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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

3D designer scaffolds

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. The goal is the ultimate digitalization of 3D manufacturing and material processing.

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

News Publication
Publication about Mechanical Waves in Metamaterials

Researchers of the Cluster demonstrate polarization rotations during acoustical activity in metamaterials. They present their research in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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Celebration Excellence
Success within the Excellence Strategy

Both Universities cooperating within the Cluster 3DMM2O were successful in the second funding line of the Excellence Strategy and are awarded the title of University of Excellence.

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News LookKIT
New LookKIT features Cluster Research

The magazine LookKIT presents KIT's research to the general public. The current issue features the Cluster 3DMM2O as a key institution within the materials research conducted at the University.

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Special Issue of Advanced Materials
Special Issue of Journal Advanced Materials

A new special issue of the journal Advanced Materials is dedicated to Materials Research at KIT, including the work of several Cluster PIs and their teams.

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