New Nanotechnology Research Centre Approved

The INCYTE research building at the University of Siegen on the Adolf-Reichwein-Straße campus will set new standards with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

Many solutions to the big questions of our time lie in the small. Nanotechnology plays a decisive role in many areas of our modern life. Sensors with dimensions in the nanometre range are the “eyes” and “senses” of autonomous systems, such as future self-driving cars. Molecular chemical and biochemical complexes on the nanometre scale have enabled the record developments of new vaccines in the Corona pandemic. Solutions that we demand for digitalisation, health and sustainability originate in significant parts from research in the nanocosmos.

The University of Siegen is successful in many of these research fields, both with the Faculty of Science and Technology (Faculty IV) and the Faculty of Life Sciences, which is currently being established. Now the go-ahead has been given for the construction of state-of-the-art competitive laboratories in INCYTE, the “Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Nanoanalytics, Nanochemistry and Cyber-Physical Sensor Technologies”. This is a clear impulse for strengthening these research areas from the state government in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). On 14 September, the final “green light” was given to start construction of the INCYTE laboratory building in Siegen.

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