The Ruhr-Universität Bochum, opened in 1965, is one of the 10 largest universities in Germany with more than 43.000 students and around 5.655 employees. The research-oriented university, with many subject areas, comprises 20 faculties in the fields of humanities, social sciences, engineering, natural sciences and medicine.



One of the numerous Research areas of the Ruhr University is the plasma technology. The use of plasma for coating surfaces is particularly investigated here.


Prof. Dr. Peter Awakowicz, Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, is the chair of AEPT, “Allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Plasmatechnik”. The subgroup AEPT is especially concerned with the field of specialization and in the research with plasma technology.


Working groups of the Ruhr-University Bochum, RWTH Aachen and University Paderborn are working for basics to High Power Pulsed Magnetron Sputtering (HPPMS) of oxides and nitrides and for 
synthesis of barrique protective layers on polymers.