Short CV

Scientific Degrees:

Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.) in Nanotechnology and Biomedical Technology / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (2023)
Habilitation (Priv.-Doz.) in Physics / Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2017)
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Physics / Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2009)
PhD (Dr. rer. medic.) in Medical Sciences / Uniklinikum Münster  (2008)
Diploma in Physics / Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2005)

Current and Previous Positions: 

Scientific Fellow at the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT) of KIT (2010-ongoing)
Honorary Faculty at the Centre for Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati, India (2021-ongoing)
Editorial Board Member Polymers, MDPI (2019-ongoing)
Editorial Board Member Scientific Reports, Springer Nature (2017-ongoing)
KIT Associate Fellow (2016-2017)
YIN-Speaker Transdisciplinary Committee (2015/2016)
Research Visit at Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (in 2014)
Journal Editor Nanofabrication, De Gruyter Open (2013-2019)
Visiting Fellow at Nanyang Technological University SingaporeSchool of Materials Science & Engineering (in 2013)
Scientific Fellow at the Physical Institute of the WWU Münster (2005-2009)

Grants and Awards: 

NEULAND Innovation Contest, 2nd prize in category "Transfer" (2022)

Honorary Faculty at the Centre for Nanotechnology at IIT Guwahati, India (2021)

HGF ERC Recognition Award (2020)

Member of the "Kompetenznetz Funktionelle Nanostrukturen Baden-Württemberg" (2019)

"High-End Foreign Talent" of Shanxi Province, China (2018)

Partner in ERC proof-of-concept grant "CTC-Capture 2.0" (2017-2018)

YIN Grant 2017 "Nanoscale Biofunctionalization of Polymer Brushes by Dip-Pen Nanolithography" (2017)

DFG Project "Funktionalisierte optomechanische Schaltkreise aus Diamant für Infrarotspektroskopie und Gassensorik" (HI 1724/3-1) (2015-2019)

Partner in ERC proof-of-concept grant "CTC-Capture" (2015-2016)

Member of the Karlsruhe Young Investigator Network (YIN) (2014-2016, Alumnus since 2016)

YIN Grant 2015 "Towards Massively Parallelized Electrochemical Dip-Pen Nanolithography" (2015)

“Best Talk given by a Young Scientist” Prize at the 17th Heiligenstädter Colloquium on “Technical Systems for the Life Sciences” (2014)

Coordinator and Scientific Supervisor for Marie Curie Actions (in call FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF) Grant for Project “DPNLipidMembranes” (2013-2015)

Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (2013)

DAAD PPP Exchange with Taiwan at National Taiwan University (Project-ID 56193375) (2013)

Invitation to the DFG NSF Research Conference 2011 “Bioinspired Design and Engineering of Novel Functional Materials”, 22-25.3.2011, New York. Talk: "Writing Bio-Molecules via Dip-Pen Nanolithography - Towards a general Toolbox for the Immobilization of bioactive Molecules on Surfaces"

KIT STUB Grant (Start-Up Budget) 2011, project „Substrate-independent and multiplexed Dip-Pen Nanolithography with Azide Inks on reactive Coatings for Bio-Applications“

CeNTech-Day Award 2009 for the project „Structuring Polymer Brushes by LB- and AFM-Lithography”


Selected recent Publications:

  • H.-Y. Liu, R. Kumar, C. Zhong, S. Gorji, L. Paniushkina, R. Masood, U. A. Wittel, H. Fuchs, I. Nazarenko, M. Hirtz:
    Rapid Capture of Cancer Extracellular Vesicles by Lipid Patch Microarrays
    Adv. Mater. 33, 2008493 (2021) DOI: 10.1002/adma.202008493
  • C. Lutz, U. Bog, T. Loritz, J. Syurik, S. Malik, C. N. S. Kumar, C. Kübel, M. Bruns, C. Greiner, M. Hirtz, H. Hölscher:
    Locally Controlled Growth of Individual Lambda‐Shaped Carbon Nanofibers
    Small 15, 1803944 (2019) DOI: 10.1002/smll.201803944
  • J. Atwater, D. S. Mattes, B. Streit, C. von Bojničić‐Kninski, F. F. Loeffler, F. Breitling, H. Fuchs, M. Hirtz:
    Combinatorial Synthesis of Macromolecular Arrays by Microchannel Cantilever Spotting (µCS)
    Adv. Mater. 30, 1801632 (2018) DOI: 10.1002/adma.201801632
  • U. Bog, A. de los Santos Pereira, S. L. Mueller, S. Havenridge, V. Parrillo, M. Bruns, A. E. Holmes, C. Rodriguez-Emmenegger, H. Fuchs, M. Hirtz:
    Clickable Antifouling Polymer Brushes for Polymer Pen Lithography
    ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 12109 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b01184
  • R. Kumar, S. Weigel, R. Meyer, C. M. Niemeyer, H. Fuchs, M. Hirtz:
    Multi-Color Polymer Pen Lithography for Oligonucleotide Arrays
    Chemical Communications 52, 12310 (2016) DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07087F

A full publication list can be found under: