Self-ventilating sportswear, self-healing concrete walls, bio-plastics that dissolve after use, or implants for the long-term and personalized delivery of drugs to the body are just a few examples of the application of so-called “living materials”. The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Living Therapeutic Materials” based in Saarbrücken is dedicating this four-day international conference “Engineered Living Materials” to the
What makes a gecko able to climb almost any wall? And how can we benefit from the underlying phenomenon for industrial pick-and-place applications?
Nanoscribe News gives you the answer.
The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken is a partner in the EU project I-Seed. The goal of the project is to develop intelligent plant seed-inspired soft robots that disperse on and in the soil to monitor soil and climate parameters.
The INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials names Martin Müser as its sixth INM Fellow. The professor of materials simulation is the first materials scientist at Saarland University with whom INM is cooperating more closely in this way. He uses simulations to investigate how to improve adhesive structures.
Professor of New Materials and Scientific Director and Chairman of the INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials Eduard Arzt will receive the “Excellence in Adhesion Award” of the American Adhesion Society on February 22, 2021. The award ceremony will include an honorary colloquium at the annual meeting of the Adhesion Society with a keynote
Thousands of tons of space debris are currently orbiting the Earth, and the number is growing. Most of it is the remnants of completed space missions or decommissioned satellites. The dangerous thing about it is that even centimeter-sized pieces can cause immense damage in a collision with active satellites, spacecraft, and space stations. Researchers at
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.