Short CV

Scientific Degrees:

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: 

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: