Engineering neurogenesis for the postnatal brain
Dynamic Material Systems: FLIPS and Collective Microrobots
Evolving functionality in disordered nanomaterial networks
Gold Nanocrystals: Single Particle Electrochemistry and Large Scale Self-Assembly
The Postdoctoral scientist Malgorzata Wlodarczyk-Biegun from the program division Dynamic Biomaterials at the INM has been distinguished with the L’Oréal-Unesco „For Women in Science“ Award.
The Humboldt Award winner at the INM, Professor Robert McMeeking, is to receive the newly-created Humboldt Alumni Award. Together with the INM, he intends to use the award money of €25,000 to bring about the international networking initiative MePAG (Virtual Humboldt Cluster on the Mechanics and Physics of Adhesion and Grip).
Research scientists at INM developed a special type of flake-type-shaped metal-phosphate particles: They show improved passivation ability and improved diffusion barrier against corrosive substances. Besides zinc phosphate also newly developed manganese phosphate flakes are available.
Tapping and wiping can only work on flexible devices, when flexible materials are used for touchscreens and electric circuits, but not brittle materials like indium tin oxide or silicon. For this purpose, INM is working with the process of electrospinning, a technique that produces ultra-fine fibers.