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Prof. Peer Fischer

Peer Fischer is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart and he leads the Micro- Nano- and Molecular Systems Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. Together with his group he has developed new 3D nanofabrication methods, made the first reciprocal microswimmer, and realized the smallest chemical nanomotors and nanorobots, as well as the first swimming soft microrobot that moves using only body shape changes. Peer Fischer obtained a B.Sc. in physics from Imperial College London and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He has been a DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University, and a Rowland Junior Fellow at Harvard University. He has received an Attract Award from the Fraunhofer Society (2009), holds an ERC Grant (2012), and in 2016 he won a World Technology Award. Prof. Fischer is a Founding Editorial Board Member of the journal Science Robotics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Zum Vortrag

What are the smallest swimming organisms? Why are bacteria flagellated? Do enzymes swim? This talk will introduce the physical principles that underlie locomotion in liquids at small scales. The latest artificial micro- and nanoswimmers will be described and how molecular systems engineering can be used to navigate through biological tissue, so that one day nanoswimmers may aid targeted delivery.

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