Next RAPID Workshops 4th-6th March 2015 and 13th-17th April 2015

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

The 4th and 5th RAPID Workshop will take place in Eindhoven at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) from 13th-17th April 2015 in Plasma Processing of Materials and Introduction to Thin Film Analysis and Plasma Diagnostic Techniques – Advanced.

For further information and registration please contact the RAPID coordination office ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


RAPID fellows on 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.



RAPID Symposium in Manchester

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

Group picture

Presentation at the symposium in Manchester

 Manchester Symposium


First Workshops 2nd - 6th June 2014

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



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.