A non-profit organization, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH is an industry-oriented research institution focused on microsensors, microsystem technology and photovoltaics.
The Cluster of Excellence Engineering of Advanced Materials – Hierarchical Structure Formation for Functional Devices (EAM) is the only interdisciplinary research collaboration of its type in Germany to focus on materials science and process technology. Its research centers on the fundamental and applied aspects of designing and creating novel high-performance materials.
The Focused Research Program 'Nanowires and Nanotubes: From Controlled Synthesis to Function' supports the Theory of Development of Templates - Fabrication of Nanowires and Nanotubes - Charaterization.
The new Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis (DCN) will particularly focus on '4D AMASE - 4D Advanced Materials Analysis for Science and Engineering', with the goal to become an internationally visible center of competence as well as a European user facility in the field of solid state and materials analysis.
The group is developing methods to sort carbon nanotubes according to their electronic properties, developing techniques for parallel assembling of carbon nanotubes, organic molecules and inorganic nanorods into functional units,and studying the electronic and optical properties of sorted carbon nanotube material, single-tube devices and nanotube-molecule hybrids.
The research activities of the Helmholtz Young Investigators group 'Metamaterials for Photonics' lead by Dr. Stefan Linden and Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener are devoted to fabrication and optical characterization of functional metallic nanostructures for optical frequencies.
The Nano- and Microsystems Program is aimed at developing application-tailored solutions. The group is pursuing interdisciplinary approaches based on a pool of technologies comprising mechanical, optical, magnetic, fluidic, electrical, materials science, and information technology competences. Our approach is characterized by the use of nanoscaled functional entities (materials, structures, components) in particular to develop innovative and economically attractive solutions.