Niedersachsen Institutes of Technology (NTH)
Joining forces – experiencing cooperation

With around 23,000 students enrolled in Architecture, Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Science
and Engineering at the three participating universities, NTH is one of the largest research and educational
institutions in the German academic landscape.
This alliance of universities is characterised by joint future-oriented key research areas, coordinated research
projects and cross-university collaboration in various research centres.
The President of Leibniz Universität Hannover, Professor Dr.-Ing. Erich Barke, assumed the Chair of the
NTH Board in 2013. According to NTH legislation, this position rotates between the member universities
every two years. The Board, NTH’s management body, consists of the three participating universities’ respective
president and two external board members.

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Scrutinising nanostructures - Micro-nano-integration for tomorrow’s packaging technology

What we offer

Nanomaterial plays an important role not only in clothing and cosmetics, but also in technical equipment. In order to foster the basic understanding of how these tiny particles, so-called nanosystems, function and to apply this knowledge successfully, researchers work with model systems. The interplay between the wide range of experimental and theoretical expertise of the 17 groups within the participating institutes of the three NTH member universities open up new perspectives. For example, the
research results can be used in the field of novel solar cells or advanced sensor technology.

A subproject being conducted at the Institute of Semiconductor Technology of Technische Universität
Braunschweig within the NTH School for Contacts in Nanosystems focuses on the controlled synthesis of three-dimensional semiconductor structures and the further processing thereof. Three-dimensional nano columns have very large surfaces, which is useful when producing light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or sensors. The entire process chain is covered from lateral structuring and semiconductor processing to the systematic contacting and characterisation of the parts.

Researchers have developed affordable nanoimprint lithography to such an extent that it can also be used for partners and external interested parties. The newly developed joining technology for micronano- integration has great advantages over conventional soldered joints – particularly in the construction technology of modules for power electronics and high-power LEDs. The patented process, which makes use of silver-coated foil for contact deposition, combines high performance with flexibility.

What we are looking for

Research and industrial cooperations


  • Ideas, proposals, partnerships for projects within research and intelligent energy programmes

Collaboration sought

  • Research & Development
  • Technical Co-operation
  • Joint Venture Agreement


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