The Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM)

is a member of the Leibniz Association. The institute with a staff of over 100 researchers performs application-oriented basic research related to engineering surfaces using ions, electrons, plasmas and photons (e.g. from lasers or ultraviolet sources). Through deeper understanding of the physical and chemical processes on surfaces using state-of-the-art synthesis and characterization methods, new technologies emerge with applications in many different fields. While much effort is put on improving core competencies such as the formation of ultra-precise surfaces and functionalization of surfaces and thin films, the goal is to complete the entire value chain from basic science to engineering followed by transfer of emerging, economically relevant technologies to industry.

Research Foci
Department of Precision Surfaces
Research Foci
    Department of Functional Surfaces


Institutskolloquium: Rauheit und Streulicht ultrapräziser optischer Oberflächen und Schichten 20. June 2019, Ort: HS Geb. 18,

13:30 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr

Dr. Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer Institute Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF, Jena [more]
Institutskolloquium: Flame based ZnO tetrapod nanomaterials for multifunctional applications 27. June 2019, Ort: HS Geb. 18,

11:00 Uhr - 13:00 Uhr

PD Dr. habil. Yogendra K. Mishra, University Kiel [more]
Institutskolloquium: N-type copolymers for organic photovoltaics, field-effect transistors and thermoelectrics 11. July 2019, Ort: HS Geb. 18,

13:30 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr

Prof Dr. Michael Sommer, TU Chemnitz [more]