Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. Ilka Parchmann

Olshausenstraße 62, R. 210
Phone: +49 431 880-3494
Telefax: +49 431 880-5352

Didactics of Chemistry

Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)


Subproject leader CRC 677

Subproject Ö Public Outreach


»Nano research offers not only motivating questions for the promotion of interests and talent in school and extracurricular contexts, but also new approaches to basic concepts of the natural sciences. How can we explain a material’s properties on the basis of its structure? Which new investigation methods provide insights into “unknown worlds”? My goal is, in close cooperation with specialist scientists, to design curricula for classes, additional programmes at schools like the “simulation game science”, extracurricular learning in the “Kiel research workshop” as well as teacher training and to test them on their learning efficacy.«

Ilka Parchmann is a grammar school teacher for biology and chemistry. She earned her doctorate and habilitation in chemistry didactics. At the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) she is the head of the research areas about the development of teaching and the promotion of talent through school and extracurricular learning programmes. Parchmann is editor of two scientific magazines and is the chairwoman of a national (GDCP) and an international  (EuCheMS div.chem.ed.) professional association on chemistry didactics.


Press releases




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  • 16:15: Time resolved Cathodoluminescence from lifetime measurements to pump-probe luminescence (Dr. Sophie Meuret, CNRS France)
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  • 16:00: Magnetic Particle Imaging - Promises and Challenges of an Emerging Imaging Modality (Prof. Buzug, Director of the Institute of Medical Engineering, Lübeck)
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  • 16:15: Quantum transport in nanostructured graphene (Prof. Antti-Pekka Jauho, DTU Copenhagen)
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  • 16:15: The Magnetism of Single Surface Adsorbed Atoms – Recent Achievements and Future Perspectives (Prof. Dr. Harald Brune, EPFL, Lausanne)
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  • 16:15: Operando high energy surface x-ray diffraction studies of model catalysts and electrodes (Prof. Dr. Edvin Lundgren, Lund University)
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