The main research area of the department are hard protective coatings prepared by physical vapor deposition techniques (PVD). The topics of our work are:

  • Nanostructured hard coatings
  • Low-temperature hard coatings
  • High-power impulse magnetron sputtering
  • Combinatorial processing of hard coating composition
  • Defects in hard coatings
  • Coatings with low friction coefficient
  • Tribocorrosion analytics of hard coatings