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Press Releases 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.

Second funding period for SFB 1143


The Collaborative Research Centre "Correlated Magnetism: From Frustration to Topology" (SFB 1143) will be funded for a second period from 2019 -2022.

Thermoelectric cooling gets fit for micro technology


Article in nature electronics: Thermoelectric devices become quicker, more reliably and suitable for integration in microchips.

Thermoelectric expert comes to IFW Dresden with Humboldt Prize


Prof. Dr. Zhifeng Ren from University of Houston, Texas, uses a Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a research stay at IFW Dresden.

New publication in nature comm.


Spectral field mapping in plasmonic nanostructures with nanometer resolution

Open letter against xenophobia


PhD representatives from six Dresden research institutes clearly position themselves against any violence and oppression towards other people on the basis of their origin or culture.

Exhibition on Ukrainian inventions


Exhibition “50 Inventions Bestowed by Ukraine to the World” from Oct. 5 to 11, 2018 in the Atrium of IFW.

Aufbruch in die Quantentechnologie


Das IFW ist am großen BMBF-Projekt Q.Link.X zur abhörsicheren Kommunikation beteiligt.

Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat successful


DFG approves Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat of TU Dresden and JMU Würzburg. IFW Dresden participates.

Surface acoustic wave experts meet in Dresden


From 1 to 2 October 2018 the international "Surface Acoustic Wave Sensor & Actuator Symposium 2018" takes place in Dresden.

Masing Memorial Award for Simon Pauly


Dr. Simon Pauly was awarded the Masing Memorial Prize 2018 of the German Society for Materials Research (DGM).

Brightest source of entangled photons


New broadband optical antenna for highly efficient extraction of entangled photons with a yield of 37% per pulse.

New Emmy Noether Research Group at IFW


DFG funds the establishment of a junior research group at IFW for the investigation of materials at low temperatures using terahertz near-field microscopy.

Research Center MAIN launched in Chemnitz


New Building of the Center for Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN) in Chemnitz has been inaugurated.



Ukrainian-German Excellence Center UKRATOP has started with a workshop in Kiev on May 30, 2018.

New Scientific Director


Bernd Büchner takes over as the new Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) from April 1, 2018.

Oliver G. Schmidt vom IFW Dresden erhält den Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis 2018


Professor Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt erhält den Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) 2018.