Young Investigator Network

Welcome to the Young Investigator Network (YIN)


The Young Investigator Network (YIN) is the platform and democratic representation of interests for junior research group leaders and junior professors at the Karlsruhe Institut of Technology.


Visit the News Archive 2020 to learn what YIN members have recently achieved.

YIN meets at the HIUPatrick von Rosen, HIU
YIN members from the Helmholtz Institute Ulm presented their research

The Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) is one of the worldwide leading research institutions in the field of electrochemical energy storage. It houses the reseach plattform CELEST, the Excellence Cluster Post Lithium Storage (POLIS) and is also the workplace of three YIN members: Roswitha Zeis, Dominic Bresser, and Helge Stein. On September 21, these three opened their labs for YIN and introduced group leaders from Karlsruhe to their research activities. HIU has been jointly founded in 2011 by the KIT, the University of Ulm, the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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Chokeberries as a high-fibre starch substitute in cereals

Fibre-rich substitute products could significantly reduce the starch content in breakfast cereals and, thus, contribute to a healthier end product. "In our pilot study in cooperation with the Max Rubner Institute in Karlsruhe, chokeberries have proven suitable as starch substitutes and are now being tested under real processing conditions," says Azad Emin, project leader at KIT. "Using the extrusion process, we can shape the press residue of the berries into crunchy cereals and add health-promoting ingredients without affecting the taste and stucture of the product. The results are published in the journal:

Food Research International
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Participative study: How do you value urban trees in Karlsruhe?

Trees and urban forests mitigate heat-stress, purify air, and provide multiple other ecosystem services. Rapid urbanization, however, poses challenges to the maintenance of a sustainable green cover and healthy population of plants inside or near cities. “In the BMBF-funded project Green Lung, we assess the ecological, social, and economic resilience of urban tree species and forests by applying trans- and interdisciplinary approaches in the regions of Karlsruhe and Rheinstetten”, says project leader Somidh Saha. As a resident, your participation in this survey will contribute to the preservation and sustainable design of trees and forests.

Survey on urban trees