Institute for Synchrotron radiation Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe 

Institute for Synchrotron radiation Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) is one of the biggest independent science and research institutions in Germany and a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research. The number of employees is around 3500. Areas of research are Structure of Matter, Earth and Environment, Health, Energy and Key Technologies. 22 institutes comprise the fundamental base of research and development integrated in a well organized research- and infrastructure.

The Institute for Synchrotron Radiation (ISS) is responsible for the synchrotron light source ANKA, which is placed at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. ANKA’s mission is to serve as a national and European synchrotron facility focused on very specific technological and scientific areas - nano-technology, microfabrication and actinide and environmental research. Currently 13 beamlines are in use with an operation period of 4000 h/a. The main tasks of the ISS are to operate and to develop ANKA; to provide support for scientific users of the facility; to carry out projects for industrial customers and to maintain an own active of research program in the fields of new synchrotron technology and instrumentation and in their application to the above application areas. After successful evaluation by an international review panel ISS, in collaboration with the Institute for Nanotechnology (INT) is building up an ANKA-Lab for Nano-Fabrication and Characterization, which addresses the integration of nano-fabrication and synchrotron technology for in-situ characterization of nanomaterials during fabrication and processing.


Danijela Rostohar
Prof. Dr. Tilo Baumbach

1986: Physics Diploma, University of Leipzig
1990: PhD, University of Leipzig
2000: Habilitation, University of Potsdam: “X-ray scattering by nanostructures”
1987 - 1997: University position in Leipzig
1991 - 1999: Instrument Responsible at Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France
1996 - 1999: Group leader and long term visitor for Fraunhofer IZFP Dresden at ESRF Grenoble
1999 - 2004: Head of Fraunhofer Institute IZFP Dresden (Fraunhofer Institut für zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren - Institutsteil Dresden)
since 2004: Director of ANKA - Institute for Synchrotron Radiation, ISS, at Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH
since 2004: Managing director of the Angströmquelle Karlsruhe GmbH, now ANKA Commercial Services
since 2004: C4 Professor (Physics) at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)

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