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.

Cups with attoliter volume

Self-organizing molecules

Cups with attoliter volume

They look like interlocking egg cups, but a hen's egg is 100,000 times as thick as one of the miniature cups: Scientists at the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have made polymers to form themselves into tiny cups on their own. They could, for example, be used to remove oil residues from water. The scientists have published their results in the journal "Angewandte Chemie".


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
(c) UDE

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).


Other News


Prof. Dr. Doris Segets is new at the UDE

The printed nanolayer


From all over the world to the Ruhr

2nd Materials Chain International Conference


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