Our team

Some impressions from our research group from international conferences and events.




V.I.P. 2020, Erwin Kessels
Visiting International Professor (VIP) 2020: We were honored to have Prof. Erwin Kessels from the University Eindhoven (TU/e), Netherlands at the Ruhr University. He is one of the leading experts in the fields of plasma chemistry and materials science.

Group photo 2019
Group photo in December 2019

Photo from the AVS/ALD 2019 Conference in Bellevue (Seattle)
Photo from the AVS/ALD 2019 Conference in Bellevue (Seattle)

EuroCVD
Group photo from the EuroCVD 22 & Baltic ALD 16 in Luxembourg

Group photo 2018
Group photo (2018)

Fooling around
Fooling around

Master graduation 2018 On friday, the 14th of december the official graduation ceremony for the master studies in chemistry took place. We congratulate our three master students Jan-Lucas Wree, Nils Boysen and David Zanders (from left to right) to their academic degree “Master of Science – Chemistry”. All three will continue their work as PhD student in 2019. Keep up the good work!

group dinner
Dinner at Q-West campus restaurant
Having a nice get-together with the whole group after a successful day in the lab.

PhD defense 2017
PhD graduation
We want to congratulate our five PhD candidates from 2017 Stefan Cwik, Richard O’Donoghue, Max Gebhard, Sarah Karle and Jiyeon Kim (not present in the picture) for successfully submitting their dissertations. All of you have been working hard to reach this point, and the results speak for themselves! Thank you for your efforts and the team spirit! We wish you all the best for your future.

Absolventenfeier Master 2017
Master graduation
We congratulate our three master students Dennis Zywitzki, Sebastian Beer and Philipp John for successfully graduating in chemistry in 2017. Dennis and Sebastian will start their PhD within the IMC group while Philipp will begin his PhD studies at CRHEA (Centre de Recherche sur l’Hétéro-Epitaxie et ses Applications) in Nice, France. We wish him the best of luck and a successful outcome.

Group photo (2017)
Group photo (2017)

ALD conference 2017
AVS ALD2017 conference in Denver, Colorado (USA)
Maximilian Gebhard and Lukas Mai participated AVS ALD2017 conference in Denver representing the IMC group with two talks. In addition, Lukas Mai was among the “Best ALD 2017 Student Paper Award Finalists” and he won a well recognized prize, granted by Lam Research. Congratulations!

VIP_Karppinen
Visiting International Professor (VIP) at RUB
Maarit Karppinen from Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland) came to Bochum as a VIP (Visiting International Professor) 2017. She gave an interesting talk about her research on ALD/MLD.

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Joint EuroCVD 21 & Baltic ALD 15 Conference in Linköping, Sweden
From 11 – 14 June 2017, our whole group spent a wonderful time at the Joint EuroCVD 21 & Baltic ALD 15 Conference. Congrats to our PhD student Richard O’Donoghue who was awarded the “Best Poster” award!

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Group dinner 2017


group-photo 2016
Group photo from 2016