Past Events


livMatS Special Colloquium

  • 02.12. – Prof. Alfred Nordmann
    TU Darmstadt
    The Enhancement of Material Nature

livMatS Colloquium

  • 20.10. – Prof. Silvia Vignolini
    University of Cambridge
    Biomimetic colour engineering from nature to applications

  • 13.10. – Prof. Daniel Lacks
    Case Western Reserve University
    Contact Electrification – why is something seemingly so simple so poorly understood?

  • 06.10. – Prof. Beverley Glover
    University of Cambridge
    Development of petal nanoscale ridges that scatter light and influence animal behaviour

  • 22.09. – Prof. Andreas Ernst
    University of Kassel
    Acceptance of environmentally relevant new technologies and materials

  • 15.09. – Prof. Vasiliki Tileli
    Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne
    Liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy for probing electrochemical-induced processes

  • 21.07. – Prof. Marc Desmulliez
    Heriot Watt University
    Computer-aided biomimetics: methodology to search for meaning in data and measurements

  • 14.07. – Prof. Petr Novak
    ETH Zürich
    Battery Materials and Their Operando Characterization

  • 23.06. – Prof. Philippe Poizot
    University of Nantes
    Organic host materials for innovative rechargeable batteries

  • 09.06. – Prof. Alfred Crosby
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Polymer Gels for Autonomous Motion and Mesoscale Assembly

  • 19.05. – Dr. Thang Vo-Doan
    University of Freiburg
    Insect-machine Hybrid Robot: From locomotion control to future applications

  • 12.05.Elena Vazquez
    Penn State University, USA
    Design strategies for responsive architecture using smart materials

  • 05.05. – Prof. Khalid Salaita
    Emory University, USA
    Beyond the central dogma: Repurposing nucleic acids as force sensors, actuators, and motors

  • 28.04. – Prof. Paul Thagard
    University of Waterloo Ontario
    The Cognitive Science of Climate Change

  • 21.04. – Prof. Stefan Hiermaier
    University of Freiburg
    SCHARF project: Multiscale analysis of robust material systems with integrated functionalities

  • 14.04. – Prof. Gerald Urban
    University of Freiburg
    Microelectronics for Life: Project PROMYS - a joint project of the German strategic research initiative ForLab

  • 31.03. – Dr. Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens
    Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
    Materials development for lithium ion batteries – From particle design to full cell operation

  • 10.03. – Prof. Maximilian Fichtner
    Helmholtz Institut Ulm
    New materials for electrochemical storage - from post Li-ion to post Li systems

  • 03.03 – Prof. Song Jin
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Solar Flow Batteries: Integrated Solar Energy Conversion and Redox Flow Battery Systems

  • 17.02. – Prof. Dr. Steve Albrecht
    TU and Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin
    Highly Efficient Monolithic Tandem Devices with Perovskite Top Cells

  • 10.02. – Prof. Dr. Mark Miodownik
    University College London
    Towards Self-repairing Cities

  • 27.01. – Prof. Thomas Bein
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    Optoelectronic Processes in Covalent Organic Frameworks

  • 13.01. – Prof. Yan Yao
    Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston
    Next-generation Batteries for Electric Vehicles and Stationary Storage


  • 11.06.Writer's Studio: Hacking the Abstract
  • 08.04.Writer's Studio: Meet the Editors
  • 11.02.Writer's Studio Workshop: "K.I.S.S. - Keep it Simple, Scientists!


livMatS Special Colloquium

livMatS Colloquium

  • 16.12. – Prof. Tobias Schröder
    University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
    Understanding the Role of Emotion in Innovation Diffusion and Acceptance of Technology

  • 02.12. – Prof. Dr. Pol Besenius
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    Multidomain Peptide Assemblies for the Design of Adaptive Supramolecular Polymers and Synthetic Vaccines

  • 21.10. – Prof. Nicolas Spencer
    ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Polymer brushes on gels: Imitating the lubricious properties of cartilage

  • 15.07. – Dr. Thomas Pfohl
    University of Freiburg
    Soft microfluidics: From high-throughput trapping of nano-objects to coupled fluidic networks for transport, adaption and self-regulation

  • 08.07. – Dr. Severin Vierrath
    University of Freiburg
    Tailoring the interfaces of electrochemical energy systems for storage and conversion

  • 01.07. – Dr. Dorothea Helmer
    University of Freiburg
    Superhydropholic and switchable materials for the study of wetting behaviour

  • 24.06. – Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Judgments on relevance in sustainability assessments. Expert judgments, best guess, and gut feeling

  • 27.05. – Prof. Dr. Bastian Rapp
    University of Freiburg
    Next generation 3D Printing: The emergence of enabling materials (Online Colloquium)

  • 22.04. – Prof. Dr. Patrick Dondl
    University of Freiburg
    Optimization of Additively Manufactured Polymer Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering (Online Colloquium)

  • 11.03. – Dr. Ulf Hahnel
    University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Psychological Dimensions of Future Renewable Energy

  • 19.02. – Prof. Dr. Michael Engel
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
    Self-Organization of Building Blocks into Functional


Virtual Materials Day 2020 - Convergence of Materials and Life

The University of Freiburg and Penn State University presented the the research of the Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC²) in a virtual conference on the occasion of the Materials Day.

Science Days Digital

Researchers from the excellence cluster livMatS participated in the Science Days Digital from October 19 to November 29.

Living Machines 2020 online conference

The University of Freiburg and livMatS hosted the 9th edition of the Living Machines conference.


livMatS Special Colloquium

livMatS Colloquium


  • 10.10.2019: Exhibition Opening "Baubionik - Biologie beflügelt Architektur"
    On display until 22 March 2020, WaldHaus Freiburg
    Download the exhibition flyer for more information.