At the IOM, five fields of research as well as four cross-section units are organized in a matrix in order to strategically combine competencies and promote cooperation between all areas.
The IOM works on interdisciplinary topics of application-oriented basic research and innovative developments with the goals of gaining scientific knowledge and implementing the results in industry.
The core competence of the IOM is the modification of surfaces and thin films by means of ion, electron, photon (e.g. laser and UV light) and plasma technologies. The task is to achieve research results that can be applied in economically relevant and future-oriented fields of technology.