sputter facility for thin film deposition


Welcome to IFW Dresden

We explore the physics and chemistry of new materials. Our aim is to generate new fundamental knowledge and innovations. New materials are necessary to store information in a better way and to transmit it faster, to filter waves of specific frequency, to shield magnetic fields, to convert heat into electricity or to store energy. These processes take place at the level of molecules, atoms and electrons and are determined by the laws of quantum physics. At IFW Dresden, we investigate these physical laws and develop materials with better or completely new functions.Read  more

IFW Institutes

Institute for Metallic Materials

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch

Thermoelectric, magnetic and superconducting materials, functional thin films, metall physics

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Institute for Integrative Nanosciences

Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt

Variety of modern nanoscience topics from photonics to flexible electronics to micro / nano-robots.

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Institute for Complex Materials

Dr. Thomas Gemming

International and interdisciplinary teams of engineers, physicists and chemists study, develop and optimize complex and nanostructured materials.

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Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics

Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Brink

Theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics and materials science.

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Institute for Solid State Research

Prof. Dr. Bernd Büchner

Material-oriented experimental solid state physics with a special focus on quantum materials and nanoscale substances.

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News & Events

Thermomagnetic generator on a laboratory scale, Photo: IFW Dresden

09.01.2019

More efficient energy harvesting with magnets

Electrical yield improved by orders of magnitude by clever arrangement of components

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Portrait of Professor Doctor Oliver Schmidt

08.01.2019

New Academician

Oliver G. Schmidt accepted as new Academician of acatech

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27.11.2018

Two IFW Professors named in the Highly Cited Researchers List 2018

Oliver G. Schmidt and Jeroen van den Brink are influential researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

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Information for you

Research

Five IFW institutes combine their experience in our research program. Are you looking for latest publications or searching for a certain topic or group? Here you find further information.   

Research at IFW

Offers for visitors

We offer guided labtours for registered visitors in small groups. Our target group are high schoool students keen on physic, chemistry and engineering.  

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Career & Training

You want to work at the IFW Dresden? Here you can find our current job offers, vocational trainings and the PhD positions.

Job offers

People

About 500 people work at IFW. You want to know whom to adress? Here you find a list of contact persons.

Contact persons