Prof. Yan Lu, a new member at IRIS Adlershof

Yan Lu is a new member at IRIS Adlershof. She was previously associated with IRIS as an HZB junior research group leader, and in April 2017 she started a W2-S professorship for "Polymer-based Hybrid Materials" at the Universität Potsdam. Her new position is linked to the management of a working group at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH. There she is researching in the field of colloid chemistry, focusing on the synthesis and characterization of hybrid functional materials.

IRIS Adlershof would like to congratulate Yan Lu and is looking very much forward to a continuation of the fruitful collaboration.


Call for applications: Postdoc fellowships in Analytical Sciences

The School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) at Humboldt-Universität Berlin is announcing a call for postdoc fellowships in selected areas of Analytical Sciences. Research areas of interest include nanoanalytics, x-ray structure analysis, inorganic mass spectrometry, ambient mass spectrometry, plasmon enhanced nanospectroscopy and in situ optical spectroscopies. Candidates should apply with their own project in the research areas named above and take into account the research of the hosting groups. Please apply via email only. Detailed information on the application process and requirements, on project areas defined by the hosting groups and on the conditions of the fellowship can be found here.


IRIS founding chairman Prof. J.P. Rabe elected as chairman of the Academic Council (HU)

Professor Jürgen P. Rabe, physicist, material- and nanoscientist at the Department of Physics and founding chairman of IRIS Adlershof, has been elected as the new chairman of the Academic Council of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). His deputies are Heidi Neugebauer, Maren Huberty and Christine Ilgert. IRIS Adlershof congratulates warmly and wishes him success in his new additional function.


  Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe
  Image: Ralph Bergel



Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller visited the Technologypark Adlershof

On April 18, 2017 Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller visited the Technologypark Adlershof. The visit was under the motto: "Growth Accelerator Adlershof - How to come from science to business". Among the participants was the founding chairman of IRIS Adlershof, Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe.




Einstein Center Digital Future has opened up

On April 3rd 2017 the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) opened up at the Robert Koch Forum on Wilhelmstrasse in the Berlin district Mitte. Fifty new professorships will be filled in core areas of digital infrastructure, methods, and algorithms as well as in the innovative areas of digital health, digital society, and social sciences and in digital industry and services. Altogether 38.5 million euros will flow into the project. The speaker of ECDF is Prof. Dr. Odej Kao from the Technische Universität Berlin. Johann-Christoph Freytag, professor for computer sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a member of IRIS Adlershof, is speaker for the area of digital infrastructure, methods, and algorithms.




IRIS’s head of an independent junior research group Yan Lu has been appointed a university professor at Potsdam

Dr. Yan Lu, head of an independent junior research group at the Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB) and at IRIS Adlershof, has been appointed a W2-S professor by the Universität Potsdam. She also leads a research group at the Institute for Soft Matter and Functional Materials at the HZB. Yan Lu is involved with the design and synthesis of colloid particles for tailor-made mesoscopic structures as well as organic/inorganic hybrid particles and their application as energy storage devices, sensors, and solar cells. IRIS Adlershof cordially congratulates Professor Lu and anticipates with pleasure a further fruitful cooperation.