Cutting-edge research for the future

Analytical sciences at the interface of chemistry, physics, biology and materials science are a key technology for many scientific and technical solutions and innovations. Controversial issues in society and politics such as renewable energy, new technologies e.g. nanotechnology or the use of resources can only be discussed based on reliable analytical data. Added value of many products and processes in terms of quantity and quality depends on Analytical Sciences. Our activities include methodological and instrumental aspects of various test and measurement methods.

Our activities within this focus area include trace analysis and chemical composition, surface and interface analysis, non-destructive testing and spectroscopy structure analysis and materialography, sensor technology and quality assurance.

The following sites feature a few selected stories about our activities in analytical sciences.