Dr Mathias Heckele from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie KIT, Germany. Mathias Heckele studied physics at Stuttgart (De) and Marseille (Fr). He did his Ph.D thesis at Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (Stuttgart, Germany). In 1992 he joined Forschungszentrum Karsruhe where he worked at Institute for Micro Structure Technology (IMT) as head of the micro molding group. Main research activities are hot embossing / compression moulding of high aspect ratio microstructures, development of hot embossing equipment and tools. He is author of more than 30 publications on micro replication especially on high temperature materials for fluidic, capillary and optical applications. In close cooperation with companies in the fields process technology and construction of machines he promoted the commercial use of hot embossing with his contributions on shortenning the cycle times and enlarging the replication area. Since several years he is giving short courses at the engenieering school in Besancon (Fr). He is lecturer for FSRM courses since 2000. As specialist for german-french research cooperations he is today coordinator of the german-french relation in science and higher education within the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Polymer Microfabrication (2 days)