18th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering

PSE2022 took place from September 12 - 15, 2022 at Trade Fair Erfurt in Germany. Thank you very much to all participants, exhibitors, speakers, committee members and assistants for the support and participation.

We are looking back to 4 fantastic days of interesting program, nice people and an exciting exhibition. With about 500 participants and 62 exhibitors PSE2022 was successful again. Thank you very much to all partners, sponsors and acting people at the conference.

Some impressions you can find now in the gallery.


PSE 2024 | 02.09. - 05.09.2024

September 12 - 15, 2022
Trade Fair, Entrance East
Erfurt, Germany



Main Sponsor 2022

Conference Topics

1 - Plasma and ion surface engineering
2 - Surface modification technologies
3 - Coating applications and properties
4 - Characterization and simulation of films and processes

“Changes in Plasma Surfaces Engineering”

"Plasma(-catalysis) in gas conversion processes"

=> To Abstract Submission [Link]


Abstract Submission
First Circular [PDF]

Exhibition Registration
Exhibition Flyer [PDF]

PSE Conference Portfolio
PSE Overview [PDF]

Partner Country 2022
Czech Republic

PSE Awards 2022

Team of PSE 2022

Conference Chairman
Prof. Jaroslav Vlcek (CZ)

Conference Co-Chairman
Dr. Ton Hurkmans (NL)
Prof. Wonho Choe (KOR)

Partners of PSE-Conferences




August 26, 2022 | EFDS calabrates "30 Years of EFDS" at the PSE2022 Conference Dinner

EFDS has been facing the challenges of the plasma and vaccum suface engineering community for 30 years. Supported by 200 members - companies, institutes and personal engaged experts - EFDS promotes projects for the continuous development of the community, knowledge transfer and training. This valuable cooperation has resulted in an innovative foundation for joint success. EFDS says THANK YOU and celebrates this festivity together with the PSE Conference Community and EFDS members.

This event is also supported by the EFDS member PlasmaSolve from Czech Republic. This cooperation between the Czech Company and EFDS is a successful story which began in 2017 with PSE Partner Country Activites and is grown over the years. Thank you very much!

You want to join the festive Conference Dinner? Please register here. A separate ticket is required.


August 04, 2022 | PSE Awards 2022 are announced

Every two years the European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering - EJC/PISE honours outstanding researchers and developers for their work and engagement in the field of Plasma Surface Engineering with the PSE Awards.

The PSE Leading Scientist Award is intended to highlight an approved researcher with pioneering contributions in science or technology of plasma and ion surface engineering. Beside this, three young researchers will be honored with the PSE Early Career Award for their work and engagement in the field.

Now this year's winners have been announced. Take a look right now:

These activities are supported by VAT Group AG.                   


July 8, 2022 | Media Partner ask all speakers to send articles

PSE Conferences is supported by Media Partner. You would like to publish your recent results in an approcriate Journal or like to present your technology to a broad public audiance? Send your acticle and get feedback from interested people.

Our Media Partner are waiting for your proposals:


June 2, 2022 | Thuringia supports thuringian exhibitors at PSE2022

Thuringian companies are invited to request a financial support for the exhibition. Therefore PSE2022 was added to the list of supportable Conferences and Fairs. The Thuringian Booth is organized by Karsten Seifert from FAKT KOMMUNIKATION. Interested companies find more information about the funding at the following website of the Thüringer Aufbaubank under "Außenwirtschaftsförderung":


June 1, 2022 | PSE 2022 - International Matchmaking (HYBRID)
September 5 - 23, 2022 and on-site during Industrial Exhibition

For the first Time PSE2022 Conference will be accompanied by the PSE2022 -  International Matchmaking (HYBRID). You will have the chance to register to the platform of PSE2022 – International Matchmaking, select discussion partners - get to know potential cooperation partners - online from September 5 to 23 or (for participants of the conference) on-site in Erfurt on September 13/14, 2022. The EEN Thuringia awaits you in the exhibition area right next to the Poster Exhibition.

This activity is organized by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN). The platform you can find here:

Short description of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN):

EEN supports small and medium-sized enterprises and research-related institutions on their way into international markets and projects. We offer practical and free support in the development and utilization of innovations, in accessing EU funding and in initiating international cooperation in the business, technology and project sectors. The network works on behalf of the EU Commission at around 600 institutions in 65 countries. We are well connected with industry and research clusters in Europe and beyond, can effectively disseminate your cooperation requests and offers internationally, and can also help with issues such as industrial property rights, public procurement and corporate sustainability.


May 25, 2022 | Registration for participants is open.

Today, we published the registration form for participants. We are looking forward to your registration.




Fundamentals and applications of plasma and ion beam techniques in surface engineering

The 18th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering will be held in Erfurt, Germany, from Monday, September 12 to Thursday, September 15, 2022. The biennial PSE conference series is organized by the European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering.

With nearly 800 participants from all over the world in 2018 it is a well-established and leading forum in the field of plasma as well as ion- and particle-beam assisted surface modification and thin film technologies. In 2020 a reduced PSE was held for participants from a limited number of countries in Europe just in between the first and second Corona wave.  

PSE provides an opportunity to present recent progress in research and development and industrial applications. Its topics span a wide range from fundamentals such as e.g. process modelling and simulation 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 the application in industrial production.

With numerous industrial exhibitors and an exceptionally large fraction of participants from industry (46% in 2018), a special feature of PSE is the intimate and vivid interaction between those being involved in basic research and those who have to meet the rapidly increasing demands in industrial production.


PSE 2022 will be dedicated to “Changes in Plasma Surface Engineering”. Presently there are numerous trend breaks in technology. Existing applications of e.g. hard and/or low friction coatings may reduce substantially in the next decade. Reduction of the CO2 footprint has parallel triggered development in various directions, hydrogen related with electrolyzers and fuel cells, battery related to increase the power density per mass unit, but also plasma conversion processes to produce e.g. Hydrocarbons. Additive manufacturing has reached a state, whereby special applications are considered requiring a dedicated surface treatment.  Emphasis of the PSE2022 will be on technologies of which a growth potential is expected in the next decade. 



Erfurt - Capital of Thuringia

Discover this nice City with the Krämerbrücke (Krämer Bridge), the Erfurter Dom (Cathedral of Erfurt) or the charming little streets in the inner City.

> Link to a short image film

"Curiosity moves. 48 hours in Erfurt."


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