Name of the organization: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Nanotechnology (INT)
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Contact person: Dr Sharali Malik
Type of organization: University and Research Centre
The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, briefly referred to as KIT, was established by the merger of the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) on October 01, 2009. KIT combines the tasks of a university of the state of Baden-Württemberg with those of a research center of the Helmholtz Association in the areas of research, teaching, and innovation.
KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. For this purpose, KIT uses its’ financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.
Engineering sciences, natural sciences, the humanities, and social sciences make up the scope of subjects covered by KIT. In high interdisciplinary interaction, scientists of these disciplines study topics extending from the fundamentals to application and from the development of new technologies to the reflection of the relationship between man and technology. For this to be accomplished in the best possible way, KIT’s research covers the complete range from fundamental research to close-to-industry, applied research and from small research partnerships to long-term large-scale research projects. Scientific sincerity and the striving for excellence are the basic principles of our activities.
The Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) was founded in 1998.
At the INT our goals are to produce cutting-edge fundamental research in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology with a focus on applications, and to foster the careers of excellent young academics and scientists. The INT is contributing to the mission of the KIT as a university and national research center of the Helmholtz Association.
We aim to discover new phenomena and make valuable contributions to research and development in the fields of electronics, optics, catalysis, energy storage and conversion, and bio-interfaces.
We hope to attract the best young researchers in the field by giving them the opportunity to:
Maximize their potential
Improve their visibility
Make use of state of the art facilities and equipment
Work in an interdisciplinary, multicultural and creative environment
Develop their own international network