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3DMM2O News

Here you can browse through all past 3DMM2O News.

Event with ITAS: technik.kontrovers

On July 21 at 6 pm, the ITAS event technik.kontrovers "Zukünfte des 3D-Drucks" will take place online. It will feature talks and a discussion on the present and future as well as the social dimension of 3D printing. The information on how to access the event is available on the website of the ITAS.

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Workshop at ZEISS Makerspace @ KIT

On July 27, the first workshop in the new ZEISS Makerspace @ KIT, located in the ZEISS InnovationHub @ KIT on Campus North, will take place. The Makerspace is a place that provides every interested party with the tools to realize their own ideas e.g. 3D printers or a table saw. 

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New paper in Advanced Materials

A new Cluster paper, published in the journal Advanced Materials, details water erasable microstructures produced by 3D laser printing. The paper features three Principal Investigators of the Cluster as co-authors: Martin Wegener, Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Eva Blasco.

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Cluster Publication in Physical Review Letters

The cover of the newly published Physical Review Letters 124 (23) features a three-dimensional network of achiral rods. The figure is from a new paper written by, among others, Cluster Spokesperson and PI Martin Wegener titled "Isotropic Chiral Acoustic Phonons in 3D Quasicrystalline Metamaterials".

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Online Lecture on 3D Printing

On June 3, 2020 at 11 am, Distinguished Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher (Queensland University of Technology) will give an online talk in our Lecture Series on 3D Printing. His talk is titled "Melt Electro Writing Biomimetic Fibre Network Architectures".

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Cluster Publication in Chemical Reviews

A new Cluster publication written, among others, by Cluster Postdoc Nicole Jung as well as PIs Ute Schepers and Stefan Bräse was published in highly respected journal Chemical Reviews. The review article describes and discusses types of the Staudinger Ligation and compares them to other bioorthogonal labeling methods.

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Cluster Publication on Journal Cover

The cover of the newly published ChemistryOpen 5/2020 depicts a successful synthesis of high quality, monolithic UiO‐66‐NH2 MOF thin films on diverse solid substrates detailed in a publication by Postdoc Tawheed Hashem and others, including PI Christof Wöll.

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New PI: Dr. Pavel Levkin

The Cluster 3DMM2O warmly welcomes PD Dr. Pavel Levkin as a new PI. Dr. Levkin is head of the Biofunctional Materials research group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and will conduct research in Thrust A3 of the Cluster.

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Prof. Martijn Kemerink joins Cluster

The Cluster 3DMM2O warmly welcomes Prof. dr. ir. Martijn Kemerink. As Professor at the Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM) at Heidelberg University, he receives start-up investments within the Carl Zeiss Foundation-Focus@HEiKA. He will act as a PI in Thrust C1.

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Comparing 3D printing technologies

A new website by Cluster researchers provides a comparison of different 3D printing technologies by speed and voxel size. To keep the comparison updated, visitors can suggest new references to be included in the diagram.

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Launch of Cluster Twitter account

The Cluster 3DMM2O is now on Twitter. Follow us to get all the latest information about the Cluster and get in contact!

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Registration Open: Cluster Conference

Future 3D Additive Manufacturing - The 3DMM2O Conference on 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems will take place February 28 - March 4, 2021. Registration now open!

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Advice about the Coronavirus

In view of the current situation, we would like to draw your attention to the recommendations of the KIT in respect to the coronavirus. See also the information by Heidelberg University.

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Printable Light Sensors

A new paper, co-written among others by Cluster PIs Schröder, Lemmer and Hernandez-Sosa, introduces printable light sensors that are able to detect colors, thus enabling data transmission by light. They report their results in Advanced Materials.

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CANCELLED: Cluster Conference 2020

With regret, the organizers of Future 3D Additive Manufacturing - the 3DMM2O Conference 2020: 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems have decided to cancel the conference. Further information will follow soon.

CANCELLED: German-Japanese Workshop

PLEASE NOTE that the workshop had to be postponed.

On March 4 & 5, the German-Japanese Workshop "Aquatic Materials Made to Order" will take place at Heidelberg University. The workshop is jointly organized by MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Aquatic Functional Materials" and the Cluster 3DMM2O.

CANCELLED: Visiting lectures at KIT

PLEASE NOTE that Daniel Torrent's visit had to be postponed.

Daniel Torrent (Universitat Jaume I, Spain) will be visiting KIT on March 25 & 26. He will give two talks, in each case at 10 am in room 6/1 of the Physics tower (building number 30.23). Torrent's research interests include, among others, optical and acoustic metamaterials.

KIT Materials Day 2020

The KIT Materials Center cordially invites scientists interested in materials research at KIT to participate in the Materials Day on March 5, 2020. Online registration is mandatory. PI Jan Korvink will give a short introduction into the Cluster 3DMM2O at around 10:10 am.

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CANCELLED: Event with ITAS: technik.kontrovers

PLEASE NOTE that the event had to be postponed.

On March 11, 2020 at 6 pm, doctoral researcher Marc Hippler will participate in a public discussion about the present, future and societal dimension of 3D printing alongside Christoph Schneider and Maximilian Roßmann (both ITAS).

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3D printing system for sub-micron structures at record speed

Researchers of the Cluster develop a new 3D printing system that allows for submicron accuracy at speed. They publish their findings in a special issue of Advanced Functional Materials.

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Deadline Extended: Cluster Conference 2020

The deadline for Future 3D Additive Manufacturing - The 3DMM2O Conference 2020 was just extended to February 29, 2020. The conference will take place from March 29 to April 2, 2020 and focus on 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems.

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Positions with new PIs

The Carl Zeiss Foundation supports doctoral students who want to work with one of our five new Principal Investigators on topics in their fields of research with stipends.

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livMatS Spokesperson at Materials Colloquium

Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck, vice spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence "livMatS", will give a talk during the KIT Materials Colloquium on January 14 at 4 pm. Principal Investigator Peter Gumbsch will guide the discussion.The colloquium will take place in the Redtenbacher-Hörsaal on Campus South.

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Publishing Talk by Advanced Materials Editors

On January 28, there will be a talk on “Publishing advanced materials science” by Advanced Materials editors (Wiley) Jos Lenders and Dimitra Gkogkou. It will take place at KIT (Campus North), Institute of Biological and Chemical Systems (build. 316), room 105 at 9 am.

PI Gumbsch new Member of acatech

Principal Investigator Peter Gumbsch was elected as a member by acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Paper published in Small

Researchers including Cluster scientists publish a paper in the journal Small describing the fabrication of ultra-compact scanning-probe microscopy engines using 3D printing.

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Lecture by PI Franziska Thomas

On December 12, 2019, one of our new PIs, Dr. Franziska Thomas, will talk about "Exploring de novo designed protein folding motifs in the development of biomimetic systems and biomaterials" at CAM in Heidelberg.

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New Cluster PIs

The Cluster 3DMM2O warmly welcomes five new Principal Investigators: Dr. Eva Blasco, Dr. Gerardo Hernández-Sosa, Prof. Dr. Franziska Thomas, Prof. Dr. Jasmin Aghassi, Dr. Kerstin Göpfrich.

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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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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 deadline for submissions is January 6, 2020!

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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. 

Lecture Series 3DMM2O

Kristen Kozielski will give a talk on "Magnetoelectric materials for wireless neuronal modulation" on November 7, 3.00 pm, in Karlsruhe. The event is open to the public that has previous knowledge of the topic.

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Review Article on 3D Laser Nanoprinting

Researchers of the Cluster present a review of the state and potential future of 3D Laser Nanoprinting. The feature article was published in the October 2019 issue of Optics & Photonics News (OPN), the renowned monthly news magazine of The Optical Society.

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First Young Scientist Retreat of the Cluster

During their first Young Scientist Retreat, the doctoral and postdoctoral researchers of the Cluster 3DMM2O had an productive exchange of ideas and made connections across Thrusts and disciplines. Different team building exercises helped strengthening the group cohesion.

First Internal Review and Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

On 23 September 2019, the Cluster met for its first internal review to discuss the progress within the Thrusts. Furthermore, the newly-formed Scientific Advisory Board participated in the review and met up on the following day.

Cluster PIs participate in HeKKSaGOn Working Group

During the Presidents’ Conference of the German-Japanese University Consortium HeKKSaGOn on 12 and 13 September 2019 in Heidelberg, members of Working Group I - including several Cluster PIs - met up to discuss further research activites.

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Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener at KIT in the City Hall

On 4 June 2019, Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener gave an introduction into 3D Additive Manufacturing research to the public at the event KIT in the City Hall.

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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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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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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 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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Second event in Lecture Series

The Cluster's Lecture Series in 3D Printing continues. The second lecture will be presented by Dr. Venera Weinhardt on July 18, 2019, 2.45 pm, in the context of the HEiKA Day 2019 at Heidelberg University.

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Barner-Kowollik elected as Academy of Science Fellow

PI Barner-Kowollik has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science for his significant and lasting impact in the field of soft matter nanotechnology. We congratulate!

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3DMM2O @ KIT in the City Hall

The Mayor of Karlsruhe and the President of KIT warmly invite the general public to "KIT in the City Hall" on June 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm. This year, the event is focussed on the topic "New Technologies for the Materials of Tomorrow".

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Seminar Announcement

On May 6, there will be a special seminar on “Overcoming the conflict between stiffness and toughness in architected lattices“ by Dr. Jochen Mueller (Harvard University). It takes place at KIT Campus South, Physics building (30.23), in room 6-1 from 10-11 am.

Public Lecture by Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener

On April 9, 2019, Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener gave the inaugural lecture for the Nano Institute of the University of Syndey on the topic "Nano 3D printing: Materials beyond Imagination".

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Publication about Multimaterial Photoresists

Researchers of the Cluster introduce a platform technology for multimaterial photoresists that can be orthogonally cured by changing the colour of light.

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Lecture Series in 3D Printing

The Cluster 3D Matter Made to Order presents a lecture series in 3D Printing. The first lecture will be presented by Gerardo Hernández-Sosa on April 16, 2019, 3:15 pm at the InnovationLab Heidelberg.

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Welcome Day

The Cluster 3DMM2O warmly invites its new doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to attend its first Welcome Day on April 16, 2019 in Heidelberg.

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KHYS Research Travel Grant

The Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists financially supports doctoral students and postdocs undertaking three- to six-month research stays abroad. Applications are open until May 5, 2019.

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Young Investigator Group Preparation Program

YIG Prep Pro focuses on the international recruitment of outstanding early career researchers, in particular one to four years after the completion of their doctorate. Applications are open until March 5, 2019.

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Launch of the Cluster 3D Matter Made to Order

The new Cluster explores the possibilities of 3D Additive Manufacturing reaching all the way from the molecular to the macroscopic scale.

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Publication about Multimaterial 3D Printing

Researchers of the Cluster 3DMM2O create a new method enabling the production of 3D-printed micro- and nanostructures efficiently and precisely using mixed materials. Their findings are published in Science Advances.

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Publication about Dynamic 3D Printing

Scientists of the Cluster 3DMM2O develop a new method for producing controllable 3D microstructures. They present their multidisciplinary research in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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Scholarships of Carl Zeiss Foundation

We are happy to announce the call for application for doctoral scholarships as part of the scholarship program funded by Carl Zeiss Foundation in the HEiKA Graduate School on Functional Materials.

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ERC Synergy Grants for Heidelberg University

Scientists of Heidelberg University are key participants in two research teams, each of which has obtained an ERC Synergy Grant, a highly-endowed grant from the European Research Council.

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Success for 3DMM2O

We are proud to announce that the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made To Order was successful within the Excellence Initiative. It will officially be funded starting from January 2019.

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Nancoscribe wins State Prize for Young Companies

The jury awarded Nanoscribe for their extraordinary innovations in the field of 3D printing on the microscale as well as their entrepreneurial success.

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New Scientists Welcome

We are looking for scientists who are passionate about revolutionizing 3D printing.

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