CENIDE Nano Summer Program

Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen

CENIDE, the "Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen", represents the appropriate focus of research at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE): Since 2005, it links research and teaching activities that deal with the nano-dimension, in natural sciences, engineering and in medicine. In short: CENIDE is the community of nano-researchers at the UDE – the know-how of more than 50 working groups under guidance of designated experts meets here. Partnerships with external members with similar research approaches strengthen the skills spectrum.

One focus of research is nanoenergy – the use of nanotechnology for energy applications. The research building, "NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum, NETZ" is expected to open in late 2012. It is a so far unique complex for the link between basic research and application-related processing for energy technology: In the "linked facilities", directly interconnected laboratories for engineers, chemists and physicists, nanomaterials will be produced, investigated and processed immediately for energy applications.

As a central scientific institution of the UDE and as a partner of the cluster NanoMikro+Werkstoffe.NRW CENIDE co-determines the projects and goals of nanotechnology research in North-Rhine Westphalia significantly.

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  • Founded: June 2005
  • Central Research Facility:
    since May 2007
  • Director: Prof. Dr. Christof Schulz
  • Manager: Dr. Tobias Teckentrup
  • Members: 54 research groups