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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


Cover Article

  • 22 July 2015

Our paper "Selectable nanopattern arrays for nanolithographic imprint and etch-mask applications" is the cover article for Advanced Science, May 6, 2015, DOI: 10.1002/advs.201500016

Jeong Hyeon-Ho Andrew Mark Mariana Alarcon-Correa Insook Kim Tung Chun Lee Peer Fischer


Featured highlight

  • 03 July 2015

"Nanoswimmers: Designed for speed" Nature Nanotechnology 10, 568 (July 2015).

Debora Schamel Peer Fischer


Congratulations

  • 20 June 2015

Alex Solovev, who just left the group as a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, has been appointed a Professor at Fudan University under the 1000’s talents program. (June, 2015)

Alexander Solovev


Fabian is interviewed by SWR 2 and the lab appears on Indonesian TV

  • 08 June 2015

Fabian Adams starts his project in the group and talks about the potential of miniaturized, minimally invasive medical procedures:

Fabian Adams


Featured "Hot Paper"

  • 27 May 2015

Our paper "Dynamic Inclusion Complexes of Metal Nanoparticles Inside Nanocups" is the frontispiece for Ang. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 6730-6734 (2015).

Mariana Alarcon-Correa Tung Chun Lee Peer Fischer


Dr. Andrew G. Mark awarded with Günter Petzow Prize 2015

  • 13 May 2015

Young scientist honoured for outstanding research in the field of material science

Andrew G. Mark will be awarded this year’s Günter Petzow Prize from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. He will be honoured for his significant contribution to the development of a new nanofabrication technique for manufacturing, precisely and efficiently, hybrid multifunctional nanostructures with diverse 3D shapes.

Andrew Mark