|Scientific director:||Roland Sauerbrey|
|Administrative director:||Peter Joehnk|
|staff:||ca. 930 (2011)|
|budget:||ca. 118 Mio. Euro (2011)|
The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is a German research laboratory in Dresden and member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. While the research center was formerly known as Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (since 1992) the research site dates back as far as 1956, when the "Zentralinstitut für Kernforschung" (national institute for nuclear research) in Eastern Germany was founded.
 Research programs
From Matter to Materials With the help of large-scale research equipment, HZDR scientists seek to improve conventional materials and develop new ones. This includes research on novel superconducting and semiconducting materials with the help of extremely high magnetic fields, simulation and optimization of steel casting using magnetic fields, and the development of energy efficient materials for new information and communication technologies.
Cancer research Cancer research at the HZDR focuses on three major fields: research on new radioactive pharmaceuticals for the diagnosis of cancer, development of imaging methods used in oncology and advancement of the acceleration of particles with laser technologies.
Energy research HZDR scientists focus on processes in the chemical and metal processing industries, nuclear safety, new technologies for the exploration, extraction and use of raw materials and biocomposite materials.
Founded in 1956 the former research center in Rossendorf became part of the German Academy of Sciences. The German-born British physicist Klaus Fuchs, who took part in the Manhattan Project, was deputy director until 1974.
After the German reunification the "Forschungszentrum Rossendorf" (FZR) was founded. In 2006 the name changed to "Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf", to emphasize the connection to the research infrastructure in the city of Dresden. In 2011 the center became a member of Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.
 Staff and research sites
The HZDR has a staff of about 900 persons, working on four different research sites, the headquarters being in Dresden.
- Institute of Ion-Beam Physics and Materials Research
- Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory
- Institute of Resource Ecology
- Institute of Fluid Dynamics
- Institute of Radiopharmacy
- Institute of Radiation Physics
- Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology - operated together with Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
 Research facilities
- The superconducting Electron Linear accelerator ELBE (Electron Linac for beams with high Brilliance and low Emittance) delivers multiple secondary beams (FEL, coherent infrared radiation, quasi-monochromatic X-rays, polarized Bremstrahlung, pulsed neutron beams, pulsed mono-energetic positrons)
- 150 TW laser system Dresden Laser Acceleration Source (DRACO)
- ROBL - Rossendorf Beamline at ESRF in Grenoble/ France
- PET-Center operated together with Technische Universität Dresden and University Hospital Dresden
- Thermohydraulic test facility TOPFLOW
- Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (pulsed magnetic fields up to 100 teslas and 10 ms)
- Ion Beam Center for the application of ion beams in materials research. Plasma and ion sources generate ions of all species at energies between 10 eV and 50 MeV.
- "Pressemitteilung vom 22. Juni 2009: Per Unterschrift besiegelt – das FZD wechselt zur Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren (german)". HZDR. 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
- "Radiation Source ELBE". HZDR.
- "DRACO". HZDR.
- "Rossendorf Beamline at ESRF". HZDR.
- "PET Center (german)". HZDR.
- "TOPFLOW - Transient Two Phase Flow Test Facility". HZDR.
- "Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory". HZDR.