Project Areas

The subject areas have focused with the focal points and questions of the members over the last years. Thus, the current projects can be allocated to the following fields:

The Project Area ‚Dynamic Response of Nanoparticles on Boundary Surfaces‘ processes questions of energy and load transfer on different time scales up to femtosecond range. Microscopic procedures during cell-biological interactions are the content of the

Project Area ‚ Micro/Nanostructures for biosystem control ‘. It aims to investigate the impact of localized electrical fields and the role of surface structuring on cell dynamics.

New preparative procedures and spectroscopic methods must be developed for this, as they are subject of the research field ‚Physical /chemical characterization of nanoparticle‘.

Some projects of members, some of them even covering two project areas, are displayed in the table below

Dynamic Response of boundary surfaces Characterisation of nanoparticles Micro/Nanostructures for biosystem control  
Light-induced dynamics on reactive boundary surfaces Innovative particle characterisation Cell processes on structured surfaces  
Laser Structuring
VuV laser and pulse evaporator Sensors in cellular environment  
Photocatalysis of active boundary surfaces New spectroscopic methods Microscopie/Nanoparticles in cells  

Methods and Research Fields of Members



Laser physics


Spatial and Temporal Spectroscopy

Molecular Dynamics

Boundary surface dynamics

Cell and Boundary Surface Issues

Cell Biology

Particle Chemistry

Aerosol Research Mass Spectrometry


Original Research Profile of the Department

Atoms and molecules are components of the matter and biological systems that surround us. If we manage to understand and design the characteristics and processes of materials and biosystems on molecular level, completely new opportunities derive from this – ranging from nanotechnology and medical applications to climate research. Within this very broad field, we focused on three cross-discipline thematic fields that derive from the key competences of the involved research institutions during the foundation period.

New Materials and Systems

The project field New Materials and Systems intends to form new materials and substances by using nanostructuring and catalytic procedures. Here, it directly profits from the findings of project field „Atomic and molecular Processes“ and provides new opportunities to „Reconstruction of biological Functions“.

Atomic molecular processes

The project field „Atomic and Molecular Processes“ aims at visualizing, understanding and, finally, controlling the basic elements and its effects.

Reconstruction of biological functions

The knowledge gained in the project field Atomic Molecular Processes is used in the project field „Reconstruction of Biological Functions“ for reconstructing biological functions, such as cells, blood vessels, sense organs or the bone structure, by using bioactive materials and new technologies.