Press releases

25. May 2018 10:40:
The Postdoctoral scientist Malgorzata Wlodarczyk-Biegun from the program division Dynamic Biomaterials at the INM has been distinguished with the L’Oréal-Unesco „For Women in Science“ Award.Details…
03. May 2018 10:10:
The Humboldt Award winner at the INM, Professor Robert McMeeking, is to receive the newly-created Humboldt Alumni Award. Together with the INM, he intends to use the award money of €25,000 to bring about the international networking initiative MePAG (Virtual Humboldt Cluster on the Mechanics and Physics of Adhesion and Grip).Details…
12. April 2018 09:00:
Research scientists at INM developed a special type of flake-type-shaped metal-phosphate particles: They show improved passivation ability and improved diffusion barrier against corrosive substances. Besides zinc phosphate also newly developed manganese phosphate flakes are available. Details…
10. April 2018 15:05:
Tapping and wiping can only work on flexible devices, when flexible materials are used for touchscreens and electric circuits, but not brittle materials like indium tin oxide or silicon. For this purpose, INM is working with the process of electrospinning, a technique that produces ultra-fine fibers.Details…
10. April 2018 12:15:
To allow typing and swiping even on curved smartphones, touchscreens and electric conductor paths have also to be curved. Therefore INM has developed a technique which allows fabrication of such conductor lines on flexible foils and even on stretchable silicone. INM will be presenting the so called photochemical metallization on this year’s Hannover Messe.Details…
09. April 2018 13:10:
INM shows, how flexible displays might become reality in the near future: At this year’s Hannover Messe, INM presents suitable flexible electronic structures from cost-efficient inkjet processes at the stand B46 in hall 2 from on 24 April to 27 April. Details…
09. April 2018 11:40:
Research scientists at INM have developed a sinter-free conductive ink based on gold and silver nanoparticles coated with conductive polymers. INM’s hybrid inks enable inkjet printing of conductive structures without any thermal or UV treatments.Details…
19. March 2018 10:05:
INM has again succeeded in attracting an ERC Grant: With the Proof of Concept Grant awarded to Professor Arzt and his team, INM is going to bring its developments in the area of innovative adhesive structures closer to industrial application. In terms of content, SWITCH2MARKET will follow on from the ERC Advanced Grant SWITCH2STICK. Details…
05. February 2018 09:15:
The NTNM library seeks to improve visibility with the project visOA. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research will fund visOA for the next two years with around 180,000 euros. Details…
01. February 2018 10:21:
Paez_JulietaJulieta Paez, research scientist at the program division Dynamic Biomaterials, was awarded the second place at the Evonik Call for Research Proposals 2017 (ECRP).Details…
18. December 2017 07:00:
Niels de Jonge has received an honoris causa (honorary doctorate) from the University of Lyon for the development of a novel electron microscopy technique. The ceremony took place during the Materials Science Day at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon. Details…
13. December 2017 10:46:
The INM welcomes Dr Bin Qu as its new Fellow. She’s a group leader in Biophysics at the Saarland University Faculty of Medicine. She investigates the way how killer cells from the immune system find and destroy infected or tumorigenic cells.Details…
21. September 2017 09:15:
The Heyn Commemorative Medal honors Eduard Arzt’s accomplishments in the fields of powder metallurgy, high-temperature alloys, nanostructures and adhesion of bio-inspired functional surfaces and their industrial applications. DGM acknowledges the creativity, depth and broad range of his research as well as his commitment to the next generation of materials scientists.Details…
27. June 2017 16:58:
Marc Meyers, Humboldt-Award winner and materials scientist originally from Brazil, was inspired to traverse the historical Roosevelt-Rondon-Expedition 100 years later. He will give a lecture on his adventures at July 30. Details…
13. April 2017 09:35:
To produce flexible, transparent electrodes, INM is working with the process of electrospinning, a technique that produces ultra-fine fibers that are up to 100 times thinner than a human hair. These fibers are collected on glass or on foils in an unstructured, wide mesh net. Details…
12. April 2017 10:15:
Researchers at the INM have demonstrated the performance of their technology in endurance tests: Even after 500,000 testing cycles the dry adhesive structures work reliable. Thus, the next step towards industrial application is done.Details…
12. April 2017 09:45:
To prevent the corrosive substances from penetrating into materials, a common method is to create an anti-corrosion coating by applying paint layers of zinc-phosphate particles. Now, research scientists at INM developed a special type of zinc-phosphate particles: They are flake-like in shape because they are ten times as long as they are thick. Details…
11. April 2017 09:30:
INM is introducing new nano-coatings that reduce the effort required for cleaning heat exchangers as well as their corrosion. In these new coatings, the research scientists combine antiadhesive, anticorrosive and, on demand, also antimicrobial properties. Details…
11. April 2017 09:01:
INM has developed a technique, which allows conductor paths even on flexible foils as well as on stretchable silicone. INM will be presenting the so called photochemical metallization on this year’s Hannover Messe at the Stand B46 in hall 2 from 24 April to 28 April.Details…
10. April 2017 10:20:
Scientists at INM have developed a new type of hybrid inks which allows electronic circuits to be applied to paper directly from a pen. Details…
10. April 2017 09:56:
At this year's Hannover Messe INM will be demonstrating flexible touch screens, which are produced by printing recently developed nanoparticle inks on thin plastic foils.Details…
24. February 2017 11:20:
The aim of the joint project, NaMiComp, is to analyze Namibia’s locally available natural resources and then use them as a basis for new materials for industrial applications. In the long term, the aim is to build an on-site materials science institute at the University of Namibia.Details…
03. November 2016 10:45:
Today, Eduard Arzt is giving this year’s distinguished Soo lecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. Every year UIUC, one of the leading materials science departments in the US, is honoring a well known scientist by this outstanding lecture invitation.Details…
04. October 2016 09:40:
About a hundred international experts will meet in Saarbrücken October 11 and 12, to discuss the latest research in electron microscopy. This is the third time the INM organizes CISCEM, the International Conference on In-situ and Correlative Electron Microscopy.Details…
13. September 2016 10:00:
de_JongeProfessor Niels de Jonge was honored by the European Microscopy Society (EMS) for his research in the field of electron microscopy of samples in liquid. He received the Life Science Award endowed with 3000 euros at the European Microscopy Conference 2016 in Lyon, France. Details…
20. July 2016 12:00:
Researchers at INM have combined a new self-assembling nano ink with an imprint process to create flexible conductive grids with a resolution below one micrometer. Details…