Welcome to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
At the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) we explore materials and complex material systems that help to face current and future challenges, such as the energy transition - “Energiewende”. One of the HZB’s research emphases is on materials for thin-film photovoltaics and for the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy carriers (e.g. molecular hydrogen).
To be able to study material structures and processes in detail, the HZB operates two separate large-scale research facilities – the neutron source BER II and the synchrotron radiation source BESSY II – used by some 3,000 guest scientists from all around the World every year. At both facilities, HZB teams have developed in some cases unparalleled instruments and are continuing to work on increasing their measurement precision to allow for new insights to be gleaned.
The HZB is a member of the Helmholtz Association and co-founder of the Competence Centre for Thin-Film and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB), whose mission it is to promote the technology transfer to industry.
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Current job opportunities
- Postdoc (f/m), Nanospectroskopy
- PostDoc Scientist
- Postdoc (f/m), laser physics
- Doctoral Thesis, Photoelectrochemical Water Spitting
- Doctoral Thesis, Material Libraries
- Doctoral Thesis, soft X-ray spectroscopy
- Student Assistant
- 23.08.2015 7th Swiss International Summer University on Renewables, ISUenergy 2015
- 24.08.2015 7th Summer School of the European Federation of EPR groups on Advanced EPR
- 06.09.2015 Quantsol - International Summer School on Photovoltaics and New Concepts of Quantum Solar Energy Conversion
- 13.09.2015 16th International conference on Small-Angle Scattering (SAS 2015), in Berlin