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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: infoWps0∂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.




ESOMAT 2015 oral presentation award goes to H. Oßmer from IMT

For his presentation „Elastocaloric cooling by ultra-low fatigue SMA films“ Ph.D. student H. Oßmer (second from right) was granted the award for the best oral presentation of a student at the ESOMAT 2015 in Antwerp (Belgium).

TRUST – Jonty Hurwitz’ s Nano Sculpture of a Woman

In collaboration with the British artist Jonty Hurwitz an the KNMF (KNMF) a sculpture of a woman with a height of only about 100 µm was made in IMT’ s laboratories. For pictures and a CNN video from the making of please visit: www.jontyhurwitz.com/nano/