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Our research in Der Spiegel und Die Zeit

  • 12 January 2017

Our nanorobots are the topic of a special report on robots in the newspaper Die Zeit and Der Spiegel has previously covered our research, also highlights our work in its 2017 March 11 issue.

Kai Melde Andrew Mark Tian Qiu Tung Chun Lee Peer Fischer


Peer Fischer wins World Technology Award 2016

  • 20 December 2016

Dr. Peer Fischer, head of the Micro- Nano- and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, has received the World Technology Award 2016. Professor Fischer was selected among 32 nominees and then among six finalists in the category “Information Technology – Hardware” that recognizes achievements in the field of IT hardware, including such significant subcategories as manufacturing and robotics.

Peer Fischer


Holograms with sound

  • 21 September 2016

A new way of shaping sound waves in 3D aids technology and could be useful for medical ultrasound applications

Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Stuttgart have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, which could improve ultrasound diagnostics and material testing. The holograms can also be used to move and manipulate particles.

Peer Fischer Kai Melde Andrew Mark


Congratulations

  • 10 August 2016

Debora Walker receives a Humboldt Postdoctoral fellowship to go to Harvard (August 2016).

Debora Schamel


ERC Grant

  • 05 August 2016

We are awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant (August 2016).

Peer Fischer


Humboldt fellowship

  • 20 June 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Zhiguang Wu who has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (June 2016).

Zhiguang Wu


Faculty position

  • 12 June 2016

Congrats and good luck to Dr. Ji Tae Kim who has started as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (June 2016).

JiKae Kim


Featured Nature Materials article

  • 16 March 2016

Our article on soft microrobots is discussed in Nature News & Views.

Stefano Palagi Andrew Mark Kai Melde Tian Qiu Alberto Sanchez Peer Fischer


Per Mikroschwimmer zur Magenwand

  • 11 December 2015

Ein mit Enzymen beschichteter Mikropropeller verflüssigt lokal die Magenschleimhaut, um sie zu durchdringen

Helicobacter pylori macht es vor. Das im menschlichen Magen häufig vorkommende Bakterium versteht es, sich auch durch die zähe Magenschleimhaut hindurchzubewegen. Zu diesem Zweck scheidet es Substanzen aus, die den pH-Wert ihrer Umgebung verändern und damit den gelartigen Schleim verflüssigen. Forscher des Max-Planck-Instituts für Intelligente Systeme in Stuttgart haben dieses Prinzip aufgegriffen und nach ihm ein künstliches Mikrovehikel geschaffen, das ebenfalls viskose Schleimhäute durchdringen kann. Die Forscher verbinden damit eine konkrete Hoffnung: Eines Tages könnten solche Schwimmer vielleicht pharmazeutische Wirkstoffe direkt an die Magenwand transportieren – und dort für eine effektive Aufnahme in die Blutbahn sorgen.

Debora Schamel Peer Fischer Jeong Hyeon-Ho


Fellow of the RSC

  • 02 September 2015

Peer Fischer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Peer Fischer