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ERC Consolidator Grant for Bastian Rapp
Bastian Rapp receives a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant for the development of portable tactile displays for the visually impaired
GMM Award 2018
Frederik Kotz received the GMM Award 2018 for his publication on 3D printing of glass
Materialica Gold Award 2018
Glassomer wins Materialica Gold Award 2018 (source: Kroha Fotografie / MunichExpo)
Glassomer - Processing fused silica glass like a polymer
Thermoplastic nanocomposites allow processing fused silica glass like polymers. From subtractive machining like carving to high-throughput roll-to-roll replication. See our new paper in Advanced Materials.
Our first Nature paper!
Three-dimensional printing of transparent fused silica glass
Young Talents Award 2018 awarded to Patrich Risch
Lab member Patrich Risch receives the 2018 Paul Wurth "Young Talents Award" for his work on glass manufacturing

Recent publications

N. Keller, J. Bruchmann, T. Sollich, C. Richter, R. Thelen, F. Kotz, T. Schwartz, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "Study of biofilm growth on slippery liquid infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) made from Fluoropor", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 4, 4480-4487, 2019 | Link

U. Stahl, A. Voigt, M. Dirschka, N. Barié, C. Richter, A. Waldbaur, F. J. Gruhl, B. E. Rapp, M. Rapp, K. Länge: "Long-term capability of polymer-coated surface transverse wave sensors for distinguishing vapors of similar hydrocarbons", Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical, 274, 560–564, 2018 | Link.


T. M. Nargang,  R. Dierkes,  J. Bruchmann,  N. Keller,  K. Sachsenheimer,  C. Lee-Thedieck,  F. Kotz,  D. Helmer  and B. E. Rapp: "Photolithographic structuring of soft, extremely foldable and autoclavable hydrophobic barriers in paper", Analytical Methods, 10, 4028-4035, 2018 | Link

Cover1F. Kotz, N. Schneider, A. Striegel, A. Wolfschläger, N. Keller, M. Worgull, W. Bauer, D. Schild, M. Milich, C. Greiner, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Glassomer: Processing Fused Silica Glass like a Polymer”, Advanced Materials, 30, 1707100, 2018 CoverLink

F. Kotz, P. Risch, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Highly Fluorinated Methacrylates for Optical 3D Printing of Microfluidic Devices”, Micromachines, 9, 3, 15, 2018 (invited) | Link