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Special Award in "Idea Competition 2012" for Polymer researcher in Geesthacht

Innovative ideas "made in Schleswig-Holstein" were awarded on Thursday, 1st of November in the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) in Kiel. The 1000 Euro special award "nanotechnology" was received to the Geesthacht polymer researcher Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mady Elbahri.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mady Elbahri.

The special award "nanotechnologies" went to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mady Elbahri. Photo: HZG/ Heidrun Hillen

The special award "nanotechnologies" went to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mady Elbahri of the Faculty of Engineering, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. With his employees Elbahri has developed new, ultra-thin layers that can be used as anti reflectors, electrical conductors or transparent layers. They are composed of metal nanoparticles such as gold, which is embedded in, for example, silicon dioxide. These layers can be used in photovoltaics. Initial computer simulations can expect a significantly better energy efficiency.

This year the contest was organized by the CAU and the Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig Holstein (WTSH). They were looking for fresh, innovative and trend-setting ideas for products, services or processes that can be implemented successfully on the market. A 60-member expert jury, with representatives from industry, research and funding institutions, rated the uniqueness, customer benefits, the market potential of the ideas and the significance for Schleswig-Holstein.


Group Leader Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering

Prof. Dr. Ing. Mady Elbahri

Institute of Polymer Research

Max-Planck-Straße 1
21502 Geesthacht

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2802

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Department Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering