Wilfried Weber appointed Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute for New Materials and professor at Saarland University
15. March 2023 09:00:

In a joint appointment procedure of the Leibniz Association and Saarland University, Professor Wilfried Weber was selected for a dual function: He was appointed Scientific Director of INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials on March 15. He also received a professorship for new materials at Saarland University. This continues the close cooperation between the two institutions to advance joint projects in materials science.

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31. March 2023 08:26:

Das INM sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine kaufmännische Geschäftsführung.

Die Position ist mit der Mitgliedschaft in der Gesamtgeschäftsführung, bestehend aus zwei wissenschaftlichen Geschäftsführern und einem kaufmännischen Geschäftsführer, verbunden.

Die Kaufmännische Geschäftsführung ist im Rahmen ihrer Ressortzuständigkeit verantwortlich für das Personal-, Finanz- und Organisationsmanagement und ist in die strategische Entwicklungsplanung des Instituts eingebunden.

Die Stelle ist zunächst auf fünf Jahre befristet; Wiederbestellung ist möglich.

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INM at LOPEC: Electrospinning makes conductive structures flexible, transparent and affordable
27. February 2023 07:16:

Whether for tablets, smartphones, cars, clothing or medical devices – touch screens, foldable screens, displays and sensors of the future must be bendable and flexible. And the printed electronics applied to them must be just as bendable and flexible to enable tapping and swiping, for example. At LOPEC, the trade fair for printed electronics, INM presents electrospinning as a promising process.

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31.01. 2023
Colloquium: From 11:00
31.01. 2023

Dr. Morgan Delarue

Université Toulouse, team MILE, LAAS-CNRS, France

Host: Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo

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24.01. 2023
Colloquium: Leibniz-Saal, D2 5
24.01. 2023

Prof. Dr. Christian Kübel

Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT)

Host: Prof. Dr. Tobias Kraus

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Design for Recycling: The programmed immortality of the lithium-ion battery
09. January 2023 11:36:

Research teams from INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) in Würzburg, and Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen-Nuremberg will launch the AdRecBat project on February 1, 2023, which looks at the recycling of lithium-ion batteries not at the end of their life, but already at the time of product design. The project aims to delineate the battery components from each other so that recycling by type is possible.

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03. January 2023 13:07:

Have you graduated in the natural sciences or successfully completed your doctorate and are now looking for new challenges? The INM employs scientists from the materials sciences, biology, physics, chemistry and related disciplines. There is no standstill with us, we are constantly developing and are looking for new colleagues who would like to follow this path with us.

You could find the next step in your career in our job offers!

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Eduard Arzt awarded for scientific understanding between the USA and Europe
02. January 2023 10:46:

The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials says goodbye to its scientific director and chairman Prof. Eduard Arzt who retired at the end of 2022. Arzt headed the Saarbrücken-based materials research institute since October 2007 and led it to worldwide recognition. He is known nationally and internationally for his research on gecko-inspired polymer surfaces,

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02. November 2022 09:20:

At 9:25 a.m. on Oct. 21, 2022, the German Aerospace Center’s (DLR) MAPHEUS-12 research rocket lifted off from Sweden’s ESRANGE rocket base near Kiruna. It reached an altitude of 260 kilometers and then sailed back to Earth on a parachute. On board were gold nanoparticles from the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken. In a special experimental setup, they were used to study how particles agglomerate when no gravity acts on them.

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Smallest particles grow together. Does that happen faster in space? 1
25. October 2022 11:24:

Does glue work in space? More generally, do the properties of materials change when they form from liquid precursors in zero gravity? Researchers at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken have studied how the agglomeration of nanoparticles changes in the absence of gravity and published surprising differences in the journal Small.

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Lithium-Gewinnung aus Wasser – Ein neues kontinuierliches und kostengünstiges Verfahren hat die Weltmeere im Visier 1
25. October 2022 11:09:

Researchers at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, Germany, in collaboration with scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, have developed a new electrochemical process for extracting lithium ions from seawater. In ACS Energy Letters, the German-Chinese team led by Prof. Volker Presser presents the process, which on the one hand, requires little energy input and, on the other hand, ensures continuous separation of lithium.

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Volker Presser receives Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry 1
05. October 2022 23:43:

Congratulations to INM Group Leader Professor for receiving the 2022 Zhaowu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry. This outstanding award by the International Society of Electrochemistry recognizes his achievements in the field of electrochemistry for energy.
The list of former awardees ranges from Xiangfeng Duan (2017), Fabio la Mantia (2018), Zhichuan (Jason) Xu (2019), to Joaquín Rodríguez-López (2021).

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02. October 2022 04:05:

Congratulations to Dr. Lola González-García, Head of the Program Division Electrofluids, for receiving the “Best Oral Presentation” award. She received the award for her talk on “Sinter-free inks of metal-polymer hybrid particles for printed electronics,” which she gave at the 16th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Nano 2022, in Seville.

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