Congratulations to group member Tobias Spratte for winning an award for giving the best presentation! The prize was awarded at the 5th International Conference on Soft Materials (ICSM 2022) in Jaipur, India.
Tobias presented a poster entitled "Stimuli Responsive Hydrogel Actuators for Microfluidic Applications". The prize is a two-year student membership of the Soft Materials Research Society (SMRS Jaipur).
Group members recently went on a retreat near the town of Ottersweier to enjoy the snow. People indulged in activities ranging from scientific discussions about projects to austrian gangster Uno!!
Zeynab Tavasolyzadeh recently joined the group as a first year PhD student. Her project will focus on 2-photon polymerization techniques in 3D printing. Welcome Zeynab!
Dr. Wang Zhe, who previously worked at NUS in Singapore has just joined the group. He will work on setting up a nonlinear optical device.
Welcome our new postdoc, Barbara Schamberger. Barbara just earned her PhD from the University of Salzburg, where she studied the influence of surface geometry on tissue growth in the Mophophysics group. Her role here in the group will be to study the interaction of biological materials with 3D printed structures.device.
Have a look at some information about our group's recent conference here.
Congratulations to our latest group member to earn her PhD! Last week, Qiyang Jiang successfully defended her thesis entitled "Two-photon sensitive biomaterials for dynamic control of cellular microenvironments"!
Congratulations to our latest group member to earn her PhD! Earlier today, Christine Arndt successfully defended her thesis entitled "Microengineered Conductive Scaffolds for Cell-Based Actuation"!
Ms. Arndt was the first student to obtain the honorific Dr.-Ing. from Heidelberg University!
Our group's principal investigator, Prof. Dr. Christine Selhuber-Unkel recently granted an interview to The Life in Science Podcast. There she discussed her journey in science, as well as a range of topics relevant to the group's work. Have a listen here or here
Several group members have taken part in authoring an Advanced Materials Technologies paper entitled "Increasing the Efficiency of Thermoresponsive Actuation at the Microscale by Direct Laser Writing of pNIPAM". Congratulations to Tobias Spratte, Sophie Geiger, Federico Colombo, Ankit Mishra, Mohammadreza Taale, and Christine Selhuber-Unkel!
Group member Sandra Sindt recently defended her thesis and is now officially "Dr.-Ing. Sandra Sindt"! Her thesis is entitled, "Cells as Living Materials: Force Spectroscopic Investigation of Mechanotransduction". Congratulations Sandra!