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Cover Article

  • 21 May 2014

Our paper “Shape control in wafer-based aperiodic 3D nanostructures” is the cover article for Nanotechnology 25 doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/23/235302. (June, 2014).

Jeong Hyeon-Ho Andrew Mark John Gibbs Peer Fischer


  • 05 May 2014

To our alumni Yigit Menguc, Onur Ozcan, and Rika Wright Carlsen on their new faculty positions. Yigit has accepted a position at Oregon State University, Onur has accepted a position at Bilkent University, and Rika has accepted a position at Robert Morris University.

Metin Sitti


  • 01 May 2014

John Gibbs will leave the group and move to a faculty position in Arizona where he will start his own group as a Prof in Physics; Marcel Pfeifer passed his Ph.D. exam – congratulations to both. Welcome to Prof. J.P. Singh from IIT Delhi who is a sabbatical visitor. (May, 2014).

John Gibbs

Best Student Paper Award at CIP 2014

  • 01 May 2014

Sebastian Weichwald and Timm Meyer, department Empirical Inference, received a best student paper award at the 4th International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP 2014) for the paper: Decoding Index Finger Position from EEG Using Random Forests. Weichwald S., Meyer T., Schölkopf B., Ball T. and Grosse-Wentrup M. (CIP 2014)

Sebastian Weichwald Timm Meyer Bernhard Schölkopf Moritz Grosse-Wentrup

Dr. Ilia Platzman awarded with Günter Petzow Prize 2014

  • 28 April 2014

Young scientist honored for outstanding research in the field of material science

Ilia Platzman will receive this year’s Günter Petzow Award from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. He will be honored for the exploration of the capacity of microfluidic techniques and material sciences in synthetic biology.

Our lab's work

  • 07 April 2014

Our lab's work on self-cleaning gecko adhesive is featured as a picture of the week by the science news website Science Friday.

Metin Sitti


  • 03 April 2014

Congratulations to NanoRobotics Lab alumnus TaeWon Seo and Professor Sitti on winning the 2013 IEEE/ASME Best Mechatronics Paper Award.

Metin Sitti

Brain Computer Interfaces

  • 01 April 2014

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup's research on Brain Computer Interfaces, part of the department Empirical Inference of Bernhard Schölkopf, is featured in the latest publications of the Max Planck Society. German Ein Weg aus dem inneren Gefängnis Der direkte Draht zum Denken English A Way Out of the Inner Prison

Moritz Grosse-Wentrup


  • 12 March 2014

Professor Sitti discusses novel gecko-inspired tape with Newsweek.

Metin Sitti

New YouTube Channel

  • 01 March 2014

Check out our YouTube Channel !

We have uploaded the videos from last years Machine Learning Summer School in Tuebingen (MLSS 2013).

Claudia Daefler Jonathan Williams