Selection of Current Funded Coordinated Projects

The many examples of cooperation both inside CENIDE and with national and international partners from science and industry are a constant source of scientific publications, new patents and creative ideas. The projects presented here therefore represent just a small selection of CENIDE research activities.

Dynamic Processes in Solids:


  • Coordination of SFB/CRC 1242 “Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Condensed Matter in the Time Domain” (since 2016); coordinated by Prof. Uwe Bovensiepen
  • Three projects in SPP 1459 “Graphene” (since 2010)
  • Two projects in FOR 1700 “Metallic nanowires on the atomic scale: Electronic and vibrational coupling in real world systems” (since 2013)

Gas-Phase Synthesis:


  • Coordination of SPP 1980 “Nanoparticle Synthesis in Spray Flames: SpraySyn: Measurement, Simulation, Processes” (since 2017); coordinator Prof. Christof Schulz
  • Coordination of FOR 2284 “Model-based scalable gas-phase synthesis of complex nanoparticles” (since 2015, with IUTA); coordinator Prof. Christof Schulz
  • Two research groups in the EU NanoDome project: “Nanomaterials via Gas-Phase Synthesis: A Design-Oriented Modelling and Engineering Approach” (2015–2018)



  • Participation in the EU NU-MATHIMO project, “New Materials for High Moment Poles and Shields” (2013–2017)
  • Six projects in SPP 1599 “Caloric Effects in Ferroic Materials: New Concepts for Cooling” (since 2012)
  • One project in FOR 1509 “Ferroic Functional Materials – Multiscale Modelling and Experimental Characterisation” (since 2012, jointly with TU Dortmund University)

NanoBio Materials:


  • Participation in five projects of SFB 1093 “Supramolecular Chemistry on Proteins” (since 2014)

NanoEnergy Technology:

  • BMBF INNOKAT project, “Integration and application of ligand-free and controlled ligand-functionalized nanoparticles in catalysis” (2013–2017)
  • BMBF NEMEZU project, “New metal-free membrane electrode units for fuel cells of the future” (2015–2018)
  • Three projects in SPP 1613 “Regeneratively Produced Fuels by Light-Driven Water Splitting: Investigation of Involved Elementary Processes and Perspectives of Technologic Implementation” (since 2012)



  • DFG Core Facility ICAN: Interdisciplinary Center for Analytics on the Nanoscale (2017– 2020)
  • SPP 2122 “Materials for Laser-based Additive Manufacturing” (established, funding from 2018)