Dr. Simone Raoux accepted a new position at Humboldt-Universität

Dr. Simone Raoux (HZB) has accepted the offer of a W3-S-Professorship "Nano Spectroscopy for Design and Optimization of energy-related Materials" at the Department of Physics of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The professorship is linked to the position of a director of the Institute for Nanospectroscopy at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin GmbH.



Professor Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil accepted a new position at Humboldt-Universität

Prof. Dr. Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil (TU Graz) has accepted the offer of a W3-Professorship "Hybrid Devices" at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, beginning on October 1, 2015. This professorship is located as a bridging professorship of IRIS Adlershof both at the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Chemistry.


Personaler sehen Absolventen der Naturwissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität bundesweit auf Platz 3

Welche Hochschule bildet die Studenten für Ihre Bedürfnisse am besten aus? Diese Frage wurden 540 Personalern aus ganz Deutschland gestellt. In den Naturwissenschaften sehen 15,4 % die Humboldt-Universität auf Platz 1. Genau so viele nennen die LMU München. Nur die RWTH Aachen (19,6%) und die TU München (15,9%) werden noch etwas häufiger genannt.

Link zum bundesweiten Hochschulranking 2015 der Wirtschaftswoche


Flexible nanowires: A Berlin-Graz research team develops molecular wires with higher conductivity and bendability

An international team under the direction of Stefan Hecht, who is a member of IRIS Adlershof, and Leonhard Grill from Karl-Franzens-University Graz could develop for the first time molecular chains that have unexpectedly high conductivity in spite of their flexibility. The researchers’ new approach will allow the design of flexible nanowires and therefore enable a detailed insight into the relationship between a chemical structure and its electronic and mechanistic properties. This type of conductible and flexible nanowires will be a key component for future logical circuitry in “molecular electronics” and for flexible electronic everyday objects like “wearable plastic electronics.” This study has appeared in the current issue of the Nature Communications.