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.