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Dr.-Ing. Harald Unterweger

Dr.-Ing. Harald Unterweger M. Sc.

Head of Analytics and Characterization Unit; Nanotechnologist

Sektion für Experimentelle Onkologie und Nanomedizin (SEON)
Glückstraße 10a
91054 Erlangen


Education, Training and Academic Positions

Educational activity

Supervision of doctoral and master theses of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Technology of the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg
Supervision of master theses of the Medical Faculty of the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg

Scientific activity

General: Development, synthesis and analysis of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for various biomedical and technical applications.


  •     Magnetic resonance imaging in oncology and arteriosclerosis (funded by: Medical Valley Award).
  •     Magnetic Drug Targeting in Oncology
  •     Magnetic Drug Targeting in Arteriosclerosis
  •     Macroscopic Molecular Communication (MaMoKo) for technical application (funded by: BMBF)
  •     Molecular communication for biomedical application
  •     Method transfer for clinical approval of nanoparticles
  •     Scaling of nanoparticle syntheses


Head of Analytics and Characterization Unit of SEON

Person in charge for devices

Internet editor of the SEON-Homepage

2021 - Business Plan Competition Nothern Bavaria Award, Phase 1

2020 - Best Paper Award, 12. EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications, Shanghai, China

2019 - Medical Valley Award

2019 - Best Paper Award, 6. ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, Dublin, Ireland

2018 - Dissertation Award of the Ferrofluidverein Deutschland e.V.

2018 - Dissertation Award of the Freundeskreis der Alumni Technische Fakultaet Erlangen e.V.

2016 - Poster Award, 9th European and Global Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM), Basel, Switzerland

2014 - Poster Award, 10th Meeting International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers, Dresden

2010 - SEMIKRON-Sponsorship Award