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World market leader in the niche: rules for startup companies

How do you become a world market leader? An answer to this question does not necessarily have to come from the executive floors of multinational conglomerates. Also many Adlershof companies have something to say on the...


Dr. Gerhard Ulm

Head of the scientific division called “Temperature and Synchrotron Radiation” at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt:

Gerhard Ulm was born near Rothenburg ob der Tauber. He studied physics at the University of Würzburg. After his diploma he changed to GSI (Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt) and started the field of...


Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer

Director at the Max-Born-Institute and professor of experimental physics at Humboldt University:

Thomas Elsaesser (*1957) studied physics in Heidelberg and at the Technical University of Munich where he received his diploma degree in 1982. At TU Munich, he finished his PhD work on ultrashort infrared spectroscopy in...


Prof. Dr. Alexander Föhlisch

Head of the institute of methods and instrumentation for research with synchrotron radiation at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin:

Alexander Föhlisch studied physics at Tübingen, received a M.A. in physics with a Fulbright scholarship at SUNY at Stony Brook and concluded his studies at Hamburg University with a diploma thesis in X-ray microscopy. In...


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Vlasta Bonacic-Koutecky

Professor for physical and theoretical chemistry at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Vlasta Bonacic-Koutecky studied physics in Zagreb (Croatia) and received her doctoral degree in theoretical chemistry at Johns Hopkins University (USA). After post doctoral research at Belfer Graduate School of Science,...


Dr. Ulrich Eichmann

The project manager at the Max Born Institute investigates fundamental mechanisms in the ionization dynamics of isolated particles in strong and strongest laser fields:

Ulrich Eichmann, born in Münster , studied physics initially at the TU Berlin, then moved to University of Freiburg. After receiving his diploma in1984 and a research period in 1986 at the University of Virginia, USA, he...


Prof. Dr. Matthias Ballauff

Professor for "Soft Matter and Functional Materials" at the Humboldt University Berlin and head of the correspondent Institute at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin:

Professor Dr. Matthias Ballauff, born in Cologne in 1952, finished his PhD thesis „Thermodynamically induced shear degradation of dissolved Polystyrol“ in 1981 at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University Mainz...


Prof. Dr. Susanne Albers

Professor for Algorithms and Complexity in the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. :

Susanne Albers studied mathematics, computer science and business administration at the university of Osnabrück. In 1993 she received her PhD degree from the University of Saarland as member of the first Research Training...


Dr. Ralph Wernsdorf

The mathematician at the Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH works on block ciphers:

Ralph Wernsdorf studied mathematics of the Humboldt-University zu Berlin and got his degrees in 1980 (Diploma) and 1983 (Ph.D). He is an employee of Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH, which is located in Berlin-Adlershof since 2002....


caprotec bioanalytics Completes Series B Financing Round of EUR 4 Million

Biotechnologieunternehmen caprotec bioanalytics GmbH vervollständigt Finanzierungsrunde:

caprotec bioanalytics GmbH today (Thursday May 13, 2010) announced the closing of a EUR 4 million ($5.1M) Series B Financing Round with existing investors Creathor Venture, IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, ERP Startfonds, and...


Dr. Thomas Schultz

The project leader at the Max Born Institute investigates the photochemistry of DNA:

Thomas Schultz was born 1971 in Washington D.C. and grew up in rural southern Germany, close to the picturesque university town of Tübingen. After studying chemistry in Switzerland, he acquired a PhD from the ETH Zürich in...


Prof. Dr. Norbert Koch

Professor for "Supramolecular Systems" at the Institut für Physik at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:

Norbert Koch studied Physics at the Technische Universität Graz and was also awarded his doctor’s degree there. After spending one year as scientific assistant at the Joanneum Research GmbH in Weiz, he spent two years as...


Prof. Dr. Ralf Jaumann

Director of the DLR/NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility and deputy director of the DLR Institute of Planetary Research:

Ralf Jaumann was born in Bietigheim-Bissingen in 1954. He studied geology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich (LMU) and earned his doctoral degree there in1989 with a thesis about the chemical and mineralogical...


Prof. Dr. Michael W. Linscheid

Vice president for research at the Humboldt University of Berlin:

Michael W. Linscheid was born in Wuppertal in 1948. He studied chemistry at the University of Cologne, and afterwards took his doctoral degree there writing his thesis about “Field Desorption Mass Spectrometry of Nucleic...


Dr. Erik T. J. Nibbering

Department Head for femtosecond spectroscopy of molecular systems at the Max Born Institute:

Having received his education in the Netherlands, he acquired in 1993 his Ph.D. at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen on the subject on femtosecond optical dephasing and solvation dynamics in liquids. During a postdoctoral...


Dr. Bernd Eppich

The physicist works at the Optoelectronics Department of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik:

Bernd Eppich was born in 1963 in Heilbronn. After his physics studies at TU Karlsruhe, he received his diploma about resonators for solid-state tube lasers from the Solid-State Laser Institute at TU Berlin. During this...


Professor Dr.-Ing. Stefan Jähnichen

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software Technology FIRST and the Research Group on Software Engineering at the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the TU Berlin:

Born in 1947, Stefan Jähnichen took his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin in 1979. Since 1991 he has been Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Architecture and Software...


Professor Dr. Stefan Eisebitt

Head of the joint research group “Functional Nanomaterials” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie:

After three years of PhD studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada, Stefan Eisebitt obtained his PhD in Physics in collaboration with the Research Center Jülich at the University of Cologne in 1996. In his...


Prof. Dr. Ingolf Volker Hertel

Acting as the speaker of the board of IGAFA, the former director of the Max Born Institute has significantly contributed to form the present shape, function and image of Berlin-Adlershof:

Ingolf Volker Hertel was born 1941 June 6, and lived in Radebeul during his early childhood. From the age of 10 he grew up in Freiburg in the South-West of Germany. He attended a traditional grammar school, and - finding...


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne

Professor for Instrumental Analytical Chemistry at the Humboldt University and director of the department of “Analytical Chemistry; Reference Materials” at the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing:

Ulrich Panne, born in 1964, studied Chemistry with a focus on Analytical Chemistry at the University Dortmund and the UCL London. He received his diploma in analytical chemistry (1989) and changed for his Ph.D. studies on...