The priority research area KiNSIS brings together established and young scientists from physics, chemistry, life sciences and engineering from Kiel University and external partners. They explore natural and artificial nanosystems and their interactions with the environment to develop innovative solutions for medicine, energy and information technology. The pooling of interdisciplinary expertise and diverse methods helps to realise innovative, demanding and elaborate research projects and thus to advance permanently the nanoscience profile of Kiel University.

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Main Topics

Current key topics at KiNSIS are neuroelectronics, sensors in medicine and technology, energy systems, nanomedicine, reactions at interfaces and quantum technologies. All areas are characterised by the key topic of Networked Matter.



Research projects

Interdisciplinary cooperation projects, research networks such as Collaborative Research Centres and Research Training Groups as well as other large-scale research projects are being developed in the KiNSIS network.



Networked Matter

Global challenges in the areas of health, energy and the environment can be described as the management of dynamic networks. A scientific initiative of the Universities of Kiel and Rostock is investigating a novel concept of material solutions directly intervening in a dynamic system to enhance it: Networked Matter.


Research infrastructure

KiNSIS brings together the tools and methods of over 130 researchers at Kiel University and other external partners. They combine worldwide expertise and technical equipment in material design and experimental analysis as well as theory and modelling.




Strong external partners support the prioriy research area KiNSIS at Kiel University, be it in basic research and teaching or specific, application-oriented issues.





Once a year, KiNSIS members honour internationally leading researchers in the field of nano and surface sciences with the Diels-Planck-Medal. With the public Diels-Planck-Lecture, the award winner presents their research to a wider audience in Kiel.



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