We are unique in our approach to studying plasma and surface processes in situ and in real time with a large set of current and new diagnostics

We focus on advancing the science and technology of plasma and materials processing, a multidisciplinary research area that encompasses the research fields of plasma physics, surface science and materials science. Our aim is to be an internationally leading group in the field of atomic scale processing, for present-day and future applications in energy technologies, nanoelectronics and nanotechnology.

The group studies the physics of the plasma medium, how reactive species interact with surfaces and how atomic scale processes can be used to fabricate, prepare or modify materials and their surfaces. We do so through our advanced processing facilities, our large set of plasma and surface diagnostics and state-of-the-art material analysis techniques.



Work with us!

Please check out the TU/e Vacancies page for further opportunities within our group.


Research themes

Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute

The Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute (EHCI) brings together the world-class photonics and quantum research at TU/e to create a unique and optimal environment to enable these fields to grow synergetically. The institute´s interdisciplinary approach paves the way for collaborations to create new paradigms in computing, communication and sensing. 

The mission of the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute is to contribute to a sustainable information society, by bringing together TU/e’s unique core strengths in photonics and quantum technology, from materials to systems. Interdisciplinary projects will bring scientists in these fields together. 

Meet some of our Researchers


The NanoLabTUe offers a unique combination of equipment for developing optical chips and other applications based on compound semiconductor technology.

With the facilities of the SolarLab, atomic layers can be applied to solar cells, in a quick, controlled manner, making solar cells even more efficient.


Check out all our courses and our available student projects

Are you a student interested in doing a BEP project or graduating in the Plasma & Materials Processing group? There are ample traineeship opportunities for students within our group.

If you are interested in a BEP or MSc graduation project in the PMP group, you can contact Adrie Mackus, Adriana Creatore or Erwin Kessels. It is also possible to have a lab tour if you want to orient yourself on the various possibilities.

In all projects you team up with one or more of our PhD students and staff members. You are a full member of such research team and  will get a flavour of state-of-the-art atomic scale processing research.


Integrated photonics will have major impact in areas such as communications, healthcare, agro-food, and mobility. The market is growing fast and thousands of jobs will be created. TU/e is the place to start a career in this field.

Do you want to be part of this future?

Then you should consider the new PhotonDelta Fast Career Track program. This program involves TU/e Master students in Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering in photonics research and applications, together with researchers and companies active in this field. For more information please consult:

PhotonDelta Fast Career Track Program for Applied Physics students

Interested? Send an email to photonicscareer@tue.nl