NETZAbout Us

At NETZ, we seek to develop sustainable methods for each step in the process chain: from synthesizing and refining nanostructured materials to integrating these materials into finished components and devices. In each step, we strive to analyze and understand the mechanisms that operate on every relevant scale. This expertise enables us to formulate rules that are as generally applicable as possible – and to tailor the outcome of an individual process to reach the desired goal.

CURRENT RESEARCH Processes for synthesis of nanomaterials with customized properties.

GOAL Our goal is to understand the formation and growth processes of nanomaterials and, based on this knowledge, to produce specific materials with tailored properties. We use this know-how to develop suitable processes all the way through to industrial applications.


Semiconductor Quantum Dot Devices

PhD Award of the Verband der Elektrotechnik Semiconductor Quantum Dot Devices

On November 20, Dr. Franziska Muckel will be honored for her outstanding dissertation. She is awarded this year's doctoral prize by the Rhine-Ruhr Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (VDE). She received her doctorate in March 2019 from the UDE in the working group of Prof. Gerd Bacher.

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Synthesis of Inorganic Heteroalkenes

Future options for storing CO2 Synthesis of Inorganic Heteroalkenes

Group 13/15 heteroalkenes RMER' with M-E double bonds (M = B-Tl; E = N-Bi) offer promising potential for bond activation reactions, but they are difficult to prepare. A team led by CENIDE professor Stephan Schulz now describes new synthetic methods for group 13 metallapnictenes in no less than three articles in the journal "Angewandte Chemie". They allow for the preparation of preparative amounts as a basis for systematic reactivity studies.

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Predicting the Performance of Catalysts

Award for Electrochemist Predicting the Performance of Catalysts

Green electricity should be available as soon as possible, at best from all power outlets: electrochemical processes are the basis for a sustainable energy, but they need new, high-performance catalyst materials. Theoretical calculations help to avoid dead ends and to focus on the most promising candidates. A chemist from the CRC 247 has decisively improved this performance prediction and has now received an award for his achievements. He published his work in the trade journal Electrochimica Acta.

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Auszeichnung für die besten Publikationen
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CENIDE Best Paper Award

Auszeichnung für die besten Publikationen

Wer hat die beste wissenschaftliche Publikation im ganzen Land? Bis zum 22. September können herausragende Veröffentlichungen für den CENIDE Best Paper Award nominiert werden. Dieses Jahr neu – der Preis und die 500 Euro-Prämie werden pro CENIDE-Forschungsschwerpunkt vergeben.


MERCUR-Förderung zwischen RUB und UDE

Kooperation für nachhaltige Designer-Materialien

RUB und UDE wachsen noch enger zusammen – das Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) fördert das neue Forschungsprojekt von CENIDE-Mitglied Prof. Doris Segets und RUB-Professor Ulf-Peter Apfel „KataSign“, in dem sie an Designer-Materialien für nachhaltige elektrokatalytische Hydrierungsreaktionen arbeiten. Das Projekt wird mit etwa 300.000 Euro für zwei Jahre unterstützt.


Schlaganfallforschung ohne Tierversuche

„Mini-brains“ statt Mausmodell

Erforscht man Schäden durch Schlaganfälle, kommt man nicht um sie herum: Mäuse. An ihren Hirnen werden Gefäßverschlüsse und deren Folgen simuliert – bis jetzt: Die Zukunft könnte „mini-brains“ aus dem Labor gehören. Mit ihnen will ein Forscherteam aus der Medizin und der Chemie der UDE neue Methoden in der Schlaganfallforschung ohne Tierversuche etablieren. Das Bundesforschungsministerium (BMBF) fördert das kürzlich gestartete Projekt mit 750.000 Euro.