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One of the prestigious Consolidator Grants of the European Research Council (ERC) was awarded to Dr. Frank Biedermann of INT for his "SupraSense" project on highly specific sensors for medical diagnostics that mimic enzyme pockets. T.T.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Paetzold of IMT received a Consolidator Grant for his LAMI-PERO project on perovskite solar cells.KIT Press Release
The Leopoldina National Academy of Sciences awarded the newly established Greve Prize to Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek (Justus Liebig University at Gießen and KIT, INT) and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Volz (Philipps University at Marburg) for their research on fundamental properties of solid-state batteries.Leopoldina Press Release
On October 1st 2022 Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen succeeded Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Hahn as Executive Director of the INT. Prof. Dehnen won the Leibniz-Preis for her research on Inorganic Molecular Chemistry in 2022.Executive Director Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen
Mrs. Heidi Hagel and Mrs. Felicitas Lauer have received the award for Outstanding Performance in their support of INT scientists by the KIT Freundeskreis und Fördergesellschaft e.V. within the event "Junge Talente" on May 21st, 2022."Junge Talente"
The prize is considered the most distinguished award for young investigators in Germany. In his work, Pascal Friederich focuses on the use of artificial intelligence in material simulation, virtual material design, and autonomous experimental platforms for automatic material recognition.KIT Press Release
For his long and successful research on Solid State Ionics Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek was awarded an honory doctorate by the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands (Laudatio starts at 7:20).Youtube video of the Award Ceremony
In 2021 the Aventis Foundation granted this highly-endowed Postdoctoral Award to researchers working at research-intensive German universities. Dr. Frank Biedermann from INT was one of only three awardees.Award winner Dr. Frank Biedermann
INT research unit heads Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek and Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener are among the eight KIT scientists on the 2020 list of Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate / Web of Science.Press information (in German)
Our Executive Director received an award from the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI).NAI press release
The transfer project for using Air REtaining Surfaces to lower the friction of ship hulls with the surrounding water, led by the group of Prof. Thomas Schimmel, garnered first place in the VIP+ program of the BMBF.Validation Award VIP+
Prof. Martin Wegener succeeded with the cluster of excellence proposal for "3D Matter Made to Order". Prof. Maximilian Fichtner got the nod for "Energy Storage Beyond Lithium". We congratulate both for their resounding success.Two Clusters of Excellence
Prof. Yuval Gefen from the Weizmann Institute, nominated by the INT, received a highly prestigious Helmholtz International Fellow Award.Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft News
The German National Acedemy of Science and Engineering acatech elected Prof. Martin Wegener as a new member in recognition of his scientific achievements.acatech announcement
Prof. Herbert Gleiter received the Jan Czochralski Award for his Lifetime Achievements in Material Science at the European MRS Fall Meeting 2018.Jan Czochralski Award
The Deutsche Forschungs- gemeinschaft recognized Prof. Wernsdorfer's pioneering work on nanomagnetism and single-molecule magnets. The latter could represent the Qbits of Quantum Information devices.Leibniz Award for Wolfgang Wernsdorfer
Prof. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, research unit chair at the INT, won an ERC Advanced Grant for his research project "Molecular quantum opto-spintronics."research-in-germany.org / KIT News
Prof. Horst Hahn, Director of the INT, was elected a member of the US NAE for his contributions to the science and engineering of nanostructured materials with tailored and tunable properties.NAE News
Prof. Martin Wegener, research unit chair at the INT, receives, together with Profs. M. Bastmeyer and Ch. Barner-Kowollik, Erwin Schrödinger Prize for cell cultivation in a 3D-laserprinted ultrasmall "Petri dish."Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft News
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. Herbert Gleiter, one of the founders of the INT, receives a Cothenius Medal from the Leopoldina.Leopoldina News