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New Joining Technology for Aerospace Engineering

Junior Professor Sergio Amancio of the Institute of Materials Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) received the George Sachs Prize from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde / German Society for Materials Science (DGM). The award honours his achievements in the field of plastic-metal joining technologies for applications in aerospace and automotive engineering. more

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Emerging scientist awarded 10,000 Euros for research on a hydrogen tank of the future

On the 15th of September, a 10,000 Euro prize was granted to Dr. Julian Jepsen by the Wasserstoff-Gesellschaft Hamburg (Hydrogen Society Hamburg) for his doctoral dissertation. The emerging scientist from the Institute of Materials Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) completed his doctorate in February 2014 at the Helmut Schmidt University (HSU) in Hamburg. The HZG and HSU have been collaborating since 2010 in the field of hydrogen technology. more

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Positive Results in the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme

The EU’s Seventh Framework Programme came to an end in 2013. The results for the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht were impressive. In the last eleven months alone the EU granted the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) ten projects to coordinate or in which to cooperate. All European Union projects at the HZG are fostered and supervised in the application and contract negotiation phases by Dr. Hans-Jörg Isemer, Director of European and International Projects. We spoke to him on this topic. more

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Expansion of Biomaterial Sciences in Teltow: New Construction of the Biomedical Technology Centre III

The Institute of Biomaterial Science of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht in Teltow will hold its groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Biomedical Technology Centre III on June 13th, 2014. The event marks the third phase of construction at the Teltow research campus and will be attended by Brandenburg’s Research Secretary Dr. Sabine Kunst and by Chairman of the Board at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Assistant Secretary Wilfried Kraus. more

Professor Daniela Jacob leitet die Abteilung "Klimasystem" am Climate Service Center (CSC) des GKSS-Forschungszentrums Geesthacht.

Climate Scientist Daniela Jacob Becomes New Head of The Climate Service Center 2.0

Dr. Daniela Jacob has taken over as Acting Director of the Climate Service Center 2.0 as of June 1st. She follows Dr. Guy Brasseur, who headed the Climate Service Center since its inception in 2009. The scientific service institution on climate change in Hamburg, also previously known as CSC, is an independent establishment at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht. more

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New Information Platform on Earth and Environment

The Knowledge Platform „Earth and Environment – Earth System Knowledge Platform“( ESKP) goes online today. Under www.eskp.de scientists from eight centres of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres present their latest research results as well as scientifically sound background knowledge on the topics of “Impact of Climate Change”, “Natural Hazards” and “Spread of Pollutants in the Environment”. more

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Total Reflection Mirrors: Nanostructures for X-ray Optics

Two silicon substrates are refined with state-of-the-art thin-film coatings for free-electron laser applications at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY). Nanotechnologists from Geesthacht manufacture ultra-high precision X-ray optics for FLASH II required for this process. more

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Total Reflection Mirrors: Nanostructures for X-ray Optics

Two silicon substrates are refined with state-of-the-art thin-film coatings for free-electron laser applications at the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY). Nanotechnologists from Geesthacht manufacture ultra-high precision X-ray optics for FLASH II required for this process. more

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New licensee adopts “Made in Geesthacht” technology

The department of “Solid State Joining Processes” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) has recently concluded a new cooperation agreement with the Spanish machine construction specialists, Loxin. Patented joining technologies, developed by Geesthacht materials research scientists, will thus be integrated into a wide range of technological applications throughout the world. more

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Shipping emissions over the North Sea could increase twenty-five percent by 2030

Within the framework of the EU Clean North Sea Shipping project, Dr. Volker Matthias of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht studied the current pollution emitted by commercial ships. Taking into account different scenarios, the coastal researcher also calculated possible future emissions. The models show that, without further legislative regulation and technical modifications to the vessels, the nitrogen oxide emissions from shipping traffic could increase twenty-five percent by the year 2030. more

Researchers develop ultrathin perfect UV light absorber

Ultraviolet light (UV) has not only harmful effects on molecules and biological tissue like human skin but it also can impair the performance of organic solar cells upon long-term exposure. Researchers of Kiel University and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht have now developed a so-called plasmonic metamaterial, which is compatible with solar technology and completely absorbs UV light – despite being only 20 nanometers thin. more

Baltic Sea Fund recognizes the impacts of climate changes on the Baltic Sea

Presse release Baltic Sea Fund: The Baltic Sea Fund delegation decided on its annual meeting to award Professor Hans von Storch from Hamburg, Germany, for his work on highlighting the impacts of climate change on the Baltic Sea. The Lasse Wiklöf parliamentarian prize is awarded to former Prime Minister and Speaker Paavo Lipponen. The Åland Award is given to entrepreneur Soile Wartiainen. The total prize sum is 33,000 euro. more

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Hightech winner from Geesthacht: new technology for the bonding of plastic and metal

Dr. Sergio Amancio, research group leader at the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht and junior professor at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, has become the “German High Tech Champion 2013 in Lightweight Design”. He was recently honoured for the development of a new joining technology, Friction Spot Joining (FSpJ) which enables the joining of metal and plastic – without the use of adhesives. more