The hands-on scientific modules help the doctoral researchers to tackle the technical challenges for their experimental or theoretical work in a highly interdisciplinary environment. They will learn about expertise and infrastructure available within the Cluster.
PhD candidates in the HEiKA Graduate School are obliged to participate in at least one week of scientific modules.
Please register using the form at the end of the page.
|Hands-on inkjet printing and other 3D printing technologies||October 14-17, 2019|
|Photochemistry in 3D printing||June 24-26, 2019|
|Technology Assessment||October 15-16, 2019|
|Hands-on 3D laser micro-printing for beginners||May 20-24, 2019|
|Working in a clean room||on demand|
Hands-on inkjet and 3D printing
Functional digital printing is set to revolutionize various technological fields by offering total freedom of design in the deposition of functional materials. Techniques like Inkjet and 3D printing permit the depositions of insulators, semiconductors, metals or biological materials with applications in electronics, sensing or bioelectronics.
Furthermore, these techniques offer the cost‐efficiency and versatility needed in areas like industrial production and personalized healthcare. The goal of this module is to understand the steps necessary for the processing of functional materials in Inkjet and 3D printing and to gain a technology overview and hands-on experience which could be utilized during a Doctoral Research project.
|Lecturer||Dr. Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa; Dr. Dario Mager|
|Date||October 14-17, 2019|
|Course Objectives||Understanding the potential and the limitations of Inkjet and 3D printing.|
The participant will learn about:
|No. of participants||max. 4-5|
|Teaching Method||Lecture; Laboratory Work, Mini-Project|
|Major Learning Results (LR)||LR-1: Understanding of materials-property relations in functional printing
LR-2: Basic Use of Lab Equipment through the development of a supervised Mini-Project.
|Course Material||Slides, Manuals|
|Participating institutes||KIT-Light Technology Institute / InnovationLab, Heidelberg
KIT-Institute of Microstructure Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
|Contact person||Dr. Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa ; Dr. Dario Mager|
Photochemistry in 3D printing
This course introduces participants to light induced reaction. Furthermore, it covers the properties of common as well as novel (functional) photoresists, detailing their design, synthesis and application.
Participants will learn about the main chemical processes and materials involved in different 3D printing techniques using light as well as to gain insights into the possibilities and challenges.
|Lecturer||Dr. Eva Blasco|
|Date||June 24-26, 2019|
|Course Objectives||The goal of the module is to learn about the main chemical processes and materials involved in different 3D printing techniques using light as well as to gain insights into the possibilities and challenges.|
The participant will learn about:
|No. of participants||max. 10|
|Target group||Doctoral researchers|
|Pre-Requisites||Master in Sciences (Chemistry or Materials Science, preferably)|
|Teaching Method||Presentation and discussion of practical examples from the literature.
Depending on participants, demonstrations of 3D printing.
|Major Learning Results (LR)||LR-1: Basics of photochemistry
LR-2: Design of photoresists for 3D printing
LR-3: Overview of the state of the art along with the challenges in the field of 3D printing
|Course Material||Slides and scientific publications|
|Participating institutes||Institute of Technical Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry (ITCP) – KIT
Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) - KIT
|Contact person||Dr. Eva Blasco|
What is the connection between scalable digital 3D additive manufacturing, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, blockchain and artificial intelligence? They are fields of cutting edge research. As such they are embedded in social, political, cultural, economic, and ecological settings. And they are shaped by these settings. Researchers follow certain visions of the future, hold up values, perceive the world in specific ways. New science and technologies are not only embedded in societal contexts but have the power to fundamentally alter and impact on society and environment. Science and technology change the world. Therefore scientific practice is charged with responsibility. This raises questions to which degree scientists should consider the societal context of their action, think about ethics, assume responsibility for their visions and goals, and be informed about possible potential impacts on society and environment. How can science more responsibly shape the future? This question is at the heart of Technology Assessment.
This module will to give PhD researchers an oversight over different TA theories and methods relevant for the assessment of their research. They will learn examples and tools for reflexive decision-making in science, communicating with stakeholders and the public and engaging with futures.
|Lecturer||PD Dr. Andreas Lösch, Dr. Alexandra Hausstein, Maximilian Roßmann, NN|
|Date||October 15-16, 2019|
|Course Objectives||Learning about societal embeddedness of basic research, ability to contextualize the clusters research in scientific and societal environments, enhance reflexivity and competence for responsible decision-making and scientific practice.|
The participant will
|No. of participants||30|
|Teaching Method||lecture, reading, group work, presentations, debates|
|Major Learning Results (LR)||LR-1: Insights in and experiences with technology assessment (aims, theories, methods and practices)
LR-2: Preparedness for reflexive communications and interactions in the cluster and with society
|Course Material||Selected literature, slides, products of group work and exercises|
|Participating institutes||International Department/KIT, SE202
15. October 2019: 10:00-12:30 / 13:30-16:00
16. October 2019: 10:00-13:00
organized by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Institute of Technology Futures (ITZ) at KIT
|Contact person||PD Dr. Andreas Lösch|
Self-Assembly of Soft Matter
The module aims to provide the participants with a comprehensive overview on how soft matter (ranging from small organic molecules, polymers to cells) self-assemble into ordered structures. Especially, to create a clear link to the general concept of our Cluster, we will focus on the self-assembly at the interfaces.
|Course Objectives||The goal of the module is to learn about the physical principle of self-assembly of matter.|
The participant will:
|No. of participants||5 – 7|
|Target group||PhD students and postdocs|
|Teaching Method||Presentation, demo experiments|
|Major Learning Results (LR)||LR-1: Basic theoretical background
LR-2: Simple demo experiments
|Course Material||Handouts, checklists|
|Literature||Adamson and Gast, “Physical Chemistry of Surfaces” ISBN-13: 978-0471148739
|Participating institutes||Physical Chemistry Institute (INF253), Heidelberg University|
|Contact person||Motomu Tanaka|
Hands-on 3D laser micro-printing for beginners
The course focuses on experimental aspects of 3D micro-printing and is intended for newcomers in the field. The participants will deepen and apply their theoretical knowledge by exploring different aspects of 3D printing. They build knowledge on principles of design and process technology for the fabrication of 3D matter including the functionalization of 3D structures, and the inspection of those microprints.
|Lecturer||M. Bastmeyer, G. Goll, M. Wegener|
|Course Objectives||This is a technological-based course where participants will use their prior fundamental knowledge to gain a firm grasp on fabrication sequences and characterization steps.|
The participant will:
|No. of participants||6|
|Teaching Method||Lecture, exercises, labs|
|Major Learning Results (LR)||LR-1: possess the basic knowledge about 3D printing
LR-2: design and fabricate 3D samples on microscale
LR-3: be familiar with inspection tools for objects on microscale
|Location(s)/Participating Institutes||Seminar room 104 in building 30.25, cleanroom labs in the basement of building 30.25/ APH, NSL and ZOO at KIT|
|Contact person||G. Goll|
Obtaining cool ray-tracing images of complex 3D structures by myself
The module aims at acquainting the participants with the basics of the ray-tracing program package “Blender”. This allows for two aspects relevant in the Cluster “3D Matter Made to Order”. First, you can make cool 3D graphics for publications and presentations yourself. For example, 3D architectures that have been 3D printed can be visualized. Second, the architectures defined by “Blender” can be exported in *.stl file format – the standard data format for 3D printing, including the Nanoscribe instrumentation available to all Cluster members in the KIT Nanostructure Service Laboratory.
|Lecturer||Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener, Tobias Frenzel, Alexander Münchinger, Frederik Mayer|
|Course Objectives||The module shall acquaint the participants with the program package “Blender”.|
The participant will learn
|No. of participants||15|
Each participant must bring his/her suitable laptop with the program package “Blender” installed.
Prior knowledge on “Blender” is not required. The module targets total beginners in this regard.
|Teaching Method||Introductory lecture and extensive exercises|
|Major Learning Results (LR)||LR-1: Being able to define 3D geometries for 3D printing using “Blender”
LR-2: Being able to make simple 3D ray-tracing illustrations
|Course Material||Slides and exercises|
|Literature||An Introduction to Ray Tracing, Andrew S. Glassner, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.
https://www.blender.org (allows for free download)
|Contact person||Prof. Dr. Martin Wegener|
Furthermore, the following modules are planned:
- Hands-on 3D laser micro-printing for beginners
- Hands-on 3D laser micro-printing for advanced users
- Working in a chemistry laboratory for physicists and engineers
- Working in a clean room
- Crash course on 3D laser scanning optical microscopy of biological systems
- Getting SEM electron micrographs by myself
- Cell culture & CRISPR: Getting started
- Introduction to computational photonics
- Introduction to using density-functional-theory software
- Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics
- Introduction to research data management