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News 2018
PD Dr. B. Rapp (Photo: M. Breig, KIT)IMT Congratulates PD Dr. Bastian Rapp On His Professorship

Former IMT group leader PD Dr. B. Rapp has been appointed as professor of Process Technology at IMTEK of the University of Freiburg. He completed his academic education in Karlsruhe and received many scientific prices, including the important ERC Consolidator Grant (Photo: M. Breig, KIT).


International Bionic Award 2018  (Photo: VDI)International Bionic Award 2018 for Bio-inspired Boost of Solar Cells

Junior scientists Siddique (Caltech), Donie (KIT), and Gomard (KIT) received the International Bionic Award for their work on disordered nanostructures which increase the efficiency of solar cells, OLEDS, and biosensors. Structures on the wings of the butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae inspired this study (Photo: VDI).

IUVSTA logoIUVSTA-Elsevier Students Award for Sofia Toto

For her project within the EC-ITN MIGRATE, IMT PhD student Sofia Toto received the IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Award at the 15th European Vacuum Conference in Geneva (Switzerland).


Logo 3DMM2OIMT Participates in Cluster of Excellence

Three Scientists from IMT are co-proposer and PI of the Cluster of Excellence “3D Matter Made to Order”. The cluster pursues a highly interdisciplinary approach combining natural and engineering sciences with the vision of ultimate digitisation of 3D manufacturing and material processing.

Scanning electron microscopy: 3D-printed optical waveguide connecting two silicon photonics chips. (Photo: DELPHI/KIT)Innovation Award for Photonics Project

For his work in the DELPHI project (3D Laser Lithography for Photonic Integration), an IPQ/IMT team headed by Prof. Koos received the Second Prize of the “Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018” (Photo: DELPHI/KIT).
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Prof. Wolfgang Menz (Photo: KIT)Congratulations to Prof. Menz!

Prof. Wolfgang Menz celebrated his 80th birthday. After 20 years in industry, in 1989 he became the first director of the IMT in Karlsruhe. In 1995 he changed to Freiburg as Founding Dean of today’s Technical Faculty of the University of Freiburg (Photo: KIT).

Picture of the awards ceremony, iCAN 18 competition in Hongkong (Photo: “heat_it”)IMT course leads to the winning of iCAN 18 competition in Hongkong

“heat_it” is a group of four KIT students that made, during the IMT course “MEMS product design for young entrepreneurs”, an innovative product to reduce the itching after an insect bite. After winning the German COSIMA competition they could now also win the first prize at the international innovation competition iCAN 2018 in Hongkong (Photo: “heat_it”).

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Picture of the awards ceremony (Photo: KIT)KIT NEULAND: Common Project of IMT and IMVT Was Awarded.

Dr. Sadir (IMVT) and Dr. Rajabi (IMT) recently won the prize again (3rd this time) for their project „Removal of Cancer Cells from the Blood” in the category “Ideas Competition” (Photo: KIT).

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MDPI logoSpecial Issue on “Electromagnetic Levitation Microactuators”

We invite you to contribute to the special issue organized by our colleague Dr. K. Poletkin in Actuators - an open access journal from MDPI.


Scanning electron microscopy: E. coli bacteria try to dock with a nanostructured model surface. (Photo: Patrick Doll, KIT)With Nanotechnology against Bacteria

Scientists of the KIT optimize dental prosthesis with nanostructured surfaces (Photo: Patrick Doll, KIT).

Prof. Ulrich Lemmer (Photo: KIT)Prof. Ulrich Lemmer Was Awarded The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal 2018

The Esther Hoffman Beller Medal is anually presented by the Optical Society for outstanding contributions to education in optical science and engineering (Photo: KIT).

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Timo Mappes (Foto: Anne Günther/FSU)IMT Congratulates PD Dr. Timo Mappes On His Professorship

Former IMT employee PD Dr. Timo Mappes has been appointed as professor of History of Physics at the University and Founding Director of the German Optical Museum in Jena (Photo: Anne Günther/FSU).

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Photo: BMBFIMT Receives Funding for Two German-Japanese Projects

Two of the three collaborative research projects which are funded by the BMBF on the topic of “Optics and Photonics” are headed by IMT. Next to Japanese partners from academia and industries the spin-off from KIT, microworks and Vanguard Photonics, are also part of the consortia (Photo: BMBF).

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 Block course X-ray optics starts

The block course X-ray optics, which starts at June 4th, will not only teach you in the fundamentals of X-ray optics and X-ray imaging but will also give information on X-ray imaging in medical diagnostic and introduce new methods in radiography and computed tomography like phase contrast and dark field imaging.

Prof. Dr. Chih-Ting LinProf. Dr. Chih-Ting Lin Will Join IMT as a Visiting Scientist

IMT is looking forward to welcoming the bioengineering expert Prof. Dr. Chih-Ting Lin from the National Taiwan University from August 2018 until beginning of next year.

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Glassomer can be milled, turnered, lasered or processed in CNC machines – just like a conventional polymer (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)Advanced Materials: Processing Glass Like a Polymer

KIT materials scientists develop new forming technology - publication in Advanced Materials (Photo: M. Breig, KIT).

IAAM best oral presentation award to Dr. Swati SharmaIAAM best oral presentation award to Dr. Swati Sharma

IMT researcher Dr. Swati Sharma received the best oral presentation award from the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) for her talk on pyrolytic carbon at the Carbon Materials and Technology Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Prof. Dr. Yongbo DengProf. Dr. Y. Deng: Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers

Prof. Dr. Yongbo Deng from the Chinese Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) will commence his Humboldt Research Fellowship at IMT starting September 1st, 2018.

Human nose (photo: Amadeus Bramsiepe, KIT)Electronic Nose Detects Different Odors

In the "smelldect" project, researchers of the KIT develop a sensor suitable for everyday use.

Mikrolinsen und Mikrospiegel lassen sich mit 3D-Nanodruck auf optischen Fasern und Mikrochips herstellen. (Abbildung: P.-I. Dietrich/F. Rupp/P. Abaffy, KIT)3D Nanoprinting Facilitates Communication with Light

Tiny beam-shaping elements couple optical microchips – publication in nature photonics (Photo: P.-I. Dietrich, F. Rupp, P. Abaffy, KIT).

Graphic representation of measurement with a laser beam on a bullet. (Graphics: Christian Grupe, Philipp Trocha, KIT)Science: Optical Distance Measurement at Record-High Speed

Scientists from Lausanne (EPFL) and Karlsruhe (KIT) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. With 100 million highly accurate measurements per second, they scanned an airgun ball in flight. (Photo: C. Grupe, P. Trocha, KIT)