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M3SR | Mesoscopic 3D-structure formation via controlled viscous reconfiguration
"I would like to describe a field, in which little has been done, but in which an enormous amount can be done in principle. […] it might tell us much of great interest about the strange phenomena that occur in complex situations."
(Richard P. Feynman, 1959)
These words were initially meant to motivate investigating what today nanotechnology is and brought about significant developments in this field with much more to come. The same spirit drives high-resolution 3D fabrication towards the submicron scale. I want to contribute to the area of 3D manufacturing of smart and active matter by developing new fabrication processes based on viscoelastic polymer reflow and the resulting capillary forces. I want to provide unique insight, understanding, and control handles for this reflow process. With this, improved solutions and new applications in the field of microfluidics, drug-delivery, MEMS/NEMS and soft-robotics become possible.
This long-term project focuses on scale-spanning research on:
FUNDING: DFG Heisenberg Fellowship (Grant #326062881)