Bridging the Pandemic: Reigniting Cooperation on Plasma Research

160 years ago the Japanese government and Prussia signed the first treaty about diplomatic, commercial, and cultural exchange. This is generally considered as the start of a long and intense history of official relations between our countries. Indeed, the 160th anniversary is now being celebrated by various events throughout the year. With this workshop, we want to use the opportunity to revitalize also our relations in low-temperature plasma science, which have been hit hard by the pandemic lockdown in recent years.

Research on topics generally related to the CRC1316 (Transient Atmospheric Pressure Plasmas: From Plasmas to Liquids to Solids) at RUB is in the focus of the workshop .

The format of the workshop is slightly unusual but designed to be most convenient for both sides, German as well as Japanese participants. Considering the time shift between Germany and Japan, the schedule is distributed over seven days within six weeks.

There will be speakers from the following Japanese universities/institutes: AIST (National Institute of Industrial Science and Technology), Hokkaido University, Iwate University, Keio University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, University of Tokyo.


Here you can download a PDF version of the below schedule.

Date Time (JST) Talks/Speakers Chair
29.10. 10:30-11:00 (17:30-18:00) Welcome/Introduction, Uwe Czarnetzki (5+10), Satoshi Hamaguchi (5), Welcome CRC1316: Achim von Keudell (15)  
  11:00-13:00 (18:00-20:00) Microwave application to liquid process in reduced pressure environment
Hirotaka Toyoda, Nagoya University
A non-neutral regime of radio-frequency atmospheric pressure plasma jets: Simulation and modeling
Ralf Peter Brinkmann, RUB
Diagnostics of negative ions in atmospheric-pressure plasmas produced in ambient air
Koichi Sasaki, Hokkaido University
The challenge of identifying plasma catalysis mechanisms
Achim von Keudell, RUB
Satoshi Hamaguchi (Osaka University), Uwe Czarnetzki (RUB)
05.11. 10:00-12:00 (18:00-20:00) Ignition of nanosecond discharges in liquids: optical analysis at different voltage polarities
Katharina Grosse, RUB
Innovation in ultra-precision machining through “Plasma nanoManufacturing Process”
Kazuya Yamamura, Osaka University
Electric field, power and reactive species in a surface dielectric barrier discharge for plasma catalysis
Judith Golda, RUB
Pulsed Power Applications for Agriculture and Food Processing
Koichi Takaki, Iwate University
Nikita Lepikhin (RUB)
12.11. 10:00-12:00 (18:00-20:00) Validation of streamer discharge simulation with measurements
Ryo Ono, University of Tokyo
Modification of biologically-relevant targets by atmospheric pressure plasmas: in search of the active components
Andrew Gibson, RUB
Plasma Catalysis for Power to X
Hyun-Ha Kim, AIST
Modeling of radio-frequency plasma jets: from fluid to kinetic hybrid models
Thomas Mussenbrock, RUB
Judith Golda (RUB)
19.11. 10:00-12:00 (18:00-20:00) How to approach to the transport parameter of electrons in a low-temperature collisional plasma subject to time-varying field?
Toshiaki Makabe, Keio University
Plasma-enhanced catalysis of CO2 as a new concept of electricity-driven chemical reaction
Tomohiro Nozaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Knowledge based process control in technological highfrequency plasmas by Voltage Waveform Tailoring
Julian Schulze, RUB
Process control in micro atmospheric pressure RF plasma jets
Ihor Korolov, RUB
Ryo Ono (University of Tokyo)
25.11. 09:00-12:00 (17:00-20:00) Poster Session Kota Tamura (Nagoya University), Hansin Bae (Nagoya University), Jan Kuhfeld (RUB)
26.11. 10:00-12:00 (18:00-20:00) Breakdown and quasi-DC phase of a nanosecond discharge
Nikita Lepikhin, RUB
Vibrational excitation in a nanosecond discharge
Jan Kuhfeld, RUB
Plasma Generation and Chemistry of Reactive Nitrogen Species for Agricultural Applications
Keisuke Takashima, Tohoku University
Molecular dynamics simulations of the permeation characteristics of plasma active species into biological membranes
Satoshi Uchida, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Andrew Gibson (RUB)
03.12. 10:00-12:00 (18:00-20:00) Restoring germination rate of heat-stressed seeds by low temperature plasma treatment
Masaharu Shiratani, Kyushu University
Interaction between ultrahigh density, non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma and organic solutions for cancer therapy
Masaru Hori, Nagoya University
Gas cleaning with catalytic plasma processes
Peter Awakowicz, RUB
Ro-vibrational excitation of CO2 in transient ns-discharges by laser absorption spectroscopy
Yanjun Du, RUB/NCEPU
Tomohiro Nozaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

All talks are 30 minutes, including discussions: (25 + 5)

List of posters.


Please register until 27.10.2021 if you want to attend the workshop.

If you want to contribute a poster to the poster session, please supply the title till the 27.10.2021.

The deadline for the final poster file (one page pdf, in the usual poster formats) is the 12.11.2021.


You can register for the workshop below. Please, make sure to enter a valid email address, as it will be used to publish the link to the video conference, the poster session and all further communication. After registration it is possible to enter a poster title and upload the corresponding poster file (pdf). This is only necessary, if you want to contribute to the poster session.

Note, that the registration form is also the login form. To access your information simply enter the same e-mail address and password as in your registration (no need to fill in the other fields again). If you are redirected to the registration form again after a login attempt, this means that you probably entered a wrong password.

In case of any technical issues regarding the registration form and/or the poster upload, please contact jan.kuhfeld (at)