Partner Country

In 2018 the PSE Partner Country is Belgium. Belgium is situated in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, and the North Sea. Tourists like their wonderful regions at the belgian northern coast, the Ardennen mountainsor cities like Brussels, Antwerp and Gent.

In Belgium the community for plasma and ion source engineering is represented by the Belgian Vacuum Society. It promote the development of vacuum science and technology and contribute to its advancement in Belgium. It also has as its objective to create and maintain interesting and useful relations between its members concerning vacuum and to provide interesting and useful relations with foreign vacuum societies and with international organizations having the same objectives.

The Partner Country Concept is supported by BelVac

Belgian is also member in the collective Reserach Network CORNET. CORNET is a network of ministries and funding agencies that combine their existing funding schemes to increase competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). In this way CORNET supports new funding organisations worldwide to introduce pilot actions and schemes for pre-competitive Collective Research.


Belgian Participants

You are belgian participant at PSE 2018? Then we would like to present your company, your institute or your working field with a few words here. Also conact information are welcome. Use the chance and present yourself to intrested people in the field of plasma and ion surface engineering.


Partner Country Workshop

"Plasma Diagnostics and Modelling"

Important Dates:

date February 7 - 8, 2018

This Workshop is supported by:

lace Congress HotelVan der Valk
Avenue Mélina Mercouri 7
7000 Mons

language english


Today, cold-plasma - based processes have become standard procedures for nanoscale surface modifications. The development of those technologies could only be achieved through the detailed understanding of the plasma itself and its interactions with the surrounding surfaces. This knowledge-based technological progress was largely enabled by the implementation of advanced plasma diagnostic and modelling studies.

Various techniques are available to analyze the gas phase and to model the plasma physics and chemistry. The ultimate goal of this workshop is therefore to answer the following question: “How can I improve my process by using plasma analysis and modelling tools?”

During this two-day workshop, co-organized with the European Society of Thin FIlms (EFDS), renowned experts from both the academic and the industrial world will provide the audience with an in-depth view of plasma analysis and modelling studies, in a way to link basic plasma science to industrial applications of plasma-based deposition technologies.

The workshop is intended for scientists from Industry and Academia as well as students. In order to allow the attendees to discuss their latest outcomes, a poster session will be organized at the end of the first day. The workshop will take place in the modern and relaxed atmosphere of the Van der Valk Congress Hotel, in Mons.

Organizing committee:

  • Dr. Stephanos Konstantinidis, University of Mons & National Fund for Scientific Research, Mons (BEL)
  • Prof. Rony Snyders, University of Mons, Mons (BEL)
  • Prof. Stéphane Lucas, University of Namur, Namur (BEL)
  • Dr. Sven Richter, European Society of Thin FIlms, Dresden (GER)
  • Sabine Bouchez, University of Mons, Mons (BEL)