PSE Leading Scientist will present a Plenary Lecture.


Social Events

On-site-events are very important to get to know each other, learn about issues between the lines and have the chance to get in a deeper discussion. In these conversations, ideas of new inspiring projects thrive particularly well and a personal foundation for later collaboration can be built. New team members get to know partners and can be introduced to the community. Why not bring your team along? In addition to the industrial evening and conference dinner, plan a group excursion to the Rennsteig, Wartburg Castle or the cultural city of Weimar. This will advance your team and the team spirit for the common work.