RPI Engineering
Christoph O. Steinbruchel

Christoph O. Steinbruchel

Professor Emeritus

Microelectronics Technology, Thin Films

Professor Steinbruchel received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1974. Before joining Rensselaer, he worked at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Chicago, the Argonne National Laboratory, RCA Laboratories, and Mettler Instruments. Professor Steinbruchel has published extensively in the areas of plasma etching, sputtering, plasma diagnostics, and surface science. Steinbruchel's research program is in the area of thin film materials science, with application especially to microelectronics and sensor technology. This research includes all types of materials, the common theme being that they are used in the form of thin films.


Ph.D. Chemical Physics (University of Minnesota, 1974)


  • Plasma etching of benzocyclobutene in CF4/O2 and SF6/O2 plasmas (2006)
  • A-site Deficiency, Phasepurity and Crystal Structure in Lanthanum Strontium Ferrite (2007)