Indonesian government delegation visits LENA

In November 2018, a delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Research visited IG-Nano, the Indonesian-German Centre for Nano and Quantum Technologies, to get an idea of the German-Indonesian cooperation.

Dr. Hutomo Suryo Wasisto received MRS-id Young Materials Scientist Award
for his dedication and innovation in the research of microscopic devices within the optoelectromechanical integrated nanosystems for sensing applications.
EU-funded ChipScope Project Gets Leading Companies on Board

The ChipScope project aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. The new microscope will be affordable and ubiquitously available.

Two international players in the field of imaging and microscopy, Nikon and Carl Zeiss GmbH, have joined the Industrial Advisory Board of the European funded research project ChipScope.

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Indonesian scientists visiting LENA
Lightweight and versatile nanosensors and the fundamentals of their research and development are the focus of an intensive course of the Indonesian-German Center for Nano and Quantum Technologies (IG-Nano) in Braunschweig. Scientists from the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) are visiting the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA) until the end of the month.

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10 Jahre Internationale Graduiertenschule für Metrologie B-IGSM
Seit 10 Jahren gibt es die Braunschweig International Graduate School of Metrology (B-IGSM). Über 100 Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler sind seitdem aus allen Kontinenten nach Braunschweig gekommen, um den Grundstein für eine Karriere in der Forschung zu legen und auf höchstem Niveau zu Themen aus der Messtechnik zu forschen.

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Antragsskizze QuantumFrontiers: Für die Endrunde der Exzellenzstrategie ausgewählt
Das gemeinsame Forschungsvorhaben „QuantumFrontiers“ der Wissenschaftsallianz Hannover-Braunschweig hat erfolgreich die erste Runde der gemeinsamen Exzellenzstrategie von Bund und Ländern absolviert. Das Vorhaben wird nun zu einem Vollantrag aufgefordert und hat Aussicht als Exzellenzcluster Spitzenforschung auf internationalem Niveau betreiben. Ausgewählt wurden 88 aus insgesamt 195 Antragsskizzen von 63 Hochschulen. Über die Einrichtung der deutschlandweit insgesamt 45 bis 50 Exzellenzclustern wird im September 2018 entschieden.

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Publication: Plasmonics Enhanced Smartphone Fluorescence Microscopy
An international team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and the Braunschweig University of Technology in Germany has developed an approach to enhance the sensitivity of smartphone-based fluorescence microscopes by ten-fold compared to previously reported mobile phone-based handheld microscopes. This is an important development toward the use of mobile phones for advanced microscopic investigation of samples, sensing of disease biomarkers, tracking of chronic conditions, and molecular diagnostics and testing in general.

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Interview with Prof. Andreas Waag
The exciting story of NanoLight as well as NanoParticles and Quantum Techniques is told by Professor Andreas Waag. He is one of the leading minds of the strategic research area „Quantum and Nanometrology“ (QUANOMET), supported by the state ministry for research of lower Saxony and head of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA) at the TU Braunschweig.

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Microchips replacing microscopes
Start-up project Superlight Photonics plans to make it big with tiny LEDs: In terms of location, Superlight Photonics is already at the top: its office is on the 14th (and top) floor of the TU tower block on Hans-Sommer-Straße. From here, the six researchers plan to take over the nano world, not only scientifically but also commercially speaking. The centrepiece of their technology: nanometre-sized blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) made of gallium nitride.

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The light tamer
Portrait Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kroker | Stefanie Kroker was a little surprised when she received the job offer. It was only her first job application after earning a doctorate in physics. “But I was very happy that it worked out right away”, she proclaims. Since April 2016, the 32-year-old junior professor has been leading the Metrology for Functional Nanosystems junior research group at LENA, the joint research centre of TU Braunschweig and the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB).

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A team for luminous nanosensors
An inverview with Dr. Hutomo Suryo Wasisto, head of the junior research group OptoSense (Optochemical Integrated Nanosystems for Sensing) at the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA), and his doctoral candidates Tony Granz, Gregor Scholz and Klaas Strempel, about cultural diversity in science, the appeal of gallium nitride and why young scientists especially should venture out of the lab every now and again.

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Recipe for tiny 3D light-emitting diodes
Portrait Dipl.-Ing. Jana Hartmann | Like she does most mornings, Jana Hartmann exchanges her street shoes for white clogs, puts on white overalls and latex gloves and dons a medical cap. Then she enters “her realm”: the clean room at the Institute for Semiconductor Technology, on the 10th floor of the TU tower block on Hans-Sommer-Straße. Any kind of dirt is taboo here, hence the protective clothing. Then the electronic engineer resumes work on her doctorate.

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Challenging European Research Project to Develop New Tiny Microscopes

The Institute of Semiconductor Technology (Waag Lab) and the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (Tinnefeld Lab) both members of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA) at Technische Universität Braunschweig are partners in a new European research project entitled ChipScope, which aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. A consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries will tackle this issue with very ambitious objectives during a four-year research program.

To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time the interior of cells present in a disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a chronic age-related lung disease killing 0.5 Million people each year worldwide.

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Publication: Mirage effect induced by optical antennas at the nanoscale

During the last decade, scientists have focused on the study of antennas which are approximately a billion times smaller than the typical antenna sticking out of our bathroom radio. These antennas are based on metallic nanostructures of different materials (such as for example gold) and different shapes (such as for example spheres). Furthermore, these antennas can also act as receivers and emitters of electromagnetic radiation but at much shorter wavelengths, in the sub-micrometer range covering the optical spectrum. These optical antennas are of great interest to control light at the nanoscale beyond common optical resolution.

Scientists at TU-Braunschweig directed by Prof. Philip Tinnefeld and junior research group leader Dr. Guillermo Acuna (Institute for Physical Chemistry, Laboratory of Emerging Nanometrology) have performed novel contributions to the understanding of these optical antennas. To this end, they have employed the so-called DNA origami technique to place gold spherical nanoparticles next to fluorescent molecules.

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Metrology Initiative Braunschweig


Mit der Metrologie-Initiative Braunschweig bauen die TU Braunschweig und die Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt ihre langjährige Zusammenarbeit auf dem Gebiet der Metrologie weiter aus.

Braunschweig, eine der forschungsintensivsten Regionen Europas, beherbergt mit der Technischen Universität Braunschweig und der Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt zwei international renommierte und in ihrer Ausrichtung ausgezeichnete wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen. Die stärkere Vernetzung beider Institutionen im Rahmen der Metrologie-Initiative bildet die Grundlage für eine intensivierte gemeinsame Forschung und Hochschulausbildung im Bereich Metrologie. Nachwuchsförderung und wissenschaftliche Qualifikation werden auf diesem Weg nachhaltig gestärkt werden. An der TUBS ist die Metrologieinitiative federführend in der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik, Informationstechnik, Physik angesiedelt.

Das Spektrum der Metrologie-Initiative Braunschweig reicht von gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekten und –zentren bis hin zu gemeinsam betriebenen Studiengängen und Graduiertenschulen sowie der Berufung von Leitungspersonal mit gemeinsamer Anbindung an beide Einrichtungen. Mit der Metrologie-Initiative Braunschweig wird ein international ausgewiesenes Kompetenzzentrum für Forschung und Lehre auf dem Gebiet der Metrologie geschaffen, welches weltweit seinesgleichen sucht.

Die Metrology Initiative Braunschweig MIB stützt sich auf 3 Grundpfeiler:




Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA)
  • Braunschweig International Graduate School of Metrology (B-IGSM)
  • Graduiertenkolleg 1952/1 »Metrology for Complex Nanosystems« (NanoMet)
  • Metrology and Analytics
    (Master, Maschbau + EITP)
  • Metrology and Quantum Physics (Vertiefung Physik)
  • Nanosystems Engineering (Vertiefung Elektrotechnik)
  • Mechatronik und Messtechnik (Vertiefung Elektrotechnik)

Metrologische Fokusthemen:

  • Nanonormale
  • Methoden-entwicklung
  • Ubiquitäre Sensoren
    und Standards
  • Institut Fundamentale Physik für Metrologie



Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology LENA

Prof. Dr. Andreas Waag
Institut für Halbleitertechnik

Dr. Thorben Dammeyer

Research Training Group NanoMet and Braunschweig International Graduate School of Metrology

Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schilling
Institut für Elektrische Messtechnik und Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik

Hans-Sommer-Str. 66, 38106 Braunschweig


05. – 08.08.2019
Location: Kloster Drübeck
Metrological Summer School
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09. – 10.09.2019
Location: LENA | room 003
nextnano: A simulation software for semiconductor nanodevices
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