- Welcome to the SIMS, Plasmas and Materials subgroup
As head of the SIMS laboratory at JLU I am involved in diverse research projects. My main research interests are in the fascinating field of “SIMS, Plasmas and materials”. At first glance this appears to be a very diverse combination of topics. At second glance, an analytical technique like secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) requires materials for analysis. Only specialist knowledge in both fields, analytics and materials science, enables maximum outcomes. My main interest lies in the investigation of diffusion processes in applied systems. This ranges from drug release from biomaterials and transport in bone, via diffusion in environmental relevant polymers to materials degradation in low-temperature plasmas. A speciality are SIMS in-situ investigations of electrochemical systems, like solid oxide fuel cell electrodes and batteries. Part of the work takes place in cooperation with Jürgen Janek and other cooperation partners. Students are always welcome to do a Bachelor's or Master's thesis under my supervision!
Fig.: Finite element simulation of drug spreading from a functionalised biomaterial in rat bone.