The INM is a creative networking partner for science and industry – in the region, nationally and internationally. Close connections exist within the Leibniz Association, with other institutes on the Saarland University campus and the industry.
The INM is closely networked with the scientific community in Germany, Europe and worldwide, for example through its scientists’ personal contacts, scientific events organized by the institute or personnel exchange. The institute hosts researchers from all over the world, among them scholarship holders of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the Chinese Scholarship Council.
- Six joint professorships in the fields of chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering at Saarland University
– Prof. Dr. Eduard Arzt
– Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo
– Prof. Dr. Roland Bennewitz
– Prof. Dr. Niels de Jonge
– Prof. Dr. Tobias Kraus
– Prof. Dr. Volker Presser
- The Leibniz Science Campus “Living Therapeutic Materials” (cooperation with Saarland University and HIPS)
- The Research Alliance in the field of pharmaceutical research (cooperation with Saarland University and HIPS)
- The CRC 1027: Participation in the Collaborative Research Center “Physical Modeling of Non-Equilibrium Processes in Biological Systems” at Saarland University funded by the German Research Organisation (DFG)
- The INM Fellows: Appointment of selected professors from Saarland University and other Universities
- The NTNM Library: Joint library of the INM and Saarland University
Saarland University campus
Photo: Oliver Dietze
The INM cooperates closely with Saarland University, Saarland University Hospital and research institutions on the Saarland University campus, such as the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), and the Saarland Informatics Campus.
In particular, cooperation is strengthened by
The INM appoints selected scientists as INM Fellows, usually for three years. By doing this, it benefits from their expertise in complementary fields.
Current INM Fellows:
“Simulation of adhesive systems”
Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Lehrstuhl für Materialsimulation
“Guiding immune cells with controllable biomaterials”
Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg
Medizinische Fakultät / Biophysik
Former INM Fellows:
Together with partners from industry, the INM brings its research results and developments into application.
The InnovationsCenter INM transfers materials and processes from INM’s laboratories to pilot production and production at customers’ sites.
In order to use scientific findings commercially, there have been 12 spin-offs from INM so far. The youngest of them is INNOCISE GmbH. It develops customized and precise handling systems based on the model of nature.