Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials

The Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials is integrated into the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. The institute’s main research focus comprehends the fields of development, optimization and production of new materials for (micro) electronics and nanotechnology.


The electric, magnetic and chemical properties of a newly developed nanostructured material are highly dependent from its atomic structure, chemical composition and thermal stability. These new properties can be achieved by applying new synthesis methods and selective manipulations of the process parameters. New theoretical approaches combined with computer simulations will accompany this research.

Nanotechnology is characterized by small quantities of raw materials and a high added value. Various future-oriented technologies such as micro mechanics, micro electronics and micro optics are being integrated. However, materials in the nano scale are structurally mesoscopic and show properties that are only partially known. As a result innovative pushes and new products on a miniaturized and multi-functional basis crucially depend on the development and application of new materials.

Because of the excellent experimental equipment of the institute and its scientific results the Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials is well-connected in the international research community. Over the last few years the institute accommodated a high number of visiting scientists and professors from leading institutes throughout the world including countries like United States, Russia, China or India.

The institute offers courses for Electrical Engineering (Bachelor and Master, German language) and for Advanced Materials (Master course in English) and Energy Science and technology (Master course in English). Practical courses in SEM, TEM, XRD, Thermal Analysis, mechanical testing etc. are also offered for students.


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Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials
Albert-Einstein-Allee 47
89081 Ulm
Tel.: +49 731 50-25491
Fax: +49 731 50-25488