The present research of the group of Prof. Kreuter on nanoparticles focusses on five aspects: Development of nanoparticles made of other polymers (polylactic acid and new polyacrylic acid derivatives for the preparation of surface-functionalized nanoparticles); Investigation of nanoparticles as carriers for antiviral drugs for the treatment of AIDS; Targeting of drugs to the brain; Peroral application; Use of nanoparticles as carriers for oligonucleotides.
IFMIT is a virtual institute comprised of chemists, physicists and material scientists from two departments of the RWTH Aachen und from two departments of the CNI of the Research Centre Jülich. All scientists concerned have already been successful within their respective area of research concerning Nanotechnology.
Since its foundation in 1992, the IPHT has performed top-rank research and development receiving worldwide appreciation. Its present concentration on photonic technology aims at strengthening its existing scientific and technological competences and to expand into new areas of modern optics. The institute's ambitious goal is to be among the world?s leading developers of photonic technology and its applications.
IP3 (innovative products, intelligent particles, integrated processes) is a joint laboratory for process technology by BASP and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to develop functional nanomaterials.
NANOFUN applies fundamental theoretical and molecular knowledge to the development of functional materials and nanostructures, and ultimately, actual applications, new devices and improved products. This includes areas like photovoltaics, hydrogen storage, fuel cells, batteries, photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide, nanoelectronics for computers, and sensors.
You will receive 1.5 years of thorough training in Nanoscience, functional materials and peripheral subjects, through courses, labs and seminars: theory, preparation, characterisation and application of nanosystems in physics, chemistry, life sciences and engineering. After finishing your course work, you will do your thesis with one of the faculty member of the graduate program.
Phase 2 of this program is a PhD thesis under the supervision of one of the faculty members of the graduate program, which provides independent in-depth research experience while teaching problem-solving skills. Eligibility for Phase 2 is only available to those graduate students with sufficient grades on their MSc qualifying exam.
The group's approach to exploring new properties arising in nanostructured materials is to integrate their research starting from the production of particles, their characterization and assembly to designed structures, the physical investigation of such structures and the modeling and understanding of the results.
The JONAS Research Network (Joint Research Network on Advanced Materials and Systems) incorporates four European partners: the I.S.I.S. Institute at Strasbourg University, Freiburg University, and ETH Zurich - as academic partners, and BASF SE, as the industry partner. The close cooperation of three leading European universities with BASF enables all partners to extend the scientific basis and their understanding of future materials and systems.
The Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) was founded in 1998 on the initiative of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the Universities of Karlsruhe and Strasbourg. The institute aims at performing research in selected fields of nanotechnology on a worldwide accepted level.
Dr Clemens Franz leads a group of researchers at the DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where he works on expanding the use of AFM for cell biological applications.