13th Early Career Researcher Workshop

Get to know the scientists next door – live and in person on the campus of the University of Bremen
The event is fully booked - registration is closed

With the aim of “building bridges” across faculties and institutes we encourage early-career researchers to boost their careers through interdisciplinary exchange.

In the workshop, invited keynote presentations will pave the way for short lightning talks (approx. 4 min) and extended poster-sessions to allow open discussions and networking.

Additionally, we will provide supportive contributions from

A final highlight will be the talks by two newly appointed professors at the University of Bremen, giving insights into their science as well as their career paths.

After a day full of science and networking, the day will close with a social activity.

The workshop is a good platform for you if you would like to …

  • get in touch with peers, build up your own network of experts,
  • learn from others, think outside the box,
  • open doors to other experts – become aware of the huge potential for mutual support that you can access on the short way,
  • develop ideas for cooperative research projects,
  • get to know how MAPEX and the MAPEX Core Facility can support your research.

For a poster and lightning talk contribution, we ask you to hand in short abstracts explaining the main features of your work via our online registration form.


The event is fully booked - registration is closed


Preliminary programme - subject to changes


registration and poster mounting

9:00 - 10:15

session 1

9:00Welcome and introduction

Where do we want to go? The MAPEX contribution to sustainable human Mars exploration
Christiane Heinicke
ZARM, University of Bremen


flashlight presentations 1

10:00Data Train–Training in Research Data Management and Data Science
Tanja Hörner
U Bremen Research Alliance


coffee break

10:30 - 11:30

Session 2


Thin-film materials in Space
Patric Seefeldt
DLR Institute of Space Systems, Bremen
11:00flashlight presentations 2
11:15MAPEX Doctoral Qualification Programme
Enis Bicer
MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes


poster-session and lunch break

12:30 - 14:20

Session 3

12:30Tuning material properties by correlated disorder
Prof. Ella M. Schmidt
Crystallography and Geomaterials, Faculty of Geosciences
13:10Organic Mixed Ion/Electron Conductors: From Organic Electrochemical Transistors to Highly Sensitive Biosensors
Prof. Björn Lüssem
Institute for Microsensors, -actuators, and -systems (IMSAS), University of Bremen
13:50Discussion on academic career path
14:10flashlight presentations 3


poster-session and coffee break

15:00 - 15:45

Session 4


From atomic diffusion acceleration to phase transformation : the contribution of atom probe tomography 
Lisa T. Belkacemi
Leibniz-Institut für Werkstofforientierte Technologien-IWT

15:30How the MAPEX Core Facility for Materials Analytics supports your research
Guilherme Dalla Lana Semione
MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes


coffee break


Social Event

17:00Minigolf and dinner


9th ECR
Impressions from the 9th Early Career Researcher Workshop
9th ECR
Impressions from the 9th Early Career Researcher Workshop