Ernst Ruska-Centre

The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a national user facility open to universities, research institutions and industry research laboratories.

Operational services of the ER-C are based on the guiding principle, that external users are accompanied by experienced scientists and technical support staff. The Ernst Ruska-Centre is conjointly run by two institutions, the Institute of Microstructure Research of the Research Centre Jülich and the Central Facility for Electron Microscopy of RWTH Aachen University.

Peter Grünberg Centre

The Peter Grünberg Centre at Forschungszentrum Jülich is an essential method and infrastructure platform for nanoelectronics research in the Jülich-Aachen region.

It is the first dedicated nanoelectronics user research facility in Germany. It combines a state-of-the-art research technology platform with widespread scientific expertise for the benefit of internal and external users. The possibilities provided by the Peter Grünberg Centre range from the sample preparation of complex structures and in-depth electron- and photon-beam characterization up to their integration into novel device concepts and architectures.

It will strengthen research activities in the area of future information technology (FIT) at Forschungszentrum Jülich and within the JARA section Fundamentals of Future Information Technology (JARA-FIT), and grant internal and external users access to the necessary technology. Within the Peter Grünberg Centre, knowledge and expertise will be shared among all research groups participating in JARA-FIT.

Centre of Excellence in Joining Technologies (FEZ)

The Centre of Excellence in Joining Technologies (FEZ) encompasses the joining & welding know how of the RWTH Aachen University and of the Jülich Research Centre.

Objectives of the Centre of Excellence in Joining Technologies:
The joining technology is a key technology which exerts decisive influence on the development and production of almost all technical products. Many technical problems are only solvable by applying innovative solutions from the field of joining. There are numerous examples, particularly in the fields of automotive industry, aircraft and aerospace industry, in shipbuilding, in power engineering and also in the design of top-level research equipment.


As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.


Human Brain Project
JARA Involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2014 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.