The Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth performs its research activities in the departments Classical Semiconductors, Dielectrics und Wide Bandgap Materials, Layers and Nanostructures as well as Simulation & Characterization.

The newly installed Center for Laser Materials (Zentrum für Lasermaterialien) operates inter-departmental.

The research departments are supported by the Science Management unit, which comprises public relations, technology transfer as well as the institute's administration. 



Since February 1st, 2018, Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder is nominated as scientific director of the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany, in association with a W3 professorship  for "Crystal Growth" at the Institute of Physics of the Humboldt University of Berlin.


The Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) comprises eight research institutes in Berlin, among them the Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth. While the institutes perform their research activities autonomously and operate with separate budgets, they pursue common interests within the framework of the FVB as the legal entity. Additionally, all eight institutes share a common administrative infrastructure and are members of the Leibniz Association.

Advisory Board

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Dr. Martin Straßburg
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH

Prof. Dr. Saskia Fischer
Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Institut für Physik Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Dr. Hubert Aulich - SC Sustainable Concepts

Prof. Dr. Michael Kneissl - Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Festkörperphysik

Prof. Dr. Darrell G. Schlom - Cornell University, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Martin M. Frank - IBM, Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Dr. Georg Schwalb - Siltronic AG

Prof. Dr. Götz Seibold - Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU), Cottbus- Senftenberg

Prof. Dr. Thomas Südmeyer - University of Neuchâtel, Physics Institute


Prof. Dr. Bernd Tillack - IHP GmbH - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics /

                                           Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik


Organization Chart

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