Surface Engineering

The Institute of Surface Engineering was established as a central academic institution of our University in January 2006. It brings together the competence of three faculties - Mechanical Engineering, Natural and Environmental Sciences, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - in the area of surface engineering. More recently, this major focus has been supplemented by a further research interest in adhesive and bonding technology and in the strength-optimized and break-resistant construction of component parts.

The IOT’ fields of activity are:

  • Industry-oriented R&D projects,
  • Advisory and expert opinion services,
  • (Continuing) Education to maintain a high potential qualified labour force in our region

The IOT’s core areas of competence are:

  • Surface pre-conditionings
  • Surface activation and coating by means of low-pressure and atmospheric-pressure plasma technology
  • Determination of coat and surface properties
  • Break-resistant and strength-optimized component part design
  • Adhesive and bonding technology

IOT [de]


Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Markus Fulland
Fakultät Maschinenwesen
Campus 02763 Zittau
Schwenninger Weg 1
Building Z VII, Room 135
+49 3583 612-4831