Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kai Roßnagel

KiNSIS Spokesperson (Nano Physics)

Leibnizstraße 19, R. LS 19/420
Phone: +49 431 880-3876
Telefax: +49 431 880-2510

Working Group "Solid State Research with Synchrotron Radiation"
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics (CAU) and Ruprecht Haensel Laboratory (CAU/DESY)
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (CAU)



»Being a solid state and surface physicist I am deeply fascinated by the sheer unbelievable variety of spectacular structures, physical properties and cooperative phenomena, which originate from the pocket universes of solids and their surfaces. Understanding the properties of materials and interfaces on the basis of their electronic structure and dynamics is my primary goal. This is only possible with quantum mechanics, therefore pure (sub-)nano science.«

Kai Rossnagel (ResearcherID). Since 2017 Professor for Solid State Research with Synchrotron Radiation at Kiel University and Lead Scientist at DESY. Prior to that, professor for experimental and applied physics, senior lecturer and research associate at the Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics. PhD from Kiel University (2001), Feodor Lynen Research Fellow in Berkeley (2002-2003), Habilitation (2009), Visiting Scientist at the SPring-8 Research Center in Japan (2013-2016). Born in Kiel.

Press releases


Collaborative Research


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  • 13:00: KiNSIS Workshop
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  • 12:00: KiNSIS Colloquium: Research Training Group 2154 "Materials for Brain", Prof. Dr. Rainer Adelung
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  • 16:00: Discovery and Design of Mesoscale Structures for Optimum and Novel Properties Guided by Phase-field Simulations (Long-Qing Chen, Penn State University)
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  • 12:00: KiNSIS Young Academy Lunch 'n' Meet
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  • all day: Quō vādis, Artificial Cancer? Biomechanical characterization of cells cultured on 1D, 2D and in 3D polymer-based scaffolds (Dr. Aldo Leal-Egaña, Heidelberg University)
  • 17:00: “Fluorine in peptide, protein and bacterial cell engineering” (Prof. Dr. Beate Koksch, FU Berlin)
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  • 16:00: Uncovering switching and failure mechanism in memristive devices by in-situ spectromicroscopy (Regina Dittmann, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH & RWTH Aachen University)
  • 17:00: Inaugural lecture: "Solid State Chemistry and Catalysis" (Prof. Dr. Malte Behrens)
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  • 16:15: Transient atmospheric plasmas – mastering the nonequilibrium (Prof. Dr. Achim von Keudell, Bochum)
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