From molecules to galaxies

Vision: innoFSPEC as a world-leading center for research and technology in the field of fiber optic spectroscopy and sensing.
Mission: Under the motto "From molecules to galaxies", innoFSPEC Potsdam conducts interdisciplinary photonics research in astrophysics and physical chemistry.

Our Research Focus

Under the motto "from molecules to galaxies", innoFSPEC Potsdam was founded in 2008 as a joint project of the University of Potsdam (UP) and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) to establish interdisciplinary research between astrophysics and physical chemistry with international appeal at the Potsdam location.

The idea of an unusual combination of two disciplines is based on the idea that the joint use of the same "photonics" methodology with different scientific questions has the potential to produce innovations that would not arise from more one-dimensional research topics.

A prominent example of the success of this approach is innoFSPEC's world-leading position in the use of integral field spectroscopy from astrophysics for imaging Raman spectroscopy of organic and inorganic samples, which is attracting international interest especially for new devices in cancer diagnostics. In addition, photon density wave (PDW) spectroscopy was successfully further developed at innoFSPEC as an innovative method for optical process analysis technology (OPAT) and the company PDW Analytics was founded in 2013.


Latest News & Events

Opening Reception of the innoFSPEC-Transferlabor

02 September 2022

A new era is starting for innoFSPEC! While continuing with excellent fundamental and applied research in the field of spectroscopy and sensing, we will expand our focus on TRANSFER. In...

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Listen.UP podcast: Stephanie Schlappa

22 September 2022

In the latest episode of the Listen.UP podcast, innoFSPEC member Stephanie Schlappa talks about photon density wave spectroscopy, process analytical technologies, the transfer of scientific developments and her personal journey...

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Visit at ABiTEP GmbH

16 September 2022

Yesterday, innoFSPEC members Anika Krause, Anne Hartwig and Marvin Münzberg as well as Anika Bockisch from Bio-PAT e.V. visited the ABiTEP GmbH to discuss possible joint projects in the future, ...

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