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Young Investigator Group

HIU offers young scientists extensive opportunities for optimally preparing their careers as well as space to pursue their own research.

Leadership of an independent young investigator group at HIU enables outstanding junior researchers who have already gained research experience after completing their doctorate to realise their own research project and qualify for a professorship or another leadership position. In doing so, they profit from the excellent infrastructure of the HIU and from being part of a renowned international working environment.

There are different funding programs for young investigator groups:


Generally applications can be submitted by postdocs with several years of research experience after completing their doctorate. The most important selection criterion is the outstanding subject competence of the applicant. HIU supports suitable young researchers in their applications and in the development of their groups.

Young investigator group leader have access to their own funds for human resources and materials that enable you to realise an independent research project and lead a team of doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Due to the alliance of HIU with Ulm University, it can also involve the supervision of doctoral students and teaching duties.

Helmholtz Young Investigators Group Zeis

Since 2012, the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group led by Roswitha Zeis has been studying the further development of a type of fuel cell that makes it possible to utilize the limited resources of fossil fuels more efficiently by, for example, taking into account the different degrees of purity in the hydrogen that is used.

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Young Investigator Group NEW E²

The young investigator research group NEW E2, led by Dominic Bresser and funded by the Vector Foundation, focuses on the development and investigation of innovative anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. Targeting enhanced energy and power densities, these new materials may beneficially combine different lithium storage mechanisms (particularly alloying and conversion) to allow for higher capacities and improved rate capabilities.

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