The Institutes of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
The scientific branch of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is comprised into eight institutes, which you can find in the following overview.
In addition, there are research departments which, as independent units, cover specific research priorities: CASUS as an institute in foundation as well as the Department of Theoretical Physics.
All institutes and research departments receive scientific and technical support from two central departments: Research Technology and Information Services and Computing.
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
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
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
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
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. Klaus Kopka, Prof. Michael Bachmann
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
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
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
CASUS - Center for Advanced Systems Understanding
CASUS is planned as the center for digital interdisciplinary systems research in Germany. CASUS will research and develop the latest and most innovative methods from mathematics, modelling, simulation, data and computer science to solve questions from such diverse areas of systems research as earth system research, systems biology or materials research. Head: Dr. Michael Bussmann
Department of Theoretical Physics
Basic research on non-equlibrium phenomena is pursued by theoretical
physicists at HZDR.
Key aspects are quantum effects in extremely strong laser fields,
strongly correlated systems and graphene, as well as analogies to black holes
and the early universe.
Director: Prof. Ralf Schützhold
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
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