Prof. Michael Thomas - Chairman of EJC PISE
Prof. Michael Thomas - Chairman of EJC-PISE

The European Joint Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering - EJC/PISE is a group of elected European experts being active in the field of plasma and ion surface engineering. The selection of members takes into account the need to achieve geographic and technical balance across Europe.

The task of the organization is the promotion of scientific and technical cooperation between scientists, engineers and technicians from research and industry in the field of plasma and ion assisted surface treatment and coating processes.

The EJC/PISE is understood as

  • a forum which provides the possibility of meeting and information exchange to all interested experts
  • a commission which coordinates the cooperation between research, development and application
  • a promoter for plasma and ion surface engineering

Since the plasma and ion assisted surface treatment and coating is an interdisciplinary field the EJC/PISE aims to bring together the different basic science and engineering experts and to realize a close cooperation in form of a joint committee.

The EJC/PISE is responsible for the scientific program of the International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE) taking place every two years in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The present chairman of the EJC/PISE is Prof. Michael Thomas. He is the head of the department “Atmospheric Pressure Processes” of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig (Germany).


PSE Leading Scientist Award 2022

PSE2022, 18th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, took place from September 12 - 15, 2022 at Trade Fair Erfurt in Germany. Thank you very much to all participants, exhibitors, speakers, committee members and assistants for the support and participation.

We are looking back to 4 fantastic days of interesting program, nice people and an exciting exhibition. With about 500 participants and 62 exhibitors PSE2022 was successful again. Thank you very much to all partners, sponsors and acting people at the conference.

On September 15, 2022 the EJC/PISE Committee honoured outstanding researchers in science and technology of plasma surface engineering. The PSE Leading Scientist Award 2022 was given to Prof. Jindrich Musil from University of West Bohemia, Plzen in Czech Republic for his excellent work and seminal scientific and technological contributions to the area of surface engineering and plasma processing of materials throughout more then 50 years of his professional career. Due to his health, Prof. Musil was not able to attend the conference. But the Prize was handed out by Prof. Pavel Baroch personally to him. Prof. Musil was pleased and grateful for the honour to receive this prize.


The PSE Early Career Award 2022 was given to three very engcouraged young scientists.

Dr. Emile Haye
University Namur, Larn, Belgium

Dr. Azadeh Valinattaj Omran
Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Paris, France

Dr. Maria José Bastos Pires de Lima
University of Minho, Minho, Portugal

This activities are sponsored by VAT Group. The awards were handed over by the EJC-PISE Chairman Prof. Michael Thomas and the representative of the Sponsor Dr. Jan Borck.

Some more impressions you can find now in the gallery.