an array of rolled up nanomembranes


8 Jan 2019

Elected into acatech

Oliver G. Schmidt is one of 28 scientists elected into the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). The members of acatech are admitted into the organisation on the basis of their outstanding scientific achievements and excellent reputation.

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27 Nov 2018

Highly Cited Researcher

Oliver G. Schmidt is included in the Highly Cited Researchers List 2018. He is an influential researcher with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for his field and year. He belongs to the world's most cited scientists.

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9 Nov 2018

Rolled‐up self‐assembly of compact inductors and transformers

D. D. Karnaushenko, D. Karnaushenko, H.‐J. Grafe, V. Kataev, B. Büchner, O. G. Schmidt

Adv. Electron. Mater. 4, 1800298 (2018)

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31 Jul 2018

Brightest source of entangled photons

New broadband optical antenna for highly efficient extraction of entangled photons with a yield of 37% per pulse.

Nature Commun. 9, 2994 (2018)

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9 Apr 2018

Manipulating photon−plasmon coupling in microtube cavities

In situ generation of silver nanoparticles for selective coupling between localized plasmonic resonances and whispering-gallery modes is demonstrated by spatially resolved laser dewetting on microtube surfaces.

ACS Nano 12, 3726 (2018)

19 Mar 2018

Oliver G. Schmidt receives Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize

The Leibniz-Prize of the German Research Foundation is Germany’s most important research award and recognizes his outstanding work in the investigation, manufacturing and innovative application of functional nanostructures.

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15 Jan 2018

Spermbot video now among Top 5 ever

The Spermbot video has now become the 5th most viewed video of the American Chemical Society. Click on the following link to watch it.

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20 Dez 2017

American Chemical Society highlights our work as Top News

Original work:

ACS Nano 12, 327 (2018)

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4 Dec 2017

Chemotherapeutic micromotor for targeted drug delivery

A sperm-driven micromotor acts as a targeted drug delivery system to potentially treat diseases in the female reproductive tract. 

ACS Nano 12, 327 (2018)

6 Sep 2017

A few words about Germany’s Science

Oliver G. Schmidt comments in Nature about  Germany's scientific excellence and how it could be improved even further.

Nature 549, 22 (2017)

3 Aug 2017

Thermal conductivity in radial and planar Si/SiOx hybrid superlattices

Thermal conductivities through radial and planar Si/SiOx hybrid superlattices are substantially reduced -- putting forth a novel efficient way of managing phonon transport in Si-based devices.

ACS Nano 11, 8215 (2017)

24 May 2017

Opportunities and challenges of medical microbots

In this extended comment we call on microrobotics researchers, materials scientists, bioimaging and medical specialists to work together to tackle the challenges on the way to in-vivo applications.

Nature 545, 406 (2017)

21 Mar 2017

Spermatozoa as robotic microswimmers

V. Magdanz, M. Medina-Sánchez, L. Schwarz, H. Xu, J. Elgeti, O. G. Schmidt

Adv. Mater. 29, 1606301 (2017)

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24 Jan 2017

Monolithically integrated microtube cavities for optofluidic sensing

Monolithically integrated vertical ring resonators pave the way for optofluidics in three-dimensions on photonic chips.

Opt. Lett. 42, 486 (2017)

30 Aug 2016

Piezo-controlled silicon integrated quantum dot photonics

The single photon emission from a single III-V quantum dot (QD) is tuned into resonance with that of another QD by a fully Si-integrated MEMS platform .

Nano Lett. 16, 5785 (2016)

23 Jun 2016

Plasmon-photon coupling in tubular microcavities

Selective coupling of localized surface plasmons and resonant optical modes is achieved in cleverly patterned microtubular optical cavities. 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 253904 (2016)

6 Jun 2016

High-performance DNA biosensor

Microtubular sensor reaches attomolar level detection of Avian Influenza Virus H1N1 DNA without any labelling or amplification. 

Nano Lett. 16, 4288 (2016)

6 Jun 2016

Human cancer cell mitosis in transparent microtubes

Tumor cell devision is mimicked inside blood capillaries by investigating single-cell mitosis of living human cancer cells trapped inside rolled-up microtubes. 

ACS Nano 10, 5835 (2016)

18 Mar 2016

Spin-orbit coupling of light in asymmetric microcavities

We enable spin-orbit coupling of light confined to a closed path within an asymmetric optical microcavity and demonstrate a non-cyclic Berry phase acquired in a non-Abelian evolution.

Nature Comm. 7, 10983 (2016)

18 Feb 2016

Organic nanocrystal diode for room temperature NO2 sensing

Organic diodes consisting of molecular nano-pyramid structures demonstrate high average sensitivity (151% ppm−1) and fast recovery time (12 min) for NO2 detection.

Adv. Mater. 28, 2971 (2016)

27 Jan 2016

Scalable entangled photon sources for the long haul

With a silicon MEMS device we shift the entangled photon emission from a quantum dot by more than 3000 times of its radiative linewidth without spoiling the entanglement.

Nature Commun. 7, 10387 (2016)

13 Jan 2016

American Chemical Society highlights our work as Top News

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Nano Lett. 16, 555 (2016)

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21 Dec 2015

Micromotorized sperms for artificial fertilization

Magnetically activated microhelices serve as motors for transporting sperm cells with motion deficiencies to help them carry out their natural function. 

Nano Lett. 16, 555 (2016)

30 Nov 2015

Biogenic microdaggers for single-cell surgery and drug release

S. K. Srivastava, M. Medina-Sánchez, B. Koch, O. G. Schmidt

Adv. Mater. 28, 832 (2016)

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