70 years of KSI Meinsberg: Congratulations from Saxon Minister of Science

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cfaed's cooperating institute Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik e.V. Meinsberg in 2015 solemnizes its 70th anniversary. Recently the institute held a ceremony to celebrate this jubilee, joined by many high-level visitors. The Saxon Minister of Science and Arts, Dr. Eva-Maria Stange held a short welcoming speech saying that „at Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik e.V. Meinsberg chemists, physicians, biologists, and engineers work together very tightly. The institute with its distinguished competence concerning measuring and sensor technology is an important partner in regional and transregional networks, joint projects and research with other science institutes, universities and companies. In doing so, the institute always succeeded in relating results of fundamental research with practical aims.“, emphasized the minister. In the past years, she said, the Institute – since 2010 led by cfaed Principal Investigator Prof. Michael Mertig – achieved outstanding scientific results.

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KSI aims to do fundamental, but practical-oriented research in the field of physical and electrical chemistry, sensor technology, materials science and science orchestration. In the course of this, it cooperates very closely with the Saxon universities as well as non-university research institutes like Fraunhofer, Leibniz or Helmholtz.

Furthermore, KSI Meinsberg is member of different big research associations – not only cfaed, but also „BioSAM“ and „HYPOS – Hydrogen Power Storage & Solutions East Germany“. By cooperating with Saxon universities, KSI makes an important contribution to education and support of young scientific talents. As the science council evaluated the institute in 2014, it honored its high-levelled expertise in sensoric system integration and its specific profile in practical-oriented, industry-related sensor research.

Dr. Eva-Maria Stange: „The supraregional importance of KSI Meinsberg's research suggests a sponsorship through Germany and Saxony. The Saxon Ministry of Science is going to follow this aim also in future.“ To achieve this, further development was going to be needed, containing more fundamental research as well as extension of promotion of young scientists and further strengthening of international visibility.

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