The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR) is a non-profit research organisation and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers It is funded by German Federal and Saxonian Authorities. HZDR is dealing with application-oriented basic research, focused on three major research fields: matter, energy, and health. HZDR consists of eight institutes, of which the Institute of Fluid Dynamics (IFD), in close collaboration with the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), is leading FineFuture.
IFD is specialized both in experimental and numerical fluid dynamic studies using cutting-edge measurement techniques, such as 4D optical and X-ray flow tomography, and sophisticated numerical codes. HIF is the national institute for research into metalliferous and mineral raw materials. IFD and HIF researchers are investigating innovative technologies for exploration, processing, metallurgy and recycling. Particular emphasis is on novel measurement technologies on all relevant length scales, combined with numerical modeling and on high technology metals like indium, gallium, germanium and rare earth elements. In interdisciplinary research projects, they are dealing with complex materials from both primary and secondary sources. HZDR thus contributes to closing raw materials loops in the sense of a Circular Economy.