Auditorium during the Official Opening of the PSE 2012 in the Room Richard-Strauss


The PSE 2018 conference will be held from Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, 2018. The program will be prepared by the International Program Committee of PSE 2018 on the basis of submitted abstracts. The detailled program you can find below.



Plenary Speakers of PSE 2018

 We are pleased to present the Plenary Speakers of PSE 2018.

  • André Anders, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Germany
  • Annemie Bogaerts, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Eun Ha Choi, Kwangwoon University, South Korea
  • Pietro Favia, University of Bari, Italy
  • Allan Matthews, University of Manchester, UK
  • Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Germany
  • Jean-Michel Pouvesle, National Center for Scientific Research, France
  • Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Winner of the PSE Leading Scientist Award 2018


Conference Schedule









Presentations & Abstracts

Full Program for Download [PDF] (as at August 27, 2018)

Program_modifications [PDF] (as at September 20, 2018)


Further Highlights

Public Evening Lecture (german language)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Die Kultur der Reparatur
Wolfgang M. Heckl, Generaldirektor Deutsches Museum, München, Germany
Congress Center of Garmisch-Partenkirchen
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This Lecture is addressed to interested people, guests as well as students and teachers of grammar schools of the immediate and broader environs of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Poster [PDF]


Public Meeting: Plasma Technology 4.0 for Large Area Applications

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (during lunch break) 13:15 - 13:45, Room Dreitorspitze

During this meeting possibilities to develop a concept for the regulation of global layer properties on basis of plasma parameters for large area applications will be discussed. The introductory motivation will be presented by Peter Awakowicz (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum, Germany) and Holger Kersten (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany).

This meeting is open for the public. Participants of the Conference as well as exhibitors are encouraged to join the discussion.

Contact for requests: Katrin Ferse, PLASMA GERMANY,


Industrial Workshop: MEMS in our daily life

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (afternoon)

The industrial workshop focuses on applications and trends of plasma and surface processes for enabling MEMS and sensor technologies. Speakers from the industry will discuss the contribution of plasma surface technologies enabling functional device principles and improving performance based on specific film developments. Topics include vacuum process based coating and etching technologies especially for sensor and communication applications.

This Workshop is organized by Michael Zeuner, scia Systems GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany in cooperation with the Society of Vacuum Coaters.



Industrial Exhibition / Exhibition Evening

Tuesday / Wednesday, September 18 to 19, 2018

An Industrial Exhibition, where manufacturing and service companies will find excellent opportunities to present their products and announce their services, will again constitute an important part of the meeting. The exhibition area will be located in the main hall close to the conference desk. An Industrial Evening is planned on Tuesday. Interested companies and organizations, please contact the conference management as soon as possible.

List of Exhibitors


Job Placement Center/Technology Placement Center

At PSE 2018 a “Job Placement Center” will be set up as a contact point for job seekers and organizations recruiting new employees. The “Technological Placement Center” will act as an exchange forum for scientific/technological queries and will support cooperative venturea and proposals for problem-solving.



Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fundamentals and Trends of Plasma Surface Processing

Plasma assisted atomic level processing – PEALD & ALE

Thursday, September 20, 2018

ITO and Alternative TCO: From Fundamentals to Controlling Properties

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