The Stuttgart Workshops

David Carroll


The Stuttgart Workshops began several years ago when four rather large research groups came together to find common overlap, educate themselves on the advancing frontier of materials physics, and enjoy collaborative conversation.  Since that time, the group of organizers and participating research teams has expanded and the workshops have become truly international in scope. 

The conferences are set in the “TED-style” and focused on advanced functional materials.  They are held yearly in Stuttgart Germany and are sponsored in part by the German government and the WFU Nanotechnology Center (along with corporate donors).  Attended regularly by scientists from Germany, Austria, China, Japan, Korea, Ireland, England, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.S., the Stuttgart Workshops play a significant role in highlighting the “cutting edge” technology development at WFU as well as Wake’s long standing partnerships with institutions such as Fraunhofer and Max-Planck. This year (2016) will mark the 8th such workshop when it meets in September.  For more information see:

Dr. David Carroll is Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University