Center for Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN)
First ERC Starting Grant acquired for Chemnitz University of Technology: Nano-researcher receives most important EU funding for young scientists for research project in the field of Smart Dust
Dr. Minshen Zhu from Prof. Dr. Oliver G. Schmidt’s research group positioned himself in the top field among 4.000 applications and receives one of the most prestigious research grants endowed with 1.5 million euros for his groundbreaking ideas towards the energy supply of autonomously operating microsystems.
Research team from Chemnitz University of Technology, IFW Dresden and Max Planck Institute CBG presents a completely new type of biomedical tool with a tiny biocompatible, microelectronic micro-catheter equipped with sensor and actuator functions
International research team of Chemnitz University of Technology, University of Copenhagen and Brookhaven National Laboratory publish a “Very Important Paper” in Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.
The Center for Materials, Architectures and Integration of Nanomembranes (MAIN) is a Central Institution of Chemnitz University of Technology whose activities are focused on exploring the fundamental physical and chemical properties of flexible, nanostructured membranes (“nanomembranes”) as a novel material class, one of the most advanced fields in materials science, and opening up their potential for use in engineering. They form part of the University's “Materials and Smart Systems” core competency, build a bridge between fundamental and applied research, and help to make Chemnitz University of Technology even more visible in this field, both nationally and internationally. Applications in sensors and actuators are being researched,
MAIN was erected between 2011 and 2018 as a research building in accordance with Art. 91b Para. 1 No. 3 of the German Basic Law and was handed over to Chemnitz University of Technology on August 13, 2018. The construction of the research building was funded following a successful application by the University to the German Council of Science and Humanities and, since the handover, has provided a state-of-the-art research and working environment for approximately 120 scientists.
In August 2020, the University Management decided, on the basis of university development planning and in consultation with the Academic Senate and the University Council, to make MAIN a Central Institution of the University, in coordination with the task force for implementing MAIN and the relevant faculties, in accordance with § 92 Para. 1 Clause 1 of the Saxon Act on Higher Education (SächsHSFG) in conjunction with § 20 Para. 2 Clause 1 of the Chemnitz University of Technology constitution.