Department of Microsystems Engineering - IMTEK

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.

MNBS 2013 Presentation Award MNBS 2013 Presentation Award

Konstantinos Mitsakakis received Innovation Award for his project DiscoGnosis in Cork during the 7th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems

EUJO-LIMMS Dissemination Workshop, Oct. 25, 2013 EUJO-LIMMS Dissemination Workshop, Oct. 25, 2013

IMTEK hosts the second dissemination workshop of the European-Japanese Project EUJO-LIMMS funded by the EU and the JSPS. EUJO-LIMMS is a cooperation project between IMTEK, the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo, VTT (Finland) and EPFL (Switzerland). The workshop will feature oral presentations by the project partners, surrounded by a poster lunch session and an evening reception. The workshop is open to all those interested.

Tree Fungus Lets Current Flow Tree Fungus Lets Current Flow

Scientists at the Department of Microsystems Engineering present new concept for biofuel cells - cover story in ChemSusChem, the journal for chemistry, sustainability, energy, and materials

Award ceremony of the degree certificates and Summer party Award ceremony of the degree certificates and Summer party

The award ceremony of the degree certificates will take place on Friday, 05 July 2013 on the campus of the Faculty of Engineering. This year, due to the increased number of graduates for the first time we awarded the Bachelor certificates and the Master's/PhD/Habilitation certificates separately.

Technology for the Brain Technology for the Brain

Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Science Theresia Bauer, Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Dr. Harald von Kalm from the German Research Foundation, and Cluster Director Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard inaugurated the Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools on 9 April 2013.

New Probes for the Brain New Probes for the Brain

The Department of Microsystems Engineering of the University of Freiburg is Coordinating the Research Project NeuroSeeker

Another Endowed Chair at IMTEK Another Endowed Chair at IMTEK

The Gisela and Erwin Sick Chair of Micro-Optics at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Freiburg to be established in 2013

First Collaborative Research Center (SFB) at IMTEK First Collaborative Research Center (SFB) at IMTEK

Five laboratories of IMTEK contribute to the SFB/Transregio “Planar Optronic Systems,” which will be distributed among several locations. It will receive a total of 9.8 million euros. The German Research Foundation (DFG) announced the decision on Novmeber, 21 in Bonn.

Rapid Detection of Malaria Rapid Detection of Malaria

Konstantinos Mitsakakis at the Lab for MEMS Applications at IMTEK is coordinating the research project DiscoGnosis, which started in November.

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