Research building of the Department of Life, Light & Matter

Thinking across borders, conducting research and entering into new partnerships - the Department of LL&M has been committed to this motto from the very beginning. The birth of the LL&M Department in 2007 was followed by an application to the German Council of Science and Humanities for a research building. This modern building for LL&M was applied for by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and financed in the competitive federal-state programme for research buildings at universities. After the ground-breaking ceremony in December 2009 and the laying of the foundation stone in August 2011, the topping-out ceremony was celebrated in October 2012. With the move into the research building in August 2015, 2500 square metres of excellently equipped laboratories were finally available to scientists.
Five competence centres have now been established and equipped with large-scale equipment, some of which is unique, following corresponding applications. The current activities are illustrated on the research profile pages and provide an insight into the research infrastructure. The research areas for members of the Department of LL&M to carry out projects on interdisciplinary issues can be made available for a limited and project-related period of time.

In addition to the competence centres, the members of the LL&M department have access to a large number of research laboratories for the expansion of collaborations for a certain period of time. Our department members are currently working on the following projects in the research laboratories.
An interdisciplinary consortium of LL&M scientists from the University of Rostock in collaboration with the University of Greifswald, the University of Wismar and the Leibniz Institutes for Catalysis, for Baltic Sea Research and for Plasma Research were successful in acquiring a unique high-performance electron microscope in 2017. This enables completely new insights into the world of atoms and molecules. Construction and commissioning are already underway. You can find more news and details about the device here.
If you have any questions about the research building or the electron microscope, please contact our two members of staff.

Events in the research building LL&M

The research building on the Südstadtcampus

Construction monitoring in pictures

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