From atoms to functional materials
As complementary sciences, physics and chemistry create the foundations for future communication and energy technologies. Marburg chemists synthesize molecules and materials with certain properties, while physicists study their functional characteristics. Semiconductor research and optoelectronics are fields in which Marburg scientists have internationally recognized expertise. At Philipps-Universität, functional materials based on semiconductors, surfaces and interfaces are studied in a special research area and a research training group.
Chemistry is an interdisciplinary science that also drives the life sciences in important ways. In a LOEWE priority program, chemists, pharmaceutical chemists and bio-scientists collaborate to seek new chemical strategies for modulating and controlling biological processes. Scientists from Marburg, Giessen and Frankfurt are bringing together their expertise within this Hessian research alliancese.