Glassomer - Processing fused silica glass like a polymer
Thermoplastic nanocomposites allow processing fused silica glass like polymers. From subtractive machining like carving to high-throughput roll-to-roll replication. See our new paper in Advanced Materials.
Our first Nature paper!
Three-dimensional printing of transparent fused silica glass
Young Talents Award 2018 awarded to Patrich Risch
Lab member Patrich Risch receives the 2018 Paul Wurth "Young Talents Award" for his work on glass manufacturing
SPIE Startup Challenge Finalist
Dorothea Helmer pitches "Vitrum3D - a Revolution in Glass Processing" at the SPIE Startup Challenge Finals 30.01.2018 in San Francisco.
Fluoropor - superhydrophobic coatings
Bulk porous nano-/microstructured Fluoropor is superhydrophobic, highly transparent and abrasion-insensitive. See our latest paper in Scientific Reports.
NeptunLab on cover page of HEALTH 2
Pan European Network: HEALTH 2 features the NeptunLab on the cover and with the article "Healthcare Material Platforms"

Welcome to the homepage of the NeptunLab

The NeptunLab is the group of Bastian E. Rapp located at Laboratory of Process Technology at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg.

The lab is specialized in

  • microfluidics, microengineering and manufacturing
  • material design, polymer synthesis and characterization
  • bio- and chemosensing

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