DFG project on nucleation at flat interfaces
continuity of work on (moving) interfaces with jumps in the chemical
potential is ensured by a new DFG project on nucleation at solid/solid
Extension of Humboldt fellowship
foundation extended the fellowship of Dr. Chuanjun Li for 6 more
months. His work in Jena on the influence of alternating or steady
magnetic fields on microstructural evolution will continue.
Projects on research in microgravity reinforced
agreed that a project on rapid solidification und microgravity is
transferred to Jena. The projects Nequisol and Multiphas will be
reinforced by an additional PhD student.
DFG project on thermal properties
new 3-year project on the measurement of thermal properties (thermal
conductivity, heat diffusivity, heat capacity) will be funded by DFG.
Major goal is to reduce the experimental effort for such measurements
substantially without losing accuracy.
Extension of DFG project on thermoelectric
project on thermoelectric materials is strengthened by a further PhD
student starting from January 2017. From the scientific point of view
the extension concerns the influence of compositional variations in
addition to the structural optimization in Bi2Te3.
Second PhD defense in 2016
Löffler of our research group defended her thesis successfully in
December 2016. Her work on mushy zone resolidification and phase
separation (including the synthesis of stoichiometric intermetallic
compounds) met great interest of jury and audience.
scientists visit our group
fall we are happy to welcome three visiting scientists from Russia
in our group. Our collaborations include the topics of dendritic
solidification and phase field crystal simulations. The visit of
Wladimir Ankudinov from Udmurt State University in Izhevsk is in
October 2016, professor Dmitri Alexandrov (Ural Federal
University in Yekaterinburg) stays in Jena for in November.
In December we welcome Ilya Sarodunov, also from Yekaterinburg.
Humboldt fellowship extended
second period of the fellowship for experienced scientists of Dr. Irina
Nizovtseva has been extended by 3 months by Alexander von Humboldt
Guests in summer 2016
Manoj Varma from SCIR-NIIST, Trivandrum (research field Heusler
alloys), and Prof. Xinzhong Li, Harbin Institute of Technology
(research field hydrogen permeable membranes) join our group in August
DFG project on the determination of diffusion
of temperature and concentration dependent diffusion coefficients can
be so tedious that it js just not undertaken. In a new 3 year DFG
project we will perfection an elegant and fast method to carry out such
measurements. The project is lead by Dr. Hannes Engelhardt, the start
is in summer 2016
DFG project on massive transformation
a 3 year project, processes at internal interfaces in binary and
ternary alloys during massive transformation will be studied starting
from summer 2016. Project leader is Dr. Stephanie Lippmann, project
scientist is Tobias Kaaden.
Election for OSIM leadership
July 2016 there was an election for the directorial team of OSIM for
the coming 3 years. Prof. Wondraczek will Managing Director of the
institute starting from October 2017, Prof. F.A. Müller, Prof. D. Brauer and Prof. M. Rettenmayr
are also in the directorial team.
PhD defense in 2016
Seide defended her thesis successfully in February 2016. She achieved
interesting results on nucleation and growth at interphase interfaces,
and her work was fully acknowledged by the jury.
Further Humboldt fellow visits us from 2015
Irina Nizovtseva from Yekaterinburg will work together with us for an
extended period of time in the frame of a Humboldt fellowship for
experienced researchers. She will carry out mainly theoretical work on
complex phenomena in two-phase mixtures.
Humboldt fellow joins our group in 2015
Chuanjun Li from Shanghai passed the selection procedure for Humbodlt
fellows successfully. He will join our research group for 18 months
starting from October 2015. His research is on the effect of external
(magnetic) fields on the structural evolution of alloys.
ESA project on non-equilibrium solidification
The European Space Agency ESA gives us a grant to
study rapid solidification processes. We are part of an international
researchers from Germany, France, Canada, United Kingdom and Spain. Our
part will be alloy making, carrying out experiments in an
electromagnetic levitator and characterizing the samples.
PhD thesis defense in 2015
condensed and intense work Hannes Engelhardt of our group has defended
his PhD thesis in Septermber 2015 with great success.
DLR project on rapid multiphase solidification
German space agency DLR supports a 3 year project on rapid
solidification phenomena in Cu-Zr and glass formation in Pd-Cu-Ni-P
starting from Fall 2015. Project leader is Dr. Peter Galenko, project
scientist is MPh Stefanie Koch.
Visiting Scholars in summer 2015
Mingfang Zhu from Southeast University, Nanjing, and Prof. Xinzhong Li
from Harbin Institute of Technology work with us on temperature
gradient zone melting and alloy development in July/Auguast 2015.
DFG project on solidfication in thin
In a new DFG project that will start later in
2015, Dr. Klemens Reuther will study the solidification beavior of
alloys and special aspects of interfacial energy in very thin
capillaries with a diameter of ca. 1µm. The project will benefit from
the competence of Prof. Markus Schmidt at IPHT for filling the
capillaries with the liquid alloys
Young Career Investigators Workshop in
In collaboration with Clausthal University of
Technology (Prof. Rainer Schmid-Fetzer), a Young Career Investigators
Workshop was held in Schlitz near Fulda in June 2015. Subject of the
workshop funded by DFG was Thermodynamics and Kinetics. Young career
were prepared by international experts and a DFG representative for
their first proposal to DFG - quite close to an ideal preparation for a
first project proposal.
DFG project DaDriS
Prof. Andrea Fried and two co-workers joined the
Metallic Materials group for conducting research in collaboration with
the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The full title of
the project is ”Dangerous and Beneficial Drift of Standards in the
Modern Working Environment".
DFG project on thermoelectric materials
German Research Foundation financially supports a
thermoelectric materials. The duration of the project is 3
years, starting from April 2015.
Applying a special directional solidification technique (”seeding zone
melting"), known thermoelectric materials will be improved concerning
their performance, and basic research on interface density in
thermoelectric materials will be carried out. Project leader is Dr.
Prof. Li visits Jena again
Xinzhong Li from Harbin Institute of Technology spends some time with
our group in January/February 2015. He continues the research work he
conducted during his last visit in 2014 on hydrogen permeable
Second successful PhD thesis defense in 2014
Marcel Fink of our research group has
successfully defended his PhD thesis in November 2014 - the second
defense in 2014.
Roland Mitsche prize for Prof. Rettenmayr
the frame of the 15. international metallography conference in Leoben
Prof. Rettenmayr was awarded the Roland-Mitsche prize. The prize is
awarded by the two societies ASMET and DGM and his the highest award in
the field of metallography in the German speaking countries.
DFG project in the field of phase
research project ”Thermodyamics and Interdiffusion at Interfaces With
Potential Jumps" receives funding from the German Research foundation
for two additional years
PhD thesis successfully defended
In July 2014 Martin Seyring defended his thesis
with great success.
honoris causa for Prof. Rettenmayr
During an extended ceremony in June 2014 the
title ”Doctor honoris causa" was awarded to Prof. Rettenmayr at Miskolc
Rettenmayr, Dean Prof.
Li ion batteries runs for 3 additional years
The project entitled ”Phase stability in Li alloys for Li storage anode
materials" will be extended. The reviewers state that "in this project
a very impressing report has been submitted, testifying the high
competence of the applicants".
Materials Science Research in Jena - OSIM
two institutes at FSU Jena that sustain the Materials Science
eduction will merge to form the Otto Schott Institute of Materials
Research (OSIM). An official opening ceremony will be held in November
2013. Prof. Rettenmayr is the first managing director of the institute.
Dr. Liu in Jena
Dr. Dongmei Liu, formerly Harbin Institute of Technology, joined
our group to work on directional solidification of thermoelectric
Dr. Galenko joined the group
Dr. Peter Galenko, formerly DLR cologne, joined the Metallic Materials
group in September 2012. He will mostly work on rapid solidiification
phenomena with the focus on modeling.