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Awarded Adlershof people and projects

Prof. Hecht, HU Berlin, Bild: IRIS Adlershof


Stefan Hecht elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences

The internationally renowned and award-winning scientist receives renewed recognition:

The European Academy of Sciences (EURASC) has elected Prof. Stefan Hecht, Ph.D., Director of the DWI - Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Guestprofessor at the Department of Chemistry of HU Berlin and founding...

Tobias Henschel, Gewinner des HZB Technologietransferpreises 2021 © HZB / M. Setzpfand


Tobias Henschel wins the HZB Technology Transfer Award 2021

Digital bracelet with integrated transparent photovoltaics convinced the jury:

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary wristwatch. But its glass taps the energy of the sun. A research group at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has made this possible. Their transparent photovoltaics have now even made it into...

Urkundenübergabe © FBH Berlin


Ferdinand Braun Institute recognized for its efforts to promote young talents

Closer cooperation planned with the Employment Agency:

Mario Lehwald, Chairman of the Management Board of the Employment Agency Berlin South, has awarded the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut for its "outstanding commitment to vocational training". He presented the official certificate...

DESY-Forscherin © DESY/Christian Schmid


Synchrotrons accelerate corona research

Research funding is key – Information by the German Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation:

Synchrotron light sources were originally built to study particles. Today, they are even used in the fight against COVID-19. The projects are as diverse as the fields of the synchrotron users, who come from universities,...

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HZB re-certified as a compatibility-friendly company again

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has been awarded the seal of quality for its corporate compatibility policy since 2011:

HZB has been certified as a family-friendly employer since 2011. Now the research centre has successfully completed the re-auditing process and developed further measures to promote a life phase conscious working culture. The...


Honorary doctorate awarded to Prof. Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers

The Swedish Chalmers University of Technology honours the scientist from HU Berlin and DLR for his contribution to research in the field of terahertz components:

Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers is a professor at Humboldt-University Berlin and the director of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfart, DLR (German Aerospace Center), which focuses on...

Michael Schneider © European XFEL


Dr. Michael Schneider receives the European XFEL Young Scientist Award

MBI researcher was awarded for his important contributions in three distinct areas pertaining to diffraction experiments with soft x-rays at European XFEL:

X-ray pulses delivered by x-ray free-electron lasers are typically focused to a few-micrometer size in order to achieve extreme x-ray intensities at the sample inside the scientific instrument.  In his PhD work, Michael...

J. Mikosh © MBI / Ralf Günther


European Research Council (ERC) awards Consolidator Grant to Jochen Mikosch

MBI researcher receives 2 million Euro of funding to perform basic research on time-resolved structural dynamics of chemical reactions:

Jochen Mikosch receives a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). In a highly competitive and thorough procedure it is awarded to established researchers with 7-12 years of experience since...

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Belyntic GmbH wins Innovation Award Berlin-Brandenburg 2020

“Unique technology for research, development, and production of peptide therapeutics” / Adlershof start-up involved in the development of a vaccine against COVID-19:

Belyntic GmbH is one of this year's winners of the Innovation Award Berlin-Brandenburg. With this award, the jury honors the start-up, located in the Science and Technology Park Berlin-Adlershof, for its "unique technology...

Oliver Arnhold (3.v.l.) und sein Team © RLI


Oliver Arnhold (Reiner Lemoine Institut) and team win DIN Innovation Award

New DIN guideline accelerates the expansion of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles:

Oliver Arnhold and the consortium around the DIN SPEC 91433 have won the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) Innovator Award 2020. With these awards, DIN honors special projects and commitments in the field of...

Gewinner InnoSpace Masters © HU Berlin


Secure satellite communication – Berlin team wins INNOspace Masters 2019/20

Project “QuMSeC” of TU, HU and FBH becomes overall winner of the DLR innovation competition:

The winners of the INNOspace Masters competition, which is organized by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), have been announced: On 14 October, a Berlin-based team from Technische Universität, Humboldt-Universität and the...

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Helmholtz-Zentrum is one of the best trainers in Berlin

The Berlin-South Employment Agency awarded the Certificate for Young Talent Promotion 2019/2020 to the HZB:

The Berlin-South Employment Agency has awarded the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for an innovative  procedure to select applicants for apprenticeships and dual studies not only on the basis of their grades, but also to include...

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William F. Meggers Award of the SAS presented to FBH authors

The prize recognizes the paper as the outstanding publication of the year 2019 in the journal “Applied Spectroscopy”:

The paper Shifted Excitation Raman Difference Spectroscopy with Charge-Shifting Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Lock-In Detection was honored with the prestigious William F. Meggers Award of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy...

Dr. Das © BAM


Two Winners of the Falling Walls Lab Adlershof 2020

Dr. Chayanika Das (BAM) and Svea Stephan (KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte) won the Adlershof competition:

Dr. Chayanika Das, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) with Breaking the Wall of MAGNESIUM CORROSION and Svea Stephan, KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, with Breaking the Wall of EXPLOITING FINITE...


Dr. Raphael Jay has received the Carl-Ramsauer-Award for his excellent dissertation

The physicist studied ultrafast charge transfer dynamics in iron complexes:

Dr. Raphael Jay has received this year's Carl-Ramsauer-Prize of the German Physical Society of Berlin (DPGzB). The prize honours outstanding dissertations in physics and related fields and will be awarded during a festive...

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...