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The Institutes of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

The scientific branch of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is comprised of eight institutes as well as two departments: Research Technology and Information Services and Computing.

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Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory HLD

This laboratory focuses on modern materials research in high magnetic fields. In particular, electronic properties of metallic, semiconducting, superconducting, and magnetic materials are investigated. This way the High Magnetic Field Laboratory serves as a research facility for both in-house and user projects.

Head: Prof. Joachim Wosnitza

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Institute of Fluid Dynamics

The institute conducts basic and applied research in the fields of thermo-fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. The goal is to improve the sustainability, the energy efficiency and the safety of industrial processes.

Director: Dr. Gunter Gerbeth

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Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Material­s Research

This institute conducts materials research for future applications, e. g. in information technology and for energy conversion. To this end use is made of the various possibilities offered by the Ion Beam Center (IBC) for synthesis, modification, and analysis of thin films and nanostructures.

Directors: Prof. Manfred Helm, Prof. Jürgen Fassbender

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Institute of Radiation Physics

Basic research in accelerator, nuclear, hadron and laser physics is this institute's top-priority. The Institute of Radiation Physics is also engaged in new ways of producing radiation and particle beams, and new detectors and measurement techniques for application to cancer research, nuclear safety and advanced materials.

Directors: Prof. Thomas E. Cowan, Prof. Ulrich Schramm

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Institute of Radio­pharma­ceutical Cancer Research

The institute's goal is the development of radioactively labeled substances that can be used for diagnosing and treating cancer. For this, small molecules, peptides and macromolecules, including antibodies and their derivatives, are being investigated. The key tasks of the interdisciplinary groups--biology, (radio)chemistry and immunology--range from fundamental research through to the routine production of radiopharmaceuticals for hospitals. Further focus lies on improving the detection and analysis of tomographic data.

Directors: Prof. Michael Bachmann, n.n.

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Institute of Radiooncology – OncoRay

HZDR scientists aim to improve cure of cancer through biologically individualized and technologically optimized radiotherapy. Focus and strategy--to bridge the gap between research and clinical application--have been defined in response to the high demand for pre-clinical and clinical translational research in this area. The institute collaborates closely with the OncoRay center.

Director: Prof. Mechthild Krause

Foto: Wie Metalle mit biologischen Systemen wechselwirken, wird am Institut für Ressourcenökologie am HZDR untersucht. ©Copyright: HZDR/Oliver Killig

Institute of Resource Ecology

The Institute of Resource Ecology performs research to protect humans and the environment from hazards caused by pollutants resulting from technical processes that produce energy and raw materials.

Director: Prof. Thorsten Stumpf

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Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

The HIF – an HZDR institute located in Freiberg – strives to develop innovative technologies for the economy so that mineral and metalliferous raw materials can be made available and used more efficiently and recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

Directors: Dr. Jens Gutzmer (PhD ZA), Prof. Markus Reuter

Foto: Materie in Licht verwandeln ©Copyright: HZDR/Jürgen Jeibmann

Department of Research Technology

The Department of Research Technology develops and implements dedicated research devices ranging from experiment equipment to the level of complex and large research facilities.
Head: Prof. Peter Kaever
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Department of Information Services and Computing

The Department of Information Services and Computing is the service, consultation and coordination center for the IT infrastructure of the HZDR. It supports all the institutes, departments as well as external users on the campus.

Head: Dr. Uwe Konrad