Since January 1, 2021, the junior research group “Electrofluids” at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken has been investigating unusual electrically conductive materials. Dr. Lola González-García, head of the new group, was awarded a Starting Grant of 1.5 million Euros by the European Research Council (ERC) last year.
The INM awards two scholarships for a research internship in materials science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The internship will take place from June to August 2021 (9 weeks) as part of the ICMR Undergraduate Research Internship Program between the UCSB, Saarland University, and the INM.
With the Humboldt Research Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables outstandingly qualified young researchers from all over the world to realize their projects in Germany. The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials is currently hosting two Humboldt fellows who are carrying out their personal research projects in cooperation with INM scientists.
How can undrinkable water be purified of salts and pollutants so that it becomes drinking water? Dr. Pattarachai Srimuk’s doctoral thesis researched electrochemical methods and materials that can remove large quantities of unwanted substances. For his outstanding doctoral thesis, the Leibniz Association awarded the young scientist the Leibniz Promotion Prize 2020
What do coal mining and electromobility have in common? At first glance: very little! Coal mining is a thing of the past and ended in Saarland in 2012. Electric cars are the future and gradually replace the current fleet of internal combustion vehicles. Yet, both are connected by lithium.
The PBM Symposium, which has been held annually at different research locations in Germany so far, will be organized virtually this year. A strong focus will be on applications of particle-based materials and on the extension of the Network over Europe and the World. Participation is free of charge.
For the third time, INM is organizing a virtual mini-symposium, this time on “Bioprocessed and Bioinspired Materials”. In three lectures, international scientists will examine the topic from their respective perspectives.
Prof. André R. Studart, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Prof. Wilfried Weber, University Freiburg, Germany
Prof. Amar Mohanty, University of Guelph, Canada
The conference will focus on three highly relevant aspects of nanosafety research: “Development of safe nanomaterials”, “Toxicological aspects – from molecular mechanisms to prediction”, and “Nanomaterials and the environment”.
Kaspar Althoefer – Queen Mary University of London, UK
Bas Overvelde – AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL
Janos Vörös – ETH Zürich, CH
Matteo Cianchetti – Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, IT
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Optogenetics and photonic technologies are changing the future of medicine. To implement light‐based therapies in the clinic, patient‐friendly devices that can deliver light inside the body while offering tunable properties and compatibility with soft tissues are needed.
An article by Jun Feng et al. published in Advanced Functional Materials is dedicated to this topic.
On 24 September, the Improve-stem consortium, of which INM is a member, is organizing a virtual symposium on the occasion of the MSE congress (Darmstadt) entitled: “B04: Cell culture substrates: new surfaces for stem cell proliferation (B: Biomaterials)”
Given the more than two billion people worldwide who have no access to clean drinking water, the purification of salty or contaminated water is of global importance.