INT | Scanning Probe Lithography

Dip-Pen Nanolithography (DPN) and Related Techniques

Our group focuses on the advancement and application of dip-pen nanolithography and related techniques like polymer pen lithography (PPL) for the site-specific chemical and bio-chemical modification of surfaces and devices.
DPN Group


PhD Defense Hui-Yu Liu Michael Hirtz
PhD awarded:

Hui-Yu Liu successfully defended her PhD thesis on "Nanolithography-Enabled Sensor Arrays for Rapid Cancer Detection". Congrats to the newly made PhD!

Porous Stamp SCS
Self-inking Stamps:

"Scanner‐Based Capillary Stamping" by Hou et al. in Adv. Funct. Mater. 30 (2020) 2001531

MPC Copolymer Structure
L-DPN Substrates:

"Enhanced Stability of Lipid Structures by Dip-Pen Nanolithography on Block-Type MPC Copolymer" by Liu et al. in Molecules 25 (2020) 2768

Chemically Reactive Slippery Interfaces
Slippery Surfaces:

"How Does Chemistry Influence Liquid Wettability on Liquid Infused Porous Surface?" by Maji et al. in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 14531-14541

Printable Electronics by PPL
Printable Electronics:

"Printing Technologies for Integration of Electronic Devices and Sensors" by Baby et al. in Functional Nanostructures and Sensors for CBRN Defence and Environmental Safety and Security. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. A. Sidorenko, H. Hahn (eds.) Springer Nature B.V. (2020) 1-34

Microstructured Surface
Microstructured Surfaces:

"Synergies between Surface Microstructuring and Molecular Nanopatterning for Controlling Cell Populations on Polymeric Biointerfaces" by Díaz Lantada et al. in Polymers 12 (2020) 655