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New PhD positions available
Can you turn heat into a liquid? Help us develop a technology which captures the heat of summer to use in winter!
Glassomer on the cover of Science
Our revolutionary Glassomer materials have been used for Computed Axial Lithography CAL at UC Berkeley for printing glass and made it to the cover of Science Magazine.
Glassomer Technology published in Science
Our worldwide unique technology of glass making is published in Science - check out how glasses will be made in the future!
Gips Schüle Nachwuchs Award
Frederik Kotz has received the Young Researcher Award of the Gips Schüle Stiftung
Our first Nature paper!
Three-dimensional printing of transparent fused silica glass

Recent publications

D. Böcherer, Y. Li, S. Kluck, N. Nekoonam, P.D. Böcherer, Y. Li, S. Kluck, N. Nekoonam, P.Zhu, B.E. Rapp, F. Kotz-Helmer, D. Helmer, COLOR3D – Multicolored 3D printing of wood composites by submicron structuring, Additive Manufacturing10.1016/j.addma.2023.103723

N. Nekoonam, G. Vera, A. Goralczyk, F. Mayoussi, P. Zhu, D. Böcherer, A. Shakeel, D. Helmer, Controllable Wetting Transitions on Photoswitchable Physical Gel, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2023, 15, 22, 27234–27242Link

S. Bhagwat, A. Goralczyk, M. Luitz, L. Sharieff, S. Kluck, A. Hamza, N. Nekoonam, F. Kotz-Helmer, P. Pezeshkpour, and B. E. Rapp, In Situ Actuators with Gallium Liquid Metal Alloys and Polypyrrole-Coated Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2023 Link


F. Mayoussi, A. Usama, N. Nekoonam, I. Knauer, D. Böcherer, B. E. Rapp, D. Helmer, Influence of Parylene F Coatings on the Wetting Properties of Soft Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), Materials, 2023, 16(5), 1938Link

F. Mayoussi, A. Usama, K. Karimi, N. Nekoonam, A. Goralczyk, P. Zhu, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp, Superrepellent Porous Polymer Surfaces by Replication from Wrinkled Polydimethylsiloxane/Parylene F, Materials, 2022, 15(22), 7903 | Link