Prof. Dr. Julia Schulze-Hentrich
Saarland University, Chair of Genetics
They look and function like maple seeds and can measure important environmental parameters without electricity or environmentally harmful components. The sensors, called ‘Acer I-Seed,’ are 3D-printed using biocompatible and compostable materials, developed at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) in Saarbrücken. The I-Seed project
On December 1, 2023, Michael Marx will take over as Business Director of INM. The Scientific Directors, Professor Aránzazu del Campo and Professor Wilfried Weber, as well as the INM staff, wish him all the best and much success in his new position.
Prof. Dr. Jan P. F. Lagerwall
University of Luxembourg
In its meeting on November 17, 2023, the Scientific Advisory Board of INM elected Prof. Dr. Hartmut Löwen from the Institute of Theoretical Physics II – Soft Matter, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, as its chairman. The Scientific Advisory Board advises the institute on all scientific and technical matters.
For the third time in a row and the fourth time overall, Volker Presser, Head of the INM Research Department Energy Materials, is recognized as a ‘highly cited scientist’ by Clarivate in 2023. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement
Dr. Aleeza Farrukh
The immune system not only protects our body from pathogens such as bacteria and viruses but also defends it against the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. Unfortunately, some cancer cells can outsmart the immune system, altering themselves in a way that prevents detection as a threat. In a six-year research project, Oskar Staufer, a junior researcher group leader at the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken, aims to decipher the camouflage strategies of cancer cells using newly developed materials. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has granted him €2.4 million from the Emmy Noether programme to realize his project.
Researchers from various fields will gather from November 8th to 10th for the international conference “Advanced Materials Safety 2023” on the campus of Saarland University to shed light on the topic of safety and sustainability of new materials from their respective perspectives. The conference is organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Advanced Materials Safety in
Congratulations to Dr. Oskar Staufer! His expertise and scientific commitment have convinced: the head of the research group „Immuno-Materials“ at INM has been appointed to the DECHEMA Zukunftsforum Biotechnologie. His research activities and dedication to science and society are expected to enrich the 20-member group of young scientists.
Dr. habil. Nadezda V. Tarakina
Group Leader Electron Microscopy
Max Planck-Institut für Kolloid und Grenzflächenforschung, Potsdam
Host: Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo
Developing and improving electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries requires the use of new raw materials and correspondingly adapted production processes. In the DaMaStE project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with three million euros over three years, research institutes are working with battery material manufacturers and raw material