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The Venus flytrap – an inspiration for technology

The Venus flytrap – an inspiration for technology

Jun 01, 2022
Advanced Science: researchers investigate movements when leaves reopen
New Insights Into the Movement of Pine Cone Scales

New Insights Into the Movement of Pine Cone Scales

May 31, 2022
Cone scales open and close due to the interaction of multiple tissue layers, all of which respond to moisture
livMatS Pavilion Receives Green Concept Award 2022

livMatS Pavilion Receives Green Concept Award 2022

May 19, 2022
The lightweight pavilion was honored in the category Best of Architecture & Tiny Houses
Chemist Ingo Krossing receives the ERC Advanced Grant for the construction of a universally applicable redox scale

Chemist Ingo Krossing receives the ERC Advanced Grant for the construction of a universally applicable redox scale

Apr 26, 2022
Funding is 2.5 million euros, spanning over five years
New process enables 3D printing of small and complex components made of glass in just a few minutes

New process enables 3D printing of small and complex components made of glass in just a few minutes

Apr 20, 2022
Scientists combine materials science invention with newly developed 3D printing technology
Lemon Peel has Shock-absorbing Properties

Lemon Peel has Shock-absorbing Properties

Apr 12, 2022
Researchers from livMatS show that the tissue of the lemon peel dissipates the impact energy similarly well as that of the pomelo peel
Groundbreaking for *liv*MatS Biomimetic Shell @ FIT

Groundbreaking for livMatS Biomimetic Shell @ FIT

Mar 16, 2022
Construction has started on the upcoming Pavilion, where the Clusters of Excellence IntCDC and livMatS will research future-oriented construction methods
Young researchers meet for third livMatS Boot Camp

Young Researchers Meet for Third livMatS Boot Camp

Mar 14, 2022
The event centered on the handling of research data and science communication
Céline Calvino Receives Funding from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

Céline Calvino Receives Funding from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung

Feb 07, 2022
Freiburg chemist will work with American researcher to develop new recyclable plastics
Artificial muscle

Artificial Muscles Made of Proteins

Jan 28, 2022
A Freiburg research team has developed the first material made of natural proteins that contracts autonomously
Materialpreis 2021

livMatS Pavilion receives Materialpreis 2021

Dec 21, 2021
The Stuttgart-based company "raumprobe" awards the project in the category Materials
The Vision Clearly in Sight

The Vision Clearly in Sight

Dec 15, 2021
Researchers exchanged ideas at the annual livMatS retreat
Supplying Sustainable Technologies and Sensors Reliably with Energy

Supplying Sustainable Technologies and Sensors Reliably with Energy

Dec 02, 2021
Freiburg researchers develop supercapacitor with integrated solar cell
Making Data Accessible, Recognizing Technological Potential

Making Data Accessible, Recognizing Technological Potential

Nov 18, 2021
Johannes Hörmann supports livMatS as Data Steward, Frank Scherag is the cluster's new Intellectual Property Manager
Discover, Experiment and Understand

Discover, Experiment and Understand

Nov 04, 2021
livMatS offers hands-on activities for children and young adults at the Science Days in Europapark Rust
Expand and Facilitate Data Access for Materials Researchers

Expand and Facilitate Data Access for Materials Researchers

Oct 27, 2021
"NFDI-MatWerk" structures decentrally hosted data collections
New Surface Coatings

New Surface Coatings

Sep 06, 2021
Research team presents molecule that can bind polymer chains to surfaces using heat
A Pleasant Surprise

A Pleasant Surprise

Aug 12, 2021
The chemist Dr. Céline Calvino receives an award for her research as “Horst Freisler Project”
Belastungen in Kunststoffen und Bauteilen sichtbar machen

Visualizing Stress in Plastics

Aug 02, 2021
Research team from Chemnitz University of Technology and livMatS develops dyes that continuously translate stress in plastics by changing color
Robotisch gewickeltes Naturfasergebäude

Robotically Wound Natural Fibre Construction

Jul 16, 2021
The "livMatS Pavilion" in the Botanical Garden of the University of Freiburg is a model for a bioinspired sustainable construction.
Online-Event by PhDs for PhDs

Online-Event by PhDs for PhDs

Jul 13, 2021
Student-led virtual event strengthens Penn State-Freiburg Partnership
Programmable Structures From the Printer

Programmable Structures From the Printer

Jul 08, 2021
Research team develops new method for 3D-printing materials systems that move like a climbing plant
LiMC² Announces Joint Seed Grant Projects

LiMC² Announces Seed Grants

Jun 11, 2021
Researchers from the University of Freiburg and Penn State University will conduct research on sustainable materials in joint projects
How Spaghetti Break and How Natural Models Are Inspiring Research

How Spaghetti Break and How Natural Models Are Inspiring Research

Jun 09, 2021
Visitors to the "Freiburg Wissenschaftsmarkt" have the chance to take part in an experiment on smart materials conducted by the livMatS cluster
Lifelike Artificial Organs

Lifelike Artificial Organs

May 05, 2021
Enhanced superheroes inspire a Freiburg researcher to develop biomimetic soft robotics
Glass Injection Molding

Glass Injection Molding

Apr 09, 2021
Freiburg researchers succeed in producing rapid, cost-effective and environmentally friendly material
Undiscovered Compounds, Bee Navigation

Undiscovered Compounds, Bee Navigation

Mar 31, 2021
Henning Jessen and Andrew Straw each receive a grant of nearly one million euros from the Volkswagen Foundation
200,000 Euros for Research Into Sustainable Energy

200,000 Euros for Research Into Sustainable Energy

Mar 25, 2021
The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is funding a new Saltus! group at the University of Freiburg
Wafer-thin nanopaper changes from firm to soft at the touch of a button

Wafer-thin nanopaper changes from firm to soft at the touch of a button

Mar 18, 2021
Bioinspired cellulose nanofibrils can be controlled by electricity
New at livMatS: Junior Research Group Leader Viacheslav Slesarenko

New at livMatS: Junior Research Group Leader Viacheslav Slesarenko

Mar 17, 2021
The Engineer develops a new class of adaptive metamaterials
New at livMatS: Junior Research Group Leader Céline Calvino

New at livMatS: Junior Research Group Leader Céline Calvino

Feb 22, 2021
The chemist will develop plastics that can be recycled with the help of light
Sustainability: From Pioneer to Paradigm

Sustainability: From Pioneer to Paradigm

Feb 22, 2021
Rainer Grießhammer is aiming to make development of new technologies more sustainable from the start
Scholarship for Philipp Höfele

Scholarship for Philipp Höfele

Feb 15, 2021
The German Academic Exchange Service supports the philosopher and his research project on the Anthropocene
Precise Control of Material Properties

Precise Control of Material Properties

Feb 04, 2021
livMatS researchers raise joint seed money project
Smooth Glass from the 3-D Printer

Smooth Glass from the 3D Printer

Feb 02, 2021
Freiburg researchers succeed in producing microstructures with a roughness of just a few nanometers
Mo Sun Receives Associate Professorship

Mo Sun Receives Associate Professorship

Jan 22, 2021
livMatS Postdoc moves to Fudan University in China
New at livMatS: Junior Research Group Leader Charalampos Pappas

New at livMatS: Junior Research Group Leader Charalampos Pappas

Jan 20, 2021
The chemist will work on dynamic chemical networks in the cluster
The Research of Others

The Research of Others

Jan 15, 2021
livMatS celebrates inauguration of its Shared Laboratories
Swiss Entomologist Visits University of Freiburg

Swiss Entomologist Visits University of Freiburg

Dec 03, 2020
Thomas Speck welcomes Humboldt Award winner Jérôme Casas as guest researcher
New Funding Program

New Funding Program

Nov 30, 2020
The Convergence Center for Living, Multifunctional Materials Systems launches its first funding program
Thomas Speck Elected „Excellent Member“ of the ISBE

Thomas Speck Elected as Excellent Member of the ISBE

Nov 26, 2020
International Society of Bionic Engineering acknowledges academic achievements of livMatS Spokesperson
Scientific Achievements Honored

Scientific Achievements Honored

Nov 12, 2020
Philipp Höfele and Robin Weßling receive awards for young researchers from the University of Freiburg
Taking Your Idea to the Lab

Taking Your Idea to the Lab

Nov 06, 2020
In the livMatS Master Lab, students work independently on research questions
A Synthetic Counterpart for Dynamic Processes in Cells

A Synthetic Counterpart for Dynamic Processes in Cells

Nov 03, 2020
Researchers recapitulate the mechanism by which membrane-less organelles form in cells
University of Freiburg and Penn State University Deepen Ties

University of Freiburg and Penn State University Deepen Ties

Nov 02, 2020
Cooperation partners present joint research activities at "Materials Day" on November 10 and 11, 2020
Science Festival

Science Festival

Oct 26, 2020
The University of Freiburg’s scientists show what they can do at Science Days 2020
Rising Stars Academy Introduces Itself

The Rising Stars Academy Introduces Itself

Oct 06, 2020
In a video portrait Jürgen Rühe explains, why livMatS participates in the project of the University of Freiburg
Carbon Storage from the Lab

Carbon Storage from the Lab

Oct 05, 2020
Researchers at the University of Freiburg established the world’s largest collection of moss species for the peat industry and science
Wounded, Sealed, Healed

Wounded, Sealed, Healed

Sep 23, 2020
Research team provides new insights into the self-sealing mechanisms of the ice plant
100 Years of Macromolecular Chemistry

100 Years of Macromolecular Chemistry

Sep 18, 2020
On 28 and 29 September 2020, the conference of the German Chemical Society shows the effects of Hermann Staudinger's research today
The Answer in Micro-droplets

The Answer in Micro-droplets

Sep 11, 2020
Researchers imitate signaling processes using DNA building blocks in protocells
Four Centuries in Images and Text

Four Centuries in Images and Text

Sep 10, 2020
The University of Freiburg Botanical Garden celebrates its 400th anniversary with multimedia offerings for the eyes and intellect
How Microparticles Come Together

How Microparticles Come Together

Sep 01, 2020
Researchers develop new method to translate molecular dynamic structures to the microscopic level
Falk Esser Wins Second Place in the International Bionic Award

Falk Esser Wins Second Place in the International Bionic Award

Aug 25, 2020
The livMatS member receives the prize for a bio-inspired pump that mimics the movement of the human esophagus.
Close Proximity that Generates Energy

Close Proximity that Generates Energy

Aug 11, 2020
Lars Pastewka is optimizing a type of what is known as contact electricity, or the triboelectric effect
Keeping an Eye on Global Challenges

Keeping an Eye on Global Challenges

Jul 31, 2020
Webinar of the Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems brings together researchers from livMatS and Penn State University
Ingo Krossing Appointed as a Member of the Leopoldina

Ingo Krossing Appointed as a Member of the Leopoldina

Jul 21, 2020
The Freiburg chemist and livMatS member receives this honor in recognition of his scientific achievements
Finding Words for the Space Between Nature and Technology

Finding Words for the Space Between Nature and Technology

Jul 20, 2020
Humankind has become the determining factor for our environment. Lore Hühn brings ancient philosophical issues up to date
Living Machines 2020: Registration for the Conference has Started

Living Machines 2020: Registration for the Conference has Started

Jul 08, 2020
From 28 to 30 July 2020, researchers will present their work virtually in lectures, poster sessions and workshops
Virtually Captured

Virtually Captured

Jun 23, 2020
Biomechanical analyses and computer simulations reveal the Venus flytrap snapping mechanisms
Transatlantic Cooperation in Challenging Times

Transatlantic Cooperation in Challenging Times

Jun 19, 2020
Virtual talk on the impact of Covid-19 on international collaboration
How the Giant Sequoia Protects Itself

How the Giant Sequoia Protects Itself

Jun 17, 2020
A three-dimensional network of fibers makes the bark resistant to fire and rock fall
A Small, Sharp Eye

A Small, Sharp Eye

Jun 08, 2020
Hans Zappe is developing an automatic, autonomous microcamera with chemical “muscles” which could be used in endoscopes and other applications
Living Materials Partnership Begins Virtually

Living Materials Partnership Begins Virtually

Jun 04, 2020
The universities signed an agreement for a joint center late last summer
Volkswagen Foundation Supports University of Freiburg Chemist

Volkswagen Foundation Supports University of Freiburg Chemist

May 25, 2020
Anna Fischer is researching the dynamics of nanomaterials for electrochemical energy systems
Intelligent Aircraft Wings Could Save Fuel

Intelligent Aircraft Wings Could Save Fuel

May 14, 2020
Chris Eberl develops unit cells – these miniature building blocks give materials special capabilities
A Boost for Post-doctoral Qualification

A Boost for Post-doctoral Qualification

May 11, 2020
Linnea Hesse receives funding for young scientists
Programming with the Light Switch

Programming with the Light Switch

May 05, 2020
Freiburg researchers show how to control individual components of self-assembling molecular structures
Helmholtz Prize for Freiburg microsystems engineers

Helmholtz Prize for Freiburg microsystems engineers

Apr 09, 2020
Research team around livMatS member Peter Woias honored by Helmholtz Fund
Help from the 3D Printer

Help from the 3D Printer

Apr 06, 2020
livMatS is participating in an initiative that produces face shields for medical professionals
Application Deadlines Extended

Application Deadlines Extended

Mar 27, 2020
Potential candidates can still apply for the cluster's junior research programs until 10 April 2020
Incentives for Academic Talent

Incentives for Academic Talent

Mar 09, 2020
The German Research Foundation provides 100,000 euros in funding for the “Freiburg Rising Stars Academy”
First livMatS Colloquia in 2020

First livMatS Colloquia in 2020

Feb 19, 2020
The cluster welcomes renowned international guests who highlight current research questions
Orientation for Academic Careers

Orientation for Academic Careers

Feb 05, 2020
Young scientists exchange views on central topics of everyday research at the second boot camp of the livMatS cluster
Conscious Energy Use and Savings

Conscious Energy Use and Savings

Jan 30, 2020
Environmental psychologist and livMatS member Michael Stumpf investigates what motivates people to use less energy
Rainer Grießhammer Receives the Federal Cross of Merit

Rainer Grießhammer Receives the Federal Cross of Merit

Jan 17, 2020
Freiburg scientist honored for his service on behalf of the community and for his voluntary work
Hans Zappe appointed Editor-in Chief for SPIE journal

Hans Zappe Appointed Editor-in Chief

Jan 08, 2020
The microsystems engineer will assume editorial duties for the SPIE Journal of the International Society for Optics and Phototonics
Metal-free Energy Storage

Metal-free Energy Storage

Dec 17, 2019
Freiburg chemist Birgit Esser is developing batteries that consist of plastic
Consolidator Grant for livMatS member

Henning Jessen Receives Consolidator Grant

Dec 10, 2019
The European Research Council will be funding the chemist with 2 million euros
Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration

Cultivating a Culture of Collaboration

Dec 02, 2019
Members of the cluster livMatS meet for first scientific retreat
4.5 Million Euros for Programmable Materials

4.5 Million Euros for Programmable Materials

Nov 18, 2019
Carl Zeiss Foundation supports new research cluster at the University of Freiburg in the 2019 “Breakthroughs” program line
Call for Papers for

Call for Papers for "Living Machines"

Nov 08, 2019
The University of Freiburg and livMatS will host the 9th edition of the international conference on biomimetic and biohybrid systems

New Paper Published

Oct 21, 2019
Henning Jessen addresses recent developments and perspectives in the synthesis of Cyclotriphosphate
Nature as a Role Model

Nature as a Role Model

Oct 10, 2019
The Cluster livMatS presents its research in the special exhibition “Baubionik – Biologie beflügelt Architektur”

New Publication

Sep 17, 2019
Article addresses the synthesis of modified Nucleoside Oligophosphates
The Artificial Trap

The Artificial Trap

Aug 12, 2019
The botanist and biomechanic Thomas Speck recreates natural principles in a remarkably authentic way
Materials of a New Era

Materials of a New Era

Aug 09, 2019
International guests and researchers of the cluster participated in the workshop “livMatS as part of and Reaction to the Anthropocene”
Exchange Beyond Disciplinary Borders

Exchange Beyond Disciplinary Borders

Aug 01, 2019
Young scientists learn more about each other’s work at the first boot camp of the livMatS cluster
Combining forces for Materials Research

Combining Forces For Materials Research

Jul 24, 2019
The University of Freiburg and the Pennsylvania State University will cooperate on research into functional, interactive and bioinspired materials
Greek Delegations Visits FIT

Greek Delegation Visits FIT

Jul 16, 2019
The Rector and Vice-Rector of Aristotle University find out about materials research in Freiburg
Perfect Marks for Freiburg

Perfect Marks for Freiburg

May 10, 2019
Psychology and Microsystems Engineering are among the four subjects of the University of Freiburg to achieve very good results in the CHE-Ranking
Traffic Control of Cells

Traffic Control of Cells

Mar 25, 2019
First joint project between CIBSS and livMatS develops hydrogel matrix whose stiffness can be reversibly tuned using light
New Position for Andrea Kiesel

New Position for Andrea Kiesel

Feb 04, 2019
Andrea Kiesel selected President-elect of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology
One Hundred Percent Success

One Hundred Percent Success

Sep 27, 2018
Scientists at the University of Freiburg granted two Clusters of Excellence whose funding will begin on January 1, 2019