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Nico Keller, M. Eng.

PhD candidate

Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT) | Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 | 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen | Germany

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Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

  • since 05/2013: PhD candidate at the NeptunLab
  • 2011 - 2013: Studies in Sensor System Technology (M. Eng.) (University of applied science, Karlsruhe)
  • 2008 - 2011: Studies in Electrical Engineering - Sensor Technology (B. Eng.) (University of applied science, Karlsruhe)

Publications

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

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

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

T. M. Nargang, L. Brockmann, P. Nikolov, D. Schild, D. Helmer, N. Keller, K. Sachsenheimer, E. Wilhelm, L. Pires, M. Dirschka, A. Kolew, M. Worgull, S. Giselbrecht, C. Neumann, B. E. Rapp: “Liquid polystyrene: a room-temperature photocurable soft lithography compatible pour-and-cure-type polystyrene”, Lab Chip (special issue “Emerging Investigators"), 14, 2698-2708, 2014 | Link

Reviews

Books and Book chapters

Conference Contributions

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

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

N. Keller, T. M. Nargang, B. E. Rapp: “Tacky COC: a solvent bonding technique for fabrication of microfluidic systems”, talk, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, 2016

D. Helmer, N. Keller, B. E. Rapp: “Photolithographic structuring of highly fluorinated polymers for the fabrication of microfluidic chips”, talk, 19th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), Gyeongju, Korea, 2015

D. Helmer, N. Keller, B. E. Rapp: “Reversibly Photoswitchable Hydrophilic/Hydrophobic Surfaces”, talk, ECOSS, Barcelona, Spain, 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

T. M. Nargang, L. Brockmann, P. Nikolov, D. Schild, D. Helmer, N. Keller, M. Dirschka, A. Kolew, M. Worgull, S. Giselbrecht, C. Neumann, B. E. Rapp: “‘Liquid polystyrene’: a photocurable liquid polystyrene prepolymer as new material for microfluidic prototyping”, poster, 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (µTAS), San Antonio, USA, 2014

A. Matern, C. Gartner, N. Keller, K. Länge: „Phosphorylcholin-basierte Oberflächen zur Abschirmungunspezifischer Proteinadsorption und zum spezifischen Nachweis von C-reaktivem Protein (CRP)“; 7. Deutsches BioSensor Symposium, Bad Heiligenstadt, 2011.

Patents

B. E. Rapp, D. Helmer, C. Richter, N. Keller: "Hochfluorierte nanostrukturierte Polymerschäume zur Herstellung superabweisender Oberflächen", DE102016012001A1, 2016 | Link.

B. E. Rapp, D. Helmer, C. Richter, N. Keller: “Highly fluorinated nanostructured polymer foams for producing super-repellent surface”, WO2018065094A1, 2016 | Link.

Miscellaneous