competence centres

Applied Research and product Sustainability


Ultra-thin surface coatings

CSMT provides consulting services such as:

Choice and optimization of the material

Process conditions

Design and re-engineering of artifacts.

The Center is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies for mechanical testing and characterization of coatings as well as a Magnetron Sputtering and Plasma Enhanced CVD deposition coating laboratory.


The Center also employs numerous research laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering for chemical, structural and mechanical characterization of coatings.


The CSMT Coating Laboratory is equipped with PVD and CVD deposition systems and instruments for characterizing the surface mechanical properties of materials or coatings.