Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Functional Polymer Coatings (Pappas - Plasmatreat)


Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (AP-PECVD) of Functional Polymer Coatings

Daphne Pappas
Plasmatreat USA


Plasma-based surface engineering is a technological field gaining a lot of interest due to the variety of applications in several industries, including aerospace, automotive, biomedical and microelectronics. Over the last decade, plasma research has expanded, including the development of functional nanocoatings under atmospheric pressure and room temperature conditions. Large area inline nanocoatings are deposited using open air systems negating the need for vacuum equipment. These thin coatings can serve as anti-corrosion, water repellent, adhesion promoting or biocompatible surfaces. An overview of the advances in plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition under atmospheric pressure conditions (AP-PECVD) will be presented. The talk will provide information for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the status of knowledge in the area of AP-PECVD of functional coatings, as well as for those who seek solutions for practical surface engineering challenges.

Speakers Background:

Dr. Daphne Pappas comes from a background in plasma technology and surface engineering. Since October of 2018, she holds the position of R&D and Applications Manager at Plasmatreat USA. Prior to joining Plasmatreat, Daphne worked in the semiconductor industry at Lam Research Corporation and for a start-up company. Aside from her experience in industry, Daphne conducted research for the DoD for 7 years at the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD and served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Case Western Reserve University.
Daphne holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in Materials Science. She is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports and is listed as co-inventor on 3 US patents. Her research interests involve plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) of thin films using atmospheric and low pressure plasmas, surface characterization techniques and study of plasma-surface interactions.
She enjoys volunteering for the Northern California Chapter of the American Vacuum Society (NCCAVS) and currently serves as Chair of the Plasma Applications group:


Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Michael’s at Shoreline
2960 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA



6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture


Employed/postdoc Student/unemployed/retired
Early Registration  $30 $15
Registration $35 $20
Walk-in (not guaranteed) $40 $25

Lecture-only is free.



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David Olmeijer

phone: 415-509-8948

Deadline for registration:

End of advanced registration: Wednesday September 18, 11:59 PM

End of regular registration: Sunday, September 22, 5:00 PM

Dinner Selection:

Seafood - Stuffed prawns with lobster sauce
Chicken - Chicken marsala
Vegetarian - Spinach and cheese tortellini

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