People & Visions

Behind every innovation is an individual with a vision. Here we talk about the innovative thinkers behind scientific solutions and show how they are using their research to shape the future.

Modern Meadow, leather-like-material

Perspectives

On solar recycling and cooling with wood

Vegan imitation leather, CO2 storage units on truck roofs, and plastic recycling by means of sunlight: Innovations from research.

Wai Yee Yeong

Bioprinting

Improving patients’ quality of life

Wai Yee Yeong talks about the potential benefits of bioprinting for medicine.

In my element

"Arsenic solves the riddle of hidden gold"

Dr. Christof Kusebauch has discovered the role played by arsenic in the accumulation of large gold deposits.

Resources

Burgers from Bacteria

The Finnish company Solar Foods has developed a food that could revolutionize our nutrition while protecting the environment.

Lithium-ion batteries

Nobel Prize 2019

The invention of the lithium-ion battery

How the recipients of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry advanced the development of the lithium-ion battery.

Digitalization

Close to Core Business

Henrik Hahn, Evonik’s Chief Digital Officer, talks about the role played by digitalization in the chemical industry.

Corporate Foresight

Extreme extremities

How can thoughts control a prosthesis? Polymers are becoming the “connectors” between human beings and prostheses.

Corporate Foresight

Cadmium and Nickel fresh from the field

A visionary approach: Can plants absorb harmful substances and thus detoxify soil?

Polyamide 12

People and visions: 3D Printing

In focus: Innovations in additive manufacturing – and the people who are driving this mega trend.

Innovation culture

People and visions: Innovations for daily life

In focus: Inspiring people whose innovative ideas have enriched our daily lives.

Interview with Walter Leitner

Power-to-X for sustainable future

Prof. Leitner is investigating innovative methods of storing electricity from renewable sources.

Corporate Foresight

Smart Fabrics

Evonik will help future fashion to do more than keeping us warm and looking good. Will we soon have smart fabrics equipped with poison detectors?

Evonik Digital

Digital Pacemakers

The new subsidiary Evonik Digital GmbH is reinforcing digitalization within the Group. A visit to an agile think tank.

From YuMi to BINA48

Visions of a smart future

Find out why Astro Teller celebrates failed projects and how the robots Bina48 and YuMi get close to human beings.

Element Gallium

In my element

“I’m a 14-year-old chemistry student”

Alexander Mottl is studying chemistry at the University of Bochum—at the age of 14. His special focus is on rare metals such as gallium.

In my element

“How we discovered Darmstadtium”

The nuclear physicist Prof. Sigurd Hofmann on a new element that he was allowed to name after his home town.

In my Element

“Gold was created in outer space”

This precious metal lies deep underground, but it originated in the depths of space. How? Professor Stephan Rosswog explains.

In my element

"Our molecule will make it in the textbooks"

How chemist Moritz Malischewski discovered a whole new side to carbon.

Knowledge Storage

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You will find an overview of the previous issues of Elements here.

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