In the Media


  • Verknüpft. Ficus benjamina und selbstreparierender Dichtungsring
    The TV station Arte is featuring Prof. Thomas Speck's research on self-repairing materials (German language only).


  • Learning from the Flexiblity and Adaptivity of Nature
    The DFG Magazine is currently running an article on the cluster's research (German language only).

  • Chinese Witch Hazel Takes a Ballistic Approach to Reproduction
    The New York Times and ZEIT ONLINE are reporting on new findings of livMatS-Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck on the chinese witch hazel and its seeds.

  • Vorbild Kletterpflanze
    The Berliner Zeitung is running an article on GrowBot, a project of livMatS-Spokesperson Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck (German language only).

  • Was technische Materialien von Fliegenfallen lernen können
    The Badische Zeitung is running an article on central research topics in livMatS (German language only; full article behind paywall).

  • livMatS - Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems
    livMatS is featured in the German newspaper ZEIT Forschungskosmos (German language only; advertorial).


  • Innovations in Microenergy Harvesting: Cluster of Excellence livMatS
    Nov 19
    livMatS is featured in the German Center for Research and Innovation New York's November Newsletter on Alternative Energy.

  • Uni-Professor reagiert auf Kritik des Stura an der Exzellenzstrategie
    Interview with livMatS spokesperson Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe in (German language only).

  • Uni Freiburg weiter im Rennen um Exzellenz-Uni: Das sagen Freiburger Studierende dazu
    Students' voices after the positive funding decision for the clusters of excellence livMatS and CIBSS in fudder (German language only).