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

Meet us! innoFSPEC events and workshops

News 08-03-2018

Get to know more about our events that we plan for the first half ot the year 2018. We would be happy to meet you there! Please contact us if...

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We are hiring - Open positions as Project Manager "Technology Campus Golm" and as Project Management Support

News 01-03-2018

innoFSPEC Potsdam is growing and we are currently looking for a Project Manager for the 'Technology Campus Golm' with a background in natural sciences and/or project management and knowledge &...

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New DFG project starting on energy induced nanoparticle substrate interactions

News 27-02-2018

Dr. Claudia Pacholski, Heisenberg fellow and innoFSPEC research group leader for Optical Materials, is starting a new DFG-project called 'Energy induced nanoparticle substrate interactions'. Project partner is Prof. Carsten Ronning...

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Portrait article on innoFSPEC research group leader Dr. Roland Hass

News 17-01-2018

In the recent issue of the university magazine 'Portal Wissen', you can find a portrait article on our colleague Dr. Roland Hass. Roland is heading the innoFSPEC research group Applied...

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Mission accepted

News 21-12-2017

The innoFSPEC team has set itself ambitious goals and has achieved many of the milestones in 2017 - exciting projects have been started and proceeded, new partners from industry and...

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ERC grant for innoFSPEC fellow Professor Ilko Bald – tracing molecules with origami nanostructures

News 11-12-2017

One of the biggest challenges in chemistry is the examination of reaction mechanisms on the level of single molecules. The so-called raman spectroscopy can help solving this problem - provided...

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innoFSPEC Potsdam developing innovations in photonics - from molecules to galaxies

News 07-12-2017

Photonics is one of the six key enabling technologies of the European Union providing the basis for innovation in a range of products across all industrial sectors. In the interdisciplinary...

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Design thinking session @ innoFSPEC

News 27-11-2017

During a recent innoFSPEC workshop, we had an inspiring design thinking session together with Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle, MBA. Katharina Hölzle holds the Chair for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at...

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Chinese delegation from Henan Academy of Science visiting innoFSPEC Potsdam

News 22-11-2017

On 16th of November 2017, a delegation from the Henan Academy of Science (HAS), China, came to visit innoFSPEC Potsdam. Prof. Martin M. Roth gave an overview of the activities...

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innoFSPEC and astrOOptics public status seminar, 14 Nov, Potsdam

News 10-11-2017

On 14th of November 2017, we give our next public status seminar hosted as a joint seminar by the innovation centers innoFSPEC Potsdam and ultra optics Jena (joint project astrOOptics)...

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13th Nov 2017 - special seminar on nonlinear optics applications

News 09-11-2017

On 13th of November, we would like to invite you to our next special innoFSPEC seminar given by Dr. Masood Ghotbi from the University of Kurdistan in Iran. In case...

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Exchange of experiences with IAC-TEC, La Laguna Tenerife Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017

News 06-11-2017

Upon invitation of the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) in La Laguna, Tenerife, Martin Roth visited IAC to give two seminars on the subjects of innoFSPEC science and transfer of...

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innoFSPEC fellows visiting the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

News 18-10-2017

Dr.-Ing. Anne Hartwig to present on innoFSPEC core technologies at the State Key Laboratory on Multiphase Complex Systems, Institute of Process Engineering (, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. Dr...

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SALSA fellow Christian Heck @ Falling Walls Lab 2017, Berlin

News 16-10-2017

How can diseases be detected as early as possible by analyzing human blood? This is the topic of Christian Heck, doctoral fellow at the School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA)...

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16th Oct 2017 - special seminar on ultrafast nonlinear optics with quadratic nonlinearities

News 12-10-2017

On 16th of October, we would like to invite you to our next special innoFSPEC seminar given by Prof. Morten Bache from DTU Copenhagen. In case of questions and for...

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innoFSPEC @ 6th Scientific Detector Workshop in Baltimore (US)

News 12-10-2017

We look back to the successful 6th Scientific Detector Workshop (SDW) held in Baltimore (US) where innoFSPEC was involved as a co-organizer. Furthermore, Prof. Martin Roth gave a talk on...

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Ziyang Zhang as invited speaker at UPM 2017, Changchun, China

News 28-09-2017

On September 25th, innoFSPEC research group leader Ziyang Zhang was invited to UPM 2017, the annual joint workshop between Germany and China on "Ultra Precision Manufacturing and free-form optics", where...

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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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