PD. Dr.-Ing Matthias Worgull received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 and became associate professor (Privatdozent) in 2010 at KIT Expertise and coaching domains: Physical behavior on thermoplastic, biodegradable and functional Polymers (Lectures at KIT) and Structuring by Replication with the focus on Hot embossing, Nanoimprint and Roll-to-Roll structuring. Author of Book “Hot embossing – Theory of microreplication” – Elsevier 2009 Collaborative Research Track Record: Matthias was involved in various EU-funded collaborative research projects (4M, COTECH, EUMINAFAB)
Further he’s one of the responsible scientists in ACTMOST and ACTPHAST projects dealing with polymers and surface structuring. He is also head of the replication cluster of hot embossing and nanoimprint at the Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF) of KIT.
Track Record: Matthias is involved in the development of so-called “smart” surfaces for optical applications, e.g. tuning of optical systems and 3D structures on large scale for optical systems. The focus is set to large scale patterning using shape memory polymers and modified replication technologies. Beyond thermoplastic polymers and biodegradable materials the structuring of glass and low temperature metals is investigated and performed. Matthias is also involved in research projects of light guidance of OLEDS and the increase of the performance of PV-modules using biomimetic surfaces. Technology Platforms: Surface structuring by hot embossing and nanoimprint, tool fabrication Application Domains: Optical surfaces, polymer-based photonic components Key-words: Hot Embossing, Nanoimprint, Roll-to-Roll, Optical Gratings, Micro Lenses, Biomimetics