Gettering and Defect Engineering
in Semiconductor Technology

General Information

The GADEST conference series provides an international forum on Gettering and Defect Engineering in Semiconductor Technology for experts in the field of semiconductor technology, semiconductor device physics and defect physics. With a clear focus on applied academic research, a major goal of the GADEST conferences is the exchange of experiences and views with industry, whose participation is strongly encouraged. Since 1985, when the conference series was established by Hans Richter of the Institute for Physics of Semiconductors of the Academy of Science of the former German Democratic Republic, it also aims at bringing together participants from eastern and western countries. The GADEST conferences are organized biennially in a spirit that encourages close interactions and discussions among the participants.


GADEST 2024 – Germany
In 2024, the 20th GADEST will be organized by TU Bergakademie Freiberg. It will be held in Bad Schandau (Saxony, Germany) from September 8-13, 2024.
Webpages of the GADEST 2024


GADEST 2022 – Austria

In 2022, the 19th GADEST was organized by Johannes Kepler University Linz (Institute of Semiconductor and Solid State Physics). It was held in Mondsee, Austria from September 10-16, 2022.

Webpages of the GADEST 2022


GADEST 2019 Zeuthen, Germany

In 2019, the 18th GADEST was organized by IHP – Leibniz Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. It was held in Zeuthen, near Berlin, September 22-27, 2019.

Webpages of the GADEST 2019


GADEST 2017 Lopota resort, Georgia

October 1st to 6th, 2017, Lopota resort, Georgia

In 2017, the 17th GADEST conference was held at Lopota resort, Georgia, from 1st to 6th October. For further information, please visit the webpages of the conference.

Webpages of the GADEST 2017