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.

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News & Events


Summer School Spectroelectrochemistry 2023

Experiments and exchange of experiences for materials science, spectroelectrochemistry and molecular electrochemistry: Sept.15-22

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Focus: Magnetic Resonance

The international workshop "Magnetic Resonance of Correlated Electron Materials" will take place on 17-22 September 2023

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Ran He in the first floor of IFW Dresden


ERC Starting Grant for Ran He

The "TENTATION" project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) with 1.5 million euros.

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IFW Institutes

Institute for Metallic Materials

Prof. Dr. Kornelius Nielsch

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

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Institute for Emerging Electronic Technologies

Prof. Dr. Yana Vaynzof

Emerging semiconductor materials, integration into novel optoelectronic devices, sustainable photovoltaic devices

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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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Institute for Materials Chemistry

The research activities of the IMC focus on alloy design and processing, chemistry of functional materials and structural analysis.

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Information for you


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


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

Contact persons