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Photographs of diverse 3D printed structuresNew Functional Materials in 3D Printing

15.01.2021

Cluster scientists have developed new functional materials to extend the possibilities of 3D Nanoprinting. In a paper published in Nature Communications, they show their results: 3D polymer structures of highly complex geometries and spatially controlled pore sizes from 10 nm to 1000 µm. This new approach extends the scope of applications of 3D printing to hierarchical inherently porous 3D objects.

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IntervieweesInterviews with Carl Zeiss Scholarship holders

18.12.2020

The Cluster 3DMM2O has a lot of talented Young Researchers. In order two increase their visibility, we have published two interviews with female Carl Zeiss Foundation Scholarship holders Britta Weidinger (A3) and Tamara Molitor (C3). In the interviews, they talk about their research and the role of the CZF Scholarship Program for their academic career.

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Image of Christine Selhuber-UnkelNew PI: Prof. Dr. Selhuber-Unkel

10.12.2020

The Cluster 3DMM2O warmly welcomes Prof. Dr. Christine Selhuber-Unkel as a new PI. Prof Dr. Selhuber-Unkel is head of the Molecular Systems Engineering research group at the Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering (IMSE) of Heidelberg University and will conduct research in Thrust B1 of the Cluster. Furthermore, she recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant for her project „Photomechanical writing of cell functions“ (PHOTOMECH) which aims at regulating cell functions through external physical forces.

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Portrait Frauke GräterERC Consolidator Grant for PI Frauke Gräter

09.12.2020

Cluster Principal Investigator Frauke Gräter receives an ERC Consolidator Grant for her project „Mechanoradicals in Collagen“ (RADICOL), which focuses on radicals caused by excessive mechanical stress on collagen, the protein which provides structural and mechanical stability to the connective tissues in the human body.

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Abstract of the introductory articleFeature Issue in Optical Materials Express

02.12.2020

A new feature issue of the journal Optical Materials Express, guest-edited by Cluster PIs Eva Blasco and Martin Wegener as well as SAB member Shoji Maruo, showcases selected latest developments and results in the field of optical 3D printing and its applications in optics and other areas. The virtual feature issue is available on the Optical Materials Express website.

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Doctoral Thesis Prize AwardeeKIT Doctoral Award for Jasmin Busch

30.11.2020

Cluster Young Scientist Jasmin Busch is one of the recipients of the 13th KIT Doctoral Award. With the award, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology acknowledges outstanding doctoral researchers, thereby highlighting the great importance of Young Scientists at KIT. We congratulate!

Cluster PIs A. Stephen K. Hashmi and Martin WegenerCluster PIs recognized as "Highly Cited Researchers"

18.11.2020

Principal Investigator A. Stephen K. Hashmi (Heidelberg University) and Cluster Spokesperson Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) have been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers 2020 by Web of Science. This means that their papers rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year. For the current list the authors evaluated publications from 2009 to 2019.

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View of the feature exhibition of the Science Museum London in Antenna - 3D: Printing the future . ITAS Symposium: Re-imagining the futures of 3D printing in society

The Carl Zeiss Foundation Vision Assessment Study is organizing a scientific symposium that will bring together leading experts on 3D printing in the social sciences and humanities to foster the international debate on 3D printing in society. It will take place online March 23 to 24, 2021. Registration deadline for participation with or without poster is January 15, 2021.

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Physik Journal articleArticle about Cluster in Physik Journal

The November issue of Physik Journal, the member journal of the German Physical Society, features an article on the Cluster 3DMM2O. For the article, Cluster Spokesperson Martin Wegener was interviewed on the goals as well as the current state and research developments of the Cluster. The article is available to all registered pro-physik.de users as well as DPG members.

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Image of Jan KorvinkERC Synergy Grant for PI Jan Korvink

The project "HiSCORE", which aims at developing a method for high-throughput screening using nuclear method resonance, has been selected for funding by the European Research Council in its Synergy Grant scheme. Principal Investigator Jan Korvink will work on the project alongside Benno Meier (KIT) and partners at École normale supérieure and Radboud University.

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SEM image of multi‐material boxing ring microstructure and degradation process over time.Enzyme-Degradeable Photoresist

A new paper published in Advanced Functional Materials, introduces a biocompatible and photocurable resist for scaffold fabrication that can be readily degraded by a certain enzyme. The authors, among them Cluster PIs Eva Blasco, Martin Wegener and Christopher Barner-Kowollik, describe their photoresist as a step towards "enabling 3D tissue constructs to be created to heal patients with tissue loss or to guide tissue regeneration".

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Default image Cluster newsInaugural Meeting of Industry Advisory Board

On October 6, 2020, the Cluster's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) had their inaugural meeting. During the meeting, they elected Kai Keller (Notion Systems) as Chairman and Kenneth Sorensen (Nonpareil Biotechnologies) as Vice Chairman.

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Welcome to Yolita EggelerNew PI in the Cluster: Yolita Eggeler

We warmly welcome Jun.-Prof. Dr. Yolita Eggeler as a new Principal Investigator in Thrust B3 of the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order.

There is currently an opening for a doctoral researcher in her new research group MNM (Microscopy of Nanoscale Structures & Mechanisms) at the Laboratory for Electron Microscopy (LEM) at KIT. Please see our Opportunities page for more information.

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The hydrogel (yellow) swells and pushes the micro-scaffold (grey) apart – together with the cell-attracting bar (orange). This deforms the cell (green). (Graphics: Marc Hippler, KIT)Microstructures for Cell Stress Testing

Researchers of the Cluster 3DMM2O developed a new method to analyze the impact of external forces on singular cells by creating microstuctures using 3D printing to stretch the cells. The scientists were able to observe how different cells counteract or give in to the pressure.

The paper describing the method was published in the journal Science Advances.

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Color change: The right micro-cylinder printed with the novel photoresist appears white because light is scattered in its sponge-like structure, while the cylinder printed with conventional photoresist appears transparent.New photoresist enables 3D printing of nanoporous structures

In a paper recently published in the journal Advanced Materials, Cluster researchers describe a newly developed photoresist for 3D laser microprinting that can be used for manufacturing nanoporous polymer microstructures. By tuning the writing parameters, the porosity of the printed material can be controlled.

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Logo Nature CommunicationsNature Communications features publications

Nature Communications recently curated a themed collection showcasing interdisciplinary papers on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing published in the journal over the past years. The collection includes two papers by Cluster PIs: "Adding chemically selective subtraction to multi-material 3D additive manufacturing" and "Controlling the shape of 3D microstructures by temperature and light". We congratulate!

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Poster for ITAS event "technik.kontrovers"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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Makerspace Logo and Low-poly Carl ZeissWorkshop 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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Diagram describing the process in the paperNew 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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Cover of Physical Review Letters 124 (23)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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Portrait of Lecturer Prof. HutmacherOnline 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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Staudinger LigationCluster 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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Cover of ChemistryOpen 05/2020Cluster 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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Portrait LevkinNew 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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Portrait KemerinkProf. 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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3DMM2O NewsComparing 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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Twitter logoLaunch 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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Conference 3DMM2ORegistration Open: Cluster Conference

Future 3D Additive Manufacturing - The 3DMM2O Conference on 3D Hybrid Organotypic Systems will take place online March 1-4, 2021. The revised program will be available soon. Registrations are open!

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COVID-19 key visualAdvice 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.

Recommendations of the KIT
Color-selective organic light sensors produced by inkjet printing with semiconducting inks.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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News about Cluster ConferenceCANCELLED: 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.

News German-Japanese MeetingCANCELLED: 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.

News itemCANCELLED: 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 newsKIT 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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Poster for ITAS event "technik.kontrovers"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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Metamaterial consisting of a complex three-dimensional grid structure on the micrometer scale3D 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 for the 2020 conference extendedDeadline 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 PIsPositions 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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News itemlivMatS 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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Cluster of Excellence 3DMM2OPublishing 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.

Portrait GumbschPI 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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Figure showing a SNOM collectorPaper 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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Portrait ThomasLecture 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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Cluster newsNew 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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Facebook iconLaunch 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 SystemsRegistration 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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Girl working with 3D printerRegistration 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 of the Rotary ClubVisit 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. 

Porträt KozielskiLecture 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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Cover Optics & Photonics News, October 2019Review 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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Young Scientist Retreat 2019First 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.

Internal Review 2019First 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.

HeKKsagon Working Group 1Cluster 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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News WegenerProf. 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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News PublicationPublication 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 ExcellenceSuccess 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 LookKITNew 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 MaterialsSpecial 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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Portrait WeinhardtSecond 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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Portrait Barner-KowollikBarner-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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News 3DMM2O3DMM2O @ 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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News 3DMM2OSeminar 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.

Portraitfoto WegenerPublic 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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Cover of Advanced MaterialsPublication 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 SeriesLecture 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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3DMM2O LogoWelcome 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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KIT NewsKHYS 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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KIT NewsYoung 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 3DMM2OLaunch 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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News Material MixPublication 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 nature communicationPublication 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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strukturScholarships 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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Logo Universität HeidelbergERC 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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Wegener_HanselkaSuccess 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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NanoscribePrizeNancoscribe 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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Scientists WelcomeNew Scientists Welcome

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

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