Karlsruher Institute of Technology - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie





Institute for Functional Interfaces
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany


Prof. Dr. Jörg Lahann


+49 721 608 28229


KIT is among the leading engineering research institutions worldwide. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest science organization in Germany, our institution makes major contributions to top national and international research.

KIT is a higher education and research organization with about 8000 employees, 18,500 students, and a total annual budget of about 700 Mio. €. KIT was established on 01/10/2009 as merger of the Universität Karlsruhe (founded in 1825) and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (founded in 1956), one of the largest national research centers in the Helmholtz Association. The objective of the research at the Institute of Functional Interfaces (IFG) at the KIT is the study of molecular interactions on surfaces of solid matter, which are in contact with natural and technical systems. The approach in this field of research is based on investigating basic principles behind processes on a nano-scale and consistently applying the findings to macro-level technical systems. The group of Prof. Jörg Lahann will lead the establishment of the hierarchical self-assembly co-jetting of SAVVY reporter components and the assembly of SAVVY reporters. KIT is also responsible for the process engineering of optimized SAVVY reporters. In addition, Prof. Jörg is the coordinator of the SAVVY project.