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.

 

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 Starting Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
Korte-Kerzel-06_Winandy_cropped.JPGProf. Dr. Sandra Korte-Kerzel

Institute for Physical Metallurgy and Materials Physics
Fundamental Building Blocks – Understanding plasticity in complex crystals based on their simplest, intergrown units (FunBlocks)

ERC Starting Grant 2019

Dr. Dominik SchillingerMultiscale Imaging-through-analysis Methods for Autonomous Patient-specific Simulation Workflows (ImageToSim)

ERC Starting Grant 2017

 

This grant was transferred from RWTH Aachen University to the University of Hannover as new Host Institution.

Rother.jpgProf. Dr. Dörthe Rother

Institute of Bio- and Geosciences Biotechnology (IBG-1)
Light-controlled synthetic enzyme cascades (LightCas)

ERC Starting Grant 2017

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

Patureau_Hochformat_Q55A5034.jpgProf. Dr. Frédéric William Patureau

Synthetic Organic Chemistry Teaching and Research Area
Development of Direct Dehydrogenative Couplings mediated by Dioxygen (202ACTIVATION)

ERC Starting Grant 2016

Kramann_Hochformat_Q55A5327-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Rafael Kramann

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

ERC Starting Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

 

Bluhm_Hochformat_Q55A5278-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Hendrik Bluhm

II. Institute of Physics
Semiconductor-based quantum network (SEQUNET)

ERC Starting Grant 2015

Salinga_Hochformat_Q55A5133-Edit.jpgDr. Martin Salinga

I. Institute of Physics (IA)
Dynamics of Amorphous Semiconductors: Intrinsic Nature and Application in Neuromorphic Hardware (NEURAMORPH)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

Schoenebeck.jfifProf. Dr. Franziska Schoenebeck

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Fundamental Studies in Catalysis – Reactivity Design with Experimental and Computational Tools (FunCatDesign)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

Schuch.jpgProf. Dr. Norbert Schuch

Institute for Quantum Information
Wavefunctions for strongly correlated systems (WASCOSYS)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

Prof. Schuch has transferred his grant from RWTH Aachen University to his new Host Institution, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

De Laporte.jfifProf. Dr. Laura De Laporte

Polymer Biomaterials Teaching and Research Area
Injectable anisotropic microgel-in-hydrogel matrices for spinal cord repair (ANSIOGEL)

ERC Starting Grant 2014

 

Antonin_Hochformat_Q55A5214-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Wolfram Antonin

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

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

Prof. Antonin transferred his grant to the University Hospital RWTH Aachen from his former Host Institution, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science.

Lammers_Hochformat_Q55A5345-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Twan Lammers

Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging
Neoadjuvant Nanomedicines for vascular Normalization (NEONANO)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

Marquardt.pngProf. Dr. Till Marquardt

Neurology Clinic
Fine Tuning the Final Common Pathway: Molecular Determinants of Motor Unit Development and Plasticity (MU TUNING)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

Prof. Marquardt transferred his grant to the University Hospital RWTH from his former Host Institution, the University of Göttingen.

Kögerler.jpgProf. Dr. Paul Kögerler

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

ERC Starting Grant 2012, Consolidator Level

 

 

Leibe_neu.jpgProf. Dr. Bastian Leibe

Visual Computing Institute
Computer Vision for Scene Understanding from a First-Person Perspective (CV-SUPER)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

Lemme_Hochformat_Q55A5180.jpgProf. Dr. Max Christian Lemme

Chair of Electronic Devices
Integrating Graphene Devices (InteGraDe)

ERC Starting Grant 2012

 

Prof. Lemme transferred his grant to University of Siegen, where it was also finalised in 2018, from his former Host Institution, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH).

Stampfer_Hochformat_Q55A5369-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Christoph Stampfer

2nd Institute of Physics A
Graphene Quantum Electromechanical Systems (GQEMS)

ERC Starting Grant 2011

Witzens_Hochformat_Q55A5148.jpgProf. Dr. Jeremy Witzens

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

ERC Starting Grant 2011

Rauhut.jpgProf. Dr. Holger Rauhut

Chair for Mathematics of Information Processing
Sparse and Low Rank Recovery (SPALORA)

ERC Starting Grant 2010

 

Prof. Rauhut transferred his grant to RWTH Aachen University from his former Host Institution, the University of Bonn.

Lüdde_neu.jpgProf. Dr. Tom Lüdde

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

ERC Starting Grant 2007

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

 

Rueping.jpgProf. Dr. Magnus Rueping

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Biomimetic Organocatalysis Development of Novel Synthetic Catalytic Methodology and Technology (BIMOC)

ERC Starting Grant 2007

 

ERC Consolidator Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
Veroy-Grepl_Hochformat_Q55A5019.jpgProf. Karen Veroy-Grepl, Ph.D.

High-Performance Computation for Engineered Systems
Real-time Data-Informed Multiscale Computational Methods for Material Design and Processing (DIMENSION)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2018

 

Stampfer_Hochformat_Q55A5369-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Christoph Stampfer

2nd Institute of Physics A
2D Materials for Quantum Technologie (2D4QT)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2018

 

Lüdde_neu.jpgProf. Dr. Tom Lüdde, Ph.D

Medical Clinic III - Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Medicine
How cellular suicide programmes control phase transitions in fatty liver disease and liver cancer (PhaseControl)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

Leibe_neu.jpgProf. Dr. Bastian Leibe

Visual Computing Institute
Deep Learning for Dynamic 3D Visual Scene Understanding (DeeViSe)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2017

 

ASchmidt_Q55A5257-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Alexander Schmidt

Physics Institute III A
Search for Higgs bosons decaying to charm quarks (HIGCC)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2016

Lounis.jpgProf. Dr. Samir Lounis

Functional Nanoscale Structure Probe and Simulation Laboratory
Dynamical magnetic excitations with spin-orbit interaction in realistic nanostructures (DYNASORE)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

 

Terhal.jpgProf. Dr. Barbara Terhal

Search Search for Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics
Engineering Quantum Error Correction (EQEC)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2015

 

Prof. Terhal transferred her grant from RWTH Aachen University to the Delft University of Technology.

Wehrle.jfifProf. Dr. Klaus Wehrle

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

ERC Consolidator Grant 2014

 

Rueping.jpgProf. Dr. Magnus Rueping

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Sustainable Light - Driven Catalytic Chemistry (SunCatChem)

ERC Consolidator Grant 2013

 

ERC Advanced Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
Katoen_Hochformat_Q55A5240-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Joost-Pieter Katoen

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

ERC Advanced Grant 2017

 

Herrmann.jpgProf. Dr. Andreas Herrmann

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

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at the University of Groningen.

Wessling_Hochformat_Q55A5207-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Matthias Wessling

Chair of Chemical Process Engineering
Controlling Fluid Resistances at Membranes (ConFluReM)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.

Möller.jpgProf. Dr. Martin Möller

Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry
Light Actuated Self-Pulsing Microgels (Jellyclock)

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 


This grant is hosted at DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Ney.jpgProf. Dr. Hermann Ney

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

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

Pitsch.jpgProf. Dr. Heinz Pitsch

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

ERC Advanced Grant 2015

 

Wuttig.jpgProf. Dr. Matthias Wuttig

I. Institute of Physics - Physics of New Materials
Tuning Disorder in Chalcogenides to realize Advanced Functional Devices (Disorder Control)

ERC Advanced Grant 2013

 

Kobbelt_Hochformat_Q55A5298.jpgProf. Dr. Leif Kobbelt

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

ERC Advanced Grant 2013

 

Dunin-Borkowski.jpgProf. Dr. Rafal Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair for experimental physics IV E (Jülich Research Center)
Imaging Magnetism in Nanostructures using Electron Holography (IMAGINE)

ERC Advanced Grant 2012

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

Enders.jpgProf. Dr. Dieter Enders

Institute of Organic Chemistry
Asymmetric Organodomino Catalysis (DOMINOCAT)

ERC Advanced Grant 2012

 

Fischer.jpgProf. Dr. Rainer Fischer

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

ERC Advanced Grant 2010

 

 

ERC Proof of Concept Grant

  Principal Investigator Project
De Laporte.jfifProf. Dr. Laura De Laporte

Polymer Biomaterials Teaching and Research Area
Peripheral nerve Gel-based Orientation (Peripheral nerve injury recovery using Gel-based Orientation) (PeriGo)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

 

This grant is hosted at DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials.

Lemme_Hochformat_Q55A5180.jpgProf. Dr. Max Christian Lemme

Chair of Electronic Devices
Silicon-Integrated Graphene Photodetectors for Future Photonic Integrated Circuits (GRAPH-IC)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

 

This grant is hosted at AMO (Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik GmbH).

Lammers_Hochformat_Q55A5345-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Twan Lammers

Nanomedicine and Theranostics Research and Teaching Area
Penetration-promoting and Imageable Polymeric Micelles as a Platform Technology for Individualized and Improved Tumor-targeted Drug Delivery (PIcelles)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2018

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).

Dunin-Borkowski.jpgProf. Dr. Rafael Edward Dunin-Borkowski

Chair of Experimental Physics IV E (FZ Jülich)
Versatile and Innovative Detector for Electron Optics (VIDEO)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2017

 

This grant is hosted at FZJ - Jülich Research Centre.

Lammers_Hochformat_Q55A5345-Edit.jpgProf. Dr. Twan Lammers

Nanomedicine and Theranostics Research and Teaching Area
Companion Nanodiagnostics for Quantifying EPR and Stratifying Patients to Targeted Nanotherapies (CONQUEST)

ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2015

 

This grant is hosted at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen (UKA).