Collaboration within the Helmholtz Association
Together with the other 17 centers in the Helmholtz Association and partners all over the world, the HZDR researchers seek to develop new solutions, processes and products based on their findings of fundamental research.
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is coordinating the following Helmholtz networks:
Furthermore, HZDR scientists are actively engaged in the IHRS NanoNet, in Helmholtz infrastructures, as well as in Helmholtz cross-program initiatives and activities.
International Helmholtz Research School for Nanoelectronic Networks (IHRS NanoNet)
The IHRS NanoNet is an interdisciplinary research school in the field of molecular electronics open to outstanding students of all nationalities with the following backgrounds: physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and materials science.
The 3-years PhD program includes independent research work in a project involving different branches of science and engineering. The well-structured scientific curriculum provides comprehensive training in technical and professional skills.
- HZDR (coordinator)
- Technische Universität Dresden [Dresden Univeresity of Technology]
- Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
- Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing
- Nanoelectronics Materials Laboratory gGmbH
The IHRS NanoNet is funded by the Initiative and Networking Fund of the Helmholtz Association.
In several large-scale infrastructure projects the Helmholtz Association develops and builds unique facilities for users from science and industry. HZDR participates in the following three Helmholtz infrastructures:
- HIBEF - Helmholtz International Beamline for Extreme Fields
- HEMCP - Helmholtz Energy Materials Characterization Platform
- HEMF - Helmholtz Energy Materials Foundry,
Helmholtz Cross-Program Initiatives and Activities
A multitude of research programs in the Helmholtz Association's six research fields tackle the major challenges of society, economy and science. Thus, the Helmholtz Association has established cross-program structures to bundle existing expertise across several programs. The HZDR is a partner in the cross-program initiative "Technology and Medicine – Adaptive Systems". In addition, the HZDR coordinates the cross-program activity "Radiation Research".
The Helmholtz Roadmap for Research Infrastructures aims at developing current and future large research infrastructures within the Helmholtz Association. In the latest revision of the roadmap HZDR is involved in the following projects:
- Accelerator Technology Infrastructure Helmholtz (ATHENA)
- Helmholtz Research- and Experimental Platform for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste and the Deconstruction of Nuclear Power Plants (HOVER)