0230 SCIENTIFIC EMPLOYEE Modelling Plasma Chemistry

Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e. V.
September 05 2017
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The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology (INP Greifswald) is the biggest non-university institution in the field of low-temperature plasmas throughout Europe and ranks among the most modern institutions in this field worldwide. We are engaged in research and development FROM IDEA TO PROTOTYPE. In an international working environment, we deal with socially relevant challenges in the fields of Materials & Energy as well as Environment & Health. Currently the INP employs about 170 employees at three locations in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

In the department “Plasma Modelling” models and simulations are predominantly developed and applied for the technological and scientific utilization potential of non-thermal plasmas at low and atmospheric pressure. The spectrum of models extends from the description of individual plasma effects to the complete modelling of plasma sources and plasma processes.

For the project “Fundamental investigations on the plasma chemistry in dielectric barrier discharges operated with air-water vapor mixtures at sub-atmospheric pressure”, located at the department “Plasma Modelling”, we are seeking to hire for the location in Greifswald at the earliest possible date a


Modelling Plasma Chemistry


The position is initially limited to 3 years / Weekly working time 20 hours/ TV-L Ost wage group E13


Your tasks:

You carry out the numerical modelling and analysis of the discharge behaviour and of the plasma-chemical processes of dielectric barrier discharges (DBE) operating near or at atmospheric pressure with mixtures of argon, air and water vapour. This involves

  • the setup of a self-consistent, time-dependent and spatially two-dimensional fluid model of a DBE in argon and its validation against measurements of excited argon atoms;

  • the adaptation and application of a global discharge model including an extensive reaction kinetics for dry air and its validation against experiments and self-consistent, space-dependent models;

  • the extension of the plasma-chemistry model to account for reactions triggered by water vapour;

  • the analysis of the impact of the operating parameters and of the used gas mixtures on the operating conditions, the plasma dynamics and the plasma composition.


  • you document your work activities and

  • you write peer-reviewed publications.

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