News & Events

innoFSPEC in current "Europhysics News"

"Astrophotonics: processing starlight" - a feature article about Astrophotonics and research at innoFSPEC was published in Europhysics News (EPN) by our team members Aashia Rahman, Ph.D., and Dr. Aline Dinkelaker. The theme of the issue is Black Holes, one of the most mysterious type of objects in the Universe. The topic of Astrophotonics fits aptly as this technology has been used to study stars around Black Holes.

Find out more about this and exciting applications of Astrophotonics in the EPN article.

Introductory Illustration

Astrophotonic chip developed at innoFSPEC, © A. Stoll

New Senior Fellow Network discussed potential of Nanotechnology

As already published here, innoFSPEC has been involved in the EU project "NanoPAT" since June this year. In the context of a new Senior Fellow Network on Nanomaterials at the University of Potsdam, experts from science and technology discussed the potential of Nanotechnology live on YouTube on November 9th. The interesting event with forward-looking insights can be streamed on demand (only in German).

SFN Nanomaterials

© Potsdam Transfer

innoFSPEC @ Analytica virtual from October 19 to 23, 2020

In order to bring exhibitors and visitors together nevertheless, Messe München has launched analytica virtual, sending a signal for the future of the lab industry: in times of digital transformation, corona is no reason to do without valuable business contacts and news of the latest products. Therfore our colleague and PhD candidate Stephanie Schlappa (Applied Analytical Photonic) will manage the interactive virtual exhibition stand of innoFSPEC at this year's Analyitica trade fair.

From October 19 to 23, 2020 you can gather information about the latest developments in process analysis technology and discuss your questions with her around the clock. To do so, you need to register using the following link.


© analytica virtual



30 years of German Unity meets 30 smart minds

30 years of German Unity and a lot more to celebrate! Since 1999, around 600 initiatives have been funded by the programs "Entrepreneurial Regions " and "Innovation & Structural transformation" with resources of around 2.2 billion euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

As part of a series of interviews with 30 great scientists of the funding programs, our colleague Dr. Anne Hartwig (Applied Analytical Photonics) was interviewed on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of regional innovation funding of the Ministry. Her vision is that ecologically sustainable production technologies - such as photon density spectroscopy  - will be standard in 30 years!

Read more about further smart ideas for the upcoming 30 years.


Dr. Anne Hartwig (Applied Analytical Photonic) © private

PlasMark: 1 Million € project granted for detecting microplastics with Raman imaging

Fluorescent microplastic particles. Photo: Kerstin Riebe (AIP)

The research and innovation centers innoFSPEC, HIKE (Medical Department of Greifswald University) and Plasmatis (Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, Greifswald) will launch a joint research project (Meta-ZIK program) to detect microplastics in cell tissues. For identifying harmful particles, innoFSPEC will apply and refine snapshot Raman imaging derived from hyperspectral astronomy techniques.

The BMBF will support innoFSPEC with 925,000 € including a subcontract for developing a new tailor-made wide field spectrograph.

The PlasMark project will start in October 2020 and will run until December 2022.