Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Dr. Anja Steffen-Heins

Heinrich-Hecht-Platz 10, R. 110
Phone: +49 431 880-1546
Telefax: +49 431 880-5544

Food Technology
Institute of Human Nutrition and Food Science
Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences


»Food consists of complex systems, which often contain natural nanostructures like micells, liposomes or oil drops, which again are made of proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates or combinations thereof. We can encapsulate healthy substances like polyphenols, which are poorly bio available, soluble or very sensitive, into such structures. This way, these substances can be protected, easily integrated into complex foods and the body’s intake can be increased, too. At the surfaces of these nanostructures all of those physical and chemical reactions take place, which I want to characterize and control in order to improve the chemical and physical food stability and consequently the quality of healthy foods.«

Anja Steffen-Heins. Since 2009 juniorprofessor for Micro- and Nanostructures in Foods at Kiel University. Before lecturer at Kiel University. From 2006 to 2009 head of Research and Development at A.C.T. FOODs GmbH, Bad Fallingbostel and Kiel. In 2005 doctorate at Kiel University in Food Technology.

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Collaborative Research


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  • all day: KiNSIS Colloquium: KiNSIS Benchmarking (Prof. Dr. Malte Behrens, Inorganic Solid State Chemistry, CAU)
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  • 16:15: Quantum carpets: A tool to observe decoherence (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich, University Ulm)
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  • all day: NanoTech Poland 2021
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  • all day: NanoTech Poland 2021
  • 16:00: Toward an objective assessment of mobility in clinical and daily activity assessments (Arash Atrsaei, EPFL)
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  • all day: NanoTech Poland 2021
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  • 16:15: Femtosecond science on-chip: Capturing light-induced anomalous Hall currents in graphene (Dr. James McIver, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter)
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  • 17:00: Chemie in unterschiedlichen Dimensionen - von Molekülen über supramolekulare Aggregate zu optoelektronischen Bauteilen (Prof. Dr. Arne Lützen, Uni Bonn)
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  • 12:30: KiNSIS Transfer Lunch: Dr. Mindaugas Bulota, Head of National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania „Technology transfer practices and success cases at KTU"
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  • 16:15: The present and future of ESA's science program (Prof. Dr. Günther Hasinger, Director of Science, ESA)
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  • 17:00: Leading beyond Chemistry: Research and Development at Evonik Industries AG (Dr. Felix Müller, Evonik Industries AG)
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  • 16:15: Plasma 2020 – The US National Academies Decadal Assessment of Plasma Physics: Overview and Future Research Opportunities (Prof. Dr. Mark J. Kushner, University of Michigan)
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