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CEST/DPU als Scientific Partner



Die DPU ist von nun an "Scientific Partner" des CEST (Wiener Neustadt). Das CEST ist Österreichs Kompetenzzentrum für elektrochemische Oberflächentechnologie und fungiert als Innovationsschmiede und Trendsetter an der Schnittstelle zwischen Wissenschaft und Industrie. Die Gründung fand im Rahmen des Österreichischen Kompetenzzentrenprogramms COMET statt.

Geplant ist eine Zusammenarbeit im Rahmen von Diplomarbeiten und Dissertationen, die vom CEST vergeben und (co)betreut werden. Die Themen befinden sich im Rahmen elektrochemischer Oberflächentechnologie.

Eine erste Diplomarbeit ("Entwicklung und Abscheidung von ultraharten Dispersionsschichten für die Anwendung auf Dentalbohrern") wird bereits an einen DPU-Studierenden vergeben.

CEST/DPU als Scientific Partner




EMRS - 2017 Spring Meeting Strasbourg



Plenary session May 24th 2017

217 Spring Meeting




Hannover Messe Industrie




Hannover Messe Industrie 2017




CEST unterstützt seit Jahren den Österreichischen Behindertensportverband




Sponsorenurkunde 2017






„Bioelectrochemistry and more……“

13 and 14th of  June 2016


On 13 and 14 June 2016, scientists from all over the world have met at the invitation of CEST – from renowned research institutes, such as Seoul National University, the University of Rochester and Columbia University – in order to participate in the workshop “Bioelectrochemistry and more...” organised by CEST in cooperation with the AIT. Approx. 100 participants from industry and the world of science have attended this scientific event.

Future issues can only be addressed through interdisciplinary approaches to material sciences (e.g. carbon nanotubes or thin film technologies) with biotechnologically or medically relevant questions (e.g. biosensors or protein technology) by involving the state-of-the-art electrochemical analysis procedures with high local resolution.

This interdisciplinary approach is also part of the research work carried out at COMET K1 centre into electrochemical surface technology, and one of the work priorities of CEST is bioelectrochemistry. Organising such scientific events is an important factor for increasing the centre’s international visibility – as well as that of
Wiener Neustadt as a technology site – and for giving young scientists the opportunity to network and exchange views. The presence of scientific employees in training is also an essential aspect of their personal training in this field, which is why a half day of the workshop is devoted to presenting the work of PhD students.

Speakers invited to this workshop:

Luisa Torsi, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Bari, Bari, Italy
Omar Azzaroni, Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquimicas, University de la Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Georges Malliaras, Department of Bioelectronics Center of Microelectronics in Provence,
Gardenne Cedey, France
Maria Minnuni, Dipartimento di Chimica “Ugo Schiff”, Sesto Fiornetino, Italy
Emil J. W. List-Kratochvil, Institut für Physik & Institut für Chemie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Martin Weber, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
Lewis Rothberg, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, USA
Paulo Rocha, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Lars Leuken, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Magnus Berggren, Division of Physics and Electronics, Department of Science and Technology,
Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
Gunther Wittstock, Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Guido Grundmeier, Technische und Makromelekulare Chemie, Universität Paderborn,
Paderborn, Germany
Wolfgang Schuhmann, Analytical Chemistry-Center for Electrochemical Sciences, Ruhr-Universität
Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Ioannis Kymissis, The Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA
Tai Hyon Park, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea






Career day at the Higher Technical College, Rosensteingasse, 1170 Vienna

March 3rd 2016


A career day took place on Thursday, March 3rd, in the higher technical college for chemical industry on Rosensteingasse, Vienna.

This gave interested pupils the opportunity to meet representatives of industry and the scientific community face to face.

These pupils were able to get a personal impression of what to expect from their professional future or studies. They had the chance to learn about their opportunities generated on the labour market by their education. Apart from CEST Kompetenzzentrum für elektrochemische Oberflächentechnologie GmbH, which was represented by DI Dr. Kleber and Mr. Michrahm, many other participants from well known companies and universities attended this event at the school.

Due to the large number of visitors at the CEST presentation stand, the two representatives of CEST were very busy to satisfy the pupils’ thirst for information.

These pupils, who are close to graduating (4th and 5th grades), were particularly interested in knowing more about future tasks, the work as a whole, as well as development opportunities (career prospects) within the company.

But even younger pupils showed great interest, although they focused more on internship positions than on career paths.
Naturally, our company also devoted great importance to this career day, since the pupils of today are our research centre’s researchers of tomorrow.

We would like to thank the Higher Technical College at Rosensteingasse for the opportunity to present our company, for the keen interest of the pupils and for the possibility to exchange views with other companies and universities!









Chemistry report – CEST opens a new location in Linz

July 14th 2015


The Competence Centre for Electrochemical Surface Technology, CEST, with a head office in Wiener Neustadt, was opening a second location in Linz in order to intensify its cooperation with the Johannes Kepler University as well as the Upper Austrian corporate partners of Voestalpine Stahl and Fronius International.

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Nomination for the 2014 NÖ Innovation Price



from left to right: WKNÖ President Sonja Zwazl, Dr. Lidija Rafailovic, Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Christoph Kleber, LR Dr. Petra Bohuslav (Source: WKNOE Kraus)








Awarding of the “Benefit”

September 12th 2014


On 12 September 2014, the “Benefit”, the business award of the city of Wiener Neustadt, was awarded to winners in five categories during a gala event at the Skyline in Wiener Neustadt:

  • CEST Kompetenzzentrum für elektrochemische Oberflächentechnologie GmbH for “Innovation”
  • Unipack Beratung, Abpack- und Abfüllgesellschaft m.b.H. for “Business and Labour”
  • Reiterer GmbH (earthwork, gravel and concrete) for “Sustainability”
  • KBS Kleider-Bauer Betriebs-GmbH and Hämmerle - Das Modehaus GmbH for “Promoting the City Centre”
  • Linauer GmbH for “Lifetime Achievement”

In his speech, Mayor Bernhard Müller thanked the award winners for their enduring entrepreneurial spirit. To honour the efforts of business operations in Wiener Neustadt that make contributions to the historic city centre, the jury conferred an award in the category “Promoting the City Centre” for the first time this year.

Verleihung Benefit

Photo (Wiener Neustadt administration) left to right: Helmut Sederl, Branch Director of Kleider Bauer Wiener Neustadt, Peter Graf, owner of Kleider Bauer and Hämmerle Astrid Makos, Branch Director Hämmerle - Das Modehaus in Wiener Neustadt, Karl Linauer, Brigitte Linauer, Bernd Reiterer, Christian Reiterer, Mayor Bernhard Müller, Alexander Balatka (CEST), Christoph Kleber (CEST), David Burghart (Unipack), Walter Burghart (Unipack)








Awarding the 2013 NÖ Innovation Price


Abstract: The “electrical insect antenna” for green agricultural research [PDF]



from left to right: Dr. Christoph Nowak, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll 






Kurier Big Business

June 20 th 2013









2nd International Modelling and Simulation Workshop
“Simulations of/at Electrode Interfaces”

25 and 26 th of  June 2013

organised  by AIT and CEST

Venue: Event hall on the first floor of TFZ/Wr. Neustadt


2nd international Modelling and Simulation Workshop




5 years CEST - 12 years of electrochemistry in Wiener Neustadt

June 25 th 2013


Awarding the CEST Award to ECHEM co-founder Dr. Erich Kny



from left to right: VR Prof. Dr. Johannes Fröhlich (TU Wien), Dr. Karl-Heinz Stellnberger (voestalpine GmbH), Prof (FH) DI Dr. Christoph Kleber (CEST), Dr. Erich Kny (CEST), Mag (FH) Alexander Balatka (CEST), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll (AIT), Dr. Andreas Wildberger (FFG), Dr. Georg Bartmann (NÖ, Abt. WST-3)


5 Jahre Cest






9 th International Symposium on Electrochemical Micro & Nanosystem Technologies


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1 st international Modelling and Simulation Workshop
“Simulations of/at Electrode Interfaces”

25 and 26 th of Sept 2012

organized by the Head of the Strategy Board of CEST Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knoll

Venue: Seminar room on the second floor of CEST/Wr. Neustadt







Awarding the 2011 NÖ Innovation Price


Dr. Petra Bohuslav handing over the certificate to DI Norica Godja






CEST Seminar „Topics in applied electrochemistry“

November 17 th 2011 - 14:00 - 15:00

Venue: Seminar room on the second floor of CEST/Wr. Neustadt

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Achim Walter Hassel, Johannes Keppler University Linz 
“Restructuring and building electrochemistry in Linz





INSECT 2011 - International Symposium on ElectroChemical Machining Technology

November 3 rd  2011  






CEST Seminar „Topics in applied electrochemistry“

October 20 th 2011   - 14:00 - 15:00

Venue: Seminar room on the second floor of CEST/Wr. Neustadt

Prof. DI. Dr. Paul Linhardt, Vienna University of Technology
“Feasibility study – Development of complementary laboratory test methods for corrosion inhibitors”





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