News from Nov 27, 2018
Studies dealing with special interactions which can proceed from fluorinated groups in molecules or materials stand in the focus of a new Special Research Area (SFB) at Freie Universität Berlin. The SFB „Fluorine-specific Interactions – Basics and Applications“ is one of ten new foundations which the board of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has approved in its November session, as the DFG declared last Friday in Bonn. The SFB will start working on January 1st , 2019, with positions for 29 Ph.D. students and 3 postdocs. Chairman of SFB 1349 is the professor of chemistry Sebastian Hasenstab-Riedel of Freie Universität Berlin, Deputy chairman is professor of chemistry Thomas Braun of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The research topic will be investigated by project leaders of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Fritz-Haber-Institut of Max-Planck-Gesellschaft as well as Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM). The SFB will be supported for four years to begin with.