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Prof. Dr. Bastian Rapp

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Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)
Faculty of Engineering
University of Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 103, D-79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761-203-7351


Bastian E. Rapp studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and finished his PhD at the same university in 2008 working on biosensors for biomedical diagnostics. In 2017 he finished his Habilitation at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with the publication of a textbook on fluid dynamics in microfluidics. His research focuses on the development of novel materials, processes and applications in microsystem engineering, life sciences and biotechnology as well as instrumental and clinical analytics. In October 2018 he joined the University of Freiburg as Full Professor of Process Technology. He is cofounder and CEO of the spin-off Glassomer GmbH which currently commercializes next-generation 3D printing processes for glass.

For his work he was awarded, among others, the Edison Prize of the General Electric (GE) Foundation, the REHAU award, the GMM award, and the Südwestmetallförderpreis. In 2019 he received an ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council for his work on tactile displays for the visually impaired. His work has been published in the most important international journals including Lab-on-a-Chip, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie and Nature and has been featured in national and international radio and print media including the BBC, the New York Times and the Discovery Channel.

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