Doctoral students seminar (September 10, 2019)

Lucas Löser on “Squid-based protein films: native material vs. molecular-engineered material”
and Robert Kahl on “Oriented Crystallization of Semiconducting Polymers in thin Films”

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Upcoming workshops by yDiv (September 2019 and WiSe 2019/20)

Please follow the links and register at the website of yDiv, in case of interest.

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)”

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)”

Career café at UL (June 20, 2019)

One path in life sciences leads to a focus on academic career another term of alternative career options could be industry. The “Career cafe” is designed to introduce the experiences of professionals with academic backgrounds who work in exciting positions related to environmental research. Our guests present their personal career paths and doctoral researchers have the opportunity for discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

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