innoFSPEC goes Physics, Chemistry and Biology

On the occasion of innoFSPEC Potsdam's 10th anniversary, we recently hosted a research and innovation forum at Campus Golm, University of Potsdam. The motto was 'innoFSPEC goes Physics, Chemistry and Biology'. After greetings from national and state ministries as well as from the University of Potsdam, the audience enjoyed several talks and gained exciting insights into different disciplines. Please get some impressions here.

Thanks to all speakers and guests who attended the event and celebrated with us! See you again soon.


innoFSPEC presenting Astrophotonics at EPIC Annual General Meeting in Berlin

EPIC is the foremost industry association that promotes the sustainable development of organisations working in the field of photonics in Europe.

Martin Roth was invited to give a keynote speech on April 19, 2018, at the annual general meeting of EPIC at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, celebrating the 15 anniversary of the organization. With a presentation entitled "Imagination – Invention – Innovation: the case of astrophotonics for technology transfer“ the participants were taken through a slide show from impressive photographs of stars, nebulae, and galaxies, to the application of photonics for astrophysical instrumentation.


22 March 2018 - innoFSPEC seminar by Professor Karthaus, Japan

Professor Karthaus

We invite you to join the next innoFSPEC seminar: Our guest Professor Olaf Karthaus (Chitose Institute of Science and Technology, Chitose, Japan) will give a talk about “Can we biomimic the textures of flower petals and pollen particles?”. For more information regarding Professor Karthaus' background please visit the Chitose Institute's website.

Location: University of Potsdam, Golm, House 25, Room B 0.01

Date & time: Thursday, 22nd of March 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Open positions as Project Manager

We are hiring - Open positions as Project Manager "Technology Campus Golm" and as Project Management Support

innoFSPEC Potsdam is growing and we are currently looking for a Project Manager for the 'Technology Campus Golm' with a background in natural sciences and/or project management and knowledge & technology transfer. The position is part of the GO:UP project at the University of Potsdam in the funding scheme 'Innovative Hochschule'. More details about the vacancy can be found here.

Besides, we are currently offering a position related to Project Management Support in the same project. More details about this position can be found here.

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New DFG project

New DFG project starting on energy induced nanoparticle substrate interactions

Dr. Claudia Pacholski, Heisenberg fellow and innoFSPEC research group leader for Optical Materials, is starting a new DFG-project called 'Energy induced nanoparticle substrate interactions'. Project partner is Prof. Carsten Ronning (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute for Solid State Physics).

In this DFG project, the aim is to identify the general impact of chemical and physical energy on the interaction between metallic nanoparticles and Si-based substrate materials in order to gain a deep understanding of the underlying processes. Thereby, the development of new materials with exceptional properties and functionalities will be promoted which could be utilized as catalyzer or sensors - for example.