Research: Awards

If publications are the icing on the cake in science, then prizes and honours are the cherry on the top, no matter whether you’re a well-established professor or an up-and-coming young researcher.

Prizes and awards given to members and cooperation partners

PhD student receives Outstanding Poster Award

This August, Helene Grieser, PhD student in the group of CENIDE board member Prof. Sebastian Schlücker was awarded the Outstanding Poster Award at…

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Research on tiny Magnets

Prof. Hari Srikanth (University of South Florida, USA) is one of only five researchers to receive the 2022 Humboldt Research Award. The award is…

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CENIDE Summer Party

Presentation of the Best Paper Awards

Fame, honor and 500 euros - these are the rewards that come with the annual CENIDE Best Paper Award. This year, around 100 participants gathered at…

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Wastewater treatment plant at nanoscale

Water on our planet is becoming increasingly scarce. And the water that is available is often contaminated. Dr. Libing Zheng wants to optimize the…

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Award for contribution to international aerosol research

CENIDE member Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Fissan was invited to attend this year's Asian Aerosol Research Assembly (AARA) meeting in Taipei (Taiwan) and to…

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International Raman Innovation Award for Prof. Schlücker

The International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) takes place every two years. After 2018 in Korea and the cancellation in 2020 due to…

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More than just cold coffee

Cold brew coffee is especially popular in the summer. Unfortunately, it can't be brewed in one go. A team from the UDE chemistry department wanted to…

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Honors for Outstanding Achievements

With music, greetings from the director and a lecture by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Natalie Stranghöner, awards were once again received live on stage at the…

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Off to Estonia

A study visit abroad is a special experience. One that Maike Thiele, a doctoral student in the chemistry group of CENIDE member Prof. Jochen Niemeyer,…

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Kekul Scholarship

Helene Giesler from the Schlücker group has successfully obtained a two-year Kekulé fellowship for her PhD. For this purpose, Giesler will work on…

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CENIDE Best Paper Award

Since 2008, CENIDE has announced the „CENIDE Best Paper Award“ every year for the best scientific publications from young researchers. All members are invited to suggest publications from scientific journals affiliated with CENIDE for awards – either from their own or from other CENIDE working groups. The board and advisory board make up the jury, with publications judged on their scientific quality and interdisciplinarity.

The award winners each receive 500 euros (awarded authors in bold):

Nico Rothenbach, Markus E. Gruner, Katharina Ollefs, et al.
Effect of lattice excitations on transient near-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy
Physical Review B 104, 144302 (2021)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.104.144302

Cheau Tyan Foo, Andreas Unterberger, Fabio J. W. A. Martins, Markus M. Prenting, et al.
Investigating spray flames for nanoparticle synthesis via tomographic imaging using multi-simultaneous measurements (TIMes) of emission
Optics Express 30, 15524 (2022)
DOI: 10.1364/oe.449269

Richard Kosinski, et al.
The role of DNA nanostructures in the catalytic properties of an allosterically regulated protease
Sci. Adv. 8, eabk0425 (2022)
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abk0425

Alexander Herman, et al.
Tailoring magnetic anisotropy by graphene induced selective skyhook effect on 4f-metals
Nanoscale 14, 7682 (2022)
DOI: 10.1039/D2NR01458K

Ronja Schirrmann, et al.
Gold nanorods induce endoplasmic reticulum stress and autocrine inflammatory activation in human Neutrophils
ACS Nano 16, 11011 (2022)
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c03586

Michael Braun, Gereon Behrendt, et al.
Electrooxidation of Alcohols on Mixed Copper-Cobalt Hydroxycarbonates in Alkaline Solution
ChemElectroChem 9, e202200267 (2022)
DOI: 10.1002/celc.202200267

Yasin Beyazit
Local and Nonlocal Electron Dynamics of Au/Fe/MgO(001) Heterostructures Analyzed by Time- Resolved Two-Photon Photoemission Spectroscopy
Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 076803 (2020)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.125.076803

Samer Suleiman, Monika Nanjaiah, Ivan Skenderovic, Thore Rosenberger
Atmospheric-pressure particle mass spectrometer for investigating particle growth in spray flames
Journal of Aerosol Science 158, 105827 (2021)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2021.105827

Achim Füngerlings, Maik Dreyer
Synergistic Effects of Co and Fe on the OER activity of LaCoxFe1−xO3
Chemistry – A European Journal 27, 1 (2021)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.202102829

Thomas Feggeler
Spatially resolved GHz magnetization dynamics of a magnetite nanoparticle chain inside a magnetotactic bacterium
Physical Review Research 3, 033036 (2021)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.033036

Hanna Pazniak
Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Carbide MXenes for Enhanced Selective Detection of Humidity in Air
Advanced Materials 2104878 (2021)
DOI: 10.1002/adma.202104878

Jan Mischke
Direct growth of graphene on GaN via plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition under N2 atmosphere
2D Materials 7, 035019 (2020)
DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/ab8969

David Janoschka, Pascal Dreher
„Ultrafast vector imaging of plasmonic skyrmion dynamics with deep subwavelength resolution;
Science 368, eaba6415 (2020)
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba6415

Vi Tran, Bernd Walkenfort
„Rapid, Quantitative, and Ultrasensitive Point-of-Care Testing: A Portable SERS Reader for Lateral Flow Assays in Clinical Chemistry;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 442-446 (2019)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201810917

Tim Hupfeld, Bilal Gökce
„Plasmonic Seasoning: Giving Color to Desktop Laser 3D Printed Polymers by Highly Dispersed Nanoparticles;
Adv. Optical Mater. 8, 2000473 (2020)
DOI: 10.1002/adom.202000473

Franziska Muckel, Severin Lorenz
„sp-d Exchange Interaction in Wave Function Engineered Colloidal CdSe/Mn:CdS Hetero-Nanoplatelets;
Nano Letters 18, 2047 (2018)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00060

Annika Kurzmann, Philipp Stegmann
„Optical Detection of Single-Electron Tunneling into a Semiconductor Quantum Dot;
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 247403 (2019)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.247403

Baris Alkan
„Spray-Flame-Synthesized LaCo1-xFexO3Perovskite Nanoparticles as Electrocatalysts for Water and Ethanol Oxidation;
ChemElectroChem 6, 1 (2019)
DOI: 10.1002/celc.201900168

Matthias Spengler (AG Giese)
„Hydrogen-bonded Liquid Crystals in Confined Spaces-Towards Photonic Hybrid Materials“
Adv. Funct. Mater.28, 1800207 (2018)
DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201800207

Dennis Kiesler, Adrian Münzer, Thore Rosenberger (AGs Schmechel, C. Schulz)
„Ejector-based sampling from low-pressure aerosol reactors“
Journal of Aerosol Science 123, 105 (2018)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2018.06.003

Ebru Ekici, Philip Kapitza (AG Möller)
„Electron-induced photon emission above the quantum cutoff due to time-energy uncertainty“
Optics Letters 42, 4585 (2017)
DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.004585

Philip Kahl (AG Meyer zu Heringdorf)
„Short-range surface plasmonics: Localized electron emission dynamics from a 60-nm spot on an atomically flat single-crystalline gold surface“
Science Advances 2017
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700721

Tim Frigge, Boris Krenzer, Manuel Ligges, Andreas Lücke (AG Horn von Hoegen)
„Optically excited structural transition in atomic wires on surfaces at the quantum limit“
Nature 544
DOI: 10.1038/nature21432

Franziska Muckel, Alexander Schmitz (AG Bacher)
„Current-Induced Magnetic Polarons in a Colloidal Quantum-Dot Device“
Nano Letters 2017
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01496

Annika Kurzmann (AG Lorke)
„Auger Recombination in Self-Assembled Quantum Dots: Quenching and Broadening of the Charged Exciton Transition“
Nano Letters 16
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01082

Anna Wrobeln, Katja Ferenz, Jürgen Linders (AG Mayer)
„Functionality of albumin-derived perfluorocarbon-based artificial oxygen carriers in the Langendorff-heart“
Artificial cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology 45(4) DOI: 10.1080/21691401.2017.1284858

Wie Xie, Roland Grzeschik, Sebastian Schlücker
„Metal Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Reduction Using Borohydride in Aqueous Media: A Kinetic Analysis of the Surface Reaction by Microfluidic SERS“
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201605776

Franziska Muckel, Severin Lorenz, Rachel Fainblat, Jiwoong Yang, Woonhyuk Baek, Hogeun Chang, Taeghwan Hyeon, Gerd Bacher
„Digital Doping in Magic-Sized CdSe Clusters“
ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (7), pp 7135-7141
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b03348

Carmen Streich, Laura Akkari, Christina Decker, Jenny Bormann, Christoph Rehbock, Andreas Müller-Schiffmann, Felix Carlsson Niemeyer, Luitgard Nagel-Steger, Dieter Willbold, Barbara Sacca, Carsten Korth, Thomas Schrader, Stephan Barcikowski
„Characterizing the Effect of Multivalent Conjugates Composed of Aß-Specific Ligands and Metal Nanoparticles on Neurotoxic Fibrillar Aggregation“
ACS Nano, 2016
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02627

Sebastian Bauer, Christian Bobisch
„Nanoscale electron transport at the surface of a topological insulator“
Nature Communications 7, 11381 (2016)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms11381

Lisong Xiao, Yee Hwa Sehlleier, Sascha Dobrowolny, Dr. Hans Orthner, Dr. Falko Mahlendorf, Prof. Dr. Angelika Heinzel, Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz, Dr. Hartmut Wiggers
„Si-CNT/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nano-Heterostructures as High-Performance Lithium-Ion Battery Anode“
ChemElectroChem, 2 (2015)1983-1990
DOI: 10.1002/celc.201500323

Rachel Fainblat, Franziska Muckel, Charles J. Barrows, Vladimir A. Vlaskin, Daniel R. Gamelin, Gerd Bacher
„Valence-Band Mixing Effects in the Upper-Excited-State Magneto-Optical Responses of Colloidal Mn2+-Doped CdSe Quantum Dots“
ACS Nano 8, 12669 (2014)
DOI: 10.1021/nn505610e

Annika Kurzmann, A. Beckel, A. Ludwig, A. D. Wieck, A. Lorke, M. Geller
„The effect of charged quantum dots on the mobility of a two-dimensional electron gas: How important is the Coulomb scattering?“
ACS Nano 8, 12669 (2014)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4907217

Thomas Mayer-Gall, Klaus Opwis, Jochen S. Gutmann
„Polyvinylamine modified polyester fibers – innovative textiles for the removal of chromate from contaminated groundwater“
Journal of Applied Physics 117, 054305 (2015)
DOI: 10.1039/c4ta04212c

M. Busch, W. Schmidt, V. Migunov, A. Beckel, C. Notthoff, A. Kompch, U. Bergmann, M. Winterer, B. Atakan
„Effect of preparation of iron-infiltrated activated carbon catalysts on nitrogen oxide conversion at low temperature“
Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 160, 641 (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2014.05.010

M. Lau, I. Haxhiaj, P. Wagener, R. Intartaglia, F. Brandi, J. Nakamura, S. Barcikowski
„Ligand-free gold atom clusters adsorbed on graphene nanosheets generated by oxidative laser fragmentation in water“
Chemical Physics Letters 610, 256 (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2014.07.047

A. Beckel, A. Kurzmann, M. Geller, A. Ludwig, A.D. Wieck, J. König, A. Lorke
„Asymmetry of charge relaxation times in quantum dots: The influence of degeneracy“
Europhysics Letters 106, 47002 (2014)
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/106/47002

O. Ochedowski, O. Osmani, M. Schade, B. Kleine Bussmann, B. Ban-d’Etat, H. Lebius, M. Schleberger
„Graphitic nanostripes in silicon carbide surfaces created by swift heavy ion irradiation“
Nature Communications 5, 3913 (2014)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4913

J. Schaffert, M. Cottin, A. Sonntag, H Karacuban, C. Bobisch, N. Lorente, J. Gauyacq, R. Möller
„Imaging the dynamics of individually adsorbed molecules“
Nat. Mater (2012) AOP
DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3527 

O. Ochedowski, B. Kleine Bussmann, B. Ban d’Etat, H. Lebius, M. Schleberger
„Manipulation of the graphene surface potential by ion irradiation“
Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 153103 (2013)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4801973

S. Wall, B. Krenzer, S. Wippermann, S. Sanna, F. Klasing, A. Hanisch-Blicharski, M. Kammler, W. Schmidt, M. Horn-von Hoegen
„Atomistic Picture of Charge Density Wave Formation at Surfaces“
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 0031 (2012)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.186101 

R. Bywalez, H. Orthner, E. Mehmedovic, R. Imlau, A. Kovacs, M. Luysberg, H. Wiggers
„Direct Gas Phase Synthesis of Single Phase b-FeSi2 Nanoparticles“
J. Nanopart. Res. 15, 1878 (2013)
DOI: 10.1007/s11051-013-1878-9

V. Kessler, D. Gautam, T. Huelser, M. Spree, R. Theissmann, M. Winterer, H. Wiggers, G. Schierning, R. Schmechel
„Thermoelectric Properties of Nanocrystalline Silicon from a Scaled-Up Synthesis Plant“
Adv. Eng. Mater. 15, 379 (2013)
DOI: 10.1002/adem.201200233

C. Antoniak, M. Gruner, M. Spasova, A. Trunova, F. M. Römer, A. Warland, B. Krumme, K. Fauth, S. Sun, P. Entel, M. Farle, H. Wende
„A guideline for atomistic design and understanding of ultrahard nanomagnets“
Nat Commun. 2, 528 (2011)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1538

G. Jnawali, C. Klein, Th. Wagner, H. Hattab, P. Zahl, D. P. Acharya, P. Sutter, A. Lorke, M. Horn-von Hoegen
„Manipulation of Electronic Transport in the Bi(111) Surface State“
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 266804 (2012)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.266804

A. Becker, S. Angst, A. Schmitz, M. Engenhorst, J. Stoetzel, D. Gautam, H. Wiggers, D. Wolf, G. Schierning, R. Schmechel
„The effect of Peltier heat during current activated densification“
Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 013113 (2012)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4731272

N.A. Hamid, S. Wennig, S. Hardt, A. Heinzel, C. Schulz, H. Wiggers
„High-capacity cathodes for lithium-ion batteries from nanostructured LiFePO4 synthesized by highly-flexible and scalable flame spray pyrolysis“
Journal of Power Sources 216, 76 (2012)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2012.05.047 

P. Wagener, A. Schwenke, S. Barcikowski
„How Citrate Ligands affect Nanoparticle Adsorption to Microparticle Supports“
Langmuir 28 (14), 6132 (2012)
DOI: 10.1021/la204839m

C. Amiri Naini, S. Franzka, S. Frost, M. Ulbricht, N. Hartmann
„Probing the intrinsic switching kinetics of ultrathin thermoresponsive polymer brushes“
Angw. Chem. Int. Ed. 50, 4513 (2011)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100140 

W. Lei, C. Notthoff, J. Peng, D. Reuter, A. Wieck, G. Bester, A. Lorke
„“Artificial Atoms” in Magnetic Fields: Wave-Function Shaping and Phase-Sensitive Tunneling“
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 176804 (2010)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.176804

F. Kronast, N. Friedenberger, K. Ollefs, S. Gliga, L. Tati-Bismaths, R. Thies, A. Ney, R. Weber, C. Hassel, F. M. Römer, A. V. Trunova, C. Wirtz, R. Hertel, H. A. Dürr, M. Farle
„Element-Specific Magnetic Hysteresis of Individual 18 nm Fe Nanocubes“
Nano Lett. 11, 1710 (2011)
DOI: 10.1021/nl200242c

A. Lysov, S. Vinaji, M. Offer, C. Gutsche, I. Regolin, W. Mertin, M. Geller, W. Prost, G. Bacher, F. Tegude
„Spatially Resolved Photoelectric Performance of Axial GaAs Nanowire pn-Diodes“
Nano Res. 4, 987 (2011)
DOI: 10.1007/s00440-002-0236-0

D. Schwesig, G. Schierning, R. Theissmann, N. Stein, N. Petermann, H. Wiggers, R. Schmechel, D. E. Wolf
„From nanoparticles to nanocrystalline bulk: percolation effects in field assisted sintering of silicon nanoparticles“
Nanotech. 22, 135601 (2011)
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/13/135601 

O. Moutanabbir, S. Senz, R. Scholz, M. Alexe, Y. Kim, Yuwe Wang, C. Wiethoff, T. Nabbefeld, F. Meyer zu Heringdorf, M. Horn-von Hoegen
„Atomically smooth epitaxial p-doped silicon nanowires catalyzed by aluminum at low-temperature“
ACS Nano 5, 1313 (2011)
DOI: 10.1021/nn1030274

R. Beaulac, L. Schneider, P.I. Archer, G. Bacher, D.R. Gamelin
„Light-Induced Spontaneous Magnetization in Doped Colloidal Quantum Dots“
Science 325, 973 (2009)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1174419

J. Homoth, M. Wenderoth, T. Druga, L. Winking, R. G. Ulbrich, C. A. Bobisch, B. Weyers, A. Bannani, E. Zubkov, A. M. Bernhart, M. R. Kaspers, R. Möller
„Electronic Transport on the Nanoscale: Ballistic Transmission and Ohm’s Law“
Nano Lett. 9, 1588 (2009)
DOI: 10.1021/nl803783g

A. Gupta, M. T. Swihart, H. Wiggers
„Luminescent colloidal dispersion of silicon quantum dots from microwave plasma synthesis: Exploring the photoluminescence behavior across the visible spectrum“
Advanced Functional Materials (2009)

B. Sothmann, J. König
„Nonequilibrium current and noise in inelastic tunneling through a magnetic atom“
New J. Phys. 12 083028 (2010)
DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/12/8/083028

E. Neshataeva, T. Kümmell, G. Bacher, A. Ebbers
„All-inorganic light emitting device based on ZnO nanoparticles“

Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 091115 (2009)
DOI: 10.1063/1.3093675

R. Arians, A. Gust, T. Kümmell, C. Kruse, S. Zaitsev, G. Bacher, D. Hommel
„Electrically driven single quantum dot emitter operating at room temperature“
Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 173506 (2008)
DOI: 10.1063/1.3009302

M. E. Gruner, G. Rollmann, P. Entel, M. Farle
„Multiply twinned morphologies of small Fe-Pt and Co-Pt nanoparticles“
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 087203 (2008)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.087203

T. Payer, I. Rajkovic, M. Ligges, D. von der Linde, M. Horn von Hoegen, and F.-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf
„Ultrathin Epitaxially Grown Bismuth (111) Membranes“
Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 093102 (2008)
DOI: 10.1063/1.2976558

A. Ney, K. Ollefs, S. Ye, T. Kammermeier, V. Ney, T. C. Kaspar, S. A. Chambers, F. Wilhelm A. Rogalev
„Absence of intrinsic ferromagnetic interactions of isolated and paired Co dopant atoms in Zn1-xCoxO with high structural perfection“
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 157201 (2008)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.157201

R. Theissmann, M. Fendrich, R. Zinetullin, G. Guenther, G. Schierning, and D. E. Wolf
„Crystallographic reorientation and nanoparticle coalescence“
Phys. Rev. B 78, 205413 (2008)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1138668

H. Kronemayer, P. Ifeacho, C. Hecht, T. Dreier, H. Wiggers, C. Schulz
„Gas-temperature imaging in a low-pressure flame reactor for nano-particle synthesis with multi-line NO-LIF thermometry”
Appl. Phys. B 88, 373 (2007)
DOI: 10.1007/s00340-007-2721-8

V. Sokolova, A. Kovtun, O. Prymak, W. Meyer-Zaika, E. A. Kubareva, E. A. Romanova, T. S. Oretskaya, R. Heumann, M. Epple
„Functionalisation of calcium phosphate nanoparticles by oligonucleotides and their application for gene silencing“
J. Mater. Chem., 17 (2007)
DOI: 10.1039/B612699E 

G. Rollmann, M. E. Gruner, A. Hucht, R. Meyer, P. Entel, M. L. Tiago, J. R. Chelikowsky
„Shellwise Mackay transformation in iron nanoclusters“
Phys Rev Lett. (2007)

D. Thien, P. Kury, M. Horn-von Hoegen, F.-J. Meyer zu Heringdorf, J. van Heys, M. Lindenblatt, E. Pehlke
„Domain Sensitive Contrast in Photoelectron Emission Microscopy“
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 196102 (2007)
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.196102

Q.-T. Do, K. Blekker, I. Regolin, W. Prost, and F. J. Tegude
„High Transconductance MISFET With a Single InAs Nanowire Channel“
IEEE Electron device letters (2007)

A. Bannani, C. Bobisch, R. Möller
„Ballistic Electron Microscopy of Individual Molecules“
Science (2007)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1138668