M. Fichtner (Energy Storage Group) and C. Punckt (NanoMat) won a grant, focused on developing a new class of powerful materials for electrochemical energy storage, within the FET Open Call "Novel ideas for radically new technologies."
Highly enriched samples of semiconducting single walled carbon nanotubes have been prepared by combining polymer-wrapping with size-exclusion chromatography. Using this SWCNTs short-channel transistors were built showing the best performance published so far. More see ACS Nano, Article ASAP.
Prof. Peter Gumbsch, research unit chair at the INT, was elected a member of the US NAE for his multiscale modeling research in the fields of fracture mechanics and deformation behavior of materials.BMBF News
Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl, research unit chair at the INT, was recently elected as an OSA Fellow for his seminal contributions to the field of theoretical and computational nanophotonics.OSA News
Prof. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, who has close collaborative ties with the INT, was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at the KIT.KIT News
Prof. Maximilian Fichtner, leader of the research group “Energy Storage Systems,” is succeeding Prof. Horst Hahn as executive director of our partner institute, the Helmholtz-Institut Ulm.Helmholtz Institute Ulm news
Our institute's founder is featured in the latest edition of the KIT magazine "lookKIT."lookKIT January 2015
"Light-matter Interaction in a Microcavity-controlled Graphene Transistor," co-authored by Dr. Michael Engel, Prof. Hilbert v. Löhneysen and Prof. Ralph Krupke and researchers from Cambridge University and IBM, is one of five papers to win this year's Pat Goldberg Memorial Award for the best papers published in 2012.KIT press release
Current Honorary Adviser at the INT and former Research Unit Chair, Professor Wölfle has been awarded for his "fundamental contributions to the theory of quantum transport processes in superfluid3 He, heavy fermion superconductors and disordered metals".Award Details
KIT researchers have created the first mechanical invisibility cloak. When placed over an object, the object cannot be felt at all — either by a finger, or a more sensitive measuring device.Press Release in German
Patrik Rath wins the KDOP outstanding publication award in the research area "Photonic Materials & Devices" for his work on diamond optomechanics. Congratulations!