ER-C 2.0 - A very unique new research building
Under the wreath: (from left) Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Prof. Carsten Sachse (both ER-C directors), Jülich CEO Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt, Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Judith Pirscher, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, District Administrator Wolfgang Spelthahn and Prof. Joachim Mayer (ER-C director).
Together, the two JARA partners Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University, in cooperation with Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, are making a vision come true. A unique infrastructure for the characterization of materials is to be created in the "Ernst Ruska-Centrum 2.0" in the middle of the Rhenish mining area with the help of next-generation electron microscopes. In the presence of State Secretary Judith Pirscher from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the roofing ceremony for the new building was celebrated as a milestone on the way to this research infrastructure.
The national competence center for ultrahigh-resolution electron microscopy is also intended to create outstanding opportunities for the accelerated and sustainable development of new materials in the local environment for companies wishing to locate here.
Further information on the website of Forschungszentrum Jülich: https://www.fz-juelich.de/de/aktuelles/news/pressemitteilungen/2023/ein-ganz-besonderer-forschungsneubau-1 (german)