RAPID Symposium: CNRS, Perpignan, France

26.-29. October 2015

read more: RAPID Symposium: Research Progress and Evaluation



Best Poster Award: Simon Hübner

Simon Hübner, RAPID fellow at the Ruhr-University Bochum, won together with Joao Santos Sousa (CNRS, Université Paris Sud) the Best Poster Award at the ISPC 22 in Antwerp.


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 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.)

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RAPID Symposium in Manchester, UK

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

Group picture

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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