Silke Schön (FIRST Lab)
Today, micro- and nanofabrication is not only dedicated to semiconductor devices anymore. Besides laser diodes and transistors, microfluidic devices are used as microarrays for DNA studies or to investigate microorganisms in waste water. Micropatterned structures allow to explore a full range of new applications in engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, e.g. as electrode arrays interfacing with brain cells. This talk will review the most important technologies to fabricate micro- and nanostructures for various applications and demonstrate examples fabricated in FIRST Lab.