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  1. Indium oxide (In2O3) under high pressure: rational design of new polymorphs and characterisation of their physico-chemical properties, German Research Foundation, priority programme “Oxides, carbides and nitrides at extremely high pressures and temperatures” (SPP-1236), 2010-2013, details


  1. Thermoresistant ceramic membrane with integrated gas sensor for high temperature separation and detection of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, German Research Foundation, priority programme “Adapting Surfaces for High-Temperature Applications” (SPP-1299), 2007-2010 (Phase 1) and 2010-2013 (Phase 2), details
  1. Metastable indium oxyhydroxide (InOOH) and corundum-type indium oxide (In2O3): controllable synthesis, growth of single crystals, and in-situ characterization of transformation paths and transient intermediates, German Research Foundation, priority programme “Kristalline Nichtgleichgewichtsphasen (KNG)- Präparation, Charakterisierung und in-situ-Untersuchung der Bildungsmechanismen” (SPP-1415), 2013-2016, details


  1. Feodor-Lynen-Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), 2010-2011
  2. Host: Professor David R. Clarke, Harvard University


  1. Nanoscaled printed hybrid materials for sensors  (Nanoskalige gedruckte Hybridmaterialien als aktive Funktionselemente in mikrostrukturierten Sensorbauteilen - PrintSens), MST-MNI-Programme of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany, 2011-2013 details

    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. J. J. Schneider (Fachbereich Chemie, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

  1. Functional nitrides for energy applications (FUNEA), FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (8 academic groups and 3 industrial partners), 2011-2015 details
  2. Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ralf Riedel (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)