Competence Center InterSurf

The Competence Center InterSurf comprises our activities concerning the interaction at, in, and on Surfaces and Interfaces. The aim is to understand and design "active" interfaces and structures, which respond in a desired way to triggers from the local environment, such as forces, electronic potentials, and light, with respect to tasks in medicine and energy supply. The application background comprises electrically active implant surfaces, initiation and control of cellular programs, and materials and structures for energy transport. Nanostructuration- and nanomanipulation protocols for interfaces are developed, in order to arrange for dedicated structures, the function of them can be locally initiated, measured and comprehended. In an number of pilot studies and projects we aim to identify the most promising questions and approaches in order to implement those as interdisciplinary collaborative projects.


  • Surface structures for cell growth and differentiation
  • Influence of electric fields on cellular processes
  • Triggering and sensing live cells via nanoprobes
  • Interaction processes of cardiomyocytes
  • Structure and Dynamics of Molecular Interfaces
  • Energy transport through molecule crystals
  • Quantum-Engineering for opto-mechanical detection
People and Expertises

People and Expertises

  • Sylvia Speller, Ingo Barke, Surfaces and interfaces
  • Barbara Nebe, Kirsten Peters, Cellular Biology
  • Ursula van Rienen, Theoretical Electrical Engineering
  • Rigo Peters, Applied Laser Physics, SLV Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH
  • Ralf Ludwig, Physical Chemistry
  • Karl-Heinz Meiwes-Broer, Clusters and Nanostructures
  • Detlef Behrend, Materials for Medical Engineering
  • Boris Hage, Experimental Quantum Optics
  • Robert David, Gustav Steinhoff, Cardial Regeneration
  • Jürgen Kolb, Bioelectrics


  • Photo Emission Electron Microscopy
  • ζ -siser for extended structured surfaces and membranes
  • Scanning Ion Conductance and
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Five Axes Ultra Short Pulse Laser Machining