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Frederik Kotz, Dr.-Ing.

Postdoc

Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK)
Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 103 | 79110 Freiburg im Breisgau | Germany

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

  • 2007 - 2013: Studies in mechanical engineering (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • 2014 - 2018: PhD candidate at the NeptunLab
  • 2018 - present: Postdoc at the NeptunLab
  • 2018 - present: Co-founder of Glassomer GmbH

Scientific awards and prices

  • 2018: GMM award of the VDE (Verband der Elektrotechnik, Elektronik und Informationstechnik)
  • 2018: Innovators under 35 Germany by MIT Technology Review
  • 2015: Best student paper award, SPIE Photonics West, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems, San Francisco, USA

Journal Papers

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T. M. Nargang,  R. Dierkes,  J. Bruchmann,  N. Keller,  K. Sachsenheimer,  C. Lee-Thedieck,  F. Kotz,  D. Helmer  and B. E. Rapp: "Photolithographic structuring of soft, extremely foldable and autoclavable hydrophobic barriers in paper", Analytical Methods, 2018 (in publication) | Link

Cover1F. Kotz, N. Schneider, A. Striegel, A. Wolfschläger, N. Keller, M. Worgull, W. Bauer, D. Schild, M. Milich, C. Greiner, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Glassomer: Processing Fused Silica Glass like a Polymer”, Advanced Materials, 30, 1707100, 2018 CoverLink

F. Kotz, P. Risch, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Highly Fluorinated Methacrylates for Optical 3D Printing of Microfluidic Devices”, Micromachines, 9, 3, 15, 2018 (invited) | Link

D. Helmer, N. Keller, F. Kotz, F. Stolz, C. Greiner, T. M. Nargang, K. Sachsenheimer, B. E. Rapp: „Transparent, abrasion-insensitive superhydrophobic coatings for real-world applications”, Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 1, 15078 | Link

Cover2F. Kotz, K. Arnold, S. Wagner, W. Bauer, N. Keller, T. M. Nargang, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "Liquid PMMA: A High Resolution Polymethylmethacrylate Negative Photoresist as Enabling Material for Direct Printing of Microfluidic Chips", Advanced Engineering Materials, 20, 1700699, 2017 |Back Cover | Link

D. Helmer, A. Voigt, S. Wagner, N. Keller, K. Sachsenheimer, F. Kotz, T. M. Nargang, B. E. Rapp: "Suspended Liquid Subtractive Lithography: One-step generation of 3D channel geometries in viscous curable polymer matrices", Nature Scientific Reports 7, 7387, 2017 | Link

F. Kotz, K. Arnold, W. Bauer, D. Schild, N. Keller, K. Sachsenheimer, T. M. Nargang, C. Richter, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "Three-dimensional Printing of Transparent Fused Silica Glass", Nature, 544, 337-339, 2017 | Link | Video | Media Coverage

C. Richter, F. Kotz, N. Keller, T. M. Nargang, K. Sachsenheimer, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “An Analytical Solution to Neumann-Type Mixed Boundary Poiseuille Microfluidic Flow in Rectangular Channel Cross-Sections (Slip/No-Slip) Including a Numerical Technique to Derive It”, Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 10, 205-219, 2017 | Link

C. Richter, K. Sachsenheimer, N. Keller, T. M. Nargang, D. Helmer, F. Kotz, B. E. Rapp: "An individual addressable and latchable actuator array for microfluidic systems", Microfluid Nanofluid  20:130, 2016. | Link

C. Richter, F. Kotz, S. Giselbrecht, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "Numerics made easy: solving the Navier–Stokes equation for arbitrary channel cross-sections using Microsoft Excel", Biomedical Microdevices 18:52, 2016 | Link

N. Keller, T. M. Nargang, M. Runck, F. Kotz, A. Striegel, K. Sachsenheimer, D. Klemm, K. Länge, M. Worgull, C. Richter, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "Tacky Cyclo Olefin Copolymer: A biocompatible bonding technique for the fabrication of microfluidic channels in COC", Lab Chip, 16, 1561-1564, 2016 | Link

F. Kotz, K. Plewa, W. Bauer, N. Schneider, N. Keller, T. Nargang, D. Helmer, K. Sachsenheimer, M. Schäfer, M. Worgull, C. Greiner, C. Richter, B. E. Rapp: “Liquid Glass: A Facile Soft Replication Method for Structuring Glass”, Advanced Materials, 2016 | Link | Video | Media Coverage

E. Wilhelm, K. Deshpande, F. Kotz, D. Schild, N. Keller, S. Heissler, K. Sachsenheimer, K. Länge, C. Neumann, B. E. Rapp: “Polysiloxane layers created by sol-gel and photochemistry: Ideal surfaces for rapid, low-cost and high-strength bonding of epoxy components to polydimethylsiloxane”, Lab Chip, 15, 1772-1782, 2015 | Link

Reviews

Books and Book chapters

F. Kotz: “Entwicklung neuer Materialien für die additive Fertigung und das Rapid Prototyping von Glas und Polymethylmethacrylat”, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, ISBN 978-3-7315-0835-9, 2018 | Link

Conference Contributions

F. Kotz, A. Striegel, N. Schneider, M. Worgull, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: „High-throughput structuring of fused silica glass“; talk, MNE, Kopenhagen, 2018.

K. Sachsenheimer, P. Risch, F. Kotz, C. Richter, B. E. Rapp, "Self-powered microfluidic sensing platform based on integrated microfluidic battery", poster, 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2018.

P. Risch, F. Kotz, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "3D printing of highly fluorinated methacrylates for the fabrication of transparent and chemically resistant microfluidic devices", poster, 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2018.

P. Risch, F. Kotz, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "3D printing of microfluidic glass reactors", poster, 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2018.

F. Kotz, A. Striegel, N. Schneider, P. Risch, M. Worgull, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "High-throughput polymer molding of transparent fused silica microfluidic chips", poster, 22nd International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2018.

A. Striegel, S. Sharma, F. Kotz, B. E. Rapp, M. Schneider, D. Mager, J. G. Korvink, M. Worgull: „High-temperature micro/nano replication utilising lithographically patterned carbon tools“; MNE, Kopenhagen, Denmark, 2018

F. Kotz, P. Risch, K. Arnold, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Next generation 3D printing - The emergence of enabling materials”, talk, SPIE Defence and Security, Berlin, Germany, 2018

D. Helmer, A. Voigt, S. Wagner, N. Keller, K. Sachsenheimer, F. Kotz, T. M. Nargang, B. E. Rapp: "Additive manufacturing of microfluidic glass chips", talk, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, 2018

F. Kotz, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "Additive manufacturing of microfluidic glass chips", talk, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, 2018

T. Nargang, F. Kotz, B. E. Rapp: "Structuring unbreakable hydrophobic barriers in paper", talk, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, 2018

F. Kotz, P. Risch, B. E. Rapp: “Rapid prototyping of microfluidic chips in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)”, talk, Mikrosystemtechnik Kongress (MST), München, Germany, 2017

F. Kotz, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: "3D printing of microfluidic devices in highly fluorinated perfluoropolyethers (PFPE)", poster, 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Savannah, USA, 2017

T. M. Nargang, F. Kotz, N. Keller, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Rapid structuring of proteins on filter paper using lithography”, talk, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, 2017

F. Kotz, K. Arnold, B. E. Rapp: "Three-dimensional Printing of Transparent Fused Silica Microfluidic Chips", talk, 21st International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Savannah, USA, 2017

F. Kotz, K. Arnold, B. E. Rapp: “Rapid manufacturing of microfluidic chips in glass”, poster, 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Dublin, Ireland, 2016

F. Kotz, K. Plewa, C. Richter, B. E. Rapp: “Rapid prototyping of microfluidic chips in glass using a soft-lithography-compatible manufacturing process”, poster, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Gyeongju, Korea, 2015

T. M. Nargang, E. Wilhelm, F. Kotz, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “UV-light based structuring of unbreakable hydrophobic barriers on commonly used papers”, poster, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Gyeongju, Korea, 2015

F. Kotz, C. Richter, B. E. Rapp: "’Liquid PMMA’: rapid prototyping of microfluidic structures in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) via direct lithography", poster, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Gyeongju, Korea, 2015

F. Kotz, K. Plewa, W. Bauer, T. Hanemann, A. Waldbaur, E. Wilhelm, C. Neumann, B. E. Rapp: “Rapid prototyping of glass microfluidic chips”, talk, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, 2015

F. Kotz, C. Richter, B. E. Rapp: “A new rapid prototyping method for the fabrication of microfluidic chips in glass”, poster, Gordon Research Conference, Mount Snow, USA, 2015

F. Kotz, N. Keller, T.M. Nargang, K. Sachsenheimer, M. Dirschka, D. Helmer, C. Neumann, Bastian E. Rapp: “Computer aided microfluidics (CAMF): from 3D model to physical structures in less than a day”, talk, Euroanalysis, Bordeaux, France, 2015

Patents

S. Kavusi, F. Kotz "Sensor integration in lateral flow immunoassays and its applications", US9939438B2, 2018

S. Kavusi, F. Kotz: “Sensor integration and its applications in a lateral flow immunoassay”, JP6134388B2, 2017

S. Kavusi, F. Kotz: “Lateral flow immunoassay sensor integration and analysis application”, CN104870999B, 2016

B. E. Rapp, F. Kotz: "Transparentes Quarzglas für die additive Fertigung", DE102016012003, 2016 | Link.

B. E. Rapp, F. Kotz: "Composition and process for producing a molded article of high-purity, transparent quartz glass by means of additive manufacturing”, WO2018065093, 2016 | Link.

Miscellaneous