Jan Benedikt

Jan BenediktJan Benedikt is a full professor at Kiel University in the field of atmospheric and low-pressure non-equilibrium plasma physics with focus on plasma diagnostic, plasma-surface interaction including the field of plasma medicine and interaction with liquids, and on synthesis of nanoparticles, nanomaterials, and thin films especially with respect to understanding of growth mechanisms and plasma-chemistry pathways. He studied physics, and especially plasma physics, at the University of West Bohemia, Plzen, Czech Republic, and obtained his PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology (2004). He was awarded Hans-Werner-Osthoff Plasma Physics Prize in 2009 and John Coburn and Harold Winters Student Award in Plasma Science and Technology at AVS conference in 2003. He is author of eighty-five peer-reviewed articles including four review articles, and has been invited more than forty times to give an invited conference talk or lecture course.


  1. S. Schneider, F. Jarzina, J.-W. Lackmann, J. Golda, V. Layes, V. Schulz-von der Gathen, J. Bandow, J. Benedikt, Summarizing results on the performance of a selective set of atmospheric plasma jets for separation of photons and reactive particles, J. Phys.D: Appl. Phys. 48 (2015) 444001
  2. J. Benedikt, A. Hecimovic, D. Ellerweg, A. von Keudell, Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry of Reactive Plasmas, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45 (2012) 403001
  3. J. Benedikt, Plasma-chemical reactions: low pressure acetylene plasmas, J. Phys. D 43 (2010) 043001