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Joint Cluster of Excellence

Excellence Strategy by the German Federal and State Governments

 

Cluster Spokespersons

Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener

Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener

Institute of Applied Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Prof. Dr. Uwe Bunz

Prof. Dr. Uwe Bunz

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Centre for Advanced Materials, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O)

3D Additive Manufacturing Driven Towards the Molecular Scale

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The Cluster of Excellence is a collaboration of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Heidelberg University (Uni HD). It pursues an interdisciplinary approach through conjunction of natural, engineering, and social sciences. 3DMM2O establishes scalable digital 3D Additive Manufacturing transcending from the molecular to the macroscopic scale.

This approach converts digital information into functional materials, devices and systems “made to order.” 3DMM2O creates a powerful technology push and pull by treating molecular materials, technologies and applications as indissolubly intertwined. On the technology side, the scientific challenges are “finer, faster, and more”, i.e., advance molecular materials and technologies in terms of resolution, speed, and multi-material printing by orders of magnitude. On the application side, we aim at functional 3D hybrid optical and electronic systems, 3D artificial materials called metamaterials, and at reconstructing functioning organotypic systems by using 3D scaffolds for cell culture.

 

NEWS

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Launch of Cluster Facebook page

Like our new Facebook page to get the latest information about the Cluster and to find out more about the research that is being conducted by our scientists.

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Conference topic: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems
Registration Open: Cluster Conference 2020

The first conference of the Cluster 3DMM2O will take place from March 29 to April 2, 2020 and focus on 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems. The confirmed speakers include renowned experts in the field.

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Registration Open: Summer Program 2020

Female high school students with an interest in STEM are invited to take part in a week of fascinating insights into the world of 3D Printing. Places are limited!

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Visit by Rotary Club members

On October 26, as part of the 40 year anniversary of the Rotary Club Karlsruhe-Fächerstadt, Rotary Club members visited the Center for Functional Nanostructures at KIT to learn about the research of the Cluster 3DMM2O.