Field of research
The research of my laboratory is focused on the development of materials, processes and techniques for engineering and the life sciences with a strong focus on application development. I am particularly interested in novel additive manufacturing techniques and materials tailored for these techniques. This includes techniques such as volumetric printing and interface lithography techniques which offer the combination of high resolution as well as speed of manufacturing. A strong focus is the development of enabling material systems which are suitable for sensing and actuation and which can be structured using additive manufacturing. To this end, the development of tailored functional materials for next-generation responsive materials would be a topic of high relevance within the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy.
Top three publications
- D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Divide and print”, Nature Materials (impact factor: 38.9), 19, 131–133, 2020.
- F. Kotz, P. Risch, K. Arnold, A. Quick, M. Thiel, A. Hrynevich, P. D. Dalton, D. Helmer, B. E. Rapp: “Fabrication of arbitrary three-dimensional suspended hollow microstructures in transparent fused silica glass”, Nature Communications (impact factor: 12.4), 10, 1, 14939, 2019.
- 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.