Dr. Stephan Müssig receives 1st prize of the Nano Innovation Award of the Center for NanoScience

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Dr. Stephan Müssig, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, FAU, was awarded this year’s first prize of the Nano Innovation Award of the Center for NanoScience. The prize for application-oriented nanoscience research is valued with 9,000 €.

In his work, Stephan Müssig analyzed nanoparticle-based microparticles using the relatively new and application-relevant characterization method “magnetic particle spectroscopy” (MPS). In the process, he discovered which particle designs can generate functionalities and thus open up great potential for magnetic identification technology. He has already filed a patent application for the identification of objects with magnetic supraparticles by MPS and validated his scientifically published “proof-of-principle” in feasibility studies with various industrial companies and government agencies interested in his insights.

2023, a total of three young scientists were honored with the Nano Innovation Award of the Center for NanoScience. The winners were selected from applications from all over Bavaria by a jury of experts from industry and science. The jury awarded the second prize to Pauline Kolbeck from LMU Munich. Jose-Tomas Santiago-Cruz from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light won the third place.

“For another year in a row, all applications for the Nano Innovation Award were characterized by a remarkably high level of creativity and quality. Congratulations to all participants and the deserving winners”, says Joachim Rädler, spokesperson of the Center for NanoScience (CeNS) and professor of soft matter physics at LMU Munich.


Prof. Dr. Henry Dube

Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Chair of Organic Chemistry I