Peter Awakowicz

Peter Awakowicz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Awakowicz is senior professor Ruhr-Universität Bochum. A diverse spectrum of research is addressed. It includes atmospheric pressure plasmas combined with catalysts for air and gas purification (e.g., CRC 1316, Carbon2Chem) or atmospheric pressure plasmas for the deposition of light metal oxides. Furthermore, atmospheric pressure plasmas for disinfection and sterilisation, wound healing, cancer treatment (PlasNow) are investigated. Another research focus are low pressure plasmas for deposition of SiO2 layers on plastics for barrier and membrane applications or Low-pressure plasmas for the deposition of metal oxynitrides (SFB-TR 87). Finally, quantitative plasma diagnostics with optical, mass spectrometric and electrical methods realized within the research institute. 

Key-Publications

  1. E. J. Iglesias, A. Hecimovic, F. Mitschker, M. Fiebrandt, N. Bibinov, P. Awakowicz, Ultraviolet/vacuum-ultraviolet emission from a high power magnetron sputtering plasma with an aluminum target, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 53 (5), (2019)
  2. M. Engelhardt, S. Ries, P. Hermanns, N. Bibinov, P. Awakowicz Modifications of aluminum film caused by micro-plasmoids and plasma spots in the effluent of an argon non-equilibrium plasma jet, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50 (37), 375201 (2017)
  3. K. Heuer, M. A. Hoffmanns, E. Demir, S. Baldus, C. M. Volkmar, M. Röhle, P. C. Fuchs, P. Awakowizc, C. V. Suschek, C. Opländer, The topical use of non-thermal dielectric barrier discharge (DBD): Nitric oxide related effects on human skin, Nitric oxide-biology and chemistry 44, 52-60 (2015)
  4. C. Schulz, T. Styrnoll, R. Storch, P. Awakowicz, T. Musch, I. Rolfes\\ \textbf{The Multipole Resonance Probe: Progression and Evaluation of a Process Compatible Plasma Sensor}\\ IEEE Sensors Journal \textbf{14}, (10), 3408-3417 (2014)
  5. H. Behm, K. Bahroun, H. Bahre, D. Kirchheim, F. Mitschker, N. Bibinov, M. Böke, R. Dahlmann, P. Awakowicz, C. Hopmann, J. Winter, Adhesion of Thin CVD Films on Pulsed Plasma Pre- Treated Polypropylene, Plasma proccesses and polymers 11 (5), 418-425 (2014)
  6. K. Stapelmann, J.-W. Lackmann, I. Buerger, J.E. Bandow, P. Awakowicz, A H-2 very high frequency capacitively coupled plasma inactivates glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase(GapDH) more efficiently than UV photons and heat combined, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (8), 085402 (2014)
  7. S. Bienholz, T. Styrnoll, P. Awakowicz, On the electrical asymmetry effect in large area multiple frequency capacitively coupled plasmas, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (6), 065201 (2014)
  8. R. Pothiraja, C. Ruhrmann, M. Engelhardt, N. Bibinov, P. Awakowicz, Characterization of atmospheric-pressure ac micro-discharge in He-N-2 mixture using time- and space-resolved optical emission spectroscopy, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 46 (46), 464012 (2013)
  9. S. Steves, T. Styrnoll, F. Mitschker, S. Bienholz, N. Bibinov, P. Awakowicz\\ \textbf{Characterization of low-pressure microwave and radio frequency discharges in oxygen applying optical emission spectroscopy and multipole resonance probe}\\ Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics \textbf{46} (44), 445201(2013)
  10. M. Schulze, A. Yanguas-Gil, A. von Keudell, and P. Awakowicz\\ \textbf{A robust method to measure resonant and metastable state densities from emission spectra in argon and argon-diluted low pressure plasmas}\\ Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics \textbf{41}, 065206 (2008)