Managing board

Prof. Dr. Michael Thomas

Chair of the managing board

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST



„INPLAS creates additional benefit in the value chain from basic research to application by initiating collaborations between partners with the involvement of policy makers.“

Dr. Stefan Grosse

Robert Bosch GmbH



„INPLAS enables a significant technology push by target group-oriented networking with its working groups. Enablers are the activities of the institutes (push) and the pull of the industry. The goal is the sustainable successful orientation of plasma surface technology in Germany.“

Dr. Anke Hellmich

Applied Materials GmbH & Co. KG



„INPLAS enables the exchange of experience and learning in the area of plasma coating technology, since institutional research, equipment suppliers as well as adopter / contract coating are represented here. In addition, synergies can arise as industries from different areas come together, starting with tool coating, applications in biotechnology, optics, photovoltaics, architectural glass coating, web coating, the semiconductor and display industry and many more.“

Dr. Michael Liehr

W & L Coating Systems GmbH



„INPLAS is the ideal network for users, manufacturers and developers/researchers of and on plasma processes and systems. The aim is to offer INPLAS members opportunities to deepen their knowledge and understanding about plasmas and their applications, to present themselves and their own contributions, to exchange ideas with other members, to jointly advance interesting topics, to generate funded projects and  to generally strive for external impact.“

Prof. Dr. Christian Oehr

Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB



„INPLAS is the network that focuses on the promotion and dissemination of plasma technology in all areas and thus represents one of the supporting pillars of PLASMA GERMANY. The clear majority of industrial participants guarantees an application-oriented exchange and opens up project opportunities.“

Dr. Ulf Seyfert




„One added value of INPLAS is to bring together cross-industry experts along the respective value chains of various plasma technologies. 

The aim is to identify synergy effects relating to plasma as a tool and to make them jointly usable.“

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann

Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP)



„INPLAS is the network that promotes synergies for surface modification along the value chain from research and development up to the user.“