At the University of Kassel, 32 scientific groups work on their vision for the future of nano science within the Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology (CINSaT). Therefore, CINSaT shall be denominated as center of nano-scientific activities at the university of Kassel.
CINSaT aims to be a nucleus for pursuing nano science activities at the University of Kassel, with a broad participation from the departments of ‘mathematics and natural science’, ‘electrical engineering and computer science’, ‘civil engineering’, ‘mechanical engineering’ and ‘philosophy’.
As nano science activities have a strong diversity, the CINSaT has recently established different core topics that build topical pillars within the center:
- 3-dimensional nanostructures
- Multiscale Bioimaging
- Chiral Systems
- Quantum Technology
- Nanostructures in natural sciences, engineering sciences and the arts
One of the goals of the CINSaT is to foster the interaction across departments and the traditional scientific disciplines, and to benefit from the different expert knowledge each group can provide to a specific nano-related problem. Therefore, some key projects have been defined within each pillar in order to stimulate this interdisciplinary approach.
CINSaT is intended to be a platform that covers the synthesis, theoretical analysis, characterization and application of nanostructures – also in cooperation with partners from the industry.