News, Press Releases & Developments

Here you will find the latest news, press releases and developments on the Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF).


News

July 2017: Roofing ceremony at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

On March 23th we celebrated the cornerstone laying ceremony for our new HEMF energy research laboratory building at the Lise-Meitner Campus in Berlin-Wannsee and now - only three months later - we were pleased about the fast building progress and celebrated the next step, the roofing ceremony.

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After a warm welcome from Prof. Bernd Rech, Prof. Roel van de Krol gave a short overview about the status of the project (Photo: HZB/J. Bierbaum).


June 2017: Project Meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

On June 29th, 2017 our second Project and Steering Committee Meeting took place at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. After a friendly welcome each participating Helmholtz Center gave an update to the status of its projects. Some projects are currently at an advanced stage and it won’t be long until we can serve the wider scientific community by offering services and user access. The meeting was accompanied by a very instructive poster exhibition.

We will keep you informed about the latest developments on HEMF.

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The participants of the 2. HEMF Project and Steering Committee Meeting on June 29th at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Photo: HZDR/P. Zahn).


March 2017: Cornerstone laying ceremony at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

On March 23, 2017 the first stone for the new energy research laboratory building on the Lise-Meitner Campus in Berlin-Wannsee was laid. It is expected to be completed already in December 2017. Numerous employees and construction partners celebrated the laying of the foundation stone for the flexibly usable laboratory complex together with the scientific project manager and HZB management. The new building will host modern laboratories for material synthesis and analytics. This new state-of-the art machine farm is part of the Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF) and will be open to partners from academia and industry.

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Prof. Dr. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Prof. Dr. Roel van de Krol, Dirk Mielke, Dr. Catherine Dubourdieu and the architect Monica Wurfbaum (from left to right, Photo: HZB/J. Bierbaum)


October 2016: Project Meeting at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Our first Project, Steering Committee and User Service Meeting of the new large-scale collaborative research-and-development platform HEMF took place on October 12th, 2016 at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Berlin-Adlershof. Every participating Helmholtz Centre gave a short introduction of its projects and subprojects, and to discuss these projects in detail we also organised a very instructive poster session. We intend to strengthen our cooperation and will serve the wider scientific community by offering user access, service and support to external academic and industrial partners.

We set the course for the future to make this project successful.

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Poster session and inspiring discussions at the BESSY II foyer (Photo: HZB/J. Bierbaum).


Press Releases

The Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry (HEMF) attracts worldwide attention:

  • France Diplomatie the official webpage of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (notice)
  • Lanzhou Branch of the National Science Library a branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (notice)
  • Leading ALD News Blog by Swedish BALD Engineering AB (notice)
  • NEDO a Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (notice)