From molecules to galaxies

innoFSPEC is a research and innovation centre pursuing multidisciplinary research in the field of optical fibre spectroscopy and sensing.
The centre was created as a joint venture of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Physical Chemistry group of the University of Potsdam (UP).

Applied Analytical Photonics
Innovative Fiber-Optical Sensing
Multi-Channel Spectroscopy
Optical Spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging
Optical Materials

New job offers @ innoFSPEC

News 07-09-2017

As part of a new research project, we are currently looking for two new researchers in our team for three years. Successful candidates will join the research group “Innovative Fiber-Optical...

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Ziyang Zhang as invited speaker at the Henan Academy of Science, China

News 29-08-2017

On August 15th, innoFSPEC research group leader Ziyang Zhang was invited to the Henan Academy of Science (HAS) in China, to give a lecture on "Photonics: a key enabling technology...

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Portrait article on innoFSPEC research group leader Dr. Claudia Pacholski

News 01-08-2017

In the recent issue of the university magazine "Portal Wissen", you can find a portrait article on our colleague and Heisenberg fellow Dr. Claudia Pacholski. Claudia is heading the innoFSPEC...

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innoFSPEC meets medicine and digitalisation

News 28-07-2017

innoFSPEC Potsdam further expands its research activities: In a joint workshop, innoFSPEC and the innovation centre ICCAS from Leipzig identified topics and potentials for further collaboration. Both innoFSPEC and ICCAS...

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Chinese guest scientist arrived at innoFSPEC Potsdam

News 26-07-2017

We welcome Professor Yongsheng Han from the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, Bejing, China. At innoFSPEC Potsdam, Professor Han and his co-workers focus on the characterization of...

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"Innovative Hochschule" @ University of Potsdam - innoFSPEC as key partner

News 04-07-2017

innoFSPEC is responsible for one of the three key innovation initiatives- called 'technology campus' - as part of the new 5year project 'innovation campus Golm' at the University of Potsdam...

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innoFSPEC portrait in recent GDCh journal

News 03-07-2017

In the recent GDCh journal, there is a portrait article on innoFSPEC with its research groups and recent activities. The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in...

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Roland Hass as invited speaker at the IPCG conference 2017 in Spain

News 22-06-2017

From 25-30 June 2017, the International Polymer Colloids Group Conference (IPCG2017) will take place in Arantzazu, Spain. innoFSPEC research group leader Roland Hass was invited as a speaker ( He...

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innoFSPEC together with industry partner Oberon present on Lab.Vision conference, Leverkusen

News 16-05-2017

innoFSPEC initiator Prof. Dr. Martin M. Roth attended the Lab.Vision conference in Leverkusen together with our industry partner Oberon Fiber Technologies. Oberon is a small boutique photonics company located in...

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Best poster award for innoFSPEC fellow Dr. Lena Bressel - congratulations!

News 15-05-2017

Our innoFSPEC colleague Dr. Lena Bressel won the best poster award at the 4th European Conference on Process Analytics and Control Technology in Potsdam, May 10th to 12th 2017. The...

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innoFSPEC as key partner in the photonics cluster Berlin-Brandenburg

News 28-04-2017

Optical fibres can be used in many different applications and serve as a driver for developing new technologies and products in the field of photonics. innoFSPEC is one of the...

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Book now - EuroPACT courses on Photon Density Wave spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging

News 24-04-2017

In context with the upcoming EuroPACT 2017, innoFSPEC offers two half-day pre-conference courses on 9th May 2017 in Potsdam. Dr. Oliver Reich and Dr. Roland Hass will hold a course on...

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Successful meeting with innoFSPEC's Scientific Advisory Board

News 30-03-2017

In its first meeting of the second round of funding (2016-2021), the Scientific Advisory Board very positively acknowledged the recent progress of innoFSPEC. Furthermore, current developments and future projects of...

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Best poster award for an innoFSPEC and SALSA Fellow - congratulations!

News 29-03-2017

Our innoFSPEC colleague Youngeun Choi won an award at the First European/10th German BioSensor Symposium for her poster on "Using DNA origami nanostructures for amplifying signals generated in microbead-based assay...

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International guest scientist arrived

News 22-03-2017

We welcome Dr. Norhashila Binti Hashim from the University Putra, Malaysia to the innoFSPEC labs of InFaSe and AAP. In collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy...

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innoFSPEC scientists participate in international BioSensors symposium, Potsdam

News 19-03-2017

Biosensors become more and more important, both in science and industry. The applications for such biosensors range from medical diagnostics up to food control. Researchers and experts in this field...

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Talk and poster prizes for innoFSPEC scientists

News 14-03-2017

Congratulations to Peter Werner (InFaSe & AAP) and Marvin Münzberg (AAP)! They received talk and poster prizes for their contribution to the PhD student conference on Process Analytics, (Bio)Chemical...

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Strategic alliance astrOOptics – Potsdam and Jena established

News 27-02-2017

innoFSPEC in Potsdam and ultra optics in Jena have established a strategic alliance named astrOOptics. The aim is to foster photonic research and development along the value chain from basic...

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Meeting with Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB)

News 24-02-2017

We welcome Dr. Stefan Kammradt, managing director of the Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB,, at InFaSe and AAP for a discussion about future collaborations with regional SMEs.

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New methods for cancer diagnostics in urology

News 22-02-2017

Scientists from innoFSPEC Potsdam are working together with various partners from medicine, research and industry to develop new methods for multidimensional cancer diagnostics in urology. More details on this new...

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DAAD funding for Dr. Roland Hass (AAP)

News 20-02-2017

Funding for an international exchange of scientists has been granted to Dr. Roland Hass (AAP) by the DAAD (, aiming to collaborate with Prof. Dr. Yongsheng Han (, Institute of...

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Invited talk by Dr. Silvia Soria at innoFSPEC

News 13-02-2017

13 February 2017 Invited Talk at innoFSPEC Speaker: Dr. Silvia Soria, IFAC-CNR, Institute of Applied Physics, Italy Title: Whispering Gallery Mode Microresonators: from stimulated scattering to frequency combs Time: 14:00-15:00 Location: University of Potsdam, Campus...

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New team member funded by industry

News 01-02-2017

We welcome Dr. Katharina Bressel to the team of Applied Analytical Photonics. The work of Dr. Bressel is completely funded by an industrial partner, to foster the scientific output of...

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Invited Talk by Dr. Claudia Reinlein at innoFSPEC

News 09-12-2016

07. Dezember 2016 Invited Talk at innoFSPEC Title: Active and Adaptive Optics at the Fraunhofer IOF Date: 14.12.2016 Time: 10:00-11:00 Location: AIP Schwarzschild Haus

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Invited Talk by Dr. M. Potenza and Dr. M. Siano at innoFSPEC

News 09-12-2016

07. Dezember 2016 Invited Talk at innoFSPEC Two talks are given by Dr. Marco Potenza and Mr. Mirko Siano respectively. Dr. Potenza's Talk: Title: From light scattering to hyperspectral imaging: optical analogical simulations. Date: 13.12.2016 Time: 13:00-14:00 Location: AIP...

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Invited Talk by Dr. Gerard van Belle at innoFSPEC

News 09-12-2016

Two seminars are given this week by Dr. Gerard van Belle. First Seminar: Title: Developing High-Sensitivity, High-Resolution Imaging at Lowell Observatory Date: Tu 06.12.2016 Time: 10:00-11:00 Location: AIP Schwarzschild Haus

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innoFSPEC starts a new five-years research term

News 27-10-2016

09. September 2016 innoFSPEC starts a new five-years research term Following a very successful 5 year term,  the innoFSPEC Centre for Innovation Competence has been granted another 5 years of funding by...

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