Dr. Michael Liehr
Michael's doctorate in physics originally focused on ion beam production from hot plasma sources . Later he developed microwave plasma reactors for diamond thin films deposition and PECVD processes for the deposition of organic and ceramic layers from metal organic pre-cursor material. He served as director of R&D at Applied Films GmbH and the managing director of Leybold Optics Dresden GmbH over a period of ten years.
Dr. Clemens Ringpfeil
Clemens was awarded his doctorate in surface physics for the x-ray diagnostics of thin films. Later, he was offered the position of R&D manager at Leybold Optics Dresden GmbH, where he gained valuable experience in process implementation of magnetron sputtering of metallic and ceramic layers on a range of conventional and special substrates for large scale production.
Dieter started his career at AEG semiconductors after earning a degree in material science. He then joined Leybold AG.. During this time Dieter made magnetron sputtering a mainstream technology. Based on his wide experience in PVD Dieter became co-founder and managing director of SenVac GmbH, a company which excelled in implementing sputter targets with the special power supplies to the coating industry.