The BASF research laboratory is located at ISIS (Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires) in Strasbourg which was founded by the Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Lehn. The laboratory is one facility within the JONAS network of BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and part of the company's "Advanced Materials and Systems Research" unit. A team of around 8 post-doctoral researchers faces current challenges inside BASF, ranging from basic research to direct industrial applications. Working at the BASF ISIS laboratory gives the post-docs the opportunity to combine the best of an academic environment, which guarantees creative freedom and rapid exchange of ideas between researchers with different backgrounds, as well as the financial and infrastructural resources of the world’s largest chemical company. Thus, BASF has created a novel approach to merge academic and industrial research. The activities are focused on supramolecular chemistry, nanostructured materials, coatings and rheology control but are also adapted to current challenges in the global chemical industry.
This picture was taken in December 2012 in Freiburg (ISIS group and Freiburg University group).