CeNIDE is based on the strongly interdisciplinary research excellence in the area of Nanotechnology at the University Duisburg-Essen. This includes an exceptionally broad knowledge base in fundamental nanoscience, unique fabrication facilities for nanoscale materials in large quantities, and experience in questions of scalability and reliability.
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology offers a new, 4-semester international master's programme in Micro and Nano Systems. The programme provides world-class, future-oriented education in design, manufacturing, characterization and integration of miniaturized components into engineering systems.
The center has been established at the institute of physics of the Chemnitz University of technology to concentrate and coordinate the activities of several research groups in the field of design and analytics of materials, especially organic/inorganic hybrid materials on the nanometer scale.
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.