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Nils Spengler

PhD student with Internal Senior Fellow Jan G. Korvink

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
School of Soft Matter Research
Albertstr. 19
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau

Raum 00 083 (Gebäude 102), IMTEK
Tel. +49 (0)761 203-7408
Fax +49 (0)761 203-7439


Nils Spengler studied Microsystems Engineering from October 2004 until April 2010 at the department of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK at the University of Freiburg. In his diploma thesis, which was done at the lab of micro-optics, he worked on optofluidic iris apertures. During his studies, he was employed as a HiWi at the Fraunhofer IPM and the Fraunhofer ISE and did a 6-month internship at the MEMS facility of the Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen. After graduation, he worked as a postgraduate research scholar at the Palo Alto Research Center PARC, which is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Subsequently, he joined the Group of Prof. Korvink in May 2011, where he is now doing research on the analysis of biological samples using nuclear magnetic resonance. The project benefits from a strong collaboration between the group of Prof. Bruckner-Tuderman (Molecular Dermatology), the group of Prof. Hennig (Medical Physics) and the group of Prof. Wallrabe (MEMS Micro-Actuators).


FRIAS Project

NMR analysis of human skin using micro coils


Selected Publications

  1. K. A. Littau, C. L. Cobb, N. Spengler, S. Solberg, M. Weisberg, N. Chang and A. Rodkin: Developments in MEMS scale printable alkaline and Li-ion technology, Proc. SPIE 2011; 8031: 80311L. doi:10.1117/12.883311
  2. P. Müller, N. Spengler, H. Zappe, W. Mönch: An Optofluidic Concept for a Tunable Micro-iris, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 2010; 19 (6): 1477-1484. doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2010.2079917