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Dr. Tristat Petit © HZB/M. Setzpfandt


ERC Starting Grant for Tristan Petit

The researcher is investigating a new class of materials for energy storage at Helmholtz-Zentrum:

Dr. Tristan Petit has received a prestigious Starting Grant from the European Research Council for 1.5 million euros over the next five years. The materials researcher will use the grant to investigate a new class of...

Prof. Wolfgang Heinrich © FBH/Katja Bilo


Distinguished Service Award for Wolfgang Heinrich

FBH researcher was honoured for outstanding contributions to the IEEE MTT Society and the microwave profession:

Wolfgang Heinrich was honored with the IEEE MTT Distinguished Service Award 2020. The prize recognizes his significant contributions and outstanding service to the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society and the...

Dr. Michael J. Bojdys © WISTA Management GmbH


Maximum capacities at the theoretical limit

Chemist Michael J. Bojdys' proposal for an ERC Proof of Concept Grant for the project “LiAnMAT” has been retained for funding:

On April 27, the European Research Council (ERC) announced the recipients of the Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant scheme: one of them is Michael J. Bojdys, materials chemist and junior research group leader at IRIS Adlershof and...

Urkunde: NASA Group Achievement Award für Markus Krutzik © FBH


NASA honors Markus Krutzik

His team developed an instrument that was successfully used to generate ultra-cold atoms on the International Space Station (ISS):

At the end of last year, the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) team at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA, received the "NASA Group Achievement Award". This award also honors the achievements of Dr. Markus Krutzik as a...

Ernst-Eckhard-Koch Preis 2019 © M. Setzpfandt/HZB


Felix Willems received Ernst-Eckhard-Koch Award 2019 for his PhD thesis on ultrafast magnetization dynamics

He had analysed ultrafast switching processes using spectroscopic methods at synchrotron sources like BESSY II:

In his research, Willems combined static experiments with synchrotron radiation at BESSY II with femtosecond time-resolved experiments on a laser-based high harmonic generation source at MBI. Via measurements of both the real...


Paul Rappaport Award presented to FBH authors

The Electron Device Society honored the best work published in last year's IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices:

For the publication “Local 2DEG Density Control in Heterostructures of Piezoelectric Materials and Its Application in GaN HEMT Fabrication Technology” the authors Konstantin Osipov, Joachim Würfl, Ina Ostermay, Frank Brunner,...

Logo: iSwitch


Innovative Training Network iSwitch receives “Étoiles de l'Europe 2019”

IRIS Adlershof members Prof. Norbert Koch and Prof. Stefan Hecht support the project:

The Innovative Training Network iSwitch is awarded the "Étoiles de l'Europe" prize of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation for its outstanding and European-oriented research. With this, the...

Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht © HZB/Michael Setzpfandt


Berlin Science Award: Young Talent Award for Steve Albrecht

Governing Mayor honours HZB scientist for outstanding research achievements in the field of novel tandem solar cells:

On November 7, 2019, Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Science and Research, honoured outstanding research achievements for the twelfth time. Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht was honoured this year with the...

Wolfgang Heinrich © FBH/Katja Bilo


Prize of the European Microwave Association 2019 awarded to Wolfgang Heinrich

The head of the research area III-V electronics at FBH is honored for his outstanding engagement:

Making microwave research visible and connecting the players in research and industry – this has been Wolfgang Heinrich's driving force for many years. For his outstanding engagement, the head of the research area III-V...

Julius Upmeier zu Belzen © IGAFA/Matthias Brandt


Julius Upmeier zu Belzen is winner of the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2019

With around 30 applications, Adlershof was again the most successful lab in Germany:

Great minds, 3 minutes, 1 day – Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The Lab is a platform for excellent academics, entrepreneurs and professionals from all disciplines who get the opportunity to...

LUM Young Scientist Award 2019 © LUM GmbH


The tradition goes on: Richard-Sebastian Moeller was awarded this year’s LUM Young Scientist

Nominated research work contributes to a better understanding of particle adhesion on surfaces:

LUM GmbH hosts since 2011 periodically the international scientific conference for researchers and users of particle and dispersion measuring technologies. Since 2013 areas of expertise in materials testing are also included....

Kaspars Dadzis. Foto: privat


Crystal growth under the magnifying glass

IKZ researcher Kaspars Dadzis receives ERC Starting Grant:

For the first time in the history of the Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) the prestigious grant from the European Research Council (ERC) is awarded to an IKZ researcher. As one of a total of four scientists in...


IKZ researcher Dr. Reinhard Uecker receives Frank Prize from the International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG)

Award for new findings in the field of crystal growing:

Prof. Dr. Darrell Schlom, Cornell University, USA, and Dr. Reinhard Uecker, Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ), Germany, received the Frank Prize of the International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG) for their...

Bild: Matthias Heyde


Berlin University Alliance Wins Excellence Status

Second huge success for three major Berlin universities and Charité in the German Excellence Strategy competition:

Major award for Berlin: The Berlin University Alliance has won funding as a group in the Universities of Excellence funding line of the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy. The German Council of Science...

Steve Albrecht © HZB


Steve Albrecht wins the 2019 Karl Scheel Prize

The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin honours the researcher of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for his work in the field of highly efficient tandem solar cell absorbers made of metal-halide perovskites:

The award will be presented to Prof. Steve Albrecht in Magnus House of the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin on Friday, June 28, 2019. Albrecht will also deliver a lecture entitled “Highly Efficient Tandem Solar Cell...

Silizium-28 Einkristall © IKZ


The NEW KILOGRAM: Powered by Adlershof Technology

Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) helped to replace original masure by new International System of Units (SI):

In addition to Ampere, Kelvin, Mol and Co., the kilogram also is now defined by a natural constant. In concrete terms, this means that the original kilogram, which has been the measure of all things for 130 years, has now...

Prof. Dr. Gavril Farkas © Kristina Schulze/HU


Two Million Euros for HU Mathematician Gavril Farkas

ERC Advanced Grant awarded for groundbreaking research in the field of algebraic geometry:

Professor Dr. Gavril Farkas is regarded worldwide as one of the leading mathematicians in the field of algebraic curves. ‘My research is internationally oriented, and my networks have also been shaped by my time in Princeton...

Prof. Dr. Thomas Elsässer | Foto: Ralf Günther, MBI


For the second time, an ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Prof. Thomas Elsaesser

Project “Electric Interactions and Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Biomolecules”:

Thomas Elsaesser receives a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) which supports, for a period of 5 years, basic research on dynamic electric interactions of DNA and RNA with ions and their water...

Preisverleihung mit HZB-Team. Copyright: Faculty of electrical engineering University of Ljubljana


Slovenian president awards HZB scientist with "Apple of Inspiration"

The Berlin scientists as the first foreigners receive the prize together with colleagues from the University of Ljubljana:

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...

Prof. Dr. Janina Kneipp, HU Berlin. Bild: Adlershof Journal © WISTA Management GmbH


Physio-chemist Prof Dr Janina Kneipp is this year’s awardee of the Caroline von Humboldt-Professorship

The renowned professorship is funded with 80,000 euros annually:

The professorship named after Caroline von Humboldt is awarded each year to honour an excellent female professor at HU. It aims at increasing the recognition and visibility of female academics. This year’s awardee is the...