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Scientist Awarded Fellowship by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

Physicists at Freie Universität Berlin and Polish Research Institutions Cooperate in Nanotechnology Research

№ 1/2012 from Jan 04, 2012

The nanoscientist Professor Michael Giersig of Freie Universität Berlin has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Honorary Research Fellowship by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). With this award, the foundation recognizes the excellent scientific work of German researchers and aims to promote long-term cooperation between Polish and German scientists. Within the next three years Giersig will spend six months working at Adam Mickiewicz University and the Wielkopolska Center of Advanced Technologies in Poznan. His work will focus on further research into the production of nanomaterials by chemical and physical methods and their application in biomedicine and electronics.

For several years scientists at the Department of Physics at Freie Universität Berlin have been working closely with researchers at the Department of Chemistry at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. In 2010 the two universities signed a cooperation agreement. These activities are part of an initiative by Freie Universität Berlin, aiming to increase cooperation with selected partner institutions in Poland and supported by the Center for International Cooperation of Freie Universität Berlin. Freie Universität already partners with the universities in Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw.

Michael Giersig is a professor in the Department of Physics at Freie Universität Berlin and, according to the Thomson Reuters rankings from May 2011, one of the 100 best chemists and materials scientists in the world.

Alexander von Humboldt Honorary Research Fellowships have been awarded annually since 1996 and correspond to the Humboldt Research Awards that the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants to foreign scientists for research in Germany.

Further Information

Prof. Dr. Michael Giersig, Institute of Experimental Physics, Freie Universität Berlin
Tel.: + 49 (0)30 / 838-51404, Email: giersig@physik.fu-berlin.de