Department of Microsystems Engineering - IMTEK

Christoph Rüchardt Scholarship Christoph Rüchardt Scholarship

For the winter term 2014/15 and the summer term 2015, the Master students Gazmend Alia, Yannick Folwill, Oksana Kutkina, Gabriel Kalweit und Jonas Weber have been granted a Christoph Rüchardt scholarship. On 30 January they received their scholarship certificates in presence of Prof. Dr. Christoph Rüchardt, former Rector of the University of Freiburg. The Christoph Rüchardt scholarships are granted every year for excellent performance.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Frohe Weihnachten Feliz Navidad Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas Buon Natale Schöni Wiehnacht Счастли́вого Рождества́ عِيدُ مِيلادٍ مَجِيد Boas Festas Весела Коледа 圣诞快乐 Sretan Bozic Veselé Vánoce Glædelig jul Zalig Kerstfeest Hyvää Joulua καλά Χριστούγεννα חג מולד שמח शुभ क्रिस्मस Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket Gleðileg jól Selamat Hari Natal クリスマスおめでとう。 크리스마스 잘 보내세요 priecīgus Ziemassvētkus Linksmų Kalėdų Среќен Божиќ God Jul Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia Feliz Natal Crăciun fericit Срећан Божић Veselé Vianoce vesel bôžič Sawadee Pee Mai Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun З Різдвом Kellemes Karacsonyiunnepeket کرسمس مبارک chúc mừng Giáng sinh

Self-Shedding Surfaces Self-Shedding Surfaces

What to do when functional surfaces fail? When catheters become contaminated with microorganisms or sensors no longer react? Until now, the answer was: remove and replace. The chemist Dr. Karen Lienkamp has received a 1.49 million euros Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop an alternative approach. In the future, medical devices or sensors made from functional polymers may be able to “shed” their surface when they are exhausted, allowing them to regenerate and be reused.

Wolfgang-Gentner-Award 2014 for Young Researchers Wolfgang-Gentner-Award 2014 for Young Researchers

Dr. Andreas Menzel (Department of Microsystems Engineering) and Dr. Matthias Sauer (Department of Computer Science) were awarded the Wolfgang-Gentner-Award for Young Researchers 2014 by the President of the University of Freiburg Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer during the opening ceremony of the academic year 2014/15.

New Dean Prof. Dr. Georg Lausen New Dean Prof. Dr. Georg Lausen

On October 1st, 2014, Prof. Dr. Georg Lausen, Chair of Databases and Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, will become Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He takes over the office from his precursor Prof. Dr. Yiannos Manoli, Department of Microsystems Engineering.

New Dean Prof. Yiannos Manoli New Dean Prof. Yiannos Manoli

On October 1st, 2012, Prof. Dr. Yiannos Manoli, Fritz Huettinger Chair of Microelectronics, Department of Microsystems Engineering, will become Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He takes over the office from his precursor Prof. Dr. Bernd Becker, Department of Computer Science.

VDI Sponsorship Award 2013 VDI Sponsorship Award 2013

Mrs. Natalie Muller (Department of Microsystems Engineering) and Mr. Milad Miladi (Department of Computer Science) were awarded the VDI Sponsorship Award 2013 by the President of the University of Freiburg Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer during the opening ceremony of the academic year 2013/14.

VDI Sponsorship Award 2014 VDI Sponsorship Award 2014

Mr. Lucas Spohn (Department of Microsystems Engineering) and Mr. Nikolaus Mayer (Department of Computer Science) were awarded the VDI Sponsorship Award 2014 by the President of the University of Freiburg Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer during the opening ceremony of the academic year 2014/15.

New at the Faculty New at the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Kristof Van Laerhoven has been appointed as a Professor in Embedded Systems

Innovation Award for Adaptive Lenses Innovation Award for Adaptive Lenses

A novel concept for adaptive lenses by Matthias Wapler from the Laboratory for Microactuators presented at the ISOT 2014 has been recognized with the “Innovation in Optomechatronic Research Award”

Electricity from Waste Water Electricity from Waste Water

Joana Danzer has received first prize in the category "science" at this year's F-Cell Awards for a new fuel-cell technology that harnesses energy from bacteria filtered out of waste water.

Well done! Well done!

The Faculty of Engineering congratulates the football team for the worldcup 2014!

Alumni Award 2014 Alumni Award 2014

The students Matthias Breitwieser (MSc Mikrosystemtechnik) and Daniel Leinfelder (MSc Computer Science) receive the Alumni Award 2014.

International Student Conference on Microtechnology 2014 International Student Conference on Microtechnology 2014

From October 6 - 10, 2014 the " International Student Conference on Micro Technology 2014” will take place at IMTEK - Department of Microsystems Engineering ( University of Freiburg ). The conference is tailored for students of engineering and natural sciences in their final years of study and for young PhD students. The international student conference provides a rich program with high-profile speakers and attractive prizes.

Fabian Stumpf wins Best Poster Award at the Biosensors Conference 2014 Fabian Stumpf wins Best Poster Award at the Biosensors Conference 2014

For his Poster on “Non-contact single cell printing for single cell real-time PCR", Fabian Stumpf (HSG-IMIT) and his colleagues from the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), the research cluster BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies and BioFluidix were awarded the best poster award at the Biosensors conference.

Implantable Cuff with Electrodes Implantable Cuff with Electrodes

High blood pressure is the greatest health risk worldwide behind smoking and alcohol consumption. In Germany, around 25 percent of the population suffers from arterial hypertension, as the condition is referred to in medical circles. The microsystems engineers Dr. Dennis Plachta and Prof. Dr. Thomas Stieglitz from the Laboratory of Biomedical Microtechnology at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg teamed up with the neurosurgeons Dr. Mortimer Gierthmühlen and Prof. Dr. Josef Zentner from the Medical Center – University of Freiburg to develop a new cuff equipped with electrodes that can lower blood pressure without causing side effects.

Senate Elects Two New Vice Rectors Senate Elects Two New Vice Rectors

The Senate of the University of Freiburg has elected two new part-time vice rectors: Gisela Riescher (Faculty of Humanities) will be responsable for academic integrity, equal opprtunity and diversity, Margit Zacharias (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Microsystems Engineering) for technolgy transfer and innovation.

Optofluidic router featured in Nature Photonics Optofluidic router featured in Nature Photonics

A recent article in "Lab on a Chip" describing an optofluidic optical router developed by the Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair of Micro-optics in collaboration with CSIC in Barcelona, Spain, was featured as a "Research Highlight" by Nature Photonics (On-chip router,” Nature Photonics, vol. 8, p. 85, 2014). The fully integrated router relies solely on electrically-movable liquid-liquid interfaces for switching optical signals and is based on micromachined glass and polymer materials.

The power of cracks The power of cracks

Thomas van Oordt et al. from the Lab-on-a-Chip division describe the effect of ultrasonic welding parameters on the peel strength of polyethylene films and provide a practical guideline for a systematic adjustment of welding parameters.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year! Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Frohe Weihnachten Feliz Navidad Joyeux Noël Merry Christmas Buon Natale Schöni Wiehnacht Счастли́вого Рождества́ عِيدُ مِيلادٍ مَجِيد Boas Festas Весела Коледа 圣诞快乐 Sretan Bozic Veselé Vánoce Glædelig jul Zalig Kerstfeest Hyvää Joulua καλά Χριστούγεννα חג מולד שמח शुभ क्रिस्मस Kellemes karácsonyi ünnepeket Gleðileg jól Selamat Hari Natal クリスマスおめでとう。 크리스마스 잘 보내세요 priecīgus Ziemassvētkus Linksmų Kalėdų Среќен Божиќ God Jul Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia Feliz Natal Crăciun fericit Срећан Божић Veselé Vianoce vesel bôžič Sawadee Pee Mai Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun З Різдвом Kellemes Karacsonyiunnepeket کرسمس مبارک chúc mừng Giáng sinh

The brightest minds on campus The brightest minds on campus

The Faculty of Engineering wishes to congratulate the students chosen for the Christoph-Rüchardt scholarship 2013: Jan Burchard (Informatik), Christoph Gissler (Informatik), Abinaya Krishnaraja (Microsystems Engineering), Tina Preisinger (Mikrosystemtechnik) und Annelie Schiller (Mikrosystemtechnik).

New at the Faculty New at the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Moritz Diehl has been appointed as a professor for the newly installed Chair of Systems Theory at IMTEK and has taken over this position at the beginning of the winter semester 2013/14. He is an expert in Control Engineering and Optimisation and worked as a Professor for Optimisation in Engineering at KU Leuven/Belgium where he headed the "Optimisation in Engineering Center" OPTEC.

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