PIER New Materials
With the primary objective of developing new, sustainable materials, the partners in Hamburg work together in established and co-founded centers, such as the Center for Integrated Multiscale Materials Systems (CIMMS), Center for Hybrid Nanostructures (CHyN) and Zentrum für Hochleistungsmaterialien (ZHM), as part of PIER New Materials.
The fundamental goal is to develop functional nanomaterials and three-dimensional, multi-scale, and multifunctional material systems. These integrated materials systems differ fundamentally from existing materials in that – as with natural, biological materials – they can perform different functions from what is effectively a single source. This then allows for multifunctional optimization within a material system, which, in reducing chemical diversity, results in more sustainable materials management for new technological developments in the fields of energy, mobility, and medicine.
This research topic opens up interfaces with the following profiles in particular:
The partners have been successfully collaborating in DFG’s Collaborative Research Center 986 Tailor-Made Multi-Scale Materials Systems since 2012 and in the HamburgX Cluster Centre for Integrated Multiscale Materials Systems CIMMS since 2019. There are also links with the Center for Molecular Water Science CMWS and the DFG “Processes in Natural and Technological Particle-Fluid Systems (PintPFS)” (led by TUHH) and “Nanohybrid” (led by UHH) post-graduate programmes as well as the German federal government’s and federal states’ Advanced Imaging of Matter (AIM) cluster of excellence at Universität Hamburg.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Huber
Deputy profile spokesperson
- Prof. Dr. Patrick Huber (DESY/TUHH)
- Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Parak (UHH)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerold Schneider (TUHH)
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Cyron (Hereon/TUHH)
- Prof. Dr. Michael Fröba (UHH)