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Bastian E. Rapp
PD Dr. Bastian E. Rapp

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PD Dr. Bastian E. Rapp

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The NepuntLab is the laboratory and Young Investigator Group of Bastian E. Rapp currently located at the Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

The lab is specialized in

  • microfluidics, microengineering and manufacturing
  • material design, polymer synthesis and characterization
  • bio- and chemosensing


Have fun exploring our webpage!


Protein Bitmaps - facile generation of complex large-scale biochemical ligang patterns

Rapid Prototyping of microfluidics

Microfluidic system design and manufacturing

Novel MEMS materials and photoresists (such as "Liquid Polystyrene")

"Liquid Glass" a novel method for generating structures in fused silica glass.

Recently Published Articles

Towards Biofilm Spectroscopy : A Novel Microfluidic Approach for Characterizing Biofilm Subpopulation by Microwave-Based Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy.
Richter, C.; Schneider, S.; Rapp, B. E.; Schmidt, S.; Schüßler, M.; Jakoby, R.; Bruchmann, J.; Bischer, M.; Schwartz, T.
2018. Frequenz, 72 (3-4), 123-134. doi:10.1515/freq-2018-0005
vasQchip : A Novel Microfluidic, Artificial Blood Vessel Scaffold for Vascularized 3D Tissues.
Kappings, V.; Grün, C.; Ivannikov, D.; Hebeiss, I.; Kattge, S.; Wendland, I.; Rapp, B. E.; Hettel, M.; Deutschmann, O.; Schepers, U.
2018. Advanced Materials Technologies, 3 (4), Art.Nr. 1700246. doi:10.1002/admt.201700246
Highly Fluorinated Methacrylates for Optical 3D Printing of Microfluidic Devices.
Kotz, F.; Risch, P.; Helmer, D.; Rapp, B. E.
2018. Micromachines, 9 (3), Art.Nr. 115. doi:10.3390/mi9030115
Phase Change Materials in Microactuators : Basics, Applications and Perspectives.
Wilhelm, E.; Richter, C.; Rapp, B. E.
2018. Sensors and actuators <Lausanne> / A, 271, 303-347. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2018.01.043
Long-Term Stability of Polymer-Coated Surface Transverse Wave Sensors for the Detection of Organic Solvent Vapors.
Stahl, U.; Voigt, A.; Dirschka, M.; Barié, N.; Richter, C.; Waldbaur, A.; Gruhl, F. J.; Rapp, B. E.; Rapp, M.; Länge, K.
2017. Sensors, 17 (11), Art.Nr. 2529. doi:10.3390/s17112529