Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon concentrates on key topics in the realms of science, economy and society:
- novel lightweight engineering materials
- functionalised materials in medical technology and in materials research
- environmentally friendly technologies
- management of the coastal and marine environment
- climate of the future
More than 1100 people from fifty-seven countries are employed at Hereon’s Institutes of Biomaterial Science, Coastal Research, Polymer Research, Materials Research, and at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). The main office is situated in Geesthacht, in the county of Lauenburg. Additional branches are located in Teltow, near Potsdam, as well as in Hamburg and Garching bei München.
Hereon is one of eighteen centres comprising the largest German scientific organisation, the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.
Foto: Hereon/Christian Schmid