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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. Dissipative systems engineering: Chemically fueled active molecular systems
  2. Logic Self-Reporting Mechano-Adaptive Metamaterials
  3. Autonomous light-actuated LCE actuators
  4. Demonstrator for soft autonomous machines ‐ soft robotic low energy gripper systems based on livMatS materials with sensing capabilities
  5. Hierarchically Programmable Materials with Propagating Stimulus Responsive Elements and Metamaterial Ultrastructuring
  6. Training Materials like Muscles
  7. Biological and bioinspired (meta-) materials” – New 3D/4D-printers for demonstrator development
  8. Development of an artificial Venus flytrap

 

Dynamic chemical networks: steps towards living materials

  • Project leader: Dr. Charalampos G. Pappas
  • Period: 01.10.2020 – 30.09.2025
  • Funding: DFG
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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: 01.05.2019 – 30.04.2024
  • Funding: ERC Consolidator Grant from the European Communion
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Interactive and Programmable Materials (IPROM)

  • Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe & Prof. Dr. Bastian E. Rapp
  • Period: 01.02.2020 – 31.01.2025
  • Funding: Carl Zeiss Foundation
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Self-shedding Surfaces

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Karen Lienkamp
  • Period: 01.05.2015 – 30.04.2021
  • Funding: ERC Starting Grant of European Commission
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Adaptive lenses based on conductive and optically transparent silver nanowire networks

  • Project leader: Dr. Frank Goldschmidtböing
  • Period: 01.10.2019 – 30.06.2021
  • Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG) – GO 1686/4-2

 

Evaluation of droplet shape and three-phase contact line movement on dynamically switchable spiropyran surfaces

  • Project leader: Dr. Dorothea Helmer
  • Period: 20.05.2019 – 19.05.2022
  • Funding: DFG
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Dynamic behavior of water droplets on flexible, adaptive and switchable surfaces generated using surface attached polymer networks and brushes

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe
  • Period: 01.10.2019 – 30.06.2022
  • Funding: DFG
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Fe-based metal-organic frameworks as photocatalysts for energy and environmental applications

  • Project leaders: Dr. Severin Vierrath, Dr. Naghmeh Mirbagheri
  • Period: 01.07.2020 – 30.06.2022
  • Funding: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
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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

 

ANTIBUG

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Karen Lienkamp
  • Period: 01.10.2017 – 31.07.2021
  • Funding: BMBF
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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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Future Field "Biomimetic, Biobased and Bioactive Materials Systems"

 

 

3D Bioprinted constructs of hydrogel composites for tissue engineering

  • Project leader: Dr. Anayancy Osorio
  • Period: 01.03.2020 – 31.12.2026
  • Funding: DFG - Emmy-Noether Programme
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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. Training and self-healing by interface snapping mechanisms
  3. Self‐sealing by orchestrating chemical and mechanical mechanisms and processes as basis for self‐healing in livMatS
  4. Embedded (micro)‐fluidic networks in soft materials systems: A route to adaptive processes, selfregulation and self‐repair
  5. Hierarchically Programmable Materials with Propagating Stimulus Responsive Elements and Metamaterial Ultrastructuring
  6. Training Materials like Muscles

 

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. livMatS as part of and reaction to the Anthropocene: Sustainability assessement and investigation of psychological and philosophical implications of living materials systems
  2. Collection and evaluation of basal attributes of living materials systems
  3. Predicting attitudes and behavior concerning living materials: Develop software and analyses methods to apply cognitive affective maps
  4. Development of a Tiered Approach for Prospective Assessment of Benefits and Challenges and first applications
  5. Demonstrator for soft autonomous machines ‐ soft robotic low energy gripper systems based on livMatS Materials with sensing capabilities


DINAMIK – Digitaler Nachweis von Biomarkern des Interaktoms für die Krebsdiagnostik am Beispiel der HER2/HER3-Interaktion

  • Project leader: Dr. Csaba Jeney
  • Period: 01.04.2020 – 31.03.2023
  • Funding: „Ideenwettbewerbs Biotechnologie – Von der Natur lernen“ des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

 

4D-Bioprinting von vaskularisiertem Knochengewebe und Evaluation der Blutgefäß- und Knochenbildung in einem orthotopen Knochendefektmodell

  • Project leader: Dr. Peter Koltay
  • Period: 01.04.2020 – 31.03.2023
  • Funding: DFG

 

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

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2023
  • Funding: European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 824074)
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NeuroSENS – Multiplexed point-of-care testing for inflammatory miRNA and neurotransmitter profiling in Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics

  • Project leader: Dr. Can Dincer
  • Period: 01.10.2019 – 30.09.2022
  • Funding: DFG
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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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Future Field "(Micro)Systems for Energy Conversion, Storage and Energy-autonomy"

 

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
  4. NANOTRET: Nano‐micro‐structured permanently charged surfaces for electret nanogenerators
  5. Correlating redox properties of organic materials with triboelectric chargeseparation – from basic understanding to novel materials for efficient triboelectric energy harvesting
  6. Development, characterisation and integration of flexible solar modules as energy supply unit in a livMatS demonstrator

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CFD- und Through-Plane Modellierung von PEM Brennstoffzellen (FC-CAT)

  • Project leader: Dr. Severin Vierrath
  • Period: 01.01.2020 – 30.06.2024
  • Funding: BMBF
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All-Solid-State CO2-Elektrolyse mit höherer Effizienz & geringeren Kosten

  • Project leader: Dr. Severin Vierrath
  • Period: 01.03.2020 – 29.02.2024
  • Funding: Vector Stiftung

 

Entwicklung integrierter und flexibler Fertigungsprozesse für Thermoelektrische Mikro-Generatoren (MiTEG)

  • Project leader: Dr. Uwe Pelz
  • Period: 01.08.2019 – 31.07.2022
  • Funding: DFG
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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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Pan-European Network of Fundamental pH Research: UnipHied

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Ingo Krossing
  • Period: 01.05.2018 – 30.04.2021
  • Funding: European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) Project 17FUN09 “Realisation of a Unified pH Scale” The EMPIR is jointly funded by the EMPIR participating countries within the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET e.V.) and the European Union
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Core Facility "Imaging of Materials Systems"

 

In-situ electrochemical (scanning) transmission electron microscopy - Understanding in-operando dynamics of electrocatalysts on the nanometer scale

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer
  • Period: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2025
  • Funding: Momentum - Förderung für Erstberufene (VolkswagenStiftung)
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Core Facility "Functional Processing"

 

NILAX Sensorsystem zur Bestimmung von Knielaxitäten 

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Peter Woias
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.01.2022
  • 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 – 01.03.2021
  • Funding: DFG
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Core Facility "Modelling and Simulation of Materials Systems"

 

Synthese, in-operando X-ray Spektroskopie und theoretische Modellierung von neuen Li-S Batterien mit zweifachen Redoxsystemen

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Michael Walter
  • Period: 15.12.2020 – 14.12.2023
  • Funding: DFG SPP 2248 (DFG-Geschäftszeichen WA 1687/12-1)
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Donor-Akzeptor Torsionsfedern als Kraftsensoren

  • Project leader: PD Dr. Michael Walter
  • Period: 01.01.2019 – 31.03.2021
  • 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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