News & Events

The Innovation Platform ISSUE 3

Restaffing in innoFSPEC centre management

From July 1, our colleague Dr. Christian Peest – an astrophysicist turned physical chemist – will take over the position of innoFSPEC scientific coordinator and center manager. He will continue with ongoing projects, giving them his own signature, and start new activities, particularly in the context of the strategy concept “innoFSPEC 21+”.

We look forward to further innovative and exciting work with him.


For questions and concerns, please contact him.

Siemens Process Analytics Award goes to TU Berlin & innoFSPEC

This year's Siemens Process Analytics Award for young scientists goes to Björn Gutschmann, PhD student from the Bioprocess Engineering group at TU Berlin. Together with Thomas Schiewe, PhD student at innoFSPEC Potsdam, and others he worked on in-line monitoring of polyhydroxyalkanoate production in Ralstonia eutropha (Cupriavidus necator) plant oil cultivations. The published paper can be found here.

We congratulate on this success! Well done.

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Graphical abstract © Gutschmann/Schiewe et al.


Read more here.

New international cooperation on nanoparticle analysis

Since 1 June, innoFSPEC has been involved in the EU project "NanoPAT". The project was initiated within the EU funding programme "Horizon2020" and runs for four years. The aim is to promote the Europe-wide cooperation  of science and l industry in order to develop and implement innovative process analytical technologies. Together with the Potsdam-based company PDW Analytics GmbH and partners from all over Europe, innoFSPEC will investigate how the physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles can be determined more precisely. The funding volume amounts to almost five million €. About 900,000 €  will go to Potsdam.

We are looking forward to a great cooperation and innovative results.


Read more here.

Change in innoFSPEC management

In February, our long-term colleague Dr. Silvia Adelhelm left innoFSPEC Potsdam to accept a new position at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. There she is head of the strategy and development division.

Silvia has been working with us for many successful years. With her background in business administration and her long-term experience in industry, she helped to transfer innoFSPEC findings into prosperous innovations. She had a determined focus on the productive outcomes of the project. Furthermore, she helped our team to foster transdisciplinary interaction and to develop new innovation approaches –beyond narrow natural science focus.

Dear Silvia, we will always appreciate your very personal and executive input at innoFSPEC. All the best for your private and professional future!

If you wish to contact Silvia at her new position please use: silvia.adelhelm[at]

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