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

Stroke Research without Animal Testing

When researching damage caused by strokes, there is no getting around them: mice. Their brains are used to simulate vascular occlusions and their consequences - until now: The future could belong to "mini-brains" from the laboratory. With them, a team of researchers from medicine and chemistry at the UDE wants to establish new methods in stroke research without animal testing. The German Federal Ministry... read more

Research Group Led by Dr. Marc Aßmann Finds Exotic Interactions in Semiconductors

Publication in nature Communications

A research team led by the group of Dr. Marc Aßmann from the Faculty of Physics at TU Dortmund University has investigated the extraordinarily strong interactions of Rydberg excitons in copper oxide in a transnational collaboration with partners from the universities of Rostock, Aarhus and Harvard. In the process, the group discovered a blockade effect between excitons that, with a size of several... read more

NFDI-consortia FAIRmat and NFDI-MatWerk with ICAMS participation approved

Trending topic: science data management

The FAIRmat and NFDI-MatWerk consortia receive funding for 5 years as part of the national research data infrastructure (German: NFDI). The initiatives of the national materials science community with involvement of the ICAMS researchers Thomas Hammerschmidt, Alexander Hartmaier and Godehard Sutmann at Ruhr-Universität Bochum aim to build an infrastructure for materials science data. The goal of both... read more


Upcoming Events


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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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