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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


  • 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

Congratulations Eisenberger scholarship

  • 12 May 2015

Dr. med. Fabian Adams is awarded a Ferdinand-Eisenberger fellowship. The scholarships frees Dr. Adams from his clinical duties (University Clinic, Univ. of Freiburg) so that he can devote the next 12 months to research here at the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems lab.

Fabian Adams


  • 10 May 2015

Dr Jerome Roche leaves the group to start as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toulouse (May, 2015).

Jerome Roche

Our work in the news, on TV, radio, etc.

  • 05 December 2014

Our work on realizing a microscallop and nanopropellers that can move through biological tissue is in the news. Our group appears on TV, radio, in newspapers, and on multiple news sites. (December 2014).

Tian Qiu Tung Chun Lee Andrew Mark Peer Fischer

Tiny vehicles for medical applications

  • 07 November 2014

Micro- and nano-swimmers can be propelled through media similar to bodily fluids

Micro- or even nano-robots could someday perform medical tasks in the human body. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have now taken a first step towards this goal. They have succeeded in constructing swimming bodies that simultaneously meet two requirements: they are small enough to be used in bodily fluids or even individual cells, and they are able to navigate through complex biological fluids.

Peer Fischer Tian Qiu Andrew Mark Debora Schamel John Gibbs