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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: infoJms1∂imt kit edu

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Welcome to the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

The Institute of Microstructure Technology leads applied research and development programs in the fields of Smart Nanosystems, Microsystems for Life Sciences, Teratronics, Photonics, X-ray Optics and Nanophotonics for Energy. The transfer of our fundamental research to industry-relevant products is a core goal of the institute.

A large variety of on-site fabrication processes, test methods, and state-of-the-art equipment support our research efforts. This technical infrastructure and the know-how of the employees at IMT are made available, cost-free, to external industrial and academic institutions through proposals to the KNMF (Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility) high-tech platform.

The IMT cooperates closely with the Light Technology Institute and the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics.




The Chemistry of Cyborgs - Interfacing Technical Devices with Organisms

In this review published by the renowned journal “Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed.”, KIT scientists S. Giselbrecht (IBG 1), B. E. Rapp (IMT) and C. M. Niemeyer (IBG 1) draw the conclusion “that the cyborg era has already begun“.
Interview with the authors

Gecko-inspired Adhesion: Self-cleaning and Reliable

Researchers of IMT and the Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA) Developed a Reusable Adhesive Tape Modeled on Nature – Publication in the Journal of the Royal Society