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News 2012

Baking

18.12.2012

Our students used advanced fabrication techniques to prepare some cookies for our Christmas party.

Habilitation

07.12.2012

We congratulate Dr. Ralf Vogelgesang for his habilitation!

Visit Prof. Engheta

06.12.2012

Prof. Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania) will give a talk on Thursday, 6th December. His talk is entitled "Of Light, Electrons, and Metastructures" and will take place at 13:00 in room 4.313 (Jürgen-Kuhl-Library, Pfaffenwaldring 57).

Group Trip

29.09.2012

Pictures from this year's group trip to the Elsass region in France (Goersdorf).

New PhD

28.09.2012

Congratulations to Richard Taubert for obtaining the title Dr. rer. nat.

Awards

21.09.2012

Our PhD students won several awards at the "Statusworkshop" of the "Kompetenznetz Funktionelle Nanostrukturen". Mario Hentschel ranked second in the photo contest "Images from the nano world". He also got an award for the second-best student talk. The best talk was given by our PhD student Bernd Metzger.

Poster Prize

07.09.2012

Our PhD student Bernd Metzger won one of the poster prizes (300 EUR) at NFO 12. Congratulations!

Award

22.08.2012

Our former PhD student and postdoc Dr. Na Liu received the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She chose the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems as her host institution where she will become a group leader in the department of Prof. Dr. Joachim Spatz. The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award is the highest award of the Humboldt foundation and comes with 1.65 million Euros. She will use the money as seed for her future activitites in nanochemistry and nanobiology. Congratulations!

Visit Prof. Soukoulis

16.07.2012

Prof. Costas M. Soukoulis will speak about Photonic Metamaterials: Challenges and Opportunities (abstract). The talk takes places at Monday, 16th July, on 14:00 in room 4.342 (Jürgen-Kuhl-Library).

Volleyball Tournament

08.07.2012

Our team ranked 3rd at this year's SCoPE Volleyball Tournament.

Nobel Prize Winners Meeting

06.07.2012

We presented our metamaterial glucose sensor at the 62nd Lindau meeting of Nobel Prize winners. Laureates Dudley Herschbach (Harvard) and John Hall (Boulder) take a closer look.

Nanospots Film Festival

05.07.2012


Our short movie "Wasserstoff – aber sicher" was presented at the nanospots film festival as one of the ten best contributions. Please take also a look at the video special at Spiegel Online.

New PhD

29.06.2012

Congratulations to Marius Vieweg for obtaining the title Dr. rer. nat.

Group Picture

28.06.2012

Time for a new group picture.

New PhD

25.06.2012

Congratulations to Christian Wolpert for obtaining the title Dr. rer. nat.

Award

22.06.2012

Our PhD student Andreas Tittl receives the VDI Young Researcher Price. Congratulations!

New Position

31.05.2012

Farewell to our Postdoc Dr. Jens Dorfmüller who is now working at Bosch. We wish him all the best for the future.

Award

23.04.2012

Our PhD student Andreas Tittl receives the second prize (1000 EUR) in the competition for the Green Photonics Award of the Fraunhofer IOF for his work on plasmonic hydrogen sensors. Congratulations!

New Back Cover

02.04.2012

Our new pssb article Plasmonic antennas, positioning, and coupling of individual quantum systems appeared on the back cover of volume 249, issue 4.

Visit Prof. Kreibig

28.03.2012

Prof. U. Kreibig from RWTH Aachen visited our group and gave his opinion on "Beyond Mie theory and quantum plasmonics".

New Nature Communications Article

21.02.2012

Our new Nature Communications article "Octave-Wide Photonic Band Gap in Three-dimensional Plasmonic Bragg Structures and Limitations of Radiative Coupling" by R. Taubert, D. Dregely, T. Stroucken, A. Christ, and H. Giessen has now been published. This article has been chosen for the Featured Image in Nature Communications.

Ideas Contest

06.02.2012

Our project "Nichtinvasive Messung und Analyse des Glucosespiegels von Diabetespatienten mittels Metamaterialien" (Non-invasive measurement and analysis of the glucose level of diabetes patients with metamaterials) is among the ten winning projects of the "Ideenwettbewerb Biotechnologie und Medizintechnik" (Ideas contest biotechnology and medical technology).