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Interfaces make a difference

From January 2013 on, the name of our institute is “Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP”. The IGVP consists of nine groups in all, each of which is led by a group manager.

In July 2012 Prof. Thomas Hirth, Full Professor at the Institute for Interfacial Engineering IGVT, took over as provisional director of the IPF. With effect as of January 9, 2013, by decision of the Senate and the University Council of the University of Stuttgart, the IPF will be integrated into the IGVT and the joint Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP will be part of Faculty 4 (Energy, Process Engineering and Biotechnology) at the University of Stuttgart.

With the integration of the IPF in the IGVT the scientific basis of plasma physics has been rounded off and combined with plasma chemistry and plasma process engineering. For the most part, there will be a continuation of the work areas of the IGVT and the IPF; the technological aspects of the scientific work on plasmas will be pursued with renewed strength. The intensive cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Garching will also be continued.

The IGVP runs laboratories and pilot plant facilities at Pfaffenwaldring 31 and at Stuttgart University’s multipurpose branch at Allmandring 5b. Pwr31


Further Institute's activities are carried out on the premises of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB, Nobelstraße 12.





c/o Fraunhofer IGB
Nobelstr. 12
70569 Stuttgart

Head of Institute (acting)
Prof. Dr. Günter Tovar

0049 711 970-4401