Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald) is Europe’s lar­gest non-uni­ver­si­ty in­sti­tu­te in the field of low tem­pe­ra­tu­re plas­mas, their ba­sics and tech­ni­cal ap­p­li­ca­ti­ons. In ad­di­ti­on to ap­p­li­ca­ti­on-ori­en­ted re­se­arch, INP pro­mo­tes the de­ve­lop­ment of plas­ma-as­sis­ted pro­ces­ses and pro­ducts. The to­pics fo­cus on the nee­ds of the mar­ket. At pre­sent, plas­mas for ma­te­ri­als and en­er­gy, as well as for en­vi­ron­ment and health are the fo­cus of in­te­rest.

The INP works in national and international projects and cooperates with globally recognized research facilities. International cooperation is an essential requirement for successful scientific work. Therefore, we encourage our scientists to seize international exchange opportunities and visit our partner institutes or to participate in international conferences and congresses. Basic conditions are crucial for outstanding scientific work. Thus, the INP research labs have the highest of standards and offer equipment that is partly unique worldwide.

Junior staff development is particularly important for us, in all fields of activity. Thus, the INP actively promotes the training and further education of junior scientific and technical staff in all areas concerned with low tem­pe­ra­tu­re plas­ma physics. To us, junior staff development comprises all phases of qualification– from school, to university and apprenticeship, to professional activities. With our application-oriented basic research, we foster young researchers’ interest in topics that are relevant to general society and enable specific experience in research and in collaboration with industry partners.

Current Projects with the INP Greifswald