The Nanoparticle Process Technology (NPPT) / Winterer group performs scientific research on synthesis, processing, structure, properties and application of nanoparticles and nanostructures. We teach courses in nanotechnology, measurement science, chemical engineering  and materials science and developed the novel NanoEngineering bachelor and master study program together with Gerd Bacher and Wolfgang Mertin (WET).

Our scientific goals are to generate, characterize and integrate functional nanomaterials and to discover, develop and understand corresponding processes along the process chain.

NPPT is a division of the Institute for Energy and Materials Processes, the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering (MBVT) and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Markus Winterer is founding member of the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen, CENIDE.


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Introducing teaching and research
by NPPT / the Winterer group
Reverse Monte Carlo Analysis
of EXAFS data
The first music video ever
created using a scanning
electron microscope
SEM Images: NPPT
Video: Cornelius Koch, Lukas Helmbrecht
Music: Arbeitsgruppe Metaphonetik