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Dr. Bastian E. Rapp

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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 wegpage!


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

An individual addressable and latchable actuator array for microfluidic systems.
Richter, C.; Sachsenheimer, K.; Keller, N.; Nargang, T. M.; Helmer, D.; Kotz, F.; Rapp, B. E.
2016. Microfluidics and nanofluidics, 20 (9), 130. doi:10.1007/s10404-016-1793-3
Numerics made easy: solving the Navier–Stokes equation for arbitrary channel cross-sections using Microsoft Excel.
Richter, C.; Kotz, F.; Giselbrecht, S.; Helmer, D.; Rapp, B. E.
2016. Biomedical microdevices, 18 (3), 18:52. doi:10.1007/s10544-016-0070-2
Liquid Glass: A Facile Soft Replication Method for Structuring Glass.
Kotz, F.; Plewa, K.; Bauer, W.; Schneider, N.; Keller, N.; Nargang, T.; Helmer, D.; Sachsenheimer, K.; Schäfer, M.; Worgull, M.; Greiner, C.; Richter, C.; Rapp, B.
2016. Advanced materials, 28 (23), 4646-4650. doi:10.1002/adma.201506089
Tacky cyclic olefin copolymer: a biocompatible bonding technique for the fabrication of microfluidic channels in COC.
Keller, N.; Nargang, T. M.; Runck, M.; Kotz, F.; Striegel, A.; Sachsenheimer, K.; Klemm, D.; Länge, K.; Worgull, M.; Richter, C.; Helmer, D.; Rapp, B. E.
2016. Lab on a chip, 16 (9), 1561-1564. doi:10.1039/C5LC01498K