The Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP is part of the Faculty of Energy Technology, Process Engineering and Biological Engineering of the University of Stuttgart. State-of-the-art labs, technical plants and workshops are available at the three IGVP facilities in Nobelstrasse 12, Allmandring 5b, and Pfaffenwaldring 31 for interdisciplinary engineering and natural scientific research. The institute is organized in the two departments “Interfacial Process Engineering” and “Plasma and Microwave Technology". Cooperation with Fraunhofer IGB makes it possible to pursue projects from basic research to application.
The IGVP focuses on the design of functional materials and that of their interfaces and surfaces, on the biological interactions at these interfaces as well as on the development and engineering of interfacially driven processes.
In plasma technology, low-temperature plasmas are applied for surface activation, microwaves for stabilization of high-temperature plasmas in fusion-related plasma physics, and the dynamic properties of plasmas and electromagnetic waves are analyzed and simulated.
Teaching activities are centered on the subject areas of interfacial process engineering, infection biology, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, biomaterials, resource-efficient processes as well as plasma physics and plasma technology.