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List of ongoing projects focusing on basic research being carried out at the FIT.

 

Future Field "Adaptive and Active Polymer Materials"

 

livMatS projects from Area B

  • Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe, Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer, Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2025
  • Funding: DFG under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193/1 – 390951807
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  • livMatS subprojects at FIT:
  1. Logic self-reporting mechano-adaptive metamaterials
  2. Autonomous light-actuated LCE actuators
  3. Dissipative systems engineering: Chemically fueled active molecular systems

 

The Capillary Lock Actuator: A novel bistable microfluidic actuator for cost-effective high-density actuator arrays suitable for large-scale graphical tactile displays

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Bastian E. Rapp
  • Period: 01.04.2019
  • Funding: ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Communion
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Thermische und photochemische Vernetzung von Papierfasern zur
Erzeugung von nassfesten und multifunktionalen Papieren

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
  • Period: 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2021
  • Funding: DFG RU 489/34-1

 

Polymer-modifizierte Papiere - Vermeidung von Sensitivitätsverlusten
in papierbasierten analytischen Verfahrenn

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
  • Period 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2021
  • Funding: DFG RU 489/33-1

 

Chemo-Mechanical and Chemo-Structural pH-Feedback Mechanisms to Program Transient and Autonomous Self- Assembling Systems

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther
  • Period: 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2021
  • Funding: DFG
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BioSMAMPs

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Karen Lienkamp
  • Period: 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2021
  • Funding: BMBF
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ANTIBUG

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Karen Lienkamp
  • Period: 01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020
  • Funding: BMBF
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Self-shedding Surfaces

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Karen Lienkamp
  • Period: 01.05.2015 – 30.04.2020
  • Funding: ERC Starting Grant of European Commission
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International Research Training Group (IRTG 1642) “Soft Matter Science: Concepts for the Design of Functional Materials”

  • Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Günter Reiter
  • Duration of 2. period: 01.04.2015 – 30.09.2019
  • Funding: DFG
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  • SoMaS-Teilprojekte am FIT
  1. Controlled deformations and modifications of model and cellular lipid membranes (project description)
  2. Interactions between bio-systems and 3D micro-structured surfaces (project description)
  3. Friction on textured surfaces: Inspiration from insect-plant interactions (project description)
  4. Slippery when wet: Wet adhesion and friction on nano/micro-structured surfaces  (project descrption)
  5. Graphene-induced crystallization of semicrystalline conjugated polymers (project description)
  6. Compartmentalized smart polymer ionic liquids for responsive systems (project descrption)
  7. Multifunctional hybrid polymers for adaptive nanocrystalline multilayer composites (project description)
  8. Linear mechanical and viscoelastic properties of model glass-forming polymer films
  9. Ordering and crystallisation of polymers in quasi-2 dimensions (project description)
  10. Thermodynamics of membranes with complex lipid compositions (project description)
  11. Recognition of synthetic polymers by biological nanopores (project description)

  

 

Future Field "Biomimetic, Biobased and Bioactive Materials Systems"

 

livMatS projects from Area C

  • Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe, Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer, Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2025
  • Funding: DFG under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193/1 – 390951807
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  • livMatS subprojects at FIT:
  1. Abscission and self-repair in biological and artificial materials systems
  2. livMatS Demonstrators

 

livMatS projects from Area D

  • Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe, Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer, Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2025
  • Funding: DFG under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193/1 – 390951807
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  • livMatS subprojects at FIT:
  1. Predicting attitudes and behavior concerning living materials: Develop software and analyses methods to apply cognitive affective maps
  2. Collection and evaluation of basal attributes of living materials systems
  3. Development of a TAPASS (Tiered Approach for Prospective Assessment of Benefits and Challenges) and first applications
  4. livMatS as part of and reaction to the Anthropocene: Sustainability assessement and investigation of psychological and philosophical implications of living materials systems


GrowBot - Towards a new generation of plant-inspired growing artefacts

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2022
  • Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 824074)
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TimePROSAMAT - Time-Programmed Self-Assemblies and Dynamic Materials

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther
  • Period: 01.11.2016 – 31.10.2021
  • Funding: ERC Starting Grant of European Commission
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miPAT - Personalized antibiotherapy: development and evaluation of a microfluidic biosensor platform for non-invasive, multianalyte on-site diagnostics

  • Project leader: Dr. Can Dincer
  • Period: 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2021
  • Funding: DFG
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PlaMatSu - Plant-inspired Materials and Surfaces

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.10.2016 – 31.09.2020
  • Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722842)
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SFB/TRR 141 "Biological Design and Integrative Structures - Analysis, Simulation and Implementation in Architecture"

  • Spokesperson in Freiburg: Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.10.2014 – 30.06.2019
  • Funding: DFG
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  • TRR141-subprojects at FIT:
  1. Plants and animals as source of inspiration for energy dissipation in load bearing systems and facades (project description)
  2. Inspired by plants and animals: actively actuated rod-shaped structures exhibiting adaptive stiffness and joint-free continuous kinematics (project description)
  3. Kinematics of planar, curved and corrugated plant surfaces as concept generators for deployable systems in architecture (project description)
  4. Branching and axes in selected plant species as concept generators for high load-bearing joints of branched building structures (project description)
  5. Continuous fused deposition modelling of architectural envelopes based on the shell formation of molluscs (project description)
  6. Analysis of Physcomitrella chloroplasts to reveal adaptation principles leading to structural stability at the nano-scale (project description)
  7. Scaling of properties of highly porous biological and biomimetic constructions (project description
  8. Multifunctional simulation of complex biological and biomimetic designs and materials (project description)

  

 

Future Field "(Micro)Systems for Energy Conversion, Storage and Energy-autonomy"

 

LIM-MOBIL - Entwicklung von sicheren und zyklenfesten Lithium-Metall basierten Batterien für den Einsatz in der Elektromobilität

  • Project leader: Dr. Witali Beichel, Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing
  • Period: 01.03.2019 – 28.02.2022
  • Funding: Vector-Stiftung
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livMatS projects from Area A

  • Spokespersons: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe, Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer, Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2025
  • Funding: DFG under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2193/1 – 390951807
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  • livMatS subprojects at FIT:
  1. Inorganic and Organic SolStore
  2. Thermo BatS - Thermoelectric Battery Systems
  3. Interfaces, charge-transfer and non-adiabatic processes and their exploitation in a frequency-tunable tribogenerator
     

AlkaCell - Neue Materialien und Strukturen für die alkalische Brennstoffzelle 

  • Project leader: Dr.-Ing. Severin Vierrath, Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021
  • Funding: Vector-Stiftung
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OPoSiT (Fortgeschrittene Optik für Perowskit-Silizium-Tandemsolarzellen)

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz
  • Period: 01.08.2017 – 31.07.2019
  • Funding: DFG
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Core Facility "Modelling and Simulation of Materials Systems"

 

Donor-Akzeptor Torsionsfedern als Kraftsensoren

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Michael Walter
  • Period: 01.03.2019 – 28.02.2022
  • Funding: DFG (DFG-Geschäftszeichen WA 1687/11-1)
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HYBRIDIS: Dispersionskräfte in Medien — Ein Hybridansatz aus makroskopischer Quantenelektrodynamik und mikroskopischer Dichtefunktionaltheorie

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Michael Walter
  • Period: 01.08.2018 – 31.07.2021
  • Funding: DFG (DFG-Geschäftszeichen WA 1687/10-1)
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Core Facility "Functional Processing"

 

NILAX Sensorsystem zur Bestimmung von Knielaxitäten 

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Peter Woias
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2020
  • Funding: DFG

 

Polymer-based optical sensor platform with integrated light source

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Claas Müller, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kowalsky
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2020
  • Funding: DFG
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