Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT)

Practical Course Polymers in MEMS

  • Type: Block
  • Chair: Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Semester: SS 2021
  • Time:

    Das Praktikum findet im Sommersemester 2021 nicht statt.

  • Lecturer:

    PD Dr. Matthias Worgull

  • SWS: 2
  • Lv-No.: 2142856
  • Information:

    Practical Course is cancelled

    Registration in the lecture (2142855, Polymers in MEMS C - Biopolymers and Bioplastics)


This practical course complements the lectures “Polymers in MEMS A”, “Polymers in MEMS B” and “Polymers in MEMS C” and will allow students to gain a deeper understanding of polymers and their processing. During the course of this practical course, various polymers will be synthesized and molded into components suitable for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) applications. The aim of the course is to bring a polymer all the way from synthesis to application.

The practical course will be given in German language unless non-German speaking students attend. In this case, the course will be given in English (with some German translations of technical vocabulary). Lecture notes for the experiments are in English language and will be handed out to the students. The practical course will be held “en block” at the end of the semester (presumably beginning of October).

For further details, please contact the lecturer, PD Dr.-Ing. Matthias Worgull (matthias worgullRrh2∂kit edu). Preregistration is mandatory. The number of participants is limited to 5 students.

The practical course will close with an oral examination. The lecture thematically complements the lectures “Polymers in MEMS A – Chemistry, synthesis and applications“ und „Polymers in MEMS B – Physics, manufacturing and applications” held during the winter semesters. Having attended either “Polymers in MEMS A” or “Polymers in MEMS B” is a prerequisite for this practical course.

Aims of the lecture

The practical course will provide mechanical or chemical engineers, as well as interested students from the life or material sciences a deeper understanding of polymers, their synthesis and their processing.


Bachelor (or equivalent level) students with basic knowledge in material science and chemistry. Students must have attended either “Polymers in MEMS A” or “Polymers in MEMS B” during winter semester.