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  • 20 June 2015

Alex Solovev, who just left the group as a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, has been appointed a Professor at Fudan University under the 1000’s talents program. (June, 2015)

Alexander Solovev

Machine Learning for climate research

  • 18 June 2015

Jakob Zscheischler receives Otto Hahn Medal

for his PhD thesis "A global analysis of extreme events and consequences for the terrestrial carbon cycle".

Jakob Zscheischler

Fabian is interviewed by SWR 2 and the lab appears on Indonesian TV

  • 08 June 2015

Fabian Adams starts his project in the group and talks about the potential of miniaturized, minimally invasive medical procedures:

Fabian Adams

Feature Robotics Medical

  • 01 June 2015


Engineers explore ways to take robotics to the limits of size and function. In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, scientists at a U.S. laboratory shrink a submarine called Proteus and its human crew to microscopic size and then inject the vessel into an ailing scientist.

Metin Sitti

Featured "Hot Paper"

  • 27 May 2015

Our paper "Dynamic Inclusion Complexes of Metal Nanoparticles Inside Nanocups" is the frontispiece for Ang. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 6730-6734 (2015).

Mariana Alarcon-Correa Tung Chun Lee Peer Fischer

Dr. Andrew G. Mark awarded with Günter Petzow Prize 2015

  • 13 May 2015

Young scientist honoured for outstanding research in the field of material science

Andrew G. Mark will be awarded this year’s Günter Petzow Prize from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. He will be honoured for his significant contribution to the development of a new nanofabrication technique for manufacturing, precisely and efficiently, hybrid multifunctional nanostructures with diverse 3D shapes.

Andrew Mark

Congratulations Eisenberger scholarship

  • 12 May 2015

Dr. med. Fabian Adams is awarded a Ferdinand-Eisenberger fellowship. The scholarships frees Dr. Adams from his clinical duties (University Clinic, Univ. of Freiburg) so that he can devote the next 12 months to research here at the Micro Nano and Molecular Systems lab.

Fabian Adams


  • 10 May 2015

Dr Jerome Roche leaves the group to start as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toulouse (May, 2015).

Jerome Roche

Laying of the cornerstone in Tübingen

  • 28 April 2015

Vision of „Robotics Valley“ in the Neckar-Region

The Max-Planck-Society constructs a new building for the Tübingen location of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. On 27. April 2015 the laying of the cornerstone for that ambitious project took place on the Max Planck Campus Tübingen. From 2017 onwards the new building will provide more than 250 workplaces for scientists and staff. The future-oriented research on intelligent systems will then be performed by scientists in four scientific departments.

Bernhard Schölkopf Michael Black Stefan Schaal