14 November 2023
Europe/Berlin timezone










Hereon, Geesthacht.


The third full meeting of the Helmholtz Program
Materials Systems Engineering (MSE)


MSE is one of three programs within the Research Field Information of the Helmholtz Association.
It was established newly by Hereon, FZJ and KIT with the start of the
program-oriented funding period IV (PoF IV) in January 2021.


09:00 – 09:20  Welcome

Prof. Dr. Astrid Lambrecht (FZJ)

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rehahn (Hereon)

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kraft (KIT)

Prof. Dr. Christof Wöll (KIT)

09:20 – 09:50 Invited Talk

Prof Dr. Berend Smit (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne): Big-data in chemistry and chemical engineering: Science beyond understanding

09:50 – 12:45 Topic Highlights

09:50 – 10:05

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen (KIT): Multinary Clusters as Basis for Uncommon Materials - Topic 1

10:05 – 10:20

Dr. Katarzyna Polak- Kraśna (Hereon): Strategies towards active implants for cardiology - Topic 1

10:20 – 10:35


Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener (KIT): Direct conversion of information into hardware: Ultrafast 3D laser nanoprinting - Topic 2

10:35 – 10:50


Prof. Dr. Francesca Toma (Hereon): Institute of Functional Materials for Sustainability: Current and Future Directions - Topic 2


10:50 – 11:15 Coffee Break


11:15 – 11:30
Prof. Dr. Christof Niemeyer (KIT): Information-based biohybrid materials design - Topic 3

11:30 – 11:45


Dr. Nicole Jung (KIT): Technologies to accelerate the development of synthetic building blocks for materials sciences - Topic 3

11:45 – 12:00


Prof. Dr. Benjamin Klusemann (Hereon): Hybrid twins for production processes - Topic 4

12:00 – 12:15

Dr. Christian Feiler (Hereon): Eyesight to AI: Discovery of effective corrosion modulators via predictive machine learning models - Topic 4

12:15 – 12:30

Prof. Dr. Joachim Mayer (FZJ): Update on the development of the ER-C 2.0 infrastructure - Topic 5

12:30 – 12:45

Dr. Neil MacKinnon, Dr. Vlad Badilita (KIT): Correlated and high throughput magnetic resonance for increased information density - Topic 5

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Poster session
14:30 15:00 Coffee break (with poster session)

Research field crossing activities

15:00 – 16:00

Catriona Eschke (Hereon) et al.: ELN Session


Ahmad Ihsan (FZJ): What are ontologies and what can they be used for?


Dr. Marta Dembska (DLR): How to FAIRify data in your own lab 


Dr. Felix Engel (TIB): How to find existing ontologies (Terminology Service of NFDI4Ing)


Fabian Kirchner (Hereon): From ontologies to knowledge graphs with the ELN Herbie

16:00 – 16:15

Prof. Dr. Ute Schepers (KIT): KIT Health Strategy

16:15 – 16:30


Prof. Dr. Eleftheria Zeggini (Helmholtz Munich), Prof. Dr. Christian Cyron (Hereon), Prof. Dr. Regine Willumeit-Römer (Hereon): Digital Implant Research




Updates from the Joint Labs

16:30 – 16:45

Prof. Dr. Christian Kübel (KIT): JL MDMC: Advanced electron microscopy to understand processes in batteries

16:45 – 17:00


Olena Abramova (KIT): JL VMD: Simulating the recrystallization kinetics of ultrafine grained aluminium using a multiphase field model, and the evolution of the structure and properties

17:00 – 17:15

Prof Dr. Christof Wöll (KIT) & Prof. Dr. Regine Willumeit-Römer (Hereon): Wrap up



17:30 End


MSE Topics

Topic 1: Functionality by Information-Guided Design: From Molecular Concepts to Materials

Topic 2: Optics & Photonics: Materials, Devices, and Systems

Topic 3: Adaptive and Bioinstructive Materials Systems

Topic 4: Scale-Bridging Designed Materials: From Fundamentals to Systems

Topic 5: Materials Information Discovery


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