As part of our collaboration with BayBionik, Teresa and Salva explain how their repelling surfaces work. This collaborative project focuses on developing new enviromental friendly coatings which could be utilized to make different surfaces slippery. Such slippery surfaces have a vast range of applications from self-cleaning windows to anti-icing surfaces. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbnyPxVEfg
Eric won a prize for his poster and flash presentation entitled ‘Chiral Surface Lattice Resonances’ in this year’s London Plasmonics Forum. The London Plasmonics Forum has been held annually at King’s College London since 2015, but in 2020 this was not possible due to COV-ID 19. The committee decided to move it online, and it went ahead on the scheduled date of 11 June. For more details visit the website of the event. Congratulations Eric! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWe6JPImQbA&feature=youtu.be
ITN Network Limnoplast starts research on microplastics in freshwater systems The Vogel group participates as a partner in the “LimnoPlast” EU research and training project on the distribution of microplastics in European rivers and lakes. This “Innovative Training Network (ITN)”, which is funded for four years to the tune of almost €4.1 million by the EU out of its “Horizon 2020” programme in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska Curie measures. Microscopically small plastic waste, also known as microplastics, is a challenge for freshwater ecosystems around the globe. However, it… Read More »New Collaboration
A new collaborative research center, funded by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has been granted to an interdisciplinary team of scientists at FAU, headed by Prof. Wolfgang Peukert. The center will focus on the scalable design of advanced particulate materials to be used as optical materials and to establish a technological approach towards chromatographic separation of nanoparticles. Read here for more details.
Teresa and Salvatore presented at the event “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” on October 19 at Bionicum in Nuremberg. With the title “Let’s slip together with the pitcher plant!” they explained to the public audience, how they could make surfaces slippery. After the presentation, the public could do some exciting experiments and see how ketchup and red wine droplets slide down the slippery substrates in practice.
Three of our PhD candidatiates, Marcel, Junwei and Johannes, are presenting their work at the poster presentation of this years’ Particle Based Material Symposium at University of Ulm. We had a lot of fun while presenting. Eric presented our recent work on site-specific functionalisation of plasmonic nanostructures during his talk. More infos can be found here.
Junwei presented a poster on colloidal clusters in spherical confinement at the Gordon Conference (soft matter physics) in New London, USA. He also presented his research on confined colloid self-assembly in a special Kavli seminar at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Harvard University, and in the research group of Mathias Kolle in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.