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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Campus North
Institute of Microstructure Technology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

building 301
(Head of Institute)

phone: +49 721 608-22740

e-mail: infoJgf4∂imt kit edu

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Welcome to the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

IMT is a one-stop-shop for advanced micro and nano system development and upscaling. For every posed challenge, our skilled multidisciplinary teams develop novel technological and application-oriented solutions at forefront of the state-of-the-art. Our up-to-date technology platform is also accessible through the KNMF services. The in-house lithography capabilities range down to 6 nm lateral resolution, and is coupled with our extensive know-how in fabrication process development. Our talented young scientists cover a wide range of applications and technology platforms. We extensively educate M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis students, and our alumni hold key positions at the top technology addresses.



Prof. Wolfgang Menz (Photo: KIT)
Congratulations to Prof. Menz!

Prof. Wolfgang Menz celebrated his 80th birthday. After 20 years in industry, in 1989 he became the first director of the IMT in Karlsruhe. In 1995 he changed to Freiburg as Founding Dean of today’s Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg (Photo: KIT).

Picture of the awards ceremony, iCAN 18 competition in Hongkong (Photo: “heat_it”)
IMT course leads to the winning of iCAN 18 competition in Hongkong

“heat_it” is a group of four KIT students that made, during the IMT course “MEMS product design for young entrepreneurs”, an innovative product to reduce the itching after an insect bite. After winning the German COSIMA competition they could now also win the first prize at the international innovation competition iCAN 2018 in Hongkong (Photo: “heat_it”).

More about “heat_it”
Award ceremony

Picture of the awards ceremony (Photo: KIT)
KIT NEULAND: Common Project of IMT and IMVT Was Awarded.

Dr. Sadir (IMVT) and Dr. Rajabi (IMT) recently won the prize again (3rd this time) for their project „Removal of Cancer Cells from the Blood” in the category “Ideas Competition” (Photo: KIT).

Review awards ceremony

MDPI logo
Special Issue on “Electromagnetic Levitation Microactuators”

We invite you to contribute to the special issue organized by our colleague Dr. K. Poletkin in Actuators - an open access journal from MDPI.


Scanning electron microscopy: E. coli bacteria try to dock with a nanostructured model surface. (Photo: Patrick Doll, KIT)
With Nanotechnology against Bacteria

Scientists of the KIT optimize dental prosthesis with nanostructured surfaces (Photo: Patrick Doll, KIT).

Prof. Ulrich Lemmer (Photo: KIT)
Prof. Ulrich Lemmer Was Awarded The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal 2018

The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal is anually presented by the Optical Society for outstanding contributions to education in optical science and engineering (Photo: KIT).

Notification OSA
Notification KIT

Timo Mappes (Foto: Anne Günther/FSU)
IMT Congratulates PD Dr. Timo Mappes On His Professorship

Former IMT employee PD Dr. Timo Mappes has been appointed as professor of History of Physics at the University and Founding Director of the German Optical Museum in Jena (Photo: Anne Günther/FSU).

Press Release idw (German)
Press Release FSU Jena (English)

Photo: BMBF
IMT Receives Funding for Two German-Japanese Projects

Two of the three collaborative research projects which are funded by the BMBF on the topic of “Optics and Photonics” are headed by IMT. Next to Japanese partners from academia and industries the spin-off from KIT, microworks and Vanguard Photonics, are also part of the consortia (Photo: BMBF).

Press Release BMBF

Prof. Dr. Chih-Ting Lin
Prof. Dr. Chih-Ting Lin Will Join IMT as a Visiting Scientist

IMT is looking forward to welcoming the bioengineering expert Prof. Dr. Chih-Ting Lin from the National Taiwan University from August 2018 until beginning of next year.

More about Prof. Chih-Ting Lin…