ERC Projects

 

Highest Scientific Honor in Europe

The European Research Council, ERC for short, promotes outstanding scientists in order to encourage excellent basic research and visionary projects as well as to discover new interdisciplinary fields of knowledge. The ERC Grants are considered the European benchmark for top research.

Below you will find an overview of the ERC grantholders and their projects at RWTH Aachen.

 

ERC Starting Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
rueping.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Magnus Rueping

Chair of Organic Chemistry III and Institute of Organic Chemistry
Biomimetic Organocatalysis Development of Novel Synthetic Catalytic Methodology and Technology (BIMOC)

ERC Starting Grant 2007

CORDIS

luedde.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.med. Tom Lüdde

Chair of Internal Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology and Metabolic Disorders
The function of inflammatory signalling pathways in acute and chronic liver disease and liver cancer (LUEDDE-MED3-AACHEN)

ERC Starting Grant 2007

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen as a host institution and the project was conducted at Uniklinik.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme

Chair of Electronic Components
Integrating Graphene Devices (InteGraDe)

ERC Starting Grant 2012 (ERC-2012-StG)

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired with KTH Stockholm as so-called host institution; the research project has been carried out at University Siegen since 2013.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfram Antonin Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfram Antonin

Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
Analysis of postmitotic chromatin decondensation (CHROMDECON)

ERC Starting Grant 2012 (ERC-2012-StG)

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with MPG as host institution and subsequently transferred to Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Till Marquardt Univ.-Prof. Dr. Till Marquardt

Chair of Neurobiological Research
Fine Tuning the Final Common Pathway: Molecular Determinants of Motor Unit Development and Plasticity (MU TUNING)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with the University of Göttingen as a so-called host institution and subsequently transferred to Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.

holger_rauhut.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Holger Rauhut

Chair of Mathematics C (Analysis)
Sparse and Low Rank Recovery (SPALORA)

ERC Starting Grant 2010 (ERC-2010-StG)

CORDIS

witzens.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jeremy Witzens

Integrated Photonics Laboratory
Frontiers of Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics in Telecommunications (FISNT)

ERC Starting Grant 2011

Press release from June 22, 2011

CORDIS

stampfer.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Stampfer

Chair of Experimental Physics (Solid-State Physics) and 2nd Institute of Physics
Graphene Quantum Electromechanical Systems (GQEMS)

ERC Starting Grant 2011

Press release from June 22, 2011

 

CORDIS

leibe.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.sc.techn. Bastian Leibe

Chair of Computer Science 8 (Computer Vision)
Computer Vision for Scene Understanding from a First-Person Perspective (CV-SUPER)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

Press release from June 13, 2012

 

CORDIS

lammers.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Twan Lammers

Department of Nanomedicine and Theranostics
Neoadjuvant Nanomedicines for vascular Normalization (NEONANO)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

Press release from August 27, 2012

 

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen as host institution; the research project also has been conducted at Uniklinik.

koegerler.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Paul Kögerler

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (Molecular Magnetism)
Synthetic Expansion of Magnetic Molecules Into Spintronic Devices (MOLSPINTRON)

ERC Starting Grant 2012, Consolidator Level

Press release from June 13, 2012

 

CORDIS

martin_salinga.jpg Dr. rer.nat. Martin Salinga

Chair of Experimental Physics I A and 1st Institute of Theoretical Physics
Dynamics of Amorphous Semiconductors: Intrinsic Nature and Application in Neuromorphic Hardware (NEURAMORPH)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

Dynamics of amorphous semiconductors

 

Press release from December 18, 2014

 

CORDIS

franziska.schoenebeck.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck

Theoretical and Synthetic Organic Chemistry Teaching and Research Area
Fundamental Studies in Catalysis – Reactivity Design with Experimental and Computational Tools (FunCatDesign)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

Press Release from December 18, 2014

 

CORDIS

norbert.schuch Prof. Dr. rer.nat. Norbert Schuch

Chair of Theoretical Physics/Junior Professorship of Theoretical Physics (Condensed Matter)

Professor Schuch has been working at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics since November 2015.
Wavefunctions for strongly correlated systems (WASCOSYS)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

Press Release from December 18, 2014

 

CORDIS

LauraDeLaporte.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte

Teaching and Research Department of Advanced Materials for Biomedicine
ANISOGEL - Injectable anisotropic microgel-in-hydrogel matrices for spinal cord repair

ERC Starting Grant 2014

Laufzeit 2015 bis 2020

 

CORDIS

 

The grant has been acquired together with DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials; the funded research project is currently being conducted at DWI.

Hendrik Bluhm ERC Starting Grants 2015.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hendrik Bluhm

Chair of Experimental Physics and Institute of Physics II
Semiconductor-based quantum network (SEQUNET)

ERC Starting Grant 2015

Press release from December 18, 2015

CORDIS

Rafael Kramann ERC Starting Grants 2015.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Rafael Kramann - University Hospital Aachen

Clinic for Renal and Hypertensive Disorders, Rheumatological and Immunological Diseases (Medical Clinic II)
Targeting perivascular myofibroblast progenitors to treat cardiac fibrosis and heart failure in chronic kidney disease (CureCKDHeart)

ERC Starting Grant 2015

Press release from December 18, 2015

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen as host institution; the research project is currently being conducted there.

Dörte_Rother.jpg Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dörte Rother

Junior Professor for Synthetic Enzyme Cascades (FZ Jülich)
Light-controlled synthetic enzyme cascades (LightCas)

ERC Starting Grant 2017

Term: 2018 to 2022

 

CORDIS

Press release FZ Jülich

Working group at FZ Jülich

 

The grant was acquired together with Forschungszentrum Jülich as host institution; the research project is currently being conducted at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Dr.-Ing. Dominik Schillinger ImageToSim - Multiscale Imaging-through-analysis Methods for Autonomous Patient-specific Simulation Workflows

ERC Starting Grant 2017

 

Project period 2019 to 2023

 

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with RWTH as host institution and subsequently transferred to Leibniz University Hannover.

 

ERC Consolidator Grant

 
  Principal Investigator Project
rueping.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Magnus Rueping

Chair of Organic Chemistry III and Institute of Organic Chemistry
Sustainable Light - Driven Catalytic Chemistry (SunCatChem)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2013

Press release from January 31, 2014

 

CORDIS

Prof. Klaus Wehrle Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Wehrle

Chair of Computer Science 4 – Communication and Distributed Systems
Symbolic Analysis of Temporal and Functional Behavior of Networked Systems (SYMBIOSYS)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2014

CORDIS

Press release from April 30, 2015

Barbara Terhal.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Barbara Terhal

Theoretical Physics Teaching and Research Area (Condensed Matter)

Professor Terhal accepted an appointment at TU Delft effective September 1, 2017.
Engineering Quantum Error Correction (EQEC)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2015

Press release dated April 7, 2016

CORDIS

Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Samir Lounis Jun.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Samir Lounis

Juniorprofessur für Theoretische Nanospintronik (FZ Jülich)
Dynamical magnetic excitations with spin-orbit interaction in realistic nanostructures (DYNASORE)

ERC-2015-CoG

CORDIS

 

FZJ-Press release

 

Video

 

The grant was acquired together with Forschungszentrum Jülich as host institution. The funded research project is currently being conducted at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Schmidt Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Alexander Schmidt

Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik III A und III. Physikalisches Institut
Search for Higgs bosons decaying to charm quarks (HIGCC)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2016

CORDIS

RWTH_Webseite_Tom-Lüdde.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Tom Lüdde, Ph.D

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Hepatologie-/ Gastroenterologie und hepatobiliäre GI-Onkologie
How cellular suicide programmes control phase transitions in fatty liver disease and liver cancer (PhaseControl)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen as host institution. The research project is currently being carried out at Uniklinik.

RWTH_Webseite_Bastian-Leibe.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc. techn. Bastian Leibe

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Informatik 8 (Computer Vision)
Deep Learning for Dynamic 3D Visual Scene Understanding (DeeViSe)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

CORDIS

 

The ERC Starting Grant funding line lasts till 2012 and was announced in a call for scientists at the "Starting Level" – two to seven years after the PhD – and "Consolidator Level" – seven to twelve years after the PhD. The initial call for the ERS Consolidator Grants was made in 2013.

 

ERC Advanced Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
rainer_fischer.jpg Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Rainer Fischer

Chair of Molecular Biotechnology
Exploiting plants for the production of future generation recombinant pharmaceuticals (Future-Pharma)

ERC Advanced Grant 2010

Press release from August 2, 2012

 

CORDIS

enders.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Dieter Enders

Chair of Organic Chemistry I and Institute of Organic Chemistry
Asymmetric Organodomino Catalysis (DOMINOCAT)

ERC Advanced Grant 2012

Press release from October 17, 2012

 

CORDIS

borkowski.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rafal Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair of Experimental Physics IV E (FZ Jülich)
Imaging Magnetism in Nanostructures using Electron Holography (IMAGINE)

ERC Advanced Grant 2012

Press release from December 14, 2012

 

JARA

 

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Forschungszentrum Jülich as host institution. The funded research project is currently being conducted at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

kobbelt.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Leif Kobbelt

Chair of Computer Science 8 (Computer Graphics and Multimedia)
3D Reconstruction and Modeling across Different Levels of Abstraction (ACROSS)

ERC Advanced Grant 2013

Press release from July 26, 2013

 

CORDIS

 

Video

wuttig.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Matthias Wuttig

Chair of Experimental Physics I A and 1st Institute of Physics
Tuning Disorder in Chalcogenides to realize Advanced Functional Devices (Disorder Control)

ERC Advanced Grant 2013

Press release from July 26, 2013

 

CORDIS

 

Video

Prof. Ney.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hermann Ney

Chair of Computer Science 6 (Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition)
A Sequence Classification Framework for Human Language Technology (SEQCLAS)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

Press Release from April 7, 2016
 

CORDIS

Prof. Pitsch.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Pitsch

Chair and Institute for Combustion Technology
Multi-Scale Description of Non-Universal Behavior in Turbulent Combustion (MILESTONE)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

Press Release from April 7, 2016
 

CORDIS

Martin Möller Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Möller

Chair of Textile Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry
Light Actuated Self-Pulsing Microgels (Jellyclock)

ERC-2015-AdG

Project Period 2016 to 2020

Press Release dated April 7, 2016

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with the DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials as host institution. The research project is currently being conducted at DWI.

Matthias-Wessling.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling

Chair and Institute of Chemical Process Engineering
Controlling Fluid Resistances at Membranes (ConFluRem)

ERC-2015-AdG

Project Period 2016 to 2021

Press Release dated April 7, 2016

CORDIS

 

Video

 

The grant was acquired together with the DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials as host institution. The research project is currently being conducted at DWI.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Herrmann Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Herrmann

Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Systems
Supramolecular Protective Groups Enabling Antibiotics and Bioimaging (SUPRABIOTICS)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL) as host institution. The research project is currently being conducted in Groningen.

RWTH_Webseite_JoostPieter-Katoen.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ir. Dr. h.c. Joost-Pieter Katoen

Chair of Computer Science 2 (Software Modeling and Verification)
Formal Reasoning About Probalilistic Programs: Breaking New Ground for Automation (FRAPPANT)

ERC Advanced Grant 2017

Pressemitteilung vom 10. April 2018

 

ERC Proof of Concept

  Principal Investigator Project
lammers.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Twan Lammers

Department of Nanomedicine and Theranostics
Companion Nanodiagnostics for Quantifying EPR and Stratifying Patients to Targeted Nanotherapies (CONQUEST)

ERC-2015-PoC

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen as host institution.

borkowski.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rafal Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair of Experimental Physics IV E
VIDEO – Versatile and Innovative Detector for Electron Optics

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2017

CORDIS

 

The grant was acquired together with Forschungszentrum Jülich as host institution. The funded research project is currently being conducted at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

lammers.jpg Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Twan Lammers

Department of Nanomedicine and Theranostics
Picelles – Penetration-promoting and Imageable Polymeric Micelles as a Platform Technology for Individualized and Improved Tumor-targeted Drug Delivery

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

Project period 2018 to 2020

 

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen as host institution. The research project is being carried out at Uniklinik.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Max Christian Lemme

Chair of Electronic Components
GRAPH-IC – Silicon-Integrated Graphene Photodetectors for Future Photonic Integrated Circuits

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

Project period 2018 to 2020

 

The grant was acquired together with Uniklinik AMO GmbH as host institution. The research project is currently being carried out at AMO GmbH.