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Head: Prof. Dr. Horst Hahn / Prof. Dr. Jan G. Korvink


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76344 Eggenstein-Leop.

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Welcome to STN (Science and Technology of Nanosystems)

The Helmholtz Research Programme STN takes on the challenge of controlling and shaping materials from the atomic and molecular up to the macroscopic scale to explore their entire potential of novel functionalities.

STN is dedicated towards research and development of

Our activities span the entire range from fundamental science to high performance technologies and integrated systems. We closely cooperate with the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) as a large-scale user facility for multimaterial nano and micro technologies.

Willkommen bei STN (Science and Technology of Nanosystems)

Im Helmholtz-Programm STN wird das Potential neuartiger Funktionalitäten von Materialien auf der atomaren und molekularen bis zur makroskopischen Ebene erschlossen.

STN betreibt Forschung und Entwicklung in den Themenfeldern

Unsere Arbeiten reichen von der Grundlagenforschung bis zu Hochtechnologien und integrierten Systemen. Wir kooperieren eng mit der Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) als Großgerät für Nutzer von Nano- und Mikrotechnologien und mit einer großen Vielfalt prozessierbarer Materialien.



The new production process for organic solar cells was developed by Stefan Gärtner (left) and Alexander Colsmann (right), KIT, in cooperation with an industry partner. (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)
Gips-Schüle Research Award for Environmentally Friendly Production of Organic Solar Cells

November 24, 2015

The 2015 Gips-Schüle Research Award in the amount of EUR 50,000 goes to the research project “Nanoparticles for the Environmentally Compatible Production of Organic Solar Cells” of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with MJR PharmJet GmbH. The project in which engineers, physicists, chemists, and biologists cooperate is aimed at developing low-cost methods for the production of new solar cells without any solvents that are harmful to human health.

Press Release 145/2015
Wolfgang Wernsdorfer studies fundamentals of molecular quantum computers. (Photo: Eric Lichtenscheidt)
KIT is Granted Humboldt Professorship for Excellent Physicist

October 26, 2015

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) makes an internationally renowned experimental physicist move to Germany: Wolfgang Wernsdorfer was chosen for a Humboldt professorship. With this award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation honors internationally leading scientists that have been working abroad so far. With funds totaling up to EUR 5 million, the Humboldt professorship is Germany’s highest award for international scientists. Wernsdorfer, a renowned expert for nanomagnets, will now continue his research at KIT’s Physikalisches Institut. The Humboldt professorship will be awarded in Berlin in May 2016.

Press Release 124/2015