Nanoanalysis Competence in Dresden

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Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis

Bundled Nanoanalysis Competence in Dresden

Seven Fraunhofer Institutes and three faculties of the Technische Universität Dresden as well as Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin cluster their competencies and cover the complete range of topics in the field of nanoanalysis. The institutes are flexibly linked and also cope with comprehensive project requirements.

6th Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium, Dresden, August 31, 2018

Opening of 6th DNS

Opening of 6th Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium, 2018, by Professor Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech

Awardees 6th DNS

Poster Award Winners (from right to left): Adriana C. Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal; Kristina Kutukova, Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden, Germany; Alireza M. Kia, Fraunhofer IPMS Dresden, Germany

The Dresden Nanoanalysis Symposium, organized by the Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis (DFCNA), was held at Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden (Germany), Maria-Reiche-Strasse 2, on August 31, 2018. In that year, the symposium stood under the particular motto: "Materials challenges for automotive industry - Micro- and nanoscale characterization".

The symposium provided highlights in the field of nanoanalysis, represented by 3 keynote talks, 11 invited talks of world class speakers and a poster session. You will find the program on the conference web page:

The symposium covered the topics of nanoanalysis and materials characterization along the whole value and innovation chain, from fundamental research up to industrial applications. It brought togethter scientists and engineers from universities, research institutions, equipment manufacturers and industrial end-users. New results in disruptive nanoanalysis techniques were reported in several talks and in the poster sessions, and novel solutions in the field of materials characterization for process and quality control were shown. The discussions and interactions between the stakeholders helped to identify gaps in the fields of advancing nanoanalysis and materials characterization and to propose actions to close them and to support industrial exploitation of innovative materials.  

28th Scientific Seminar of the Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis in collaboration with the Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis, August 30, 2018

Alexander Katz-Demyanetz, Israel Institute of Metals – Technion R&D Foundation, Technion, Haifa, Israel:

“Refractory metals based High Entropy Alloys (HEA) of 2nd and 3rd generation: concept, microstructural evolution, phase formation, behavior at high temperatures“

More information: Seminar announcement.

7th International PhD Meeting, Dresden, August 29-30, 2018

The PhD seminar was part of a European Summer School for PhD Students and Young Scientists "Advanced Nanoscale Materials" in Dresden. For more information, please visit the web page of the seminar. It was chaired by Ehrenfried Zschech (image left), Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden, Germany and Paweł Zięba, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland

DGM course "Nano-scale Materials", Dresden, August 26-28, 2018

DGM training course

Opening of the DGM training course by Professor Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech

The course was intended for individuals who wish to expand their knowledge in the field of nano-scale materials and nanoanalysis. The subjects covered in this course extended from fundamentals of materials science and analysis to the current nanotechnologies and challenges in industry. Chairman of the seminar was Prof. Dr. Ehrenfried Zschech, Dresden Fraunhofer Cluster Nanoanalysis, Germany. For more information see the web page of the course.


“All the presentations fitted very well with the scope of the workshop, so I would recommend it to anyone interested in this field. I particularly enjoyed one of the lab sessions: there were a range of options proposed, so it was possible to choose depending on one’s area of interest. Many tricks of the trade were discussed with both an academic scientist and an engineer from the industry.”

Dr. Marianne Guichenuy, Quality Management Methods, Robert Bosch Semiconductor Manufacturing Dresden GmbH, Dresden, Germany

“The European Advanced Training Course “Nano-scale Materials” was well organized and very enriching and now I am feeling more confident on a vast number of techniques of nano-scale characterization. It was an opportunity to see the "bridge" between universities and companies, the mission of Fraunhofer was well demonstrated. On the other hand, with the dinners, you provided a really good environment and strong laughs!“

Adriana Costa, i3N/CENIMAT, Department of Materials Science from Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal

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