Staff at the Institute of Nanotechnology


At the Institute of Nanotechnology we have approximately 300 members of staff from a wide array of academic, professional and national backgrounds. Our members are scientists and students from both campuses of the KIT and other European institutions.


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Portrait pictures of Jürgen Janek and Martin WegenerKIT/Janek/Wegener
Highly Cited Researchers 2020

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)
INT Ececutive Director Prof. Horst HahnKIT
Prof. Horst Hahn elected NAI Fellow

Our Executive Director received an award from the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

NAI press release
Picture of the ARES project group with Prof. Schimmel that won first prize in the VIP+ program of BMBFTatjana Bielke
Validation Award for "Project ARES"

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+
Picture of Prof. Martin Wegener and Prof. Maximilian FichtnerKIT
Excellence Strategy: INT scientists successful

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
Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Prof. Yuval Gefen

Prof. Yuval Gefen from the Weizmann Institute, nominated by the INT, received a highly prestigious Helmholtz International Fellow Award.

Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft News
Picture of Prof. Martin Wegener
Prof. Martin Wegener elected as new member of acatech

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
Picture of Prof. Herbert Gleiter
Czochralski Award for Prof. Herbert Gleiter

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
Picture of award ceremony Leibniz prize Prof. WernsdorferDFG/ David Ausserhofer
Leibniz Award for Prof. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

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. Wernsdorfer received a European Research Council Advanced Grant

Prof. Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, research unit chair at the INT, won an ERC Advanced Grant for his research project "Molecular quantum opto-spintronics." / KIT News
Prof. Hahn was elected as a Member to the US NAE
Prof. Hahn elected as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering

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
Wegener 3d printing
Prof. Wegener is awarded Erwin Schrödinger Prize

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. Gumbsch elected as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering

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.

Prof. Rockstuhl elected as 2016 Fellow of the Optical Society of America

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. Gleiter is awarded a Cothenius Medal

Prof. Herbert Gleiter, one of the founders of the INT, receives a Cothenius Medal from the Leopoldina.

Leopoldina News