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Welcome to the Hannover School for Nanotechnology!

The Hannover School for Nanotechnology (hsn), is a coordinated PhD-programme of the Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering from Leibniz Universität Hannover together with the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hannover funded within the Lower Saxony PhD-programme. Involved in the programme are the disciplines of physics, chemistry, and engineering. The aim of the doctoral program is the interdisciplinary training of young scientists on the highly topical field of nanotechnology. The hsn has set itself the goal of providing outstanding education in excellent research projects with the shortest possible time to doctorate without quality loss.


Here you will find all required information to apply for the Hannover School for Nanotechnology (HSN):


hsn-sensors (2016-2020): Nanotechnology is playing an ever greater role in the field of sensor technology. Sensors with nanoscale surfaces, sensors that transfer information from the nanoscopic world in the macroscopic world and sensors that use nanoeffects as sensor principle, can be collectively defined as nanosensors. Nanosensors are often based on different measurement principles than conventional sensors, which open up exciting possibilities for research and development.

hsn-energy (2012-2016): One of the key questions of our time is to cover the ever-increasing demand for energy whiles the resources coming to an end and to protect the environment at once. The field of nanotechnology can make here important contributions through improved fundamental understanding, through new applications and through marketable products. Energy processes need to be understood at the nanoscale. With nanomaterials and nanoengineering these processes will be improved and revolutionary new ways of energy conversion, energy storage and energy transport will be found.

Time resolved surface plasmon-polaritons (Tobias Birr/LZH).