CENIDE is a research center that focuses on nanoscience as the main research area of the UDE. The experience of more than 70 working groups is divided into six main research areas.

In a bid to tackle the issue of energy supply going forward, the specially funded NETZ research building is where the expertise of chemists, physicists and engineers all come together.

The ICAN analysis center with its complementary range of equipment is open for internal as well as external use.

Calculating the perfect material

Emmy Noether Group for Physicist

Calculating the perfect material

Generating electricity from heat differences or mechanical energy has been possible for a long time. But the materials required are usually expensive, rare or toxic. Physicist Dr. Anna Grünebohm from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) researches harmless and easily available alternatives. She has succeeded in recruiting one of the coveted Emmy Noether junior research groups, and will be funded with more than €1.3 million for six years.


The quest for the dream reaction
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Prof. Dr. Corina Andronescu is new at the UDE

The quest for the dream reaction

While politicians are struggling for mandatory solutions to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, Dr Corina Andronescu is researching a complementary solution – the electrochemical conversion of CO2into usable fuels such as methanol, called "Dream Reaction". In December, she was appointed junior professor for electrochemical catalysis at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).


The printed nanolayer
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Prof. Dr. Doris Segets is new at the UDE

The printed nanolayer

Solar and fuel cells, LEDs, batteries – many sustainable technologies already contain nanoparticles. But still there are hardly any scalable processes for the production in industrial dimensions. That’s what Prof. Dr. Doris Segets wants to change. She took up the professorship for “Process Engineering of Electrochemical Functional Materials” at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). Already, she has been appointed to the board of directors of the NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ).


Other News


ACS Photonics Poster Award 2018 for UDE Scientist

Luminous hybrids of QDs and LECs


Contributions Welcome

3rd International Symposium: Gas Phase Synthesis of Functional Nanomaterials


International Workshop

CENIDE at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology


CENIDE member honoured

Dr. Bilal Gökce receives Fojtik Henglein Prize


UA-Ruhr: Second International Conference of the flagship program Materials Chain

From materials synthesis to production


CENIDE Science Talk:

Advantages of crosslinkable organic semiconductors