PhD Position: RAPID Early Stage Researcher

High rate synthesis of dense silicon based layer with a dielectric barrier discharge

Host institute: CNRS, PROMES Laboratoire Procédés, Matériaux et Energie Solaire, Perpignan, France

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Deadline: 13/05/2016



7th RAPID Workshop on Photovoltaics and Advanced Thin Film Analysis

PROMES CNRS, Perpignan

April 5-7, 2016

An overview of the different photovoltaic plasma applications and atmospheric pressure solutions in development were presented. Fundamentals of surface and thin film analysis were presented with an emphasis on methods which are generally applied to plasma-modified surfaces and plasma- deposited thin films such as electron probe microanalysis, secondary ion mass spectrometry and various derivatization techniques.



Simon Hübner: Talk for the general public "Plasmen in der Atmosphäre"

Simon took part in the series of lectures "Alles Plasma!" in the city center if Bochum.


This small video shows his working place at the Ruhr-University Bochum: Simon's working place

"Plasmen in der Atmosphäre", February 4, 2016, Blue Square, Bochum


6th RAPID Workshop: Plasma Modeling - Commercial Tools

Computer modeling becomes increasingly important in any field of research, including also the field of low-temperature plasmas. There exist various (semi)commercial tools for this purpose, and the aim of this training course is to show the possibilities and application fields of these tools. Five different companies presented their software, demonstrations and hands-on training were part of this workshop at the University of Antwerp, 25th - 27th January 2016.


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.