Thanks to our experience in numerical modelling of dilute gas and plasma flows, research & code development in PICLas is one of our services. This allows us to develop novel physical & numerical models as well as implement new boundary conditions. As part of our research & development process, we verify the implementation with simple test cases and use experimental measurements, if available, to validate more complex systems.

On-going research projects


AI-assisted methods to increase the energy efficiency of vacuum coating processes

Partner: Institute of Space Systems (IRS), Fraunhofer ISE, 4th condition, ROWO Coating, iSATT
Time frame: 01.10.2022 - 30.09.2025

Funding: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (Link)

Past research projects


Simulation of high-frequency plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition (PECVD) processes of industry-scale reactors at low pressures below 4 Pa

Partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM
Time frame: 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2023
Funding: Innovationsprogramm für Geschäftsmodelle und Pionierlösungen (IGP), Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (Link)

Integrated CFD Computational Tool for Space Mission on Rarefied Gas Environments

Extension and validation of the particle-based ellipsoidal statistical Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook model to gas mixtures. Details regarding the validation as well as the implementation are available:

Partner: Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart
Time frame:
 17.04.2020 - 15.10.2020
Funding: Programme of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA Contract 4000130502/20/NL/MG/rk)

We are open to collaborative research projects and have experience in the application to different funding sources on the European and national level. Contact us to discuss possible collaboration opportunities.

Dr.-Ing. Paul Nizenkov

Phone: +49 711 995 975 61