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Nature Communications - Solid Template Replication
A new method for generating 3D hollow microstructures in fused silica glass was reported. By embedding a polymeric template, channel structures are produced with high precision.
KIT Doctoral Award
Frederik Kotz received the KIT doctoral award for his thesis on new materials for 3D printing (Foto: Andreas Dollinger, KIT)
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
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

Recent publications

M. Langenhorst, D. Ritzer, F. Kotz, P. Risch, S. Dottermusch, A. Roslizar, R. Schmager, B. S. Richards, B. E. Rapp, U. W. Paetzold: "Liquid Glass for photovoltaics: multi-functional front cover glass for solar modules", ACS Materials & Interfaces, 2019 | Link

P. Risch, D. Helmer, F. Kotz, B. E. Rapp: "Analytical solution of the time-dependent microfluidic poiseuille flow in rectangular channel cross-sections and its numerical implementation in Microsoft Excel", Biosensors, 9(2), 67, 2019, |Link|

F. Kotz, P. Risch, K. Arnold, S. Sevim, J. Puigmarti-Luis, A. Quick, M. Thiel, A. Hrynevich, P. Dalton, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Fabrication of arbitrary three-dimensional suspended hollow microstructures in transparent fused silica glass”, Nature Communication, 10, 1439, 2019 | Link

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.