Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility for Information-driven Material Structuring and Characterization (KNMFi)

KNMFi is a high-tech platform for information-driven structuring and characterizing a multitude of functional materials at the micro- and nanoscale.

KNMFi LogoThe Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility for Information-driven Material Structuring and Characterization (KNMFi) offers access to a uniquely complete set of fabrication, characterization and information technologies. External users from academia and industry, either national or international, can apply for open and – if the results are published – free access. Annual deadlines for the submission of proposals are January 15 and June 15. Applications for urgent and commercial projects can be submitted at any time (proposal submission). The highly qualified KNMFi staff will guide users through the relevant processes and techniques to address their processing goals and characterization needs. KNMFi encourages the early discussion of planned projects and scientific goals and is open for long-term collaborations.

Please read more on the KNMFi website.

Soft Matter Synthesis Lab (SML)

The Soft Matter Synthesis Lab is a synthetic platform, whose main goal is to intellectually and experimentally support projects at the interface between Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The SML was founded in 2011 as part of the former BioInterfaces Technology and Medicine Programme (BIFTM).The activities of the laboratory span the development of novel synthetic strategies, advanced materials design as well as optimization studies and on-demand synthesis. The SML bundles competence in polymer, organic and material Chemistry. Read more ...

Picture: Controlled cell adhesion on poly(dopamine) interfaces photo-patterned with non-fouling brushes

NFFA Europe Research Infrastructure

A comprehensive and unique combination of services and techniques for a broad academic user community & industries.

Most of the KNMFi technologies are available for transnational access in NFFA-EUROPE. NFFA-Europe offers to European and Third Country scientists from both academia and industry the possibility to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale.