User group atmospheric pressure plasma - ak-adp

The user group regularly organizes workshops on specific topics requested by interested parties, provides up-to-date information and helps initiate project plans and disseminate information on innovation projects.

ak-adp stands for the user group atmospheric pressure plasma. The ak-adp is a practical user forum for all ideas concerning the innovative technology of surface processing with atmospheric pressure plasma. Every year we organize 2-3 workshops, where developers, equipment manufacturers and users can enter into a lively professional exchange. The industrial research institution INNOVENT from Jena initiated the user group in 2009 and has since reached more than 1400 interested parties.

Our next event

43rd ak-adp workshop: "Industry dialogue for sustainability - plasma technology in best practice examples". incl. continuation competition #ZukunftADP

The 43rd ak-adp workshop will focus on the following questions: What opportunities do physical plasmas offer for establishing environmentally compatible production methods? - What new surface functionalities can be realized? - What contribution do physical plasmas make to the effective use of resources? - Which main fields of application does the industry see?

In addition to presentations on current trends for the industrial use of atmospheric plasmas, the focus will be on the #ZukunftADP competition organized by ak-adp for the first time in 2021. This will be continued in 2023 in search of THE future topics of plasma research and industrial use. The combination of workshop and competition offers a perfect basis for scientific creativity with an industrial background.

The workshop will be held at the Grassi Museum in Leipzig on April 26 and 27, 2022. Presentation submissions are welcome. Discuss your ideas and conditions in an open atmosphere. Reserve the date and feel free to register!

The competition is aimed at students, doctoral candidates, researchers and representatives of industry in the field of atmospheric plasmas. Ideas that identify atmospheric plasmas as a technology with future potential can be submitted until Jan. 15, 2023. We are looking for ideas, concepts and best practices on atmospheric plasmas in terms of

  • innovative product development
  • Generation of new surface properties
  • creative approaches for overhauling traditional, established processes
  • Environmental protection, resource efficiency & sustainability
  • Energy, material and process savings as well as recycling
  • health aspects

Other events

17th Theme Days on Interface and Surface Technology (ThGOT)

13 - 14 June 2023


Conference profile
Experts from companies, universities and research institutes give presentations on surface technology for practical applications at the Interfacial and Surface Engineering Theme Days as part of a multi-day conference.

For the "ThGOTˮ, an important goal is to provide companies with urgently needed access to available expert knowledge in the field of surface technologies, to present new developments and to explore possible applications. With this basic orientation, the ThGOT are a central platform for industrial surface technology.
At the same time, this conference functions as a cooperation forum that enables direct contact between scientists and representatives of industry and promotes networking.

Focus topics 17th ThGOT

  • New trends in surface technology
  • Glass Surfaces

For more information on the program and registration, click here.