KiNSIS (Kiel Nano, Surface and Interface Science) is the interdisciplinary centre for nano, surface and interface research at Kiel University. KiNSIS forms the organisational unit for researchers from various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering and life sciences from four Kiel University faculties and external partners. Within the research focus, around 130 members are currently working on a deeper understanding of processes and systems at the nanoscale and possible applications in medicine, energy and information technology.
Technological progress in these areas is based on innovative materials, devices and methods. New findings from nano, surface and interface sciences can be the key to this. KiNSIS members research natural and artificial processes and systems on a nanometre scale to understand the principles by which they function, how they interact with their environment and to what extent findings about them can be applied to current global challenges.
Open exchange and democratic processes are important foundations of KiNSIS. This is not only evident in the way the research focus is organised; KiNSIS is also committed to equal opportunities and recognises the diversity of researchers in terms of gender, age, religion, ethnicity and other aspects.