How can future technologies help us meet major societal challenges such as climate change while at the same time preserving our prosperity? How do we ensure the safety of new materials, products and processes? How can science create trust in its results in post-factual times? And how can start-ups with future technologies establish themselves in structurally conservative industries?

Lecture series "Science with Impact"

As part of the lecture series "Science with Impact", BAM has invited thought leaders from the scientific community to discuss BAM's developments in its focus areas and their impact on society. You are cordially invited to attend the virtual lectures.

A digital symposium on "Trust in Future Technologies" already took place on 4 March.

30 March 2021

Dr. Kristina Tschulik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

DateTuesday, 30 March 2021
Type of EventWebex
TopicAdvances Electrochemical Approaches for Nanomaterial Characterization and
Renewable Energy Technologies

Dr. Kristina Tschulik

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)


Over the past two decades, electrochemistry has undergone a remarkable renaissance in the perception of many scientists. From a supposedly exhaustively srtudied discipline, it transformed into modern and versatile toolbox for basic physicochemical studies, smart bio- and nanoparticle sensors, environmentally friendly synthesis approaches, and renewable energy technologies.

This transformation has been driven primarily by the goal of sustainable conversion and storage of energy from renewable energy sources and non-fossil fuels, as almost all technologies discussed for this purpose are based on electrochemical processes: Batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaic cells, water electrolyzers, fuel cells, etc. Since electrochemical reactions always occur at an electrode, the transport of reactants and products to and from the electrode play a significant role in addition to reaction kinetics, which complicates quantitative understanding. Nanomaterials are often used to achieve large surface areas and high reaction rates. Their reactivity and degradation are insufficiently described by traditional electrochemical concepts. This inhibits the characterization - and thus the targeted further development - of nanocatalysts, as well as active materials and requires the development of novel electrochemical methods. Such new electrochemical methods for the determination of intrinsic nanomaterial properties and reactivities will be discussed in the talk. Besides fundamental research aspects, also perspectives to utilize electrochemical methods in sensing will be highlighted.

Contact at BAMDr.-Ing. Anja Waske, Anja.Waske[at]

13 April 2021

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Hübner, BTU Cottbus Senftenberg

DateTuesday, 13 April 2021, 2:00 pm
Type of EventWebex
TopicNext Generation Cyberphysical Systems with local AI based Intelligence

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Hübner

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
(BTU Cottbus Senftenberg)

Chair for Computer Engineering

Vice President for Research and Transfer

Director of the Computer Science Institute


The increasing demands in regards to complexity, flexibility and self-organization of networked embedded systems require new solutions for the local processor architectures and firmware. This includes the ability to react to the inner system status as well to acquired data e.g. from a sensor value measured in a process.


Artificial intelligence becomes ubiquitous and therefore enters also the domain of embedded systems which therefore enables to exploit the powerful opportunities of this methods even locally at the embedded sensor systems. The so called edge computing will introduce new degrees of freedom in embedded and Cyberpyhsical systems and is very promising to support the aforementioned demands tremendously.


In this talk, possible solutions for next generation embedded systems with AI components will be introduced. Methods to exploit offline and online techniques from the AI domain will be presented. Finally, selected real world applications from the process and production industry including results will be introduced.

Contact at BAMDr. habil. Michael Maiwald, michael.maiwald[at]

12 May 2021

Prof. Katarina Landfenster, MPI Mainz

DateWednesday, 12 May 2021
Type of EventWebex
TopicNanocapsules: Challenges for Biomedical Applications
PresenterProf. Katarina Landfenster, MPI Mainz
Summaryto follow
Registrationvia Webex
Contact at BAMDr. Ute Resch-Genger, ute.resch[at]

Hannover Messe
#HM21 Digital Edition

The Hannover Messe will take place digitally from 12 to 16 April. Further information on BAM's participation in the Hannover Messe will follow shortly.