News and Events

Welcome to our News and Events section. The subcategories provide latest news, an overview of upcoming and past events and conferences, and articles published in the press about the Materials Chain network.


Latest News

New Insights into the Energy Levels in Quantum Dots


Researchers have experimentally proven the theoretically predicted Auger effect in quantum dots. The findings help to understand the structures that could form the basis of quantum communication.Researchers from Basel, Bochum and Copenhagen have gained new insights into the energy states of quantum dots. These semiconductor nanostructures are promising candidates for the basic information units for... read more

Project Nominated for EU-Award

Chipless Radio Labels for Printing

They are printable, flexible and do not require a chip: Radio labels based on silicon nanoparticles from the NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ) at University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). They were developed in the "DruIDe" project, which is led by four UDE engineers. DruIDe has now been nominated for the EU "REGIO STARS 2020" award. The final decision is made by online voting. In future, chip-less labels... read more

Dies academicus 2020

UDE chemist awarded

Dr. Vi Tran from University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) was awarded for the best doctorate in 2019 in the Faculty of Chemistry. She was a PhD student in the working group of Materials Chain member Prof. Sebastian Schlücker. This year, the Dies academicus could not take place in front of an audience as usual, so congratulations were sent to the winners by video. In her work she developed a highly sensitive... read more


Upcoming Events


Save the Date

The 3rd Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2020, will take place from November 25-26, 2020 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The core topics, 2D and hybrid fuctional materials, Materials for energy conversion, Data driven and combinatorial materials science, Production engineering and additive manufacturing and Metals, alloys and magnetism, reflect the breadth of materials research from atoms to products within the UA Ruhr.
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