Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)


»As a teenager I was enthusiastic over building small vehicles and machines with construction sets. How could I have guessed that someday I would be able to combine this hobby with my passion for chemistry? Today, chemistry has progressed so far, that we can realize macroscopic functions like transporting, pumping, constructing, information processing et cetera on a nanoscopic scale with molecular machines. Miniaturisation spawns novel applications, which we are working on: photoswitchable drugs, machine-like molecules, which read information about biochemical processes in the body and make them accessible (for instance, over magnetic resonance imaging) and many more.«

Rainer Herges. Since 2001 professor for Organic Chemistry at Kiel University. Prior to that professor in Braunschweig, Canberra (visiting professor), Melbourne (visiting professor), Stanford (visiting professor), Paris, Ecole Normale Superieure (visiting professor), Erlangen (habilitation), Munich (PhD), Saarbrucken (studies in chemistry).

Press releases


Collaborative Research


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  • 12:00: KiNSIS Colloquium: Dynamical Networks - A Primer (Hermann Kohlstedt, Chair of Nanoelectronics, CAU)
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  • 16:15: Nanooptics in the electron microscope (Prof. Dr. Mathieu Kociak, Université Paris Sud, France)
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  • 16:00: Multiscale modeling of magnetorheological elastomers: From magneto-mechanical actuators to magneto-electric sensors (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc-André Keip, Uni Stuttgart)
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  • 16:15: What can we “learn” from atoms? (Prof. Alexander Ako Khajetoorians, Radboud University, Netherlands)
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  • 17:00: Translational Breath Research for Clinical Diagnosis and Therapeutic Monitoring (Pablo Sinues, University of Basel)
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  • 16:15: Inaugural lecture: Theory and simulation of strongly correlated plasmas and dense matter (Dr. Hanno Kählert, ITAP, CAU)
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  • 17:00: Leben auf Exoplaneten? 1. Akt (Prof. Dr. Ruth Schmitz-Streit, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Duschl, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Lüning)
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