Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science (KiNSIS)

Platforms & Networks


KiNSIS pools essential infrastructures and competences in various platforms and networks. These are available for scientists of Kiel University as well as people from non-university institutions and companies who want to put their projects into practice.

Kiel Nanolaboratory

Nano LabThe Kiel Nanolaboratory with its cleanroom and research instruments (total value around 12 million Euros) at the Faculty of Engineering serves as a research platform for higher education, collaborative and industrial projects. Scientists use this infrastructure to investigate the basics for new materials und applications. Piezo- and thermoelectric layers, batteries, solar technology, chip laboratories and magnetoelectric sensors are but a few research areas of scientists in the nano lab. More

Laboratory for Reliable Battery-Assisted Energy Conversion (BAEW)

BAEW-LaborBatteries play a key role in electric mobility and energy supply as central issues of our time. In order to develop innovative battery systems new storage materials as well as the appropriate power electronics are needed. The Laboratory for Reliable Battery-Assisted Energy Conversion (BAEW, Labor für zuverlässige batteriegestützte Energiewandlung) is working closely on this in the fields of materials science and power electronics. More

Molecular Imaging North Competence Center (MOIN CC)

Moin CCThe MOIN CC (Molecular Imaging North Competence Center) is an interdisciplinary center that acts as CAU's core unit for imaging in vivo. The development and application of multimodal visualization techniques is available especially for preclinical research but also for imaging of biological samples and for (nanoparticle) materials research. Read more

North German Initiative Nano Technology (NINa e.V.)

NINaThe North German Initiative Nano Technology (NINa e.V.) promotes nano technology in northern Germany and networks it with research facilities and companies in the Baltic area. Scientific and industrial working groups use this platform to exchange knowledge and experiences in a regular fashion. They establish contacts and develop new ideas relating to nano particles, materials and coatings. Read more

Ruprecht Haensel Laboratory

RHL As a joint research facility of Kiel University and the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, the Ruprecht Haensel Laboratory combines state-of-the-art instruments and methods of nanoresearch, makes new developments available to international cooperation partners and, with joint appointments, ensures that teaching in the field of nanoscience and surface physics is strengthened in a research-oriented manner. More 


TEM The Centre for Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM-Centre) at the Faculty of Engineering offers access to transmission electron microscopy and to the preparation labs to every working group at Kiel University dealing with microstructures. The scientific staff offer TEM investigations and analyses as a service but also training in operating the devices. Read more

Press releases


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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  • 16:00: CRC 1461_006
  • 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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