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Kai Melde wins the 2019 Günter Petzow Prize

  • 05 July 2019

The doctoral student in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Group received this prize during the 2019 Intelligent Systems Summer Colloquium

Katherine J. Kuchenbecker Kai Melde Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Poster Prize

  • 06 April 2019

Winner: Poster Prize at Medical Conference

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer


Xiaolong Lu receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

  • 20 March 2019

He joins the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher

Peer Fischer


Udit Choudhury has his PhD defence in Groningen

  • 15 February 2019

Congratulations to Udit Choudhury for defending his thesis on the "Dynamics of self-propelled colloids and their application as active matter", and best of luck as he is leaving the group to start a Postdoc at AMOLF in the Netherlands.

Udit Choudhury Mariana Alarcon-Correa Vincent Mauricio Kadiri Peer Fischer


Hannah-Noa Barad receives Minerva Fellowship

  • 10 February 2019

The Postdoctoral Researcher in the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems lab receives the Fellowship for two years.

Hannah-Noa Barad Peer Fischer Linda Behringer



Nanorobots propel through the eye

  • 02 November 2018

Scientists developed specially coated nanometer-sized vehicles that can be actively moved through dense tissue like the vitreous of the eye. So far, the transport of nano-vehicles has only been demonstrated in model systems or biological fluids, but not in real tissue. The work was published in the journal Science Advances and constitutes one step further towards nanorobots becoming minimally-invasive tools for precisely delivering medicine to where it is needed.

Zhiguang Wu Tian Qiu Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


A boost for biofuel cells

  • 30 August 2018

In chemistry, a reaction is spontaneous when it does not need the addition of an external energy input. How much energy is released in a reaction is dictated by the laws of thermodynamics. In the case of the spontaneous reactions that occur in the human body this is often not enough to power medical implants. Now, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, together with an international team of researchers, found a way to boost the energy output by storing and bundling the energy of many spontaneous enzyme reactions. The work is published in the journal Nature Communications and shows how abundant, simple enzyme reactions can be used to power energy-hungry reactions and electronic devices.

Peer Fischer Linda Behringer


Vector Foundation 2018 MINT-Innovation Grant

  • 03 July 2018

Congratulations to Mariana Alarcón-Correa and Vincent M. Kadiri

Mariana Alarcon-Correa Vincent Mauricio Kadiri


Best of luck – start at IIT Pisa

  • 16 May 2018

Dr. Stefano Palagi moves back to Italy and joins the Bioinspired Soft Robotics research team at the IIT and the Center for Micro-BioRobotics in Pisa. Best of luck and lots of success!

Stefano Palagi Peer Fischer