© Hector Fellow Academy
3. June 2022
3D Print­ing: Microm­e­ter and Nanome­ter Scale

New video portrait of Prof. Wegener's research on 3D print­ing at the microm­e­ter and nanome­ter scale

Hector Fellow Prof. Martin Wegener's research focuses on laser-based 3D print­ing at the microm­e­ter and nanome­ter scale. The newly published video is intended to give an insight into this excit­ing research field.

Martin Wegener is Profes­sor and Head of Insti­tute at the Insti­tute of Applied Physics and Head of Depart­ment at the Insti­tute of Nanotech­nol­ogy at the Karlsruhe Insti­tute of Technol­ogy (KIT) as well as Spokesper­son of the Cluster of Excel­lence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O).

The Cluster of Excel­lence 3D Matter Made to Order (3DMM2O) is a joint initia­tive of Karlsruhe Insti­tute of Technol­ogy (KIT) and Heidel­berg Univer­sity. The main task of the Cluster is to take 3D Additive Manufac­tur­ing to the next level.

In his research group, Martin Wegener is working on apply­ing laser-based 3D manufac­tur­ing at the microm­e­ter and nanome­ter scale while contin­u­ing to expand it. However, 3D print­ing does not only offer impor­tant and excit­ing fields of appli­ca­tion and research oppor­tu­ni­ties for science. This technol­ogy also plays an essen­tial role for society, especially consid­er­ing possi­ble appli­ca­tions in the future. The strength of the 3D print­ing process in the microm­e­ter and nanome­ter scale is the produc­tion of extra­or­di­nary objects and compo­nents such as cell assem­blies or entire organs what other research groups are working on, for example.

As a distin­guished expert in the field of nanoscience, Martin Wegen­ers research inter­ests also include so-called metama­te­ri­als, their fabri­ca­tion using 3D print­ing, and research on how these metama­te­ri­als affect physi­cal energy flows.