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Young Investigator Groups

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin offers outstanding young researchers from Germany and abroad the opportunity to form their own young investigator group. This imparts a great deal of responsibility for pursuing their own research topic and in qualification for an academic career.

The heads of the young investigator groups receive support through a tailored training and mentoring programme, among others at the Helmholtz Academy, and are assured long-term prospects at HZB. They are affiliated with a university, often as a jointly appointed professor, which strengthens HZB’s networking with universities.

Young investigator groups can be funded through various programmes:

Name Link to University HZB
Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht Technische Universität Berlin Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Dr. Annika Bande Freie Universität Berlin Theory of Electron Dynamics and Spectroscopy
Dr. Felix Büttner Universität Potsdam MaXRay: Magnetism and Coherent X-Ray Imaging
Dr. Olga Kasian Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Dynamic Electrocatalytic Interfaces
Dr. Christopher Seiji Kley Technische Universität Berlin Nanoscale Operando CO2 Photo-Electrocatalysis
Dr. Matthew T. Mayer Freie Universität Berlin Electrochemical Conversion
Dr. Tristan Petit Technische Universität Berlin Nanoscale Solid-Liquid Interfaces
Dr. Marcel Risch Universität Göttingen Oxygen Evolution Mechanism Engineering
Dr. Robert Seidel Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Operando Interfacial Photochemistry