RAPID Symposium: 26. - 29.10. 2015


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Monday, 6th of July 2015, RAPID ITN session at the ISPC 22

ISPC 22 - 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Sunday 5 to Friday 10 July 2015, University of Antwerp, Belgium

RAPID fellows presented their work in an extra ITN session on the 6th of July 2015.



Conference Website - Conference Programme


Mahdi Shirazi: Seminar talk at the Ruhr-University Bochum

Mahdi Shirazi,  University of Antwerp, gave a presentation during his secondment at the Ruhr-University Bochum, June 29th, 2015.

His talk was about Multi-scale modelling of plasma catalysis. In this research, the interaction of free radical species with a Ni catalyst surface were studied by density functional theory (DFT) calculations, and this information is now being implemented in a kinetic Monte Carlo model, to study the catalytic mechanisms.



4th and 5th RAPID Workshops: Plasma Processing of Materials and Introduction to Thin Film Analysis and Diagnostic Techniques

The Workshops in Plasma Processing of Materials and Introduction to Thin Film Analysis and Plasma Diagnostic Techniques – Advanced were held in Eindhoven at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) from 13th - 17th April 2015.



3rd RAPID Workshop: Plasma-Surface Interaction Modeling

The 3rd RAPID Workshop in Plasma-Surface Interaction Modeling at the Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Cork, Ireland was held from 4th-6th March 2015.

read more: 3rd RAPID Workshop: Plasma-Surface Interaction Modeling


RAPID fellows on secondments



The RAPID fellows are busy with their secondments. Shaojun Xu, University of Manchester, visited Simon Hübner and Gert Willems at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Antonin Berthelot, University of Antwerp, was at the Eindhoven University of Technology to work together with Claire Douat. Claire Douat, Eindhoven University of Technology, and Beata Hergelova, Fraunhofer IST, also visited the Ruhr-University Bochum. (These are just a few examples of the RAPID secondments.)

read more: RAPID Secondments


RAPID Symposium in Manchester

The first RAPID Symposium with all RAPID fellows, Manchster (UK), 3rd-7th of November 2014: Program

Group picture

read more: Manchester Symposium


1st and 2nd RAPID Workshops

The Workshop on Basics of Plasma Modeling and Simulation and Basics of Plasma Diagnostic Techniques was held in Antwerp and in Bochum.

2nd-4th of June 2014 Basics of Plasma Modeling and Simulation, Antwerp

4th-6th of June 2014 Basics of Plasma Diagnostic Techniques, Bochum

read more: Workshop Plasma Simulation & Plasma Diagnostic


RAPID started 1st October 2013

The goal of the Multi-Partner ITN-RAPID (Reactive Atmospheric Plasma processIng - eDucation network) is the realization of an interdisciplinary training involving the disciplines physics, chemistry and engineering. As a result, RAPID will create the platform for a truly European PhD in plasma technology.

The scientific goal is the development of non-equilibrium reactive processes in atmospheric pressure plasmas. Thereby, the great success of low pressure plasmas enabling a multitude of applications ranging from material synthesis, automotive and microelectronics can be repeated. In addition, even more applications become possible due to the easy integration of atmospheric pressure plasmas in current industrial processes. Hot topics such as large area solar cells, barrier coatings to improve the permeation properties of polymers and plasma chemical gas conversion are selected.

The research success requires a specific training covering diverse aspects such as modeling and simulation of plasmas and surfaces, diagnostic to validate these models and the implications for industrial scale-up. This will be trained in a coordinated effort involving 10 academic and 10 industrial partners from 8 European countries.