The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) is the largest non-university institute in the area of low temperature plasmas in Europe, including their basic research and technical applications.
The research is organized in the three research divisions Plasmas for Materials and Energy
(Head: Prof. Dirk Uhrlandt), Environment and Bioeconomy (Head: Prof. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann) and Hygiene and Healtch (Head: Prof. Thomas von Woedtke) each covering two research programs at present.
The research division bundles issues of plasma applications in the areas of energy and production technology. This currently comprises application areas in the generation of functional coatings, thin layers and catalytically active materials by means of plasma processes, the plasma chemical synthesis as well as topics of the power and process engineering.