ERC Projects

 

Highest Scientific Honor in Europe

The European Research Council, ERC for short, promotes outstanding scientists in order to encourage excellent basic research and visionary projects as well as to discover new interdisciplinary fields of knowledge. The ERC Grants are considered the European benchmark for top research.

Below you will find an overview of the ERC grantholders and their projects at RWTH Aachen.

 

The ERC Starting Grant funding line lasts till 2012 and was announced in a call for scientists at the "Starting Level" – two to seven years after the PhD – and "Consolidator Level" – seven to twelve years after the PhD. The initial call for the ERS Consolidator Grants was made in 2013.

 

ERC Starting Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
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Dr. Benjamin PageMulti-Scale Amplitudes For Collider Physics (MultiScaleAmp)

ERC Starting Grant 2022

Horizon Europe

Der Grant wurde mit der RWTH Aachen als sogenannter Host Institution eingeworben, nachfolgend an die U Gent überführt.

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Dr.-Ing. Christian Haase

Chair Materials Engineering of Metals and Department of Ferrous Metallurgy
Heterogeneities-guided alloy design by and for 4D printing (HeteroGenius4D)

ERC Starting Grant 2022

Horizon Europe

Ioana_SlabuPeter Winandy
Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat.Ioana Slabu

Institute of Applied Medical Engineering
Multifunctional Platform Technology for Magnetically Actuated Controlled Drug Release from Biodegradable Scaffolds (MAD Control)

ERC Starting Grant 2022

Horizon Europe

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

Schaub_MichaelMichael Schaub
Prof. Michael Thomas Schaub, Ph.D.

Junior Professor for Computational Network Science
Higher-Order Hodge Laplacians for Processing of multi-way Signals (HIGH-HOPeS)

ERC Starting Grant 2021

Horizon Europe

Berta_MarioMario Berta
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Mario Berta

Teaching and research area for quantum algorithms
Entropy for Quantum Information Science (Qentropy)

ERC Starting Grant 2020

Prof. Berta transferred the grant to RWTH Aachen University from his former Host Institution, Imperial College London.

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Dr. Yang Shi

Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging
B Cell Engineering and Tertiary Lymphoid Structure Induction via Biomaterials for Cancer Immunotherapy (BeaT-IT)

ERC Starting Grant 2021

Horizon Europe

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

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Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Christoph Kuppe

Chair of Internal Medicine (with a focus on nephrology and immunology)
Decoding diabetic kidney disease (DEKODE-DKD)

ERC Starting Grant 2021

Horizon Europe

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Francesca Santoro, M.Sc.

Neuroelectronic Interfaces Teaching and Research Area
Biohybrid Synapses for Interactive Neuronal Networks (BRAIN-ACT)

ERC Starting Grant 2020

The grant will be carried out at Forschungszentrum Jülich as host institution. RWTH Aachen University is an additional beneficiary.

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Prof. Dr. Sandra Korte-Kerzel

Institute of Physical Metallurgy and Metal Physics
Fundamental Building Blocks – Understanding plasticity in complex crystals based on their simplest, intergrown units (FunBlocks)

ERC Starting Grant 2019

Dr. Dominik SchillingerMultiscale Imaging-through-analysis Methods for Autonomous Patient-specific Simulation Workflows (ImageToSim)

ERC Starting Grant 2017

 

This grant was transferred from RWTH Aachen University to the University of Hannover as new Host Institution.

Lonori_DanielePeter Winandy
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniele Leonori

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Novel Blueprints for the Visible-Light-Mediated Assembly of C–N Bonds via Nitrogen Radicals (NEBULAR)

ERC Starting Grant 2017

Prof. Leonori transferred the grant to RWTH Aachen University from his former Host Institution, the University of Manchester.

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Prof. Dr. Dörthe Rother

Institute of Bio- and Geosciences Biotechnology (IBG-1)
Light-controlled synthetic enzyme cascades (LightCas)

ERC Starting Grant 2017

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

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Prof. Dr. Frédéric William Patureau

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Teaching and Research Area
Development of Direct Dehydrogenative Couplings mediated by Dioxygen (202ACTIVATION)

ERC Starting Grant 2016

Kramann_Hochformat_Q55A5327-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Rafael Kramann

Medical Clinic II - Renal and Hypertensive Disorders, Rheumatological and Immunological Diseases
Targeting perivascular myofibroblast progenitors to treat cardiac fibrosis and heart failure in chronic kidney disease (CureCKDHeart)

ERC Starting Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

 

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Prof. Dr. Hendrik Bluhm

II. Institute of Physics
Semiconductor-based quantum network (SEQUNET)

ERC Starting Grant 2015

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Dr. Martin Salinga

I. Institute of Physics (IA)
Dynamics of Amorphous Semiconductors: Intrinsic Nature and Application in Neuromorphic Hardware (NEURAMORPH)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

Prof. Salinga has transferred his grant from RWTH Aachen University to his new Host Institution, University of Münster.

 

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Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Fundamental Studies in Catalysis – Reactivity Design with Experimental and Computational Tools (FunCatDesign)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

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Prof. Dr. Laura De Laporte

Advanced Materials for Biomedicine Teaching and Research Area
Injectable anisotropic microgel-in-hydrogel matrices for spinal cord repair (ANSIOGEL)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Schuch

Institute for Quantum Information
Wavefunctions for strongly correlated systems (WASCOSYS)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

Prof. Schuch has transferred his grant from RWTH Aachen University to his new Host Institution, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

Antonin_Hochformat_Q55A5214-EditStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Antonin

Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
Analysis of postmitotic chromatin decondensation (CHROMDECON)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

Prof. Antonin transferred his grant to the University Hospital RWTH Aachen from his former Host Institution, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

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Prof. Dr. Twan Lammers

Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging
Neoadjuvant Nanomedicines for vascular Normalization (NEONANO)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

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Prof. Dr. Paul Kögerler

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Synthetic Expansion of Magnetic Molecules Into Spintronic Devices (MOLSPINTRON)

ERC Starting Grant 2012, Consolidator Level

 

 

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Prof. Dr. Bastian Leibe

Visual Computing Institute
Computer Vision for Scene Understanding from a First-Person Perspective (CV-SUPER)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

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Prof. Dr. Till Marquardt

Neurology Clinic
Fine Tuning the Final Common Pathway: Molecular Determinants of Motor Unit Development and Plasticity (MU TUNING)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

Prof. Marquardt transferred his grant to the University Hospital RWTH from his former Host Institution, the University of Göttingen.

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Prof. Dr. Max Christian Lemme

Chair of Electronic Devices
Integrating Graphene Devices (InteGraDe)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

Prof. Lemme transferred his grant to University of Siegen, where it was also finalised in 2018, from his former Host Institution, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH).

Stampfer_Hochformat_Q55A5369-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stampfer

2nd Institute of Physics A
Graphene Quantum Electromechanical Systems (GQEMS)

ERC Starting Grant 2011

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Prof. Dr. Jeremy Witzens

Institute of Integrated Photonics
Frontiers of Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics in Telecommunications (FISNT)

ERC Starting Grant 2011

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Prof. Dr. Holger Rauhut

Chair for Mathematics of Information Processing
Sparse and Low Rank Recovery (SPALORA)

ERC Starting Grant 2010

 

Prof. Rauhut transferred his grant to RWTH Aachen University from his former Host Institution, the University of Bonn.

Lüdde_neu.jpgSebastian Fehlings
Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde

Medical Clinic III - Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine
The function of inflammatory signalling pathways in acute and chronic liver disease and liver cancer (LUEDDE-MED3-AACHEN)

ERC Starting Grant 2007

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

 

Rueping.jpgPeter Winandy
Prof. Dr. Magnus Rueping

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Biomimetic Organocatalysis Development of Novel Synthetic Catalytic Methodology and Technology (BIMOC)

ERC Starting Grant 2007

 

ERC Consolidator Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
Lonori_DanielePeter Winandy
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniele Leonori

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Transforming Boron Chemistry By Exploring Boryl Radical Reactivity (BETELGEUSE)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2022

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Prof. Dr. Laura De Laporte

Advanced Materials for Biomedicine
3D-assembly of interactive microgels to grow in vitro vascularized, structured, and beating human cardiac tissues in high-throughput (Heartbeat)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2021

The grant was obtained with the DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials as the so-called host institution and will be carried out there.

 

Kramann_Hochformat_Q55A5327-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Rafael Kramann

Chair of Experimental Internal Medicine and Systems Biology
Identification of novel diagnostic, predictive and therapeutic strategies in chronic kidney disease (TargetCKD)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2021

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

 

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Prof. Peter Boor, Ph.D.

Department of Nephrology
AI-augmented, Multiscale Image-based Diagnostics of Chronic Kidney Disease (AIM.imaging.CKD)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2020

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

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Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Metalloradical Catalysis - From Fundamental Studies to Applications (MetalloRadiCat)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2019

 

Lammers_Hochformat_Q55A5345-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Twan Lammers

Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging
Macro-Nanomedicine to Treat Metastatic Cancer (Meta-Targeting)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2019

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

Veroy-Grepl_Hochformat_Q55A5019.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Karen Veroy-Grepl, Ph.D.

High-Performance Computation for Engineered Systems
Real-time Data-Informed Multiscale Computational Methods for Material Design and Processing (DIMENSION)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2018

 

Prof. Veroy-Grepl moved to University of Technology Eindhoven which now acts as new Host Institution. Parts of the project remain at RWTH Aachen University.

Stampfer_Hochformat_Q55A5369-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stampfer

2nd Institute of Physics A
2D Materials for Quantum Technologie (2D4QT)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2018

 

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Prof. Dr. Tom Lüdde, Ph.D

Medical Clinic III - Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine
How cellular suicide programmes control phase transitions in fatty liver disease and liver cancer (PhaseControl)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

 

Prof. Lüdde transferred his grant to the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.

Leibe_neu.jpgPeter Winandy
Prof. Dr. Bastian Leibe

Visual Computing Institute
Deep Learning for Dynamic 3D Visual Scene Understanding (DeeViSe)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

 

ASchmidt_Q55A5257-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Alexander Schmidt

Physics Institute III A
Search for Higgs bosons decaying to charm quarks (HIGCC)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2016

Lounis.jpgForschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Samir Lounis

Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory
Dynamical magnetic excitations with spin-orbit interaction in realistic nanostructures (DYNASORE)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

 

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Prof. Dr. Barbara Terhal

Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics
Engineering Quantum Error Correction (EQEC)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2015

 

Prof. Terhal transferred her grant from RWTH Aachen University to the Delft University of Technology.

Wehrle_Hochformat_Q55A5305-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Klaus Wehrle

Computer Science 4 (Communication Systems)
Symbolic Analysis of Temporal and Functional Behavior of Networked Systems (SYMBIOSYS)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2014

 

Rueping.jpgPeter Winandy
Prof. Dr. Magnus Rueping

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Sustainable Light - Driven Catalytic Chemistry (SunCatChem)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2013

 

ERC Advanced Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
Grohe_MartinMartin Braun
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Grohe

Computer Science 7 (Logic and Theory of Discrete Systems)
Symmetry and Similarity (SymSim)

ERC Advanced Grant 2021

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Pitsch

Institute for Combustion Technology
Hydrogen-Based Intrinsic-Flame-Instability-Controlled Clean and Efficient Combustion (HYDROGENATE)

ERC Advanced Grant 2021

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Prof. Dr. Mathias Hornef

Institute of Medical Microbiology
Gut epithelial dynamics and function at the nexus of early life infection and long-term health (EarlyLife)

ERC Advanced Grant 2020

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

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Univ.-Prof. Hector Geffner, Ph.D.

Computer Science 6: Machine Learning and Reasoning
From Data-based to Model-based AI: Representation Learning for Planning (Rleap)

ERC Advanced Grant 2019

Prof. Geffner transferred the grant to RWTH Aachen University from his former Host Institution, Universidad Pompeu Fabra.

Katoen_Hochformat_Q55A5240-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen

Computer Science 2 (Software Modeling and Verification)
Formal Reasoning About Probabilistic Programs: Breaking New Ground for Automation (FRAPPANT)

ERC Advanced Grant 2017

 

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann

Chair of Macromolecular Materials
Supramolecular Protective Groups Enabling Antibiotics and Bioimaging (SUPRABIOTICS)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at the University of Groningen.

Wessling_Hochformat_Q55A5207-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wessling

Chair of Chemical Process Engineering
Controlling Fluid Resistances at Membranes (ConFluReM)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.

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Prof. Dr. Martin Möller

Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry
Light Actuated Self-Pulsing Microgels (Jellyclock)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 


This grant is hosted at DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

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Prof. Dr. Hermann Ney

Computer Science 6 (Human Language and Pattern Recognition)
A Sequence Classification Framework for Human Language Technology (SEQCLAS)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

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Prof. Dr. Heinz Pitsch

Institute for Combustion Technology
Multi-Scale Description of Non-Universal Behavior in Turbulent Combustion (MILESTONE)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

Kobbelt_Hochformat_Q55A5298.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Leif Kobbelt

Computer Science 8 (Computer Graphics and Multimedia)
3D Reconstruction and Modeling across Different Levels of Abstraction

ERC Advanced Grant 2013

 

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Wuttig

I. Institute of Physics - Physics of New Materials
Tuning Disorder in Chalcogenides to realize Advanced Functional Devices (Disorder Control)

ERC Advanced Grant 2013

 

Dunin-Borkowski.jpgForschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Rafal Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair for experimental physics IV E (Jülich Research Center)
Imaging Magnetism in Nanostructures using Electron Holography (IMAGINE)

ERC Advanced Grant 2012

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Enders

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Asymmetric Organodomino Catalysis (DOMINOCAT)

ERC Advanced Grant 2012

 

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Prof. Dr. Rainer Fischer

Institute of Biology VII (Molecular Biotechnology)
Exploiting plants for the production of future generation recombinant pharmaceuticals (Future-Pharma)

ERC Advanced Grant 2010

 

 

ERC Proof of Concept Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
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Prof. Dr. Laura De Laporte

Advanced Materials for Biomedicine Teaching and Research Area
Bioprinting Complex Tissue-mimicking Architectures (BioArchitecture)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2020

 

This grant is hosted at DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.

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Prof. Dr. Rebekka Schneider-Kramann

Division of Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Engineering
Novel Prognostic Personalized Biomarker and Therapeutic Target in Blood Cancer Related Fibrosis (de-ALARMIN)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2020

 

This grant is hosted at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam.

Wehrle_Hochformat_Q55A5305-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Klaus Wehrle

Computer Science 4 (Communication Systems)
Safety Analysis of Concurrent Systems (SAFE)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2020

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Prof. Dr. Laura De Laporte

Advanced Materials for Biomedicine Teaching and Research Area
Peripheral nerve Gel-based Orientation (Peripheral nerve injury recovery using Gel-based Orientation) (PeriGo)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

 

This grant is hosted at DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.

Lemme_Hochformat_Q55A5180.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Max Christian Lemme

Chair of Electronic Devices
Silicon-Integrated Graphene Photodetectors for Future Photonic Integrated Circuits (GRAPH-IC)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

 

This grant is hosted at AMO (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik GmbH).

Lammers_Hochformat_Q55A5345-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Twan Lammers

Nanomedicine and Theranostics Research and Teaching Area
Penetration-promoting and Imageable Polymeric Micelles as a Platform Technology for Individualized and Improved Tumor-targeted Drug Delivery (PIcelles)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

Dunin-Borkowski.jpgForschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Rafael Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair of Experimental Physics IV E (FZ Jülich)
Versatile and Innovative Detector for Electron Optics (VIDEO)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2017

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

Lammers_Hochformat_Q55A5345-Edit.jpgStefan Hense
Prof. Dr. Twan Lammers

Nanomedicine and Theranostics Research and Teaching Area
Companion Nanodiagnostics for Quantifying EPR and Stratifying Patients to Targeted Nanotherapies (CONQUEST)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

 

ERC Synergy Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
Amann_Profilbild.jpgPeter Winandy
Prof. Dr. Florian Amann

Chair of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
Fault Activation and Earthquake Rupture (FEAR)

ERC Synergy Grant 2019

 

Bluegel.jpgForschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Stefan Blügel

Chair of Theoretical Physics
Three-dimensional magnetization textures: Discovery and control on the nanoscale (3D MAGiC)

ERC Synergy Grant 2019

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

Dunin-Borkowski.jpgForschungszentrum Jülich
Prof. Dr. Rafael Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair of Experimental Physics IV E (FZ Jülich)
Three-dimensional magnetization textures: Discovery and control on the nanoscale (3D MAGiC)

ERC Synergy Grant 2019

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.