Tina´s and Anna´s paper on "Droplet microarray based on patterned superhydrophobic surfaces prevents stem cell differentiation and enables high-throughput stem cell screening" has been just accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials as a VIP paper. Congratulations! Well done.

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Meet us in Boston, USA, in November at the MRS Symposium BM10—Bioinspired Interfacial Materials with Superwettability which we are coorganizing with Haeshin Lee, Robin Ras and Shutao Wang.

Invited speakers include Joanna Aizenberg (Harvard), David Quéré (École Polytechnique), Hans-Jürgen Butt (Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research), Lei Jiang (Chinese Academy of Science), Tom McCarthy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Phil Messersmith (UC Berkeley), Atsushi Hozumi (AIST), Stanislav Gorb (Kiel University), Dimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich), Chang-Jin "CJ" Kim (UCLA), Anish Tuteja (University of Michigan), Frieder Mugele (University of Twente), Evelyn Wang (MIT), Stefan Seeger (University of Zurich)



The project "Aquarray: Miniaturization of biological screenings based on Droplet Microarrays" will be funded by the EXIST Forschungstransfer programme. The EXIST programme is competitive grant supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), European Union (EU) and the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi). The goal of the project is to support the foundation of our spin-off project Aquarray: www.aquarray.com Congratulations to Anna, Simon and Konstantin for this success!


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Here is our recent cover in Polymer Chemistry:


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On June 24. 2017, KIT invited for an Open Day. In total over 35.000 people visited the large research facilities in campus north. The KIT open day was a full success and we appreciated the possibility to present our work.

Our group presented functionalized superhydrophilic, superhydrophobic surfaces and array patterns of different geometries. Visitors could interactively test different surface wettabilities by pipetting water onto the different functionalized substrates. Thanks to all the visitors for the interest and the many questions! Our group members were enthusiastically organizing the event and enjoyed the open day very much.


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Here is our new Group Photo from 2017. It does not include everyone and Marius, Julius, Philipp and Dorothea are missing on this photo.

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Dr. Pavel Levkin   
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E-Mail: levkin@kit.edu
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