Prof. Achim von Keudell
Achim von Keudell studied physics in Munich and worked at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign and at the Max-Planck Institute for Plasma Phyiscs in Munich before he became professor for experimental physics at Ruhr-University Bochum. His research focuses on surface processes in reactive plasmas by employing optical in-situ real time diagnostics and quantitative mass spectrometry. His team developed unique particle beam experiments to study heterogeneous surface reactions being relevant to the plasma boundary. His group works now on reactive microplasmas, on reactive high power impulse magnetron sputtering, and on plasma in liquids. He is currently the speaker of the research consortium CRC 1316 “Transient Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas – from plasma to liquids to solids” of the German science foundation.