Join us for an Informal Gathering!

You are cordially invited by Professors Peter Awakowicz, Jürgen Mentel, and Thomas Mussenbrock, for an informal get-together after the Corona hiatus.

Date: February 10, 2024 Time: Starting at 5:00 PM

Location: “Beckmanns Hof” at RUB (Ruhr-University Bochum)

This gathering is intended for former und recent PhD students, diploma students, and employees associated with the Chair of AEPT, AEEO and AG Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering.

We look forward to reconnecting and sharing our experiences.

Please provide your feedback by January 24, 2024, by sending it to sekretariat@aept.rub.de.

AEPT ist der Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Elektrodynamik und Plasmatechnik (ehemals Lehrstuhl für Elektrotechnik und Plasmatechnologie unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz) an der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Das Team arbeitet im Forschungsbereich technische Plasmen und Plasmaprozesse. Neben der Anwendung von technischen Plasmen liegt der Fokus auch auf der Entwicklung von elektrischen und optischen Diagnostikmethoden sowie mathematischer Modellierung und numerischer Simulation..

AEPT beherbergt die Research Group for Biomedical Plasma Technology (BPT) unter der Leitung von Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Gibson. BPT beschäftigt sich mit der Charakterisierung der einzigartigen chemischen und physikalischen Eigenschaften verschiedener Plasmaquellen, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf Plasmachemie liegt. Das Team entwickelt und nutzt eine Kombination aus numerischen Simulationen und experimentellen Messungen.

AEPT ist Mitglied von koordinierten Forschungsinitiativen: SFB 1316 “Transient Atmospheric Plasmas – From Plasmas to Liquids to Solids“, SFB 1461 “Neurotronics: Bio-inspired Information Pathways" und ForMikro – FlexTMDSense, unter anderem

AEPT unterstützt nachdrücklich junge UnternehmenBereits zwei Start-ups sind aus dem Institut hervorgegangen: House of Plasma und glim Skin

AEPT ist Mitglied des Re­se­arch De­part­ment Plas­mas with Com­plex In­ter­ac­tions sowie des Materials Research Department an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.


Head of the Chair
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Mussenbrock

Assistant to the Chair
Mrs. Melanie Finke

Former Head of the Chair
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz (Senior Professor)

Head of the Research Group Biomedical Plasma Technology
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Andrew R. Gibson

Former Head of the Research Group Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mentel (Emeritus)

Deputy Head of the Chair
Dr.-Ing. Ralf Hereth

Academic Senior Councillor
Prof. Dr. Julian Schulze
Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Roll (retired)

Head of the Laboratories
Dr. Ihor Korolov

Technical Staff
Michael Becker
Dipl.-Ing. Holger Wolter

Senior Researchers
Dr.-Ing. Birk Berger
Dr. Nikita Bibinov
Dr.-Ing. Bastian Kogelheide
Dr.-Ing. Lars Schücke
Dr.-Ing. Ilija Stefanovic
Dr. Dr.-Ing. Li Wang
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Wilczek

Muhammad Azhar, M.Sc.
Florian Beckfeld, M.Sc.
Alexander Böddecker, M.Sc.
Dipl.-Ing. Torben Hemke
Gerrit Hübner, M.Sc.
Jonathan Jenderny, M.Sc.
Katharina Nösges, M.Sc.
David Schulenberg, M.Sc.
Chongbiao Tian, B.Sc.
Máté Vass, M.Sc.
Xiao-Kun Wang, B.Sc.
Philipp Wirth, M.Sc.
Sahitya Yarragolla, M.Sc.

Team Biomedical Plasma Technology
Simon Böddeker, M.Sc.
Jan-Luca Gembus, M.Sc.
Florens Grimm, M.Sc.
Niklas Nawrath, M.Sc.
Anna Lena Schöne, M.Sc.

Team House of Plasma
Dr.-Ing. Moritz Oberberg
Maria Schnober, M.Sc.
Geoffrey Mellar, M.Sc.

Team glim Skin
Dr.-Ing. Friederike Kogelheide
Benita Botterhuis

Student Assistants
Sebastian Belzer
Tobias Berg
Arisa Bo­d­nar
Dominik Filla
Jonas Gie­se­kus
Jan Hen­drik Göri­cke
Jeldrik Klotz
Constantin Neuroth
Maximilian Ryppa
Jana Schöne
Nils Schoeneweihs
Robin Struck
Leon Surrey
Angie Natalia Torres Segura

Visiting Scientists
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Behringer, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany
Dr. Zoltán Donkó, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Dr.-Ing Ursel Fantz, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany
Dr. Peter Hartmann, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary
Prof. Dr. Enrique Iglesias, Uni­ver­si­dad Simón Bolívar, Ca­ra­cas, Ve­ne­zue­la
Dr. Hyo-Chang Lee, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, Rep. of Korea
Prof. Dr. Yong-Xin Liu, Da­li­an Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­no­lo­gy, Dalian, China
Dr. Joost van der Mullen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Dr. Iuliia Onyshchenko, Uni­ver­sit­eit Gent, Bel­gi­um
Dr. Parta Saikia, Pon­ti­fi­cia Uni­ver­si­dad Ca­to­li­ca de Chile
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mohammed Shihab, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt
Prof. Dr.Ing. Katharina Stapelmann, North Ca­ro­li­na State Uni­ver­si­ty, Raleigh, USA
Prof Dr. Klaus Wiesemann, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
Prof. Dr. Quan-Zhi Zhang, Dalian University of Technology, Dailan, China

Alumni (since 2002)
Dr.-Ing. Alexander Alexejev
Dr.-Ing. Sabrina Baldus
Dr.-Ing. Andre Bergner
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Bienholz
Dr.-Ing. Ines Bürger
Dr.-Ing. Vera Bracht
Dr.-Ing. Marc Czichy
Dr.-Ing. Michael Deilmann
Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Denis gen. Stoodt
Dr.-Ing. Max Engelhardt
Dr.-Ing. Marcel Fiebrandt
Dr. Felix Fuchs
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Gergs
Dr.-Ing. Sven Gröger
Dr.-Ing. Helmut Halfmann
Dr.-Ing. Patrick Hermanns
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Höbing
Fares Jalled, M. Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Sandra Keller
Dr. Jan-Wilm Lackmann
Dr.-Ing. Oliver Langenscheidt
Dr. Yue Liu
Anja Mersdorf
Dr.-Ing. Philipp Mertmann
Dr.-Ing. Felix Mitschker
Dr. Zaka-Ul-Islam Mujahid
Dr.-Ing. Ryan Thomas Nguyen-Smith
Dr.-Ing. Björn Offerhaus
Dr. Ramasamy Pothiraja
Dr.-Ing. Priyardarshini Rajasekaran
Dr.-Ing. Jens Reinelt
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Ries
Marcel Rudolph, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Ruhrmann
Manuel Schröder, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Martin Schulze
Dr.-Ing. Egmont Semmler
Dr.-Ing. Katharina Stapelmann
Dr.-Ing. Simon Steves
Dr.-Ing. Tim Styrnoll
Dr.-Ing. Georg Wenig
Dr.-Ing. Michael Westermeier


If you have any questions about our teaching please get in contact with Thomas Mussenbrock via E-Mail.

In case you are interested in a project, a bachelor or master thesis, you will find available topics in the display case opposite the elevator next to the entrance to our chair (building ID, flow 01). The contact persons are assigned to each topic.


The research at AEPT and BPT is divided into four research areas, which have a large overlap in content due to the interdisciplinary nature of plasma technology.

  • Materials Processing and Environmental Applications
  • Technological High-frequency Plasmas
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biomedical Applications

The research is supported to a significant extent by public funding sources. These are

  • the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
  • the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (MWIDE.NRW)

The lists of ongoing and already completed DFG projects can be found here:

As part of our research, AEPT is/was member of the following coordinated research initiatives, among others:


Postal address
Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Elektrodynamik und Plasmatechnik
D-44780 Bo­chum, Germany

Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­tät Bo­chum
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Elektrodynamik und Plasmatechnik
Building ID, floor 1, room 551
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bo­chum, Germany

+49 234 32 23062

+49 234 32 14230

Email address
se­kre­ta­ri­at@aept (please add “.rub.de”)

Arrival by public transport
Take the U35 underground line to the Ruhr-Universität stop. On the pedestrian bridge, turn right. Before reaching the first building, keep left and go down the spiral staircase there. You are now on I-Nordstraße – follow this downhill for approx. 400 m to the ID building. The AEPT chair is located on floor 1 in the north-west of the building.

Arriving by car
Drive to Bochum to the I-Südstraße corner Oststraße. There you will find the building ID. The chair AEPT is located on floor 1 in the northwest of the building.

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