Customize Your Surface with Openair-Plasma® Treatment

Thursday, 10-21-2021
60 min

In today’s world, the demand for advanced materials with tunable properties and reliable, long-lasting performance has become mission critical for a variety of industries. Common materials such as ceramics, plastics and metals can be treated by various surface methods such as grit blasting, solvent cleaning, or wet chemical processing to modify their properties and to promote new functionalities. Plasma processing is an attractive alternative as a sustainable, dry method that can be used for inline manufacturing.

In this PlasmaTalk, Dr. Dhia Ben Salem, Team Leader Research of the Plasmatreat R&D group in Germany, and Dr. Daphne Pappas, R&D Manager of Plasmatreat USA, will present innovative applications of Plasmatreat’s Openair-Plasma® and PlasmaPlus® technologies used for the cleaning, functionalization of surfaces and thin film deposition on engineering materials.

Specifically, an overview of innovative Openair-Plasma® processes and PlasmaPlus® coatings including the deposition of adhesion promoting, anti-corrosion, anti-ice or friction reduction coatings will be presented.

By participating in this webinar, you will get a comprehensive insight into the Plasmatreat know-how from the presentation of research projects conducted at renowned research institutes worldwide. Advanced characterization of the surfaces and of the deposited coatings will be presented to highlight the innovative field of application and the vast application bandwidth of atmospheric pressure plasma systems.

 After participating in this PlasmaTalk you will know more about:

  •     Current developments in the field of applied plasma research
  •     Presentation of new functional PlasmaPlus® nano-coatings
  •     New fields of application: electronics, biomedical, renewable energy, aerospace
  •     Pathways to collaborate with Plasmatreat

This no-charge PlasmaTalk is aimed at research, development and quality control personnel as well as designers, process engineers, project managers and operators of production equipment in industrial processes.

The PlasmaTalk will run for appr. 40 - 60 min. including FAQs. If you have a specific problem or question, please send it in advance to and we will be happy to include it into the program.

PhD Dhia Ben Salem

Group Leader Research

Dhia Ben Salem, is a PhD in Plasma chemistry (Sorbonne University + Chemical engineering school in Paris, France). With more than five years of experience as research team leader at Plasmatreat, he has given great contribution to plasma thin film deposition and characterization of functional coatings. His most recent research work focused on adhesion promotion, anti-corrosion and super hydrophilic coatings for industrial applications.

Dr. Daphne Pappas

R&D and Applications Manager

Dr. Daphne Pappas has 20+ years of experience in plasma technology and surface engineering. Since October of 2018, she holds the position of R&D and Applications Manager at Plasmatreat USA. Prior to joining Plasmatreat, Daphne worked in the semiconductor industry at Lam Research Corporation and for a start-up company. Aside from her experience in industry, Daphne conducted plasma research at a United States National Laboratory for 7 years and also served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.

Daphne holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in Materials Science. She is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports and is listed as co-inventor on 3 US patents. Her research interests involve plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) of thin films using atmospheric and low pressure plasmas, surface characterization techniques and study of plasma-surface interactions.