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  • <p>At the Helmholtz Innovation Lab HySPRINT, Steve Albrecht finds the appropriate techniques to produce the world's most efficient perovskite solar cells.</p>
    Portrait: The athlete in the lab coat
    Steve Albrecht is researching on perovskite solar cells and holds several efficiency world records with his team. Back in his schooldays, he was going to become either a competitive gymnast or a scientist. He chose science, but the same athletic ambition still drives his research forward. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Johannes Reuther works at the Freie Universit&auml;t Berlin and the HZB.</p>
    Freie Universität Berlin appointed Johannes Reuther as W2 professor

    On April 6, 2020 Freie Universität Berlin appointed Johannes Reuther to the joint W2 professorship "Theory of Novel Quantum Materials”. The physicist will conduct research at both Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Freie Universität Berlin. The joint appointment will build a bridge between experimental and theoretical physics. [...]

  • <p>Felix B&uuml;ttner has set up a holography chamber at Brookhaven National Laboratory.</p>
    New Helmholtz Young Investigator Group at HZB
    Dr. Felix Büttner will establish a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group (YIG) on topological solitons at the HZB beginning in March 2020. Topological solitons occur in magnetic quantum materials and can contribute to extremely energy-efficient switching processes. Büttner wants to develop a new imaging technique at BESSY II to study these quasi-particles. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Simon Krause (University of Groningen, 1st from left) and Dr. Felix Willems (TU Berlin and Max Born Institute, 3rd from left) received the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for their outstanding dissertations. &copy; M. Setzpfand/HZB</p>
    Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Award and Innovation Award for Research in Synchrotron Radiation
    This year, the circle of friends of the HZB awarded the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize to two young scientists for their outstanding PhD theses. The European Synchrotron Radiation Innovation Award went to a team of physicists from DESY and the Paul Scherrer Institute. The award ceremony took place at this year's User Meeting of the HZB, which was very well attended with over 500 participants and more than 50 exhibitors. [...]
  • <p>Herzlichen Gl&uuml;ckwunsch: Shayne Fraiss schloss seine Feinwerkmechaniker-Ausbildung als Bester in Berlin ab.</p>
    Der landesbeste Feinwerkmechaniker 2019 kommt aus dem HZB
    Bereits im dritten Jahr in Folge darf sich das HZB über einen außergewöhnlichen Erfolg bei der Feinwerkmechaniker-Ausbildung freuen. Shayne Fraiss beendete seine Ausbildung als Bester seines Jahrgangs in Berlin. Wir haben ihn und seine Ausbilder gefragt, was das Geheimrezept für diesen Erfolg ist. [...]
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    HZB Postdoc awarded prize for best presentation at ICMSET 19

    Dr. Lifei Xi was awarded a prize for the best presentation at the 8th International Conference for Materials Science and Engineering Technology (ICMSET 19) in Singapore. The postdoc works in the Young Investigator group "Oxygen Evolution Mechanism Engineering". His research interests are operando measurements to better understand electrocatalytic reactions.  [...]

  • <p>Dr. G&ouml;tz Schuck was awarded a poster prize at the PSCO-19</p>
    Poster award for Götz Schuck
    At the 5th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-19) Dr. Götz Schuck received a prize for his poster contribution. The international conference took place from 30.09.2019 to 02.10.2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. [...]
  • <p>Catherine Dubourdieu is head of the IFOX Institute at HZB and was elected now into the board of directors of the MRS.</p>
    HZB Researcher on the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society
    In September 2019, Prof. Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu was elected into the Board of Directors of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The MRS is one of the largest scientific associations and has almost 14000 members from various areas of the natural sciences and engineering. [...]
  • <p>Jennifer Schevardo: "Starting from December 2019, HZB will be going through the Diversity Audit of the Stifterverband f&uuml;r die Deutsche Wissenschaft. So, that makes us a true pioneer."</p>
    Daring to Increase Diversity

    From 20 to 21 September 2019, the I,Scientist conference will take place at TU Berlin. The hosts declare, is a response to the public gender imbalance in science. Dr. Jennifer Schevardo is the Head of Strategic Personnel Development at HZB explains why HZB needs more diversity. [...]

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    Poster award for Maximilian Krause at the MC2019
    Maximilan Krause, master student at HZB, won a prize for the best poster at the Microscopy Conference 2019 in Berlin. He then presented his research on highly efficient chalcopyrite thin-film solar cells. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Yaolin Xu, postdoctoral researcher at HZB</p>
    HZB postdoctoral researcher receives Humboldt Fellowship
    Since September 2019, Yaolin Xu is doing research on the development of advanced lithium batteries with a Humboldt Foundation fellowship. In the future, these batteries could store significantly more energy than conventional lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). [...]
  • <p>&lsquo;Chuck&rsquo; Fadley spoke at the inauguration of the EMIL facility in 2016.</p>
    In Memoriam: Charles S. Fadley, Longstanding Collaboration Partner, Power User, Advisor

    Charles ‘Chuck’ S. Fadley, a pioneer in photoemission spectroscopy and internationally renowned Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of California, Davis, and Senior Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, passed away on the 1st of August 2019. He remained an active and avid researcher until a few weeks before his death at age 77. [...]

  • <p>Dr. Paul Harten heads the new "Technology Transfer and Innovation" department</p>
    HZB strengthens its technology transfer
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) wants to bring technologies to market faster together with industrial partners and use its expertise in materials and energy research to investigate questions from industry in joint projects. The newly established "Technology Transfer and Innovation" department will identify cooperation partners and applications that are of industrial interest. [...]
  • <p>Congratulation to Javier Villalobos from the Young Investigator Group <br />Oxygen Evolution Mechanism Engineering at HZB.</p>
    Poster award for HZB doctoral student

    Javier Villalobos has been awarded for the best poster at the International Workshop on Correlated Dynamics in Energy Conversion (IWCE 19) in Göttingen. The doctoral student works in the young investigator group "Oxygen Evolution Mechanism Engineering". His research contributes to a better understanding of electrocatalytic oxygen evolution. [...]

  • <p>Silvio K&uuml;nstner (2nd from right) was awarded with five other young researchers at the EUROISMAR 2019 conference.</p>
    HZB doctoral student won Young Scientist Award

    The "Journal of Magnetic Resonance" and the ISMAR (International Society of Magnetic Resonance) awarded Silvio Künstner with a Young Scientist Award for his talk "Rapid Scan EPR-on-a-chip". The doctoral student from the HZB institute for Nanospectroscopy presented current progress in the development of a miniaturized electron spin resonance spectrometer. [...]

  • <p>Jean-Paul Kleider (co-chair conference committee; l.) congratulated Eike Gericke (r.) on his award.</p>
    HZB doctoral student receives award at conference

    Eike Gericke gave a lecture at the 28th International Conference for Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Semiconductors (ICANS) which was awarded as "Best Student Talk". Gericke is a PhD student at the Institute of Nanospektroscopy at the HZB. [...]

  • <p>The Physical Society of Berlin is awarding the Karl-scheel-Prize to Steve Albrecht.</p>
    Steve Albrecht wins the 2019 Karl Scheel Prize
    This year's Karl Scheel Prize from the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin honours Steve Albrecht of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie for his work in the field of highly efficient tandem solar cell absorbers made of metal-halide perovskites. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Jan L&uuml;ning (l.) and Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech (r.) have been appointed as scientific directors of HZB since June 1, 2019.</p>
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has new scientific management

    As of 1 June 2019, Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech and Prof. Dr. Jan Lüning are the new scientific directors of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. Bernd Rech is responsible for the “Energy and Information” department and Jan Lüning heads the “Matter” department. Thus the HZB Supervisory Board has appointed two internationally recognised experts at the top of HZB. [...]

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    Adolfo Velez Saiz is a professor of accelerator physics at TU Dortmund

    Technische Universität Dortmund and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have jointly appointed Prof. Adolfo Velez Saiz as a professor of accelerator physics. He heads the Cavity Development workgroup at the HZB institute SRF – Science and Technology. With this appointment, HZB is expanding its expertise in the development of new accelerator technologies. [...]

  • <p>Jakob Bombsch received an award for his poster on CIGSe absorbers at the spring meeting of the Materials Research Society.</p>
    HZB-Doktorand receives poster award
    At the spring meeting of the Materials Research Society, Jakob Bombsch received an award for his poster on CIGSe absorbers for thin-film photovoltaics. Bombsch is a researcher in the department for Interface Design headed by Prof. Marcus Bär.  [...]
  • <p>The idea: during summer, a module with photovoltaic and catalytic materials is splitting molten ice into hydrogen (H<sub>2</sub>) and oxygen. The H<sub>2</sub> is stored.</p>
    Energy for Antarctica: solar hydrogen as an alternative to crude oil?
    Volkswagen Foundation funds feasibility study by HZB experts in artificial photosynthesis

    The sun shines at the South Pole as well – and in summer almost around the clock. Instead of supplying research stations in the Antarctic with crude oil for producing the electricity and heating they need, solar hydrogen could be produced from sunlight in summer as an alternative. Hydrogen has a high energy density, is easy to store, and can be used as fuel when needed later without polluting the environment. An intriguingly simple idea - but one that raises many questions. Matthias May (HZB) and Kira Rehfeld (Heidelberg University) now want to examine how feasible this kind of solar fuel generation might be in Antarctica. The project is receiving financial support from the Volkswagen Foundation. [...]

  • <p>Bassi presented results on new phases in the quaternary Fe-Ti-W-O system for application as photoelectrocatalyst in light-assisted water splitting.</p>
    Posterprize for HZB postdoc Prince Saurabh Bassi
    Dr. Prince Saurabh Bassi was awarded the poster prize at “International Bunsen-Discussion-Meeting on Fundamentals and Applications of (Photo) Electrolysis for Efficient Energy Storage”. He is a postdoctoral fellow working with Prof. Sebastian Fiechter in the Institute for Solar Fuels. [...]
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    Bernd Stannowski is Professor at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

    Prof. Dr. Bernd Stannowski has received and accepted a call for a joint S-Professorship for "Photovoltaics" at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. The physicist heads the working group "Silicon Photovoltaics" at the Competence Center Thin Film and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) of the HZB. [...]

  • <p>Frederike Lehmann earned an award for her presentation at the annual meeting of the German Society for Crystallography.</p>
    PhD student of HZB earns Best Presentation Award of the Young Crystallographers
    Frederike Lehmann received a prize for her presentation at the annual conference of the German Society of Crystallography in Leipzig on 28 March 2019. She is doing her doctorate in the Department of Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials at the HZB under Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr at the Graduate School HyPerCell. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Godehard W&uuml;stefeld was awarded the Horst Klein Research Prize.</p> <p></p> <p></p>
    Godehard Wüstefeld receives the Horst Klein Research Prize
    The physicist Dr. Godehard Wüstefeld was awarded the Horst Klein Research Prize at the annual conference of the German Physical Society. The award recognizes his outstanding scientific achievements in accelerator physics in the development of BESSY II and BESSY VSR. [...]
  • <p>Johannes Sutter received an award for his poster on solarcells at the NIPHO19.</p>
    Poster award for Johannes Sutter
    Johannes Sutter, PhD student at HZB, was awarded a poster prize at the "International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells, Photonics and Optoelectronics (NIPHO19)". The conference took place from 25-27 February 2019 in Jerusalem. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Marcel Risch has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant and will continue his research at HZB.</p>
    Marcel Risch to form research group at the HZB with an ERC Starting Grant
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will be further strengthened in its research on solar fuels. Dr. Marcel Risch, who recently obtained an ERC Starting Grants, is moving from Georg August Universität, Göttingen to the HZB. Starting in March 2019, the materials physicist will set up his own research group to analyse and improve catalytic materials for water splitting. [...]
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    Postdoc Career Office founded at HZB
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is setting up a "Postdoc Career Office" to support postdoctoral researchers in actively planning their future careers. Since 15 January 2019, Dr. Christoph Scherfer has been the contact person for postdocs at the HZB. The Helmholtz Association supports the development of the postdoctoral office at the HZB over a period of five years.    [...]
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    Two new Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups will start in 2019

    Starting in 2019, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) will be establishing two new Helmholtz Young Investigator Groups and thereby strengthening its competencies in catalysis research. The Helmholtz Association will be funding each group with 150,000 euros annually over a period of five years, and HZB will be matching that sum with its own funds. [...]

  • <p>Marcus B&auml;r, here in EMIL lab at HZB, has accepted a professorship at FAU in South-Germany.</p>
    Marcus Bär accepts W2 professorship for X-ray spectroscopy in Erlangen-Nuremberg
    Prof. Marcus Bär has accepted a professorship for X-ray spectroscopy at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). Bär heads the Department of Interface Design at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The new W2 professorship was established in cooperation with HZB and Forschungszentrum Jülich in order to strengthen the Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg für Renewable Energy (HI ERN). In the future, Bär will also be working on HI ERN research topics at HZB, thereby contributing to the intensification of cooperation. [...]
  • <p>Lena Gra&szlig; has received an award by GBM for her master thesis.</p>
    Outstanding master thesis on the structure and function of a bacterial enzyme honoured
    On December 17, 2018, Lena Graß, a PhD student from the Structural Biochemistry Group at Freie Universität Berlin, was awarded the Master Prize of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie e.V. (Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) (GBM). For her master thesis at Freie Universität Berlin and the MX beamlines of BESSY II, she deciphered the structure and function of a so-called RNA helicase. [...]
  • <p>Marko Topic, Bernd Rech, Janez Krc, Benjamin Lipovsek, Steve Albrecht, Marko Jost, Borut Pahor (f.l.t.r)</p>
    Slovenian president awards HZB scientist with "Apple of Inspiration"
    Marko Jošt, Steve Albrecht and Bernd Rech, researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) receive a rare award today, 19 December 2018. In the slovenian Grand Hall of Presidential Palace, the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor, presents them with the "Apple of Inspiration". It honours achievements in culture, science, sport and society. The Berlin scientists are the first foreigners who receive the prize together with colleagues from the University of Ljubljana. [...]
  • <p>Steve Albrecht is heading the junior investigator group "Perovskit Tandem Solar Cells" at the HZB.</p>
    Steve Albrecht is Junior Professor at the Technical University of Berlin
    The Technische Universität Berlin (TU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have appointed Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht to the joint junior professorship "perovskite solar cells" as of December 15, 2018. Since 2016, Albrecht has headed the junior investigator group "Perovskit Tandem Solar Cells" at the HZB, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.


  • <p>The Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize went to Dr. Victoriia Saveleva (right) for her work on catalysts.</p>
    Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize and Synchrotron Radiation Innovation Award
    On December 6, 2018, the Association of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin awarded the Ernst Eckhard Koch Prize for an outstanding doctoral thesis in the field of research with synchrotron radiation at the HZB or at DESY as well as the European Innovation-Award on Synchrotron Radiation. The award ceremonies took place during the 10th User Meeting at the HZB. [...]
  • <p>New at HZB: DAAD MOPGA Fellow Dr. Yutsung Tsai.</p>
    "Make our Planet great again": New Research Group at the HZB institute of Silicon Photovoltaics
    The physicist Dr. Yutsung Tsai is setting up his own research group on  at the Institute of Silicon Photovoltaics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. His goal is to develop two-dimensional transparent solar cells. Tsai receives research funding from the Franco-German programme "Make Our Planet Great Again – German Research Initiative“ (MOPGA-GRI), which is funded by the German Ministry or Education and Research.  [...]
  • <p>Andriy Zakutayev (NREL), member of the jury, has awarded Fredrike Lehmann for her poster at ICTMC-21 in Boulder, Colorado, USA.</p>
    Poster award to HZB doctoral student
    Frederike Lehmann from the HZB Department Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials received a poster award at an international conference, the ICTMC-21 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. She presented her results on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid perovskite materials, which are considered interesting candidates for novel solar cells. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Andrea Denker is the head of the department "Proton Therapy" at HZB.</p>
    Andrea Denker is Professor of "Accelerator Physics for Medicine"
    The Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have appointed Prof. Dr. Andrea Denker to the joint professorship "Accelerator Physics for Medicine" as of October 1, 2018. Since 2006, Andrea Denker is head of the department "Proton Therapy" at the HZB, which operates the accelerator for eye tumor therapy. The therapy, offered in cooperation with the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the HZB, is unique in Germany. [...]
  • <p>John Uhlrich, Editor-in-Chief at Wiley VCH presented an award to Quentin Jeangros, EPFL, and Eike K&ouml;hnen, HZB, for their outstanding posters (from left to right).  </p>
    Poster award for HZB PhD student
    Eike Köhnen received an award for his poster on perovskite silicon tandem cells at the 4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a PhD student in the Junior Research Group on Perovskite Tandem Cells led by Dr. Steve Albrecht. [...]
  • <p>Milena Meschenmoser completed the best apprenticeship of her year. After finishing her training as a precision mechanic, she now has new plans.</p>
    Berlin’s best apprentice for precision mechanic comes from the HZB
    Milena Meschenmoser completed her apprenticeship as a precision mechanic as the best in Berlin. From 2014 to 2018, she completed the practical part of her training at the HZB workshop in Wannsee. [...]
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    Atoosa Meseck is a professor of accelerator physics at the University of Mainz
    On 1 September 2018, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz appointed Atoosa Meseck to the joint professorship “Accelerator physics – collective effects and nonlinear beam dynamics”. Prof. Dr. Atoosa Meseck is researching at HZB into novel concepts for undulators, as are indispensable for producing high brightness synchrotron radiation. Among other things, she is developing undulator concepts for the successor facility BESSY III, for which the concept is currently being developed at HZB. [...]
  • <p>Antonio Abate is an internationally renowned perovskite researcher. </p>
    ERC Starting Grant awarded to Antonio Abate
    HZB scientist Dr. Antonio Abate has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant for his research project on perovskite solar cells. The ERC Starting Grant supports outstanding researchers in an early phase of their scientific careers with up to 1.5 million euros over five years and is considered one of the most important European awards. [...]
  • <p>Katherine Ann Mazzio was awarded for her poster contribution at the ICT2018 in Caen.</p>
    Poster award für HZB scientist at ICT2018
    At the International Conference on Thermoelectrics in July in Caen, France, Dr. Katherine Ann Mazzio from the HZB Institute of Nanospectroscopy received a prize for her poster. The conference is the world's largest symposium on thermoelectric materials. [...]
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    Bundesvereinigung Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik wählt Susan Schorr zur Generalsekretärin
    Auf der letzten Mitgliederversammlung der Bundesvereinigung Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (BVMatWerk) wurde Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr einstimmig zur Generalsekretärin gewählt. Sie tritt das Amt ab 2019 an, die Amtszeit dauert zwei Jahre. [...]
  • <p>Nils M&aring;rtensson, University of Uppsala, cooperates closely with HZB.<strong><br /></strong></p>
    Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Nils Mårtensson
    The Helmholtz Association has presented the Swedish physicist Nils Mårtensson with a Helmholtz International Fellow Award.  The synchrotron expert of the University of Uppsala, who heads the nobel comitee for physics, cooperates closely with the HZB-Institute Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research. [...]
  • <p>PhD students Hannes Hempel and Sara Niedenzu have earned awards at the E-MRS 2018.&nbsp;</p>
    E-MRS: Prizes for two PhD students at HZB
    At the spring meeting of the European Materials Research Society from 18-22 June 2018 in Strasbourg, Hannes Hempel received the prize for the best talk and Sara Niedenzu was awarded for her poster. Both are PhD students at the MatSEC graduate school at HZB. The E-MRS spring conference is the largest materials research conference in Europe with 2,500 participants. [...]
  • <p>Semi transparent PV-elements in the train station in Perpignan, France.</p>
    Alliance Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Björn Rau joins Management Board
    The General Meeting of Alliance for Builiding Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) has unanimously elected physicist and photovoltaic expert Dr. Björn Rau, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, to the BIPV Management Board. [...]
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    Thorsten Kamps is Professor of Accelerator Physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    On 24 May 2018, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HUB) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) jointly appointed Thorsten Kamps to the Professorship of “Accelerator physics – Generation and Characterisation of High Brightness Electron Beams”. Kamps heads a workgroup at the Institute for Accelerator Physics of HZB. He and his team develop a key component for new accelerator facilities, namely high brightness electron sources. [...]
  • <p>After two years of postdoctoral research at HZB, Dr. Charles Hages has received an appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. </p>
    Appointment to University of Florida
    Dr. Charles Hages has received an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. Hages has been a postdoctoral researcher at HZB in the Department of Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials for two years. At University of Florida, Hages will advance his work in developing energy materials and looks forward to continued collaborations with his HZB colleagues.   [...]
  • <p>Dr. Nele Thielemann-K&uuml;hn was awarded the Innomag Dissertation Award 2018.</p>
    HZB scientist got the dissertation prize at the spring conference of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
    Dr. Nele Thielemann-Kühn was awarded the dissertation prize of the magnetism research group at the spring conference of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German physical society/DPG) in Berlin. The prize is awarded for outstanding research in the field of magnetism.  [...]
  • <p>Benjamin Rotenberg is a guest researcher at the HZB-Institute for Solar Fuels in 2018. </p>
    Guest researcher at HZB: Bessel Prize Winner Benjamin Rotenberg
    Prof. Benjamin Rotenberg has received a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for 2018 and will be spending time regularly as a guest researcher at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. Rotenberg is a researcher of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and heads a research group in Sorbonne Université in Paris. He works in an interdisciplinary area spanning physics and chemistry for modelling transport processes in materials, at interfaces, and in electrolytes. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Raul Garcia Diez was awarded for his PhD Thesis with the Dissertationspreis Adlershof 2017.</p>
    Dr. Raul Garcia Diez wins the Dissertationspreis Adlershof 2017
    With his talk on the properties of nanoparticles and how they can be measured more accurately at BESSY II, Dr. Raul Garcia Diez convinced the jury and was awarded the Dissertationspreis Adlershof 2017. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, IGAFA e. V. and the WISTA MANAGEMENT GmbH are the sponsors of this prize endowed with 3000 Euros. Garcia Diez completed his PhD in 2017 at PTB and TU Berlin and is now active as a post-doctoral researcher at HZB. [...]
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    Accolade and social commitment at the same time: Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech has become a new member of acatech
    The German “National Academy of Science and Engineering – acatech” has admitted Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech, an expert in renewable energies, into its circle of members. Bernd Rech has headed the Institute of Silicon Photovoltaics at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) since 2006 and has been the acting Scientific Director of HZB since May 2017. For many years, and in many capacities, he has been a champion for knowledge transfer. “This appointment is an accolade for his scientific accomplishment, and at the same time involves an honorary mandate,” acatech writes in its press release. The federal- and state-funded academy advises social and political actors on technological matters. [...]
  • <p>Professor Catherine Dubourdieu is head of the HZB Institute Functional thin film oxides for energy efficient future IT. </p>
    HZB researcher Catherine Dubourdieu appointed full professor at Freie Universität Berlin
    Catherine Dubourdieu has become a full professor at the Freie Universität Berlin commencing December 2017. The Freie Universität Berlin is one of eleven German elite universities in the German Universities Excellence Initiative. Her position will be that of W3-S, which enables her to continue her research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in joint role. The physicist is an expert in the field of functional metal oxides that are interesting candidates for future information technologies. [...]
  • <p>ESR spectrometers usually require a lot of space. The ESR-on-a-chip fits a box 10 cm on a side. </p>
    Miniaturised spectrometer wins first prize at international conference
    A Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) team together with experts at Ulm University and the University of Stuttgart have designed an electron spin resonance spectrometer that fits a box 10 cm on a side. The team presented the device to a technology jury at the international IEEE Sensors 2017 conference in Glasgow, Scotland and received the first prize of the best live demonstration award . ESR spectroscopy is extremely useful for research in energy-related materials such as catalysts, solar cells, and battery electrodes [...]
  • <p>At IUPAC 13th International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis in October, 2017 at Nanjing Tech University, China, Prof. Norbert Koch was awarded for his research.</p>
    “Distinguished Award 2017 for Novel Materials and their Synthesis” for Norbert Koch
    At the IUPAC NMS-XIII conference in Nanjing, Professor Dr. Norbert Koch has been awarded the "Distinguished Award 2017 for Novel Materials and their Synthesis "of IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and of the Conference Committee. Koch received the award for his research on hybrid electronic materials and their interfaces in electronic and optoelectronic components. He is Professor at the Department of Physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, member of IRIS Adlershof and head of a joint research group at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. [...]
<p>Philipp Janusch passed his examination as the best of the year 2017 in the State of Berlin. </p>
    HZB apprentice is the best precision engineer ("Feinwerkmechaniker") in the State of Berlin for 2017
    Philipp Janusch completed an apprenticeship at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin to become a “precision engineer”, and passed his journeyman’s examination as the best of his year in the State of Berlin. What is more, he achieved this despite shortening his three-year apprenticeship by a whole year. In November, Janusch will be participating in the 2017 German Federal Skills Competition for Metalworking on behalf of the State of Berlin. [...]
  • <p>Klaus Habicht analyses materials also with the help of neutron resonance spin-echo spectroscopy, a method, he helped to develop further.  </p>
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    HZB researcher receives university-level teaching credential (Habilitation)
    Dr. Klaus Habicht has successfully completed the university-level teaching accreditation process in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Potsdam and received his official university-level teaching qualification for the physics of condensed matter. Habicht has conducted numerous lectures and seminars at the University of Potsdam since 2011, in particular in solid-state physics and methods in neutron research. He heads the Department of Methods for Characterisation of Transport Phenomenon in Energy Materials at the HZB. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla dankte den Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern, den Zuwendungsgebern, den Kooperationspartnern und Herrn Frederking f&uuml;r die vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit. Foto: HZB/Phil Dera</p>
    Eindrücke von der Verabschiedung von Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla
    Am 2. Mai haben wir Prof. Dr. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla mit einem Festkolloquium feierlich verabschiedet. Über 200 Gäste und Wegbegleiter aus der Wissenschaft und Politik sind gekommen, um ihr für die hervorragende Zusammenarbeit und ihr großes Engagement für das HZB zu danken. Unser Fotograf hat die schönsten Momente eingefangen.   [...]
  • <p>Bernd Rech becomes provisional Scientific Director of the HZB on May 1, 2017.</p>
    Bernd Rech becomes provisional Scientific Director of the HZB on May 1, 2017.
    Following the succession of long-serving Scientific Director Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla to President of TU Braunschweig, the Supervisory Board of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has appointed Prof. Bernd Rech as provisional Scientific Director. He assumes this position as of May 1, 2017. Bernd Rech has headed the Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics at the HZB since 2006 and is highly esteemed worldwide as an expert in renewable energies. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Yan Lu receives a professorship at the University of Potsdam</p>
    Yan Lu receives a professorship at the University of Potsdam
    Dr. Yan Lu is a group leader at the Institute for “Soft Matter and Functional Materials”. At HZB, she is researching functional hybrid materials that consist of colloid particles.  As of 1 April 2017, Yan Lu has been appointed as W2 Professor for Polymer-based Hybrid Materials at the University of Potsdam. [...]
  • News
    Christiane Becker receives a professorship at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences
    Prof. Dr. Christiane Becker has accepted the call to a W2 professorship for the field of “Experimental physics focusing on material sciences and photonics” at HTW Berlin University of Applied Sciences. Since October 2012, she has headed a Young Investigator Group funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Antonio Abate</p>
    Dr. Antonio Abate sets up a new Helmholtz Young Investigator Group to improve life span of perovskite solar cells
    Dr. Antonio Abate sets up a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and moved to Berlin a few days ago. His aim: He wants to improve Perovskite solar cells which are one of the most promising material classes to be discovered in the last few years. The scientist will study the materials and interfaces of perovskite solar cells in order to improve their long-term stability. [...]
  • <p>Uschi Steigenberger was awarded the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal. <strong> </strong></p>
    Uschi Steigenberger receives prestigious British medal for her service to the sciences
    World-reknowned physicist Dr. Uschi Steigenberger has been honoured with one of the highest decorations in Great Britain for her services to the sciences. She was awarded the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Mr. Jo Johnson. Uschi Steigenberger has also chaired the Scientific Advisory Council of the HZB for many years. [...]
  • <p>Alex Redinger receives two million euros in funding from the Luxembourg National Research Fund for expanding his research into solar cells materials at the university Luxembourg.</p>
    Dr. Alex Redinger receives assistant professorship at the University of Luxembourg
    Alex Redinger will be receiving two million euros in funding from the Luxembourg National Research Fund for expanding his research into solar cells materials. This is combined with an assistant professorship at the University of Luxembourg with the possibility of tenure. Redinger works as a postdoc in the “Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials” department. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Pierre Schnizer. Photo: HZB</p>
    New Technical Project Manager for BESSY VSR
    As of 1 January 2017, Dr. Pierre Schnizer is the new Technical Project Manager for BESSY VSR. In close coordination with the Scientific Project Managers Prof. Andreas Jankowiak and Prof. Jens Knobloch, Schnizer is supervising, among other things, the construction, infrastructure and integration of the necessary modules into the storage ring. In short, his responsibility in the project team is to ensure the successful technical construction of BESSY VSR. [...]
  • News
    Prof. Dr. Martina Schmid assumes the professorship of experimental physics at the University of Duisburg-Essen
    On 1 January 2017, Martina Schmid assumed the W2 professorship of “experimental physics” in the Physics department of the University of Duisburg Essen. From 2012 to the end of 2016, Martina Schmid headed the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group “Nano-Optical Concepts for Photovoltaics” at HZB. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Antonio Abate from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, is putting together a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.</p>
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has gained a new Helmholtz Young Investigator Group to boost its energy materials research.
    The new group is working to prolong the life span of perovskite solar cells to 25 years and longer. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Joachim Robert Gr&auml;fe (rechts) zusammen mit Prof. Mathias Richter vom Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin w&auml;hrend der Verleihung des Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Preis am 8. Dezember 2016 in Berlin-Adlershof.</p>
    Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Preis und Innovationspreis Synchrotronstrahlung
    Am 8. Dezember 2016 vergab der Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin zum 26. mal den Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Preis für eine herausragende Promotionsarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung sowie den Innovationspreis Synchrotronstrahlung. Die Preisverleihung fand während des 8. BER II und BESSY II Nutzertreffens statt. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla. Photo: TU Braunschweig</p>
    Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla recommended for President of Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig
    The Academic Senate of the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig has recommended Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla to the Ministry of Science and Culture for the State of Lower Saxony, Germany, as TU Braunschweig’s choice for its next President. The election took place December 14, 2016 in a joint session with the University Advisory Council. The Ministry will now take the recommendation under consideration. Ms. Kaysser-Pyzalla has been Scientific Director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin since October 2008. During this time, she has placed the HZB in an excellent position within the German and international research landscape and noticeably elevated the visibility of its research capabilities. [...]
  • Nachricht
    Personalia: Berufungen
    Das HZB hat kürzlich gemeinsam mit Universitäten und Hochschulen aus Berlin, Potsdam und Bielefeld mehrere Berufungsverfahren erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Mehr erfahren Sie in diesem Überblick: [...]
  • <p>Martina Schmid was awarded for her brillant presentation at PVSEC-26 in Singapore.</p>
    Talk given by Martina Schmid at PVSEC-26 lauded
    PVSEC-26, one of the  largest international conferences in the field of photovoltaics, took place in Singapore at the end of October. Prof. Martina Schmid received a “Best Oral Presentation Award” for her talk in the field of New Materials and Concepts. [...]
  • News
    Birgit Schröder-Smeibidl is the new Administrative Director of the German Institute of Human Nutrition, DIfE
    On 1 November, HZB’s longstanding head of "Facility Management" and security chief, Dr. Birgit Schröder-Smeibidl, moved to the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam. The HZB management congratulates Ms. Schröder-Smeibidl on her new post. [...]
  • News
    Diana Quintero Castro gets a professorship at the University of Stavanger, Norway
    Diana Quintero Castro has been appointed as associate professor in the faculty of science and technology at the University of Stavanger. At HZB she is responsible for the cold triple axis neutron spectrometer FLEXX at the neutron source BER II and focuses on magnetism. She will continue her research focuses on magnetic materials by using neutron scattering at different neutron sources. She has accepted her appointment and will leave HZB at the end of December, 2016. [...]
  • <p>Robert Seidel's results are important for the design of experiments and for the correct interpretation of data. </p>
    Honoured with poster prize and introductory talk
    Mean free path of electron scattering in liquid water considerably shorter than supposed [...]
  • <p>Fabian Weber (right) is investigating the dynamics of electron processes within graphene-oxide quantum dots as a member of the team headed by Dr. Annika Bande (left). Quantum dots like these as catalysts could help make solar water splitting more efficient. Using Weber&rsquo;s theoretical model, a much greater amount of information can be obtained from the empirical data gathered by the group headed by Dr. Tristan Petit. </p>
    Two Freigeist Fellows interweave their research at HZB
    Two Freigeist Fellows are conducting research at the HZB Institute for Methods of Material Development through support received from the Volkswagen Foundation. Theoretical chemist Dr. Annika Bande is modelling fast electron processes, while Dr. Tristan Petit is investigating carbon nanoparticles. Annika Bande has now been awarded an ancillary grant of an additional 150,000 Euros from the Volkswagen Foundation to fund another doctoral student position for three years. The doctoral research will connect the two Freigeist research projects with one another. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Klaus Lips, Prof. Emad Aziz and Dr. Alexander Schnegg (f.l.t.r) have been awarded with adjunct professorships by Monash-University.</p>
    Monash University awards three HZB-scientist with adjunct professorships
    Cooperation between Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, is thriving. Now, Monash University has awarded three HZB-scientists with adjunct professorships: Prof. Klaus Lips, Dr. Alexander Schnegg and Prof. Emad Aziz have been working several years already with Prof. Leone Spiccia, an internationally renowned chemist at Monash University, on energy materials science. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu is an internationally recognised expert in the field of functional oxides.</p>
    Talk of Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu on June 23rd 2016
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is boosting its energy materials research and setting up the newly established institute “Functional Oxides for Energy-Efficient Information Technology”, under the leadership of Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu. On this occasion we like to draw your attention to the talk of Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu about „Functional oxides for energy efficient information technology: from material to device“ on June 23rd at 1 pm in the lecture hall at Lise Meitner Campus Wannsee. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu is an internationally recognised expert in the field of functional oxides.</p>
    Energy Materials: Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu sets up the institute “Functional Oxides for Energy-Efficient Information Technology” at the HZB
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) is boosting its energy materials research and setting up a new institute. Through the Helmholtz Recruitment Initiative, the HZB has gained renowned researcher Catherine Dubourdieu as Institute Director. In the newly established institute “Functional Oxides for Energy-Efficient Information Technology”, she is researching into thin films of metal oxides that make especially promising candidates for information technologies of the future. Dubourdieu formerly worked at the institute “Nanotechnologies de Lyon” of the CNRS and has been at the HZB since 11 April 2016. [...]
  • News
    Young scientist award for Oliver Supplie
    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallzüchtung und Kristallwachstum (DGKK) presented Oliver Supplie with the DGKK Young Scientist Award on 16 March 2016. Supplie works at the TU Ilmenau and at the HZB, and accepted the prize worth 2,500 euros during the “1st German Czechoslovak Conference on Crystal Growth”. The DGKK awarded the prize in recognition of Oliver Supplie’s outstanding work in improving our understanding of interfaces between III-V semiconductors and silicon. This is of great importance for producing high efficiency components, for example. [...]
  • <p>Aafke Bronneberg in her lab at HZB Institute for Solar Fuels. </p>
    Marie Curie Fellowship for Aafke Bronneberg
    Aafke Bronneberg has been working as a postdoc at the HZB Institute for Solar Fuels since summer 2013. The physicist has now received one of the sought-after European Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions Research Fellowships. The fellowship supports outstanding scientists in their post-doctoral phase. It provides for and anticipates a change in research institution and country. Aafke Bronneberg will therefore join the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) in Eindhoven, Netherlands beginning February 2017. [...]
  • <p>The work of Galina Gurieva, Franziska Huschmann and Alex Redinger is introduced <a href="https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/angebote/jobskarriere/postdocs/postdoc-of-the-month_en.html" class="Extern">here. </a></p>
    Hint: HZB Postdoc Association introduces a Postdoc of the Month on their webpage
    What have Galina Gurieva, Franziska Huschmann, Alex Redinger in common? They are postdocs working at HZB. For connecting each other and providing an channel for networking the HZB Postdoc Association introduces each month the work of one of the researchers at HZB-website. The young scientists write briefly about their work, their favorite paper and name the instruments and beamlines they are working with. Moreover, to get a good impression of their work they show some pictures about their laboratories, instruments and beamlines. Here you can find the interesting page of the Postdoc Association. [...]
  • <p>Preistr&auml;ger des Helmholtz-Doktorandenpreises 2015 mit Otmar D. Wiestler (Mitte), Pr&auml;sident der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, und Stephanie Dittmer (rechts), Bereichsleiterin Strategie/ Impuls- und Vernetzungsfonds der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, auf dem Neujahrsempfang 2016. Foto: Simone M. Neumann/helmholtz</p>
    Matthias May mit dem Doktorandenpreis der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft ausgezeichnet
    Dr. Matthias May erforschte in seiner Promotion am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), wie man mit Sonnenlicht noch effizienter Wasser spalten und in Form von Wasserstoff speichern kann. Für seine Arbeit erhielt er am 27. Januar 2016 den mit 5.000 Euro dotierten Doktorandenpreis der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft. May forscht seit Januar 2016 als Postdoktorand an der Universität Cambridge. [...]
  • News
    MacQueen is researching into optical energy converters for generating fuels: Funding through the Helmholtz Postdoc Programme
    Dr. Rowan W. MacQueen will come in spring 2016 to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and will receive funding for his research project through the Helmholtz Postdoc Programme. He will be studying the optoelectronic properties at the boundaries of thin organic layers to oxides. These are relevant in developing optical energy converters for generating fuels. The “Helmholtz Postdoc Programme” will fund the Australian researcher with 100,000 Euro annually for a period of up to three years.  [...]
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    Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin expands its solar fuel research: Kathrin Aziz-Lange starts with her new Helmholtz Young Investigator Group
    Dr. Kathrin Maria Aziz-Lange has won approval to set up a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group (YIG) addressing the topic of solar fuels at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). She will receive 250,000 Euros in annual support for a period of five years, with half from the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association and half financed by HZB. The YIG will investigate materials that enable water splitting using sunlight and thereby store solar energy chemically in form of hydrogen. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Robert Streubel (rechts) zusammen mit Prof. Mathias Richter vom Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin w&auml;hrend der Verleihung des Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Preis am 10. Dezember 2015 in Berlin-Adlershof.</p>
    Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Preis und Innovationspreis Synchrotronstrahlung
    Am 10. Dezember 2015 vergab der Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin zum 25. mal den Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Preis für eine herausragende Promotionsarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung. Die Preisverleihung fand während des 7. BER II und BESSY II Nutzertreffens statt. [...]
  • <p>On stage for the PVSEC-25 Paper Awards. Jan-Peter B&auml;cker (1. on left side) and Marc Daniel Heinemann (5. on left side).</p>
    PVcomB-25 paper awards for two HZB-Contributions
    At the 25th International Photovoltaic Science & Engineering Conference (PVSEC) two papers from the HZB-Institute PVcomB have been awarded: Jan-Peter Bäcker and Marc Daniel Heinemann received the PVSEC-25 Paper Award for their research on chalcogenide solar cells (CIGS). The PVSEC was held from 15. to 20. November in Busan, Korea. [...]
  • <p>Simone Raoux is a professor at the Department of Physics at HU Berlin and is happy to show students the workings of BESSY II.</p>
    Simone Raoux becomes a Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Prof. Dr. Simone Raoux has accepted the call to the W3-S professorship “Nanospectroscopy for Design and Optimisation of Energy-Related Materials” in the Department of Physics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The professorship is associated with heading the institute of the same name at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. Prof. Raoux accepted the call in September 2015. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Martha Lux-Steiner has been awarded by the European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR) for her work and involvement in research and education with the German Solar Prize. </p>
    German Solar Prize for scientist for Martha Lux-Steiner
    Renowned physicist Prof. Martha Lux-Steiner, a scientist at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, has received the German Solar Prize for 2015. The European Association for Renewable Energy (EUROSOLAR) recognised her lifetime of work and involvement in research and education with the award. [...]
  • <p>Interessante Ergebnisse, gut pr&auml;sentiert: Jannik M&ouml;ser hat f&uuml;r sein Poster einen Preis erhalten. Foto: HZB</p>
    Posterpreis für HZB-Nachwuchsforscher Jannik Möser aus dem Institut für Nanospektroskopie
    Für sein Poster über den experimentellen Nachweis von Defekten in Dünnschicht-Silizium-Materialien für die Photovoltaik hat Jannik Möser einen Preis erhalten. Er erhielt diese Auszeichnung auf der Tagung der Fachgruppe magnetische Resonanz der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCH), die Anfang September in Darmstadt stattfand. [...]
  • <p>price ceremony at the ECM29</p>
    poster prize for Laura Elisa Valle Rios student at the European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM29)
    The poster contribution of Laura Elisa Valle Rios (HZB-Department Crystallography) was awarded the CrystEngComm poster price of the Royal Society of Chemistry at the 29th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM29) in Rovinj (Croatia). Laura Elisa, a PhD student in the Marie-Curie Initial Training network KESTCELLS and the HZB Graduate School "Materials for Solar Energy Conversion" (MatSEC). [...]
  • News
    HZB Scientist Frank Siewert wins Giovanni Sostero Award
    Congratulations to Frank Siewert, who just won the 2015 International Giovanni Sostero Award [...]
  • <p>Dr. Tristan Petit will broaden his research on nanocarbon materials with the Freigeist Fellowship. </p>
    Freigeist Fellowship for Tristan Petit
    For his project on nanodiamond materials and nanocarbon, Dr. Tristan Petit has been awarded a Freigeist Fellowship from the VolkswagenStiftung. The grant covers a five-year period and will enable him to establish his own research team. The VolkswagenStiftung is funding with these prestigious fellowships outstanding postdocs planning original research that transcends the bounds of their own field.
  • <p>Prof. Peter-Andr&eacute; Alt (right), President of Freie Universit&auml;t Berlin, conferring the appointment on Prof. Emad Aziz. </p>
    Emad Aziz promoted to full professor
    Prof. Emad Aziz has been promoted to full Professor (German W3) at the Freie Universität Berlin effective July 1, 2015. He held previously a junior professorship in the Department of Physics. Aziz heads the HZB Institute for Methods of Material Development and the JULiq Joint Lab operated concomitantly by the HZB and Freie Universität Berlin. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Gerd Schneider becomes a full professur for x-ray microscopy at the Humboldt University Berlin and is the head of the HZB group "Microscopy". </p>
    Gerd Schneider receives a professorship for "X-ray microscopy" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    On 29 April 2015, Gerd Schneider (HZB) accepted the call to a W2-S “X-ray microscopy” professorship at the Department of Physics of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The professorship is associated with heading the workgroup “X-ray microscopy” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. With his group, the internationally recognised expert is developing new methods and applications for X-ray microscopy, which delivers crucial information for many scientific disciplines – from material and energy research to the life sciences.  [...]
  • <p>Alexander F&ouml;hlisch is head of the HZB Institute Methods and Instrumentation for Synchrotron Radiation Research and holds a professorship at University Potsdam. </p>
    From Excited Atoms to Functionality – ERC Advanced Grant Awarded to Alexander Föhlisch
    Under the EU Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, Alexander Föhlisch has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. The physicists is holding a joint appointment at the Institute for Physics and Astronomy of the University of Potsdam and at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie. He is to receive a total of 2.5 million Euros over a five-year period to support his work on highly selective methods of detection using synchrotron light and X-ray lasers. [...]
  • <p>From the 5th to the 8th of June, 1,200 sports enthusiasts from 36 European research centres came to Mol, Belgium, for the Atomiade. The HZB team&rsquo;s trip was an outstanding success.</p>
    37 medals for HZB athletes at the Atomiade
    3rd place overall in the Games [...]
  • <p>At the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, Kai Neldner was awarded for his poster contribution.</p>
    Poster award for MatSEC PhD student at the MRS Spring Meeting
    The poster contribution of Kai Neldner (HZB-Department Crystallography) was awarded a poster price of the Symposium "Thin-Film Compound Semiconductors" at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. Kai Neldner, a PhD student in the HZB Graduate School "Materials for Solar Energy Conversion" (MatSEC) has presented results on structural properties of Kesterites (Cu2ZnSnS4 - CZTS) in relation to its stoichiometry deviations. [...]
  • <p>Ah Reum Jeong has completed her PhD in physics at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She now works as a postdoc in the Hybrid Material Systems &amp; Nano-Analytics team of Dr. Marin Rusu.</p>
    Poster Award for HZB-Postdoc at EMRS Spring Meeting
    During the spring meeting 2015 of the European Materials Research Society the Poster contribution of  Dr. Ah Reum Jeong (HZB-Institute for Heterogeneous Material Systems) was selected for an award.  The young scientist has presented results on electronic and structural properties in relation to chemical composition of molybdenum oxide layers, which are widely applied in photovoltaic as well as optoelectronic devices. [...]
  • <p>Symmetrien; Bildrecht: K.Berthold</p>
    Eröffnung der Ausstellung "Das Bild entsteht im Kopf" am 20. April um 17 Uhr bei BESSY
    Ab dem 20. April 2015 zeigt K. Berthold ihre Arbeiten im BESSY II-Gebäude. Sie ist Meisterschülerin der Universität der Künste Berlin und seit über 20 Jahren als Bildhauerin und Bildgestalterin tätig. In der Ausstellung zeigt die Künstlern über 40 Bilder, die als Collagen aus Zeichnungen, Fotografien und Makroaufnahmen entstanden sind. [...]
  • News
    HZB still a certified family-friendly employer
    The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) offers a family-friendly environment for its employees. The charitable Hertie Foundation has confirmed this once again, and has awarded the research centre the “career and family” certificate for another three years. The HZB management decided to undergo this external audit in 2011 and has agreed on new targets to increase the family friendliness even further. This certificate awarded by the experts confirms that HZB now ensures better long-term reconciliation of family and career. [...]
  • <p>Susan Schorr is Head of the Department of Crystallography.</p>
    Susan Schorr named DGK Chair
    Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr was elected Chair at the German Crystallographic Society’s (DGK) recent annual conference. The conference took place from March 16-19, 2015, in Göttingen, Germany. Prior to her current appointment, Susan Schorr was head of the DGK’s National Committee. [...]
  • <p>Auf frischer Tat ertappt: Stefanie Kodalle und Jennifer Bierbaum knacken die 26 Tesla beim Hochfeldmagneten und fahren den Sieg beim Selfie-Wettbewerb ein.</p>
    Sieger beim ScienceSelfie Wettbwerb: Die HZB-Panzerknacker Stefanie Kodalle und Jennifer Bierbaum knacken die 26 Tesla
    Mit finsterer Miene machen sich die HZB-Kolleginnen Jennifer Bierbaum und Stefanie Kodalle ans Werk: Die beiden Panzenknackerinnen wollen die 26 Tesla beim Hochfeldmagneten des HZB knacken. Glücklicherweise schießen sie im richtigen Augenblick ein Selfie mit dem Smartphone von dem wohl größten Moment in ihrer Verbrecherlaufbahn. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Bernd Rech (Foto: HZB) im <a href="http://www.weltderphysik.de/mediathek/podcast/" class="Extern">Interview</a> bei Welt der Physik</p>
    Heute schon geforscht? Bernd Rech im Podcast von Welt der Physik
    Im wöchentlichen Podcast der Internetplattform "Welt der Physik" spricht Bernd Rech, Leiter des HZB-Instituts für Silizium-Photovoltaik und Sprecher des Helmholtz-Forschungsprogramms Erneuerbare Energien, in der Folge 177 über aktuelle Trends zum Thema Solarzellen. Er beschreibt die Vor- und Nachteile von anorganischen und organischen Solarmaterialien. Und er stellt eine der neuesten Entwicklungen aus seinem Institut vor, eine Kombination aus zwei Siliziumschichten und einem organischen Material. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Oguz Okay lehrt Physikalische Chemie an der Istanbul Technical University und gilt als einer der besten Polymerforscher der T&uuml;rkei. Nun kommt er als Gast ans HZB.</p>
    Georg-Forster-Forschungspreis an Oguz Okay
    Die Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung hat gestern acht mit jeweils 60.000 Euro dotierten Georg Forster-Forschungspreise vergeben. Unter den Preisträgern ist  Prof. Dr. Oguz Okay (59), Istanbul Technical University, der nun für einen Gastaufenthalt an das HZB-Institut für Weiche Materie und Funktionale Materialien nach Berlin kommt. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Andreas Marx is this year&rsquo;s recipient of the Karl Heinz Beckurts Award.</p>
    Artificial evolution for medical application
    2014 Karl Heinz Beckurts Award goes to Prof. Dr. Andreas Marx [...]
  • <p>HZB Freigeist Fellow: Dr. Annika Bande<br />Foto: Mirko Krenzel for VolkswagenStiftung</p>
    HZB Freigeist Fellow Dr. Annika Bande
    As of early October, the HZB is home to one of the Volkswagen Foundation's Freigeist Fellows: Dr. Annika Bande recently joined Prof. Dr. Emad Aziz' institute "Methods for Material Development". There she will build up her own junior research group with initially three PhD students. [...]
  • Science Highlight
    German Society for Materials Science awards publication with HZB scientist as co-author

    At its annual conference on September 22, 2014, the German Society for Materials Science (DGM), presented the Werner Köster Award for best publication. The work, whose authors include HZB scientist Dr. Michael Tovar and which has been published in the International Journal of Materials Research, examines the catalytic effect of vanadium pentoxide in propene synthesis from propane using spectroscopic, microscopic, and radiographic methods. [...]

  • <p>Bernd Rech will focus on renewable energy issues<strong>.<br /></strong></p>
    Bernd Rech boardmember of the "work group of energy"
    Prof. Bernd Rech will speak on recent findings in thin film silicon photovoltaik research at the autumn meeting of the energy work group of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Rech had been elected into the board of the work group earlier this year. [...]
  • Science Highlight
    Neuer „lichtblick“ online
    Ein Denkmal im Ehrenhof der Humboldt-Universität erinnert seit kurzem an Lise Meitner – das erste Denkmal für eine Wissenschaftlerin in Deutschland überhaupt. Über die außergewöhnliche Wissenschaftlerin und die Entstehung der Bronze berichten wir in der aktuellen Ausgabe der HZB-Mitarbeiterzeitung „lichtblick“, die jetzt auch online ist. [...]
  • <p><span>Im Kontrollraum von BESSY II lie&szlig; sich der DFG-Pr&auml;sident Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider erl&auml;utern, wie die Synchrotronquelle betrieben wird. Foto: HZB</span></p>
    DFG-Präsident besucht BESSY II
    Am 18. Juli besuchte Prof. Dr. Peter Strohschneider den Berliner Elektronenspeicherrng BESSY II am HZB und informierte sich über die Bedeutung der Synchrotronstrahlung für die Material- und Energieforschung. Außerdem konnte er das PVcomB besichtigen. [...]
  • <p>Der parlamentarische Staatssekret&auml;r des BMBF Stefan M&uuml;ller im Kontrollraum von BESSY II. Foto: HZB</p>
    BMBF-Staatsekretär Stefan Müller bei BESSY II zu Gast
    Seit Dezember 2013 ist Stefan Müller Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär bei der Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka. Nun informierte sich Stefan Müller über die Forschung am BESSY II. Der Besuch fand am Mittwoch, den 16. Juli 2014 statt. [...]
  • <p>Sebastian Seiffert forscht am HZB-Institut "Weiche Materie und funktionale Materialien" und leitet auch an der Freien Universit&auml;t Berlin eine Arbeitsgruppe.</p>
    GDCh zeichnet Sebastian Seiffert aus
    Prof. Dr. Sebastian Seiffert erhält eine weitere Auszeichnung für seine Forschungsarbeit. Die Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) hat mitgeteilt, dass Seiffert den Preis für Nachwuchswissenschaftler auf dem Gebiet der Makromolekularen Chemie erhalten wird. Der Preis wird ihm im Rahmen der Konferenz "Polymers and Energy" überreicht, die vom 14. bis 16. September in Jena stattfindet. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Leone Spiccia will spent research time at HZB next spring.</p>
    Australian top-chemist gains Helmholtz International Fellowship to visit HZB and HZDR
    Prof. Dr. Leone Spiccia from the Monash University Melbourne was awarded the Helmholtz International Fellowship. In addition to the prize money of €20,000 each, he is invited to conduct research at HZB in Berlin and HZDR in Dresden. At HZB he is expected in spring 2015 in the group of Prof. Dr. Emad Aziz. The award honours excellent research and supports establishing new cooperation structures with international research institutions. [...]
  • News
    Matthias May receives the Poster Prize at the Wilhelm und Else-Heraeus Seminar
    Matthias May, PhD student at the HZB Institute for Solar Fuels, was awarded a Poster Prize at the 562nd WE Heraeus Seminar “From Sunlight to Fuels” for his scientific work. From 11 to 16 May 2014, the participants of the WE Heraeus seminar concentrated intensively on the topic of “converting sunlight to hydrogen” and discussed new materials and processes for photovoltaic and (photo)catalytic applications.
    Matthias May impressively demonstrated on his poster how water acts on differently prepared surfaces of III-V compound semiconductors and what interactions occur. It is highly important to study this effect in detail because the initial reaction with water is critical in the development of suitable materials and processes for solar fuels. May prepared two different surfaces of gallium and indium phosphide and then analyzed and compared the influence of water using photoelectron spectroscopy and in-situ reflection anisotropy spectroscopy. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Emad Aziz is a professor at Freie Universit&auml;t Berlin and head of a research group at HZB. At the Bunsen-Tagung Dr. Peter Goelitz, Chief Editor of "Angewandte Chemie" congratulates him. Photo: E. Wille</p>
    Emad Aziz receives Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Award
    On 29. May 2014, the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry has honored Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz with the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein-Award. Aziz is leading research teams at HZB and „Freie Universität Berlin“,  where he has built up the Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces. [...]
  • <p>Die drei Vertreterinnen des&nbsp;<a href="http://hzbzlog.com/" class="Extern"> #HZBzlog</a> Sibylle Grunze, Ina Helms und Antonia R&ouml;tger (v.l.)</p>
    Science Highlight
    #HZBzlog gewinnt Deutschen Preis für Onlinekommunikation als beste Microsite
    Seit etwa vier Monaten ist das HZB-Zukunftslogbuch #HZBzlog mit seiner ungewöhnlichen Episodenstruktur online, und es findet immer mehr Fans. Die als Langzeitdokumentation angelegte Seite öffnet ein Fenster in die Forschung und gibt den Blick frei auf die Geschichten hinter den Kulissen. Täglich surfen zwischen 500 und 1.000 Menschen auf der Seite und warten gespannt auf neue lebendige Einträge rund um die großen Zukunftsprojekte am HZB. Vier Monate nach dem Start gewinnt das neue HZB-Portal nun den von der Deutschen Presseakademie herausgegebenen "Deutschen Preis für Onlinekommunikation" und ist auf dem besten Weg, ein Erfolg zu werden. [...]
  • News
    Prof. Dr. Silke Christiansen receives a distinguished visiting professorship at South Korean Chonbuk National University
    The president of Chonbuk National University, Suh Geo-Suk, has appointed Prof. Dr. Silke Christiansen “Distinguished visiting Professor” for three years in recognition of her extraordinary services in the field of renewable energies. Christiansen received the certificate of appointment at a ceremony in May together with two other outstanding foreign scientists. As a “Distinguished visiting Professor” at the Faculty of Semiconductor Physics and Chemistry, Silke Christiansen will be promoting the scientific contact between Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB), Freie Universität Berlin (FU) and the Korean university. [...]
  • <p>The optical properties of a material depend also on its nanostructure. </p>
    Tailored disorder for optical applications
    HZB’s Silke Christiansen coordinates new DFG priority program  [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Roland Winter and award winner Dr. Sebastian Seiffert. Photo: GDCh.</p>
    ADUC Prize for Sebastian Seiffert

    The Working Group of German University Chemistry Professors (ADUC/Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Universitätsprofessoren und –Professorinnen für Chemie) has awarded its 2013 prize for instructors completing their professorial credentials to Dr. habil. Sebastian Seiffert. Seiffert heads a group of junior scientists at the HZB Institute for Soft Matter and Functional Materials, as well as teaching at the Freie Universität Berlin as an adjunct professor. He will be assuming an associate professorship for supramolecular polymeric materials beginning in April that will be jointly financed by HZB and the Freie Universität Berlin. [...]
  • <p>Eine 30-k&ouml;pfige Delegation besuchte im Rahmen des Deutsch-T&uuml;rkischen Wissenschaftsjahres BESSY II und weitere Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof.</p>
    Türkischer Minister für Wissenschaft besuchte Adlershof und BESSY II
    Der türkische Wissenschaftsminister Fikri Isik war in Berlin eingeflogen, um gemeinsam mit der Bundesforschungsministerin Johanna Wanka, am 23. Januar das deutsch-türkische Wissenschaftsjahr 2014 feierlich zu eröffnen. Im Rahmen seines Besuchs besichtigte eine 30-köpfige Delegation um Fikri Isik Forschungseinrichtungen in Adlershof und machte dabei auch an BESSY II Station.  [...]
  • Lise Meitner, Willy Brandt und Otto Hahn bei der Gründung des Hahn-Meitner-Instituts am 14. März 1959.
    75 Jahre Kernspaltung
    Am 17. Dezember 1938, also vor 75 Jahren, haben Otto Hahn und Fritz Straßmann die Kernspaltung entdeckt. Ihre Kollegin Lise Meitner, von den Nationalsozialisten ins Exil gezwungen, steuerte aus Schweden die entscheidende Interpretation bei: Die Experimente zeigten, so Meitner, dass Atome spaltbar sein können. Zum Jubiläum hat die Freie Universität Berlin gestern eine Gedenkveranstaltung abgehalten, mit Vorträgen und einem Nachbau des Experimentiertisches, den das Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für diesen Zweck an die FU ausgeliehen hat. [...]
  • Successful during Helmholtz-Postdoc-Programme: Dr. Daniel Schick und Dr. Katja Höflich.
    Two new postdocs at HZB receive Helmholtz funding
    Dr. Daniel Schick and Dr. Katja Höflich have achieved success in the Helmholtz postdoctoral programme. They will each be receiving “starting capital” of 300,000 EUR for the next three years in order to further establish themselves in their research field. [...]
  • <p>Steve Cramer is looking forward to collaborate with the Berlin Team at HZB and FU.</p>
    Humboldt Research Award brings Stephen P. Cramer to Berlin
    The renowned synchrotron spectroscopy expert Professor Stephen P. Cramer has received a Humboldt Research Award and may now spend up to one year cooperating closely with a team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and Freie Universität Berlin. Cramer was nominated by Professor Emad Aziz, who heads a Joint Lab for “Ultrafast Dynamics in Solution and at Interfaces” at HZB and Freie Universität. Cramer is Advanced Light Source Professor at University of California, Davis, and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. [...]
  • Prof. Hans-Werner Schock (3.f.l.) receives the honorary doctorate at University  of Tallinn.
    Honorary doctorate for Prof. Hans-Werner Schock
    Tallinn University of Technology (TTU) has named Prof. Hans-Werner Schock recipient of an honorary doctorate in recognition of Schock’s achievements during TTU’s integration into the Western research community after the 1990 fall of the Iron Curtain. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Manuela Klaus and Prof. Dr. Christoph Genzel won the Technolgy-Transfer-Prize for developing a new cutting tool. </p>
    Technology Transfer Prize for development of an optimised cutting tool
    Dr. Manuela Klaus and Prof. Dr. Christoph Genzel have won the HZB Technology Transfer Prize awarded 17 October 2013. In collaboration with the Walter Company, they developed a new method for analysing and establishing the relationship between the structure and the properties of cutting tools having complicated coatings. They used synchrotron radiation for this purpose created in the electron storage ring of BESSY II. As a result of the insight gained, a production series of cutting tools having outstanding wear properties far superior to competing products was able to be patented and successfully introduced into the market. [...]
  • <p>Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant.</p>
    Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant has accepted a new position
    Prof. Dr. Alan Tennant has been selected as the new Chief Scientist for the Neutron Sciences Directorate, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will start in his new capacity there in November 2013. “We are proud to have had Alan Tennant working with us for these last nine years”, says Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, scientific director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). [...]
  • Dr. Anup Kumar Bera from the department of Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials convinced the committee with his poster about  ‘Haldane chains’.
    International Conference in Neutron Scattering: HZB-contributions awarded
    More than 800 participants had gathered for the International Conference in Neutron Scattering, held during 8-12 July 2013 in Edinburgh, to discuss advances in neutron research and the advancement of the neutron scattering instruments and techniques. A committee selected sixteen outstanding posters from the 650 poster presentations, two of these from HZB scientists. [...]
  • As part of her doctoral work, Dr. Melanie Timpel was able to show just how strontium is able to refine modern-day lightweight alloys.
    Science Highlight
    Melanie Timpel receives Acta Student Award
    Dr. Melanie Timpel's submission to the journal Acta Materialia made her one of this year's recipients of the 2,000 dollar 2012 Acta Materialia Student Award. The award is considered a high distinction conferred upon up-and-coming scientists. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 28, 2013, as part of the Materials Science & Technology Conference (MS&T) in Montreal, Canada. [...]
  • Dr. Tristan Petit joins the Aziz-Team. Foto: T.Petit
    Humboldt Fellow new addition to Aziz team
    Starting June 1st, Dr. Tristan Petit will be joining Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz’ team for a two-year postdoc. His Humboldt Foundation Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers gave Petit the option to choose his German scientific host. Ultimately, he decided on the Joint Ultrafast Dynamics Lab in Solutions and at Interfaces (JULiq) that was set up by Aziz. Says Petit: “I really wanted to be on Aziz’ team as they have a lot of collective expertise with spectroscopy in water.” [...]
  • <p>Foto: F&uuml;r das Forschungsinstitut IRESEN werden neue Geb&auml;ude errichtet. Foto: IRESEN</p>
    HZB-Forscher Ahmed Ennaoui in den Vorsitz von IRESEN gewählt
    Marokko liegt im Sonnengürtel der Erde, nutzt bislang aber noch hauptsächlich importierte fossile Brennstoffe, um den Strombedarf zu decken. Doch das Land will die Forschung zu Solarenergie verstärken. Eine wichtige Rolle dabei wird das Institut IRESEN (Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles) spielen, das als staatlicher Projektträger eine Forschungslandschaft in Marokko aufbauen und Industrie- und Grundlagenforschung miteinander verknüpfen soll. Nun wurde der erfahrene HZB-Solarexperte Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ennaoui in den Vorsitz des wissenschaftlichen Rats der Forschungseinrichtung IRESEN gewählt. [...]
  • <p>Julia Vogt aus der Gruppe SRF Wissenschaft (G-ISRF) erhielt f&uuml;r ihr Poster &uuml;ber die systematische Verdr&auml;ngung von magnetischen Flusslinien aus supraleitendem Niob auf der 4. IPAC den Posterpreis. Ebenfalls ausgezeichnet wurde Yichao Mo (UMD, College Park, Maryland). Die beiden hatten sich unter mehr als 110 Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern durchgesetzt. Foto: IPAC</p>
    Posterpreis auf Internationaler Teilchenbeschleunigerkonferenz an Julia Vogt
    Vom 12. bis 17. Mai tagte in Shanghai, China, die 4. Internationale Konferenz für Teilchenbeschleuniger (International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC13). Rund 1.200 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmern aus aller Welt hatten sich versammelt, um sich über Fortschritte bei Lichtquellen und Teilchenbeschleunigern auszutauschen. Besonderes Gewicht legten die Organisatoren auf die Postersession, auf der Nachwuchswissenschaftler ihre Arbeiten vorstellen konnten. Dabei erhielt die HZB-Doktorandin Julia Vogt aus dem Institut SRF Wissenschaft und Technologie (G-ISRF) einen Preis für das beste Poster. Insgesamt hatte die Jury über 110 eingereichte Poster begutachtet und zwei davon ausgezeichnet. [...]
  • Nachricht
    Kathrin Lange erhält Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis 2012
    Dr. Kathrin Maria Lange erhält für ihre am HZB angefertigte Dissertation den Wilhelm-Ostwald-Nachwuchspreis 2012. Der mit 2500,- Euro dotierte Preis wird von der Wilhelm-Ostwald-Gesellschaft zu Großbothen e.V., der Deutschen Bunsen-Gesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie und der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker verliehen. Die Preisverleihung findet am 9. März in Großbothen bei Leipzig statt, dem Arbeitsort des Nobelpreisträgers für Chemie 1909, Wilhelm Ostwald. [...]
  • News
    MIT's Prof. Tuller named new recipient of Helmholtz International Fellow Award

    World-renowned expert for solid state electrochemistry to conduct research at HZB [...]

  • Nachricht
    PD Dr. Silke Christiansen verstärkt Energieforschung

    Die Werkstoffwissenschaftlerin PD Dr. Silke Christiansen leitet ab Januar 2013 am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin das neue Institut „Nanoarchitekturen für die Energiewandlung“. Damit baut das HZB die Solarenergieforschung weiter aus. Für den Aufbau des Instituts steht Frau Christiansen eine zusätzliche Finanzierung durch die Helmholtz-Rekrutierungsinitiative von 600.000 Euro pro Jahr über fünf Jahre zur Verfügung. [...]

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Lips
    Klaus Lips ist Professor an der Freien Universität Berlin
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Lips hat den Ruf auf die W2-Professur „Analytik für die Photovoltaik“ am Fachbereich Physik der Freien Universität Berlin angenommen und wurde im Dezember 2012 offiziell ernannt. Gleichzeitig ist Klaus Lips wissenschaftlicher Leiter des Zukunftsprojekts „EMIL“ am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin und wird in den nächsten Jahren am Elektronenspeicherring BESSY II ein einzigartiges Experimentierlabors für die in-situ Analytik von Dünnschichtsolarzellen aufbauen.  [...]
  • Nachricht
    Einstein Stiftung finanziert Postdoktoranden
    Die Einstein Stiftung Berlin stellt rund 300.000 Euro für einen  „Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellow“ zur Verfügung, der das Team um Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz verstärken wird. „Damit kann ich einen promovierten Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus dem Ausland bis zum Auslaufen meines ERC-Grants im September 2016 beschäftigen”, sagt Aziz. Als Postdoc kommt ab Januar 2013 Dr. Kaan Atak, Bogazici University, Istanbul, in das neue JULiq-Labor,  das das HZB gemeinsam mit der Freien Universität Berlin betreibt. [...]
  • Sebastian Gerischer beim Vortrag auf  dem „7th International <br />Sample Environment Workshop“
    Sebastian Gerischer erhält Posterpreis auf dem 7. Internationalen Workshop der Probenumgebung in Sydney
    Sebastian Gerischer, Ingenieur in der Abteilung Probenumgebung, wurde für seine Arbeit mit dem „Michael-Meißner-Posterpreis“ ausgezeichnet, der auf dem „7th International Sample Environment Workshop“ verliehen wurde. An dieser Veranstaltung nahmen mehr als 60 Teilnehmer von 14 Neutronenstreuzentren aus der ganzen Welt teil. Der Preis ist nach dem ehemaligen Abteilungsleiter der Probenumgebung, Michael Meißner, benannt, der diesen Workshop zum ersten Mal vor mehr als zehn Jahren initiiert hat. Er hat damit entscheidend zur Vernetzung der Probenumgebung und zu ihrer Anerkennung durch die Fachgemeinschaft und Nutzerschaft beigetragen. [...]
  • Dr. Christiane Becker
    BMBF-Nachwuchsgruppe für Christiane Becker
    Dr. Christiane Becker wird am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) eine neue BMBF-Nachwuchsgruppe aufbauen, um nano- und mikrostrukturierte Silizium-Bauelemente für Anwendungen in der Photovoltaik und der Photonik zu entwickeln. Unter dem Titel „Die Nano-SIPPE“ hat sie ein detailliertes Arbeitsprogramm aufgestellt, mit dem sie entscheidende Verbesserungen bei der Herstellung neuer optischer Bauelemente aus dünnen, feinst strukturierten Siliziumschichten erreichen will. Das BMBF fördert das Vorhaben im Rahmenprogramm „Werkstoffinnovationen für Industrie und Gesellschaft – WING“ im BMBF-Nachwuchswettbewerb NanoMatFutur in den nächsten vier Jahren mit rund 950.000 Euro. [...]
  • Dr. Matthias Fehr im Analyselabor des Instituts für <br />Silizium-Photovoltaik: Hier untersuchte er mithilfe der <br />Magnetresonanzspektroskopie verschiedene Siliziumproben.
    Matthias Fehr forscht ab Oktober als Humboldt-Stipendiat an der Universität von Kalifornien in Santa Barbara
    Der Physiker (E-I1) erhält Feodor-Lynen-Forschungsstipendium der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung  [...]
  • Nachricht
    Henning Döscher erhält Marie-Curie-Fellowship der Europäischen Union

    Seit August erforscht er solare Brennstoffe am National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in den USA [...]

  • <p> <a href="http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/pubbin/news_datei?did=4689">&#9654;<strong> Video-Interview</strong> with Alan Tennant (6 min, MP4, 122.6 MB) </a> </p>
<p> <a href="http://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/pubbin/news_datei?did=4692">&#9654;<strong> Video-Interview</strong> with Alan Tennant (11 min, MP4, 206.9 MB) </a> </p>
    Prof. Alan Tennant has won the Europhysics Prize, Europe’s foremost prize for condensed matter physics
    Tennant was honored for the experimental observation of magnetic monopoles using neutron scattering at the Berlin research reactor BER II. He shares the 2012 prize with 5 other scientists “for the prediction and experimental observation of magnetic monopoles in spin ice.” The price is endowed with 12.000 Euro and will be presented at the forthcoming EPS CMD General Conference in Edinburgh on 5th September. It is awarded once every two years for a recent work in the area of physics of condensed matter which, in the opinion of the Society's selection committee, represents scientific excellence. [...]
  • <p>Dr. Bella Lake head of Department Quantum Phenomena<br />in Novel Materials</p>
    Bella Lake has accepted the call to professorship at TU Berlin
    The joint appointment procedure of HZB and Technische Universität Berlin is concluded: Bella Lake, head of the department “Quantum Phenomena in New Materials” has recently accepted the call to a W2 professorship. The call follows from the junior professorship she had obtained together with the head of the Helmholtz Young Investigator Group in August 2006 at TU Berlin. With her team of six scientists now, the British scientist is conducting highly successful research on quantum magnetism and high-temperature superconductors. [...]
  • <p>Has accepted the joint appointment: Rutger Schlatmann, <br />head of PVcomB, becomes professor at the <br />Hochschule f&uuml;r Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin</p>
    Rutger Schlatmann becomes professor of “solar technology” at Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin - University of Applied Sciences
    Rutger Schlatmann has been headed the Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) since 2008. Since its very inception, this Berlin establishment has been an instrumental link between publicly financed photovoltaic research and the solar industry. PVcomB is jointly funded by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and the universities and institutes of Berlin. With this felicitous collaboration, the partners have been pursuing one goal for the last four years with success: they have been taking the results of pure research and turning them into practical technologies ready for real-world use. With the joint appointment of Rutger Schlatmann, this collaboration will now be substantially expanded.  [...]
  • Dr. Roel van de Krol is the scientific manager of the <br /> new institute "Solar Fuels" at HZB
    HZB reinforces energy research with a new Institute for “Solar Fuels”
    Dr. Roel van de Krol becomes scientific manager on 1 July [...]
  • Dominic (right) receives the IEEE PVSC Award <br />from the Conference Chair B.J. Stanberry (left).
    Dominic Gerlach receives IEEE PVSC Student Award
    Dominic Gerlach was awarded the Student Award of the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference held in Austin, Texas last week. The IEEE PVSC is the premier technical conference in the USA, covering all aspects of PV technology from basic material science to installed system performance and bringing together PV scientists and engineers from throughout the PV industry. [...]
  • Die Postersessions waren ein wichtiger Bestandteil <br />der Symposien auf dem E-MRS Spring Meeting 2012<br />
    Preis und Preis gesellt sich gern: Simon Kirner und Christiane Stephan mit Posterpreisen auf der E-MRS ausgezeichnet
    Auf der renommierten Frühjahrskonferenz der Europäischen Materialforschungsgesellschaft (E-MRS) wurden im Mai gleich zwei HZB-Nachwuchswissenschaftler für ihre Posterbeiträge ausgezeichnet. Beide Forscher beschäftigten sich mit verschiedenen Aspekten von Dünnschichtsolarzellen. Simon Kirner, Doktorand am PVcomB, zeigte in seinem Poster, wie man Tandemsolarzellen aus amorphen und kristallen Silizium mithilfe einer Zwischenschicht aus Silizium-Oxid optimieren kann. Dr. Christiane Stephan aus der Abteilung Kristallographie untersuchte Defekte in der Kristallstruktur von Cu(In,Ga)Se2, dem Absorbermaterial in hocheffizienten Chalkopyrit-Dünnschichtsolarzellen. An dem E-MRS Spring Meeting in Straßburg, die mit großer Industriebeteiligung organisiert wurde, nahmen etwa 2500 Teilnehmer teil; für die wissenschaftlichen Diskussionen gab es 25 Symposien zu verschiedenen Themenbereichen. [...]
  • Die Preisübergabe fand während der Frühjahrstagung <br />der DPG in Berlin statt<br />Foto: DPG/Röhl
    Henning Döscher mit SKM Dissertationspreis der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft ausgezeichnet
    Auf der Frühjahrstagung der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft bekam Henning Döscher am 27. März den Dissertationspreis der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) verliehen. Neben seiner Dissertation floss auch sein auf dem Symposium der DPG gehaltener Vortrag in die Bewertung der Jury ein. Von den fünf nominierten Kandidaten wurden anschließend zwei Wissenschaftler beim Festakt der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft mit dem Dissertationspreis geehrt. Während der Festveranstaltung, bei der unter anderem die Max-Planck-Medaille und die Ehrenmitgliedschaften verliehen wurden, gratulierte auch die Bundesforschungsministerin, Annette Schavan, Henning Döscher zu seiner Arbeit. [...]
  • <p>Pressesprecherin Dr. Ina Helms und die Autorin Franziska Rott<br />erhielten den idw-Preis f&uuml;r Wissenschaftskommunikation<br />f&uuml;r die beste Pressemitteilung des Jahres aus der Hand von <br />idw-Vorstandsmitglied Dr. Markus Zanner, Kanzler der <br />Universit&auml;t Bayreuth (v. l. n. r.).<br />Foto: idw</p>
    HZB-Pressestelle wird erneut für hervorragende Wissenschaftskommunikation ausgezeichnet
    Mit dem "schnellsten Film der Welt" gewann die Pressestelle des HZB nach 2010 zum zweiten Mal den idw-Preis für Wissenschaftskommunikation. Der Informationsdienst Wissenschaft (idw) vergibt diese Auszeichnung jährlich für die beste Pressemitteilung des vorangegangenen Jahres. Die Jury, bestehend aus Journalisten und Wissenschaftlern, gab die diesjährigen Preisträger am 29. März in Essen auf der Jahresversammlung des idw bekannt. Überreicht wurde der Preis an die Autorin, Franziska Rott, und an die Leiterin der Kommunikationsabteilung, Ina Helms. [...]
  • Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz Bekhit
    Der Traum von der Zusammenarbeit wird wahr - Berliner Wissenschaftler mit ERC Starting Grant ausgezeichnet
    Der Physiker Prof. Dr. Emad Flear Aziz, Wissenschaftler am Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) und an der Freien Universität Berlin, wird mit einem „ERC Starting Grant“ des Europäischen Forschungsrates ausgezeichnet. Dieser umfasst eine Förderung von 1,5 Millionen Euro. Der Nachwuchswissenschaftler kann damit in den kommenden fünf Jahren die Untersuchung von funktionalen Materialien voranbringen. Aziz‘ Forschungsthema lautet „Structure and Dynamics of Porphyrin-Based Materials in Solution vs. Interfaces”. Ihm ist es gelungen, den ersten ERC Starting Grant für das HZB einzuwerben. Über den ERC-Grant hinaus fördert die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Aziz´ Forschung mit weiteren 250.000 Euro. [...]
  • <p>Die ehemalige HZB-Auszubildende Katrin Kerrmann <br />(re, neben Herrn Breuer) freute sich &uuml;ber die Gl&uuml;ckw&uuml;nsche <br />von der Bundeskanzlerin</p>
    Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel ehrt HZB-Auszubildende im ABB-Ausbildungszentrum
    Am vergangenen Freitag wurde im Beisein von Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel das Ausbildungsjahr 2011/2012 im ABB-Ausbildungszentrum in Pankow  feierlich eröffnet. Im Rahmen der Feierstunde am 2. September wurde auch die ehemalige HZB-Auszubildende Katrin Kerrmann von der Bundeskanzlerin für ihren vorzeitigen guten Abschluss als Mechatronikerin geehrt. [...]
  • Nachricht
    Einstein-Stiftung wählt Nils Nüsse für „Berlin der Begegnungen“ aus
    Die Einstein-Stiftung Berlin hat 18 exzellente, engagierte junge Menschen zum Workshop „Berlin der Begegnung“ ausgewählt. Das Interesse an diesem Workshop ist groß, denn er ist ein wichtiges Instrument der Spitzenförderung Berlins. Die Wahl der Einstein-Stiftung fiel auf Nils Nüsse, der als Doktorand im Institut Nanometeroptik und Technologie des HZB arbeitet. Er darf mit dabei sein, wenn der Schirmherr des Workshops, Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten, im Februar 2011 für vier Tage auf das Schloss Genshagen bei Berlin lädt. Ziel des Workshops ist es, jungen Nachwuchsführungskräfte an der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Kultur ein Forum zum fachübergreifenden Austausch zu bieten.
    Wir gratulieren Herrn Nüsse herzlich zu dieser Auszeichnung. [...]
  • <p>Foto: Sebastian Bolesch / BMBF</p>
    Henning Döscher gewinnt Essay-Wettbewerb "Welt der Zukunft"
    Wissenschaftler können nur trockene Texte verfassen? Von wegen! Der Solarforscher Henning Döscher hat gestern dieses Vorurteil klar widerlegt: Er erzielte den ersten Preis im Essay-Wettbewerb „Welt der Zukunft ‚Energie 2050‘ “. Im Rahmen der Abschlussveranstaltung zum Wissenschaftsjahr der Energie, welches vom HZB intensiv unterstützt wurde, erhielt er gestern von Forschungsministerin Schavan die Sieger-Urkunde – und die Aussicht auf einen spannenden Preis: Döscher wird an einer Reise eines Forschungsschiffes des Alfred-Wegener-Instituts für Polar- und Meeresforschung in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft teilnehmen. [...]
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    17. Dezember: Berufungsvortrag für die W3-Professur Solar Fuels

    Am 17. Dezember wird Dr. Frank Osterloh einen Vortrag an der TU Berlin halten, der im Rahmen des gemeinsamen Berufungsverfahren der TU Berlin und des HZB auf eine W3-Professur "Solar Fuels" stattfinden wird. Der Vortrag beginnt um 9 Uhr c.t.  Ort: TU Berlin, Raum MA 415, Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin [...]

  • Dr. Aleksandr Matveenko
    Aleksandr Matveenko erhält neue „Helmholtz-Russia Joint Research Group”
    Dr. Aleksandr Matveenko und sein russischer Kollege Dr. Oleg Shevchenko können sich freuen: Denn sie haben sich im Helmholtz-internen Wettbewerb gegen 23 hochrangige Vorschläge durchgesetzt und werden als eine von sechs neuen russisch-deutschen Nachwuchsgruppen mit bis zu 150.000 Euro jährlich gefördert. Mit diesem Geld sollen enge Kooperationen zu Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in Russland ermöglicht werden, um gemeinsame Forschungsprojekte, Experimente und Expeditionen durchzuführen. [...]
  • Jan Behrends (m.) nahm den Ernst-Reuter-Preis von <br/> FU-Präsidenten Prof. Dr. Alt (l.) entgegen <br/> Foto:B. Wannenberger/FU Berlin
    Jan Behrends hat den Ernst-Reuter-Preis der FU Berlin gewonnen
    Für seine erfolgreich am HZB abgeschlossene Dissertation hat Dr. Jan Behrends den Ernst-Reuter-Preis verliehen bekommen. Der mit 5000 Euro dotierte Preis wird jährlich für herausragende und zukunftsweisende Promotionsarbeiten von der Freien Universität Berlin vergeben. Die Preisübergabe fand am 6. Dezember im Rahmen einer Festveranstaltung statt, an der auch seine Betreuer Dr. Klaus Lips vom Institut für Silizium-Photovoltaik und Prof. Dr. Robert Bittl vom Fachbereich Physik an der FU Berlin teilnahmen. Dieses Jahr gab es vier Preisträger aus verschiedenen Fachrichtungen. [...]
  • News
    New telephone numbers at HZB!
    All 2.500 telephone sets of the HZB receive new phone extensions!
    The change of the phone system to new, HZB far valid phone numbers occurs between
    Friday 9th of July, and Sunday 11th of July, 2010.
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Jaeschke
    Bundesverdienstkreuz für Prof. Dr. Eberhard Jaeschke
    Der langjährige Geschäftsführer der Berliner Elektronenspeicherring-Gesellschaft für Synchrotronstrahlung (BESSY) wird für seine Verdienste zur Entwicklung von Teilchenbeschleunigern geehrt. [...]
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    Bundesverdienstkreuz für Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner
    Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner, langjähriger Geschäftsführer des Hahn-Meitner-Instituts (HMI), erhält am 18. März aus den Händen von Bundesforschungsministerin, Annette Schavan, das Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse. Mit dieser Auszeichnung würdigt der Bundespräsident vor allem Steiners Beiträge „zur Weiterentwicklung des deutschen Wissenschaftssystems über die bestehenden Grenzen hinaus“. Steiner habe sich mit unermüdlichem Engagement für die Stärkung der europäischen Wissenschaftsinfrastruktur eingesetzt und dabei die Wissenschafts- und Technologieentwicklung eng vernetzt, heißt es in der Begründung. Betont wird dabei, dass Steiner für die am HMI etablierte Solarenergieforschung neue Strukturen geschaffen hat, die es erleichtern, wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse in die Technologieentwicklung zu überführen. [...]
  • News
    Outstanding Results on Research in Synchrotron Radiation rewarded
    At the “First Joint BER II and BESSY II Users´ Meeting” on November 12th / 13th the “Freundeskreis Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin e. V.” bestowed the “Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Prize" and the „Innovation-Award on Synchrotron Radiation“ for 2009. [...]
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    Prof. Michael Steiner is the new chairman of ENSA
    The former scientific director of HMI (1998 bis 2008), Prof. Michael Steiner, is the new chairman of the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA). ENSA is an affiliation of the national neutron scattering societies which directly represent about 4500 european neutron scatterers. In his first words Michael Steiner argues: “It is very important for the future of the field to recruit in a sustainable fashion young scientists and to ensure that the continuously improving potential of neutron scattering does reach research areas, which have not been using neutron up to now.” ENSA would be the right platform for coordinated and coherent actions on a European scale. Steiner continues: “The new challenge for ENSA will be to extend the present discussion about existing sources and the interplay between large and small facilities to a forward looking vision for neutrons inEuropenow, when ESS is at the horizon.” [...]
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    Professor Föhlisch beginnt als neuer Institutsleiter am HZB
    Professor Dr. Alexander Föhlisch leitet seit dem 1. Oktober das Institut für „Methoden und Instrumentierung der Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung“ am HZB. Am 22. Juli hatte er den Ruf an die Universität Potsdam und das Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin angenommen.   Professor Föhlisch studierte Physik in Tübingen, Stony Brook und Hamburg und promovierte an der Universität Uppsala/Advanced Light Source in Berkeley. Zuletzt war er als Privatdozent am Institut für Experimentalphysik der Universität Hamburg sowie am Centre for Free-Electron Laser Science (DESY) tätig.   Jenseits der Physikabsolvierte der vielinteressierte Wissenschaftler den Master of Arts an der State University of New York und widmete sich dem Studiengang „Europäische Union und internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen“.   Sein wissenschaftliches Interesse gilt der Weiterentwicklung innovativer Röntgenmethoden, um die elektronische Struktur und Dynamik auf atomaren Skalen sichtbar zu machen. Über die daraus resultierenden Erkenntnisse von physikalischen und chemisch relevanten Prozessen erhält man ein besseres Verständnis funktionaler Materialien für ultraschnelles Schalten, der Photovoltaik sowie der molekularen Dynamik und der heterogenen Katalyse.   Willkommen am HZB [...]
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    Zwei neue Nachwuchsgruppen am HZB
    Die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft hat in einem Auswahlverfahren 20 Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler ausgewählt, die an den Zentren der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft ihre eigene Forschungsgruppe aufbauen können. In diesem Verfahren haben sich auch zwei Kandidaten des HZB durchgesetzt: Dr. Emad Flear Aziz Bekhit und Dr. Aleksandr Matveenko. Aleksandr Matveenko (links im Bild) arbeitet im Projekt BERLinPro am Aufbau einer neuen Lichtquelle, einem Energy Recovery Linac. In diesem wird spezielles Röntgenlicht erzeugt mit einer im Vergleich zur Synchrotronstrahlung noch höheren Brillanz. Dazu werden in einem Linearbeschleuniger Elektronen auf nahezu Lichgeschwindigkeit beschleunigt und nach einem Umlauf im Ring wieder abgebremst. Man gewinnt damit einen großen Teil der Energie zurück. Aleksandr Matveenko beschäftigt sich mit dem Design der Magnetsysteme, die die Elektronen auf ihrer Bahn steuern. Dazu ist er vom russischen Budker Institue of Nuclear Physics (BINP), wo er sechs Jahre geforscht hat, nach Berlin gewechselt. Ein ausführliches Interview und Informationen zum Projekt BERLinPro finden Sie im Forschungsmagazin Sichtbar, Ausgabe 04., Seite 32. Emad Aziz (rechts im Bild) hat am Speicherring BESSY II eine Experimentierkammer entwickelt, mit der es nun möglich ist, bislang unzugängliche Flüssigkeits-Proben mit Synchrotronstrahlung zu untersuchen. Zum Beispiel können dort Proteine in ihrer realen Umgebung analysiert werden. Mit seiner Gruppe will Emad Aziz biologische Abläufe unter physiologischen Bedingungen untersuchen. Außerdem wird sein Know-How für Messungen zur Optimierung von Solarzellen zur Verfügung stehen. Einen Beitrag zu Emad Aziz finden Sie ebenfalls in der Sichtbar, Ausgabe 04, Seite 23, außerdem in unserer Pressemitteilung, die wir anlässich der Verleihung des diesjährigen Dale Sayers Preises an Emad Aziz herausgegeben haben. Lesen Sie außerdem die vollständige Pressemitteilung der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft zur Auswahl der 20 Nachwuchsgruppenleiter. [...]
  • News
    New Chapter in the Research with Synchrotron Radiation
    Junior scientist from Berlin extents the range of application of X-ray methods and receives prestigious award.

    Dr. Emad Aziz Bekhit from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB) is this year's recipient of the renowned Dale Sayers Award–an award presented every three years by the International X-ray Absorption Society (IXAS), hon-ouring successful junior scientists.
    The award will be presented in Camerino (Italy) on July 31, 2009 during the largest conference on research with X-rays worldwide. The award is [...]
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    Professor Föhlisch nimmt Ruf an
    22. Juli 2009

    Heute, am 22. Juli, hat Professor Dr. Alexander Föhlisch den Ruf an die Universität Potsdam und das Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin angenommen. Damit wird er am HZB zukünftig das Institut für „Methoden und Instrumentierung der Forschung mit Synchrotronstrahlung“ leiten.

    Professor Föhlisch ist derzeit noch als Assistant Professor (C1) am Institut für Experimentalphysik der Universität Hamburg sowie am Deutschen Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) tätig.

    Das Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin freut sich über die Entscheidung von Professor Föhlisch. [...]

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    Junger Wissenschaftler auf Erfolgskurs

    Emad Flear Aziz erhält für seine innovative Arbeit den Adlershofer Dissertationspreis 2008 Das Auswahlgremium hat einstimmig beschlossen, den diesjährigen Adlershofer Dissertationspreis an Dr. Emad Flear Aziz Bekhit, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, für seine exzellente Arbeit: "Local Electronic and Geometric Structure of Ions, Molecules, and Polymers in Liquid Phase" zu vergeben. Die feierliche Verleihung erfolgt am heutigen 4. Februar im Rahmen des 1. Adlershofer Festkolloquiums für "Computation on the Sciences". [...]

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    Marcus Bär baut Nachwuchsgruppe zur Entwicklung von Dünnschichtsolarzellen am HMI auf

    Das Hahn-Meitner-Institut (HMI) baut im Bereich Solarenergieforschung ab sofort eine neue Nachwuchsgruppe auf. Wie die Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft mitteilt, gehört Dr. Marcus Bär zu den 13 jungen Forschern, die in das Förderprogramm aufgenommen werden. Der 32-jährige Ingenieur ist derzeit an der University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA, beschäftigt. Er wird am HMI an der Verbesserung von Dünnschichtsolarzellen forschen und an der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universität Cottbus (BTU) seine Erfahrung an Studierende weitergeben. [...]

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    Untersuchungen selbstorganisierter Nanostrukturen bei BESSY mit Carl-Ramsauer-Preis ausgezeichnet

    Der Physiker Dr. Andrei Varykhalov hat Quantenphänomene in seiner Dissertation studiert, seine Untersuchungen führte er am Berliner Elektronenspeicherring BESSY durch. Für seine Arbeit mit dem Titel Quanteneffekte in der elektronischen Struktur neuer selbstorganisierter Systeme mit reduzierter Dimensionalität wird er von der Physikalischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin mit dem Carl-Ramsauer-Preis ausgezeichnet. [...]

  • <p>Verleihung der Ehrenprofessur an Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner (links) durch Prof. Zhao Zhixiang, Pr&auml;sident der CIAE</p>
    Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner erhält Ehrenprofessur des China Institute of Atomic Energy
    In Anerkennung seiner langjährigen Unterstützung beim Aufbau der Forschung mit Methoden der Neutronenstreuung hat das "China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)" dem wissenschaftlichen Geschäftsführer des Hahn-Meitner-Instituts Prof. Dr. Michael Steiner am 18. Mai in Bejing eine Ehrenprofessur verliehen. Prof. Steiner ist der erste ausländische Wissenschaftler, der diese Auszeichnung erhalten hat. [...]
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    Nanoröhrchen sollen Bildschirme zum Leuchten bringen

    Der von IBM-Deutschland gestiftete Hahn-Meitner-Technologie-Transfer- Preis zeichnet Materialforscher des Hahn-Meitner-Instituts aus. Fünf Forscher haben unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Alois Weidinger für ihre innovativen - und vermarktungsfähigen - Entwicklungsarbeiten erhalten. Ihre Forschungsergebnisse könnten die Herstellung neuartiger Flachbildschirme, so genannter Feld-Emissions-Displays (FED), entscheidend verbessern. [...]

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    Margarita Russina erhält Promotionspreis mit Arbeit über atomare Diffusionsprozesse bei der Glasbildung

    Den Hahn-Meitner-Promotionspreis erhält am 1. Dezember 1999 die Physikerin Dr. Margarita Russina. Der Preisträgerin war es in besonderer Weise gelungen, die wissenschaftlichen Inhalte ihrer hervorragenden Promotionsarbeit in anschaulicher und für die Öffentlichkeit verständlicher Form darzustellen. [...]

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    Bundesverdienstorden für Martha Lux-Steiner

    Die Physikerin Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Martha Christina Lux-Steiner erhält am 5. Oktober 1999 im Berliner Schloß Bellevue aus der Hand des Bundespräsidenten Johannes Rau den Bundesverdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Damit würdigt der Bundespräsident die wissenschaftlichen Leistungen von Frau Prof. Lux-Steiner auf dem Gebiet der solaren Energiegewinnung und ihren besonderen Einsatz für die regionale Zusammenarbeit zwischen Industrie und Forschung. [...]

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    Europäische Auszeichnung für Berliner Physiker Prof. Ferenc Mezei

    Für innovative und herausragende Beiträge zur Neutronenstreuung erhält Professor Ferenc Mezei (Hahn-Meitner-Institut und TU, Berlin) den "Walter Hälg Preis 1999" der European Neutron Scattering Association. Die Auszeichnung würdigt die bis in die 70er Jahre zurückreichenden Arbeiten Mezeis, der mit neuen Methoden der Neutronenstreuung entscheidend zu Erkenntnissen über strukturelle und magnetische Veränderungen in Festkörpern beigetragen hat. Der Preis wird erstmalig zur 2. Europäischen Konferenz der Neutronenstreuung vom 1. bis 4. September 1999 in Budapest verliehen und ist mit 10.000 Schweizer Franken dotiert. [...]