IRIS Adlershof
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Zum Großen Windkanal 2
12489 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jürgen P. Rabe

phone:+49 30 2093-66350
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18.05.2022Opening of the AdMaLab at IRIS Adlershof

Last Thursday, 12 May 2022, representatives of INAM e.V. and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin welcomed numerous guests from business, politics, research and teaching to the opening event of the incubator programme "AdMaLab - The Berlin Materials and Hardware Lab" in the research building of IRIS Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität.

As part of the "Berlin Startup Stipendim" funding programme, the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises has provided INAM e.V. and its cooperation partners with around 1.1 million euros to set up an incubator programme tailored to material science start-ups.

>At the festive opening event, the AdMaLab team led by Oliver Hasse, Managing Director of the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM) e.V., and Prof. Dr. Emil List-Kratochvil, Deputy Director of IRIS Adlershof and Head of the Hybrid Devices Research Group, were able to welcome Michael Biel, Berlin's State Secretary for Economics, Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneider, Vice President for Research at the Universität zu Berlin, representatives of the first participating start-ups and numerous international guests from business, research, education and politics in the IRIS Adlershof research building.

The statements by the dignitaries are available in German.

09.05.2022New production method for flexible, durable anodes with high capacity-to-weight

A team of researchers from Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden (IPF) e. V., and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have made an anode with superior performance for portable battery applications, close to limits of theoretical capacity. Uniquely, the obtained anodes are flexible without surface reconstruction or crack formation, and they survive heat shocks without performance-loss.


27.04.2022FAIR research data in materials sciences

How the FAIRmat consortium works (Copyright: FAIRmat)
The FAIRmat consortium led by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin describes its concept for accessible research data in the renowned journal Nature

The lifestyle of our society is largely determined by the achievements of condensed matter physics, chemistry and material sciences. Touch screens, batteries, electronics or implants: Many new products in the fields of energy, environment, health, mobility and information technology are largely based on improved or even novel materials. These fields generate enormous amounts of data every day, which is a new raw material - and is therefore a gold mine in itself. However, a prerequisite for this is that these data are comprehensively characterized and made available to science.


06.04.2022WISTA visiting IRIS Adlershof

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the management and the supervisory board of our site partner WISTA Management GmbH visited the new research building of IRIS Adlershof. After a brief introduction by IRIS director Prof. Jürgen P. Rabe, there was a guided tour through some of the laboratories in the research building. The guests were allowed to lend a hand themselves at the glove box cluster of the network laboratory and they were able to see individual atoms at the NION-TEM. In particular, the State Secretary (StS) for Science, Ms. Armaghan Naghipour, and the State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Mr. Michael Biel, showed great interest in our research.

IRIS Director Jürgen P. Rabe, IRIS Managing Director Nikolai Puhlmann and Dean Prof. Caren Tischendorf discuss current issues with WISTA Managing Director Roland Sillmann and the WISTA Supervisory Board members in the network laboratory of the research building.
Dr. Ligorio provides insights into current science at the large glass window in the foyer of the IRIS research building.   StS Armaghan Naghipour advances research at the glove box.   StS Michael Biel, StS Armaghan Naghipour, and WISTA Managing Director Roland Sillmann (from left to right) are shown individual atoms.

28.03.2022Michael J. Bojdys: "Ukraine: how can the scientific community help scholars at risk?"

In the first 19 days following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, 6,300 Ukrainian scientists moved abroad. Michael J. Bojdys, member of IRIS Adlershof, has been a member of the Advisory Board of the "Young Scientists" at the World Economic Forum (WEE) since 2018. In the WEE agenda he and his colleagues have summarized the experiences of the Young Scientists at the WEF as "academic ambassadors" and offer pathways for leveraging the international science community and inspire action ( #StandWithScholarsAtRisk ). They have identified four key areas where collaborative action can offer support to Ukraine scientist:

  1. Fund opportunities for research networks,
  2. Hire academics at risk,
  3. Hire technical staff and workers at risk,
  4. Engage directly with authorities.
He elaborates on this in an HU Interview.