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

Digital reordering of the World

Research Project on chipless RFID

Whether in ID cards, vehicles, animals or sometimes even people, RFID technology ("Radio-Frequency Identification") often remains invisible, but is almost everywhere. Prices, names, dates of birth or biometric characteristics are stored on them. A new technology that makes it possible to produce RFID tags without chips and attach them inexpensively to almost any object is now the focus of a research... read more

Future Perspectives of the Knowledge Region

Municipal council consults with UA Ruhr

Top administration meets science: The council of municipalities in the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR) met for the first time with the management trio of the Ruhr University Alliance (UA) to discuss issues concerning the future and location of the region. The committee consists of eleven mayors, four district councils and regional director Karola Geiß-Netthöfel. The UA Ruhr rectors Prof. Barbara... read more

NETZ with Roll-to-Roll Coater in University of Duisburg-Essen Research Magazine

Tetris for Industry

In the current edition of the research magazine of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ) is featured with the modular Roll-to-Roll-Coater. The pilot plant, whose individual cuboids can be assembled in different ways as required and which is normally only used by technically oriented institutes or directly in industry for preliminary tests, is the subject of an article... read more


Upcoming Events


Save the Date

The 4th Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2022: Future Materials and Energy Systems, will take place on August 29th, 2022 at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
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