Alumni meeting (August 30, 2019)

Our alumni meeting 2019 will take place on August 30, 2019. The meeting will take place at Hallischer Saal from 5-11 p.m. The alumni meeting aims at the establishment of links and to foster the exchange between former and current iRTG members. Former members will talk on their career steps in industry or academia. Continue reading “Alumni meeting (August 30, 2019)”

Two lectures on “Current trends of electronics and a study of defects in materials for semiconductor devices” (June 20/21, 2019)

by Akira Uedono, University of Tsukuba


In the past four decades, we have witnessed quick and large growth of the semiconductor industry, and how it has driven advances in communication, energy, health care, and security. Now it becomes the indispensable technology of our society. This great success of electronic industries was attributed to continuous and aggressive downsizing of the metal–oxide– semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFET). Another important achievement was light emitting diodes (LED) and semiconductor lasers based on compound semiconductors, which resulted in 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for the development of efficient blue GaN LEDs (Akasaki, Amano, and Nakamura). Here, widegap semiconductors, especially group-III nitrides, played an important role, and they are now ready to use for power electronics, which expected to give a large impact on our society again. Continue reading “Two lectures on “Current trends of electronics and a study of defects in materials for semiconductor devices” (June 20/21, 2019)”

Silbersalz19 Science & Media Festival, Halle (June 20-23, 2019)

SILBERSALZ is the first international science film festival of its kind, taking place in 2019 from 20. until 23. June 2019 for the second time in Halle.

As a combination of festival and conference, SILBERSALZ makes science accessible in a clear and vivid fashion while simultaneously serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration.

The aim of SILBERSALZ is to provide the general public with access to scientific topics and to allow them to ask questions, thereby promoting a lively and active engagement with science in general.

The SILBERSALZ program is extensive, varied and is aimed at anyone who is interested, whether young or old, layman or expert, science fan or skeptic.

from website of Silbersalz19

Excursion to Evonik Industries AG, Marl (November 13-14, 2019)

The SFB/TRR 102 will arrange an excursion to Evonik Industries AG at Chemiepark Marl on November 13-14 2019. The chemical park in Marl is on the largest chemical parks in Germany and the largest production site of Evonik.  Members of the SFB together with its integrated research training group of Martin-Luther-Universität and Universität Leipzig, as well as other interested participants, will get an insight  into research and the facilities of Evonik in Marl. Bus transport and accommodation will be provided by the SFB/TRR 102.

Travel information (November 13-14, 2019)

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Get-together of Research School Network Halle (July 11, 2019)

The Research School Network Halle invites all participating researchers to the first summer meeting. Here local research schools will introduce themselves. The plenary talk will address open questions of general interest to all participants and will show possible strategies to tackle environmental problems. Participants form several research schools will have the opportunity to get into contact in a stimulating atmosphere, which fosters exchange and creates opportunities for collaborations.

Featuring talk by Anna Sycheva (OptiCOM, Russia)

The future of plastics in the circular world

Plastics have become an important pillar of the world economy, but not without drawbacks. A significant share of plastic waste is not recovered after use: it is landfilled, incinerated or leaks in the environment. Many countries and companies around the world have pledged to shift to a circular model for plastics, but continued innovation is required to make it a reality. Continue reading “Get-together of Research School Network Halle (July 11, 2019)”