Mission Coatings and Tribology Group

The coatings and tribology group focuses on the fabrication of thin film materials with enhanced hardness and tribological properties, improved surface smoothness, and coating-substrate adhesion arising from the highly ionized plama conditions available particularly with our Ingenia S3P high impact magnetron sputtering HiPIMS) system. More recent activities addressing the metallization of polymer implants for improved osseo-integration profits from know-how available in the more bio-medical oriented research laboratories within the materials-meet-life department.




Dr. Kerstin Thorwarth (Group Leader Coatings & Tribology)
+41 58 765 4547


Dr. Rowena Crockett (Senior Scientist)
+41 58 765 4612


List of Publications