Tim Finkbeiner studied Bioengineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he specialized in Biopharmaceutical Process Engineering. He received his Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in October 2015. In January 2016, he started working as a Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Dr. A. Guber at the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) in the research field of biomedical microtechnology. During his Ph.D., he worked on the development of a modular microfluidic bioreactor for plant cell cultivation (see projects of BioMEMS) and earned his Ph.D degree in July 2019.
Research experience and interests
- Microfluidic systems
- Ultrasonic welding
Entwicklung eines mikrofluidischen Bioreaktors für die Kultivierung von Pflanzenzellen, Finkbeiner, T., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 2019, https://publikationen.bibliothek.kit.edu/1000096929.
Ultrasonic welding for the rapid integration of fluidic connectors into microfluidic chips, Finkbeiner, T., Soergel, H. L., Koschitzky, M. P., Ahrens, R. and Guber, A. E., J. Micromech. Microeng. (2019), https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6439/ab10d2
Introduction of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) enabling the fabrication of in vitro models for medical or pharmaceutical applications, Rajabi, T.*, Finkbeiner, T.*, Ahrens, R., Garschagen, R., Guber, A. E., MicroTAS 2018, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Manufacturing of modular microfluidic bioreactors for the synthesis of plant secondary metabolites, Finkbeiner, T. et al., MikroSystemTechnik Congress 2017, Munich.
Development of a microtiter plate-based assay for the detection of lipase-catalyzed transesterifications in organic solvents, Pöhnlein, M., Finkbeiner, T., Syldatk, C. et al. Biotechnol Lett (2015), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10529-014-1721-0
Cost analysis and process optimization in the production of a microfluidic chip, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, bachelor thesis.
Development of a modular microdebubbler, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, master thesis.
Investigation and production of thermoplastic micro components by use of ultrasonic hot embossing, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, master thesis.
Development of a mirofluidic setup to determine the diffusion rate of different molecules through a polymer membrane, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, bachelor thesis.
Ultrasonic welding without energy directors, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, master thesis.
Numerical simulation to optimize the diffusion of maltose through a polymer membrane, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, master thesis.
Development and validation of different connector types for a micofluidic bioreactor, Institute of Microstructure Technology, KIT, bachelor thesis.