Michael J. Bojdys joined the Humboldt-Universität

Dr. Michael J. Bojdys
Chemist Dr. Michael J. Bojdys, who has received an ERC Starting Grant for his research project "Layered functional materials - beyond 'graphene' (BEGMAT), has joined the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and a Junior Group Leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) of the CAS. His current research interest lies in the field of functional nanomaterials for semiconductor applications, gas storage and catalysis.
He will present his current research at Symposium IRIS 2018 with the talk: "2D or not 2D? Metal-free nanomaterials beyond graphene".

IRIS Adlershof is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration!


Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Arno Rauschenbeutel

Photo: Jacqueline Godany
At a ceremony on Tuesday evening in Berlin, Prof. Dr. Arno Rauschenbeutel received the most highly endowed research award in Germany: the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship.
Rauschenbeutel, who had previously worked at the Vienna University of Technology, sees as a big vote of confidence that Prof. Dr. Oliver Benson, member of IRIS Adlershof, and the Humboldt Universität have proposed him and given him completely new freedom for his research at the Department of Physics and at the IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

IRIS Adlershof he will present his current research as part of a special colloquium of the CRC 951 HIOS, and also at Symposium IRIS 2018:

IRIS Adlershof congratulates cordially!.



IRIS's young scientist Anne Fuhrmann was awarded the Carl Roth Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh).

At the 20th Younger Chemists' Forum in Konstanz, Anne Fuhrmann, a doctoral student at the Department of Chemistry and IRIS Adlershof of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, was awarded the Carl Roth Prize by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) "in recognition of her innovative contributions developing polymer networks with optically switchable healing properties for smart and sustainable materials." The Carl Roth Prize is annually rewarded to the young scientists in Germany in the area of a sustainable chemistry for "an efficient use of chemical resources for synthesis or an innovative application of chemicals."

Anne Fuhrmann developed her plastic coatings, which can target and heal damage with the help of light, for her doctoral work in the research group of Prof. Stefan Hecht who is an IRIS member. The damaged site repairs itself only where it has previously been heated up and then lit with a special color of light. These promising results were published, for example, in
Nature Communications.

IRIS Adlershof cordially congratulates the prize winner.