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Heiko O. Jacobs

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Heiko O. Jacobs

Heterogeneous Integration Laboratory (HIL)
Enabling ~ Integration-Across-Length-Scales-&-Material-Boundaries
Through ~ Printing-Transfer-&-Engineered-Self-Assembly
Incorporating ~ Nanoparticle/wires-Microscopic-Dies & Chiplets

News Reports:

  1. June 5, 2014, Science Magazine, Editors' Choice, "Faster ways to flexible electronics" highlights Advanced Materials communication on the Realization of Rubber-like Lighting Module using Roll-to-Roll Self-Assembly.
  2. July 16, 2014, The German Welt der Physik, Spotlights research at the Technische Universität Ilmenau and University of Minnesota in an Article "Lichtpaneele fertigen sich wie von selbst".
  3. July 10, 2014, Nanowerk, Spotlights research at the Technische Universität Ilmenau and University of Minnesota in an Article "Self-assembly machine - a vision for the future of manufacturing".
  4. July 4, 2014, The German Physics Portal and the Magazine Optik & Photonik, Highlights research at the Technische Universität Ilmenau and University of Minnesota in an Article "Makroelektronik: Schneller produzieren ohne Roboter".
  5. July 4, 2014, Advanced Materials Cover, A recent publication of the research team has been selected by the editors of Advanced Materials to be featured on the inside Cover.
  6. May 25, 2011, Nature Materials, "Mosaic Masters" highlights R. Knuesel and H.O. Jacobs' Advanced Materials communication on Self-Tiling.
  7. June 24, 2011, Advanced Materials Cover, Self-Tiling Monocrystalline Silicon; a Process to Produce Electrically Connected Domains of Si and Microconcentrator Solar Cell Modules on Plastic Supports.
  8. January 14, 2010, Science Magazine, "Shrinkage," featuring UMN research on printable electronics in their January science shot series.
  9. January 14, 2010, Futura Techno, A French technology news outlet highlights Zheng and Jacobs research on Self-Packaging: "Les puces Èlectroniques pourraient se fabriquer toutes seals" publication.
  10. January 13-31, 2010, Numerous news outlets (BBC, Ars Technica, Herald, Popular Science, DiscoverMag, TCE Today, TGdaily, Softpedia, Treeh, Golem, News-in-Tech, Printed Electronics World, Green Diary, Engadget, Your Renewable News, Power & Energy, The Green Optimistic, Solar, Ethiopian Review, Energetika, Newstrack India, Physorg, Elektroniktidningen, Rozhlas, Inovacao Tecnologica, Telepolis and many more) report on a recent PNAS article describing a fluidic self-assembly process forming a flexible solar cells.
  11. January 13, 2010, Golem, A german technology news outlet highlights UMN research in "Solarzelle aus dem Öl-Wasser-Bad" article.
  12. January 13, 2010, PNAS, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science flags and highlights R. Knuesel and H.O. Jacobs research article on self-assembling electronics and photovoltaics to be of interest to the broader community and media.
  13. January 12, 2010, BBC News, Interviews Jacobs and releases a news segment "Solar cells made through oil-and-water 'self-assembly'" that day.
  14. January 12, 2010, Popular Science, Salad Science: Devices Self-Assemble Using Oil-Water Repulsion.
  15. January 12, 2010, Ars Technica, Interviews Jacobs and releases the news segment "Self-assembling solar arrays as easy as mixing oil and water" that day.
  16. January 12, 2010, DISCOVER Magazine Blog, Self-Assembling Solar Panels Use the Vinaigrette Principle.
  17. September 18, 2009, Applied Physics Letters Cover, Continuous Nanoparticle Generation and Assembly by Atmospheric Pressure Arc Discharge.
  18. June 16, 2008, Photonics Spectra, Controlled Growth of ZnO Microcrystals Achieved.
  19. June 11, 2008, Nature Photonics, Under Control.
  20. May 16, 2008, Materials Views, ZnO Micro/Nanocrystal Growth.
  21. April 21, 2008, Advanced Materials Inside Cover, Controlled Growth of ZnO Micro/Nanocrystals.
  22. January 27, 2006, Graduate Student Chad Barry wins Nanoparticle Industry Innovation Award.
  23. November 22, 2006, Graduate Student Chad Barry Receives MRS Student Research Gold Award - Directed Assembly of Nanomaterials. [More]
  24. May 1, 2005, Advanced Functional Materials Cover, Fabrication of Multicomponent Microsystems.
  25. September 25, 2004, Science News, Bartending lessons for microassembly. [More]
  26. September 6, 2004, The Dallas Morning news, Self-Assembly Principle Offers Eseful Devices.
  27. October 28, 2003,, Nanoxerography sets the pattern.
  28. October 21, 2003, NanoBusiness Alliance, In The Spotlight.
  29. October 13, 2003, MIT Technology Review, Process Prints Nanoparticles.
  30. September 26, 2003, Nanoforum - European Nanotechnology Gateway, Small Copiers, Editors' Choice.
  31. September 26, 2003, Science Magazine, Small Copiers. [More]
  32. February 2, 2003, National Science Foundation, CAREER Award.
  33. November 27, 2002, Nature Publishing Group, Nanoscale Photocopies.
  34. November 25, 2002, Materials News from MRS, Nanoxerography: Creating nanoscale photocopies.
  35. November 4, 2002, Adanced Materials Cover, Approaching Nanoxerography.
  36. August 1, 2002, Discover Magazine, Computer Screens Get Ready to Roll.
  37. July 1, 2002, Photonics Spectra, Shake-and-Bend Techniques Builds Displays.
  38. April 20, 2002, NewScientist, Bend me, shake me.
  39. April 17/24, 2002, Technology Research News, Add ingredients, shake and serve.
  40. April 15, 2002, Chemical & Engineering News, SELF-ASSEMBLY REQUIRED.
  41. March 21, 2001, Technology Research News, Rubber stamp leaves electronic mark.
  42. July/August, 2001, MIT Technology Review, Gold Standard.

Journal Publications:

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  1. Se-Chul Park, Shantonu Biswas, Jun Fang, Mahsa Mozafari, Thomas Stauden and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Millimeter Thin and Rubber-Like Solid-State Lighting Modules Fabricated Using Roll-to-Roll Fluidic Self-Assembly and Lamination," Advanced Materials (DOI:10.1002/adma.201500839) (2015).  pdf
  2. Se-Chul Park, Jun Fang, Shantonu Biswas, Mahsa Mozafari, Thomas Stauden and Heiko O. Jacobs, "A First Implementation of an Automated Reel-to-Reel Fluidic Self-Assembly Machine," Advanced Materials 26 (34), 5942-5949 (2014). (Cover Picture) pdf
  3. Jun Fang, Se-Chul Park, Leslie Schlag, Thomas Stauden, Jörg Pezoldt, and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Localized Collection of Airborne Analytes: A Transport Driven Approach to Improve the Response Time of Existing Gas Sensor Designs," Advanced Functional Materials 24(24), 3706-3714 (2014).  pdf
  4. En-Chiang Lin , Jun Fang , Se-Chul Park , Thomas Stauden , Joerg Pezoldt , and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Effective Collection and Detection of Airborne Species Using SERS-Based Detection and Localized Electrodynamic Precipitation," Advanced Materials 25(26), 3554–3559 (2013).  pdf
  5. En-Chiang Lin, Jun Fang, Se-Chul Park, Forrest W. Johnson, and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Effective Localized Collection and Identification of Airborne Species Through Electrodynamic Precipitation and SERS-Based Detection," Nature Communications 4-1636 (2013).  pdf
  6. Robert J. Knuesel, Sechul Park, Wei Zheng, and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Self-assembly and Self-tiling: Integrating Active Dies Across Length Scales on Flexible Substrates," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 21(1), 58-99 (2011).  pdf
  7. Jesse J. Cole, Chad R. Barry, Robert J. Knuesel, Xinyu Wang, and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Nanocontact Electrification: Patterned Surface Charges Affecting Adhesion, Transfer, and Printing," Langmuir 27(11), 7321-7329 (2011).  pdf
  8. Robert J. Knuesel and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Self-Tiling Monocrystalline Silicon; A Process to Produce Electrically Connected Domains of Si and Microconcentrator Solar Cell Modules on Plastic Supports," Advanced Materials 23(24), 2727-2733 (2011). (Cover Picture) pdf
  9. Jesse J. Cole, Chad R. Barry, Xinyu Wang and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Nanocontact Electrification Through Forced Delamination of Dielectric Interfaces," ACS Nano 4(12), 7492-7498 (2010).  pdf
  10. En-Chiang Lin, Jesse J. Cole and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Gas Phase Electrodeposition: A Programmable Multimaterial Deposition Method for Combinatorial Nanostructured Device Discovery," Nano Letters 10(11), 4494-4500 (2010).  pdf
  11. Jesse J. Cole, En-Chiang Lin, Chad R. Barry and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Mimicking Electrodeposition in the Gas Phase: A Programmable Concept for Selected-Area Fabrication of Multimaterial Nanostructures," Small 6(10), 1117-1124 (2010).  pdf
  12. Robert J. Knuesel and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Self-Assembly of Microscopic Chiplets at a Liquid-Liquid-Solid Interface Forming a Flexible Segmented Monocrystalline Solar Cell," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107(3), 993-998 (2010).  pdf
  13. Jesse J. Cole, En-Chiang Lin, Chad R. Barry and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Continuous Nanoparticle Generation and Assembly by Atmospheric Pressure Arc Discharge," Applied Physics Letters 95(11), 113101/1-113101/3 (2009). (Cover Picture) pdf
  14. Jesse J. Cole, Xinyu Wang, Robert J. Knuesel and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Integration of ZnO Microcrystals with Tailored Dimensions Forming Light Emitting Diodes and UV Photovoltaic Cells," Nano Letters 8(5), 1477-1481 (2008).  pdf
  15. Jesse J. Cole, Xinyu Wang, Robert J. Knuesel and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Patterned Growth and Transfer of ZnO Micro- and Nanocrystals with Size and Location Control," Advanced Materials 20(8), 1474-1478 (2008). (Cover Picture) pdf
  16. Chad R. Barry and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Fringing Field Directed Assembly of Nanomaterials," Nano Letters 6(12), 2790-2796 (2006).  pdf
  17. Wei Zheng, Jae-hoon Chung and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Fluidic Heterogeneous Microsystems Assembly and Packaging," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 15(4), 864-870 (2006).  pdf
  18. Jae-hoon Chung, Wei Zheng, Thomas J. Hatch and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Programmable Reconfigurable Self-Assembly: Parallel Heterogeneous Integration of Chip-Scale Components on Planar and Nonplanar Surfaces," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 15(3), 457-464 (2006).  pdf
  19. Wei Zheng and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Self-Assembly Process To Assemble and Connect Semiconductor Dies On Surfaces with Single Angular Orientation and Contact Pad Registration," Advanced Materials 18(11), 1387-1392 (2006).  pdf
  20. Chad R. Barry, Jie Gu and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Charging Process and Coulomb-Force-Directed Printing of Nanoparticles with Sub-100 nm Lateral Resolution," Nano Letters 5(10), 2078-2084 (2005).  pdf
  21. Aaron M. Welle and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Printing of Organic and Inorganic Nanomaterials Using Electrospray Ionization and Coulomb-Force-Directed Assembly," Applied Physics Letters 87(26), 263119/1-263119/3 (2005).  pdf
  22. Wei Zheng and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Fabrication of Multicomponent Microsystems by Directed Three-Dimensional Self-Assembly," Advanced Functional Materials 15(5), 732-738 (2005). (Cover Picture) pdf
  23. Wei Zheng, Philippe Buhlmann and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Sequential Shape-and-Solder-Directed Self-Assembly of Functional Microsystems," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 101(35), 12814-12817 (2004).  pdf
  24. Wei Zheng and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Shape-and-Solder-Directed Self-Assembly to Package Semiconductor Device Segments," Applied Physics Letters 85(16), 3635-3637 (2004).  pdf
  25. Chad R. Barry, Michael G. Steward, Nyein Z. Lwin and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Printing Nanoparticles From the Liquid and Gas-Phase Using Nanoxerography," Nanotechnology 14(10), 1057-1063 (Invited Featured Article) (2003).  pdf
  26. Chad R. Barry, Nyein Z. Lwin, Wei Zheng and Heiko O. Jacobs, "Printing Nanoparticle Building Blocks From the Gas-Phase Using Nanoxerography," Applied Physics Letters 83(26), 5527-5529 (2003). (Cover Picture) pdf
  27. M. Boncheva, D.H. Gracias, H.O. Jacobs and G.M. Whitesides, "Biomimetic Self-Assembly of a Functional Asymmetrical Electronic Device," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99(8), 4937-4940 (2002).  pdf
  28. M. L. Chabinyc, X. Chen, R. E. Holmlin, H. O. Jacobs, H. Skulason, C. D. Frisbie, V. Mujica, M. A. Ratner, M. A. Rampi and G. M. Whitesides, "Molecular Rectification in a Metal-Insulator-Metal Junction Based on Self-Assembled Monolayers," Journal of the American Chemical Society 124(39), 11730-11736 (2002).  pdf
  29. H. O. Jacobs, S. A. Campbell and M. G. Steward, "Approaching NanoXerography: The use of Electrostatic Forces to Position Nanoparticles with 100 Nanometer Scale Resolution," Advanced Materials 14(21), 1553-1557 (2002). (Cover Picture) pdf
  30. H.O. Jacobs, A.R. Tao, A. Schwartz, D.H. Gracias and G.M. Whitesides, "Fabrication of a Cylindrical Display by Patterned Assembly," Science 296(5566), 323-325 (2002).  pdf
  31. J. Ch. Love, D. B. Wolfe, H. O. Jacobs and G. M. Whitesides, "Microscope Projection Photolithography for Rapid Prototyping of Masters with Micron-Scale Features for Use in Soft Lithography," Langmuir 17(19), 6005-6012 (2001).  pdf
  32. H. O. Jacobs and G. M. Whitesides, "Submicrometer Patterning of Charge in Thin-Film Electrets," Science 291(5509), 1763-1766 (2001).  pdf
  33. F. Robin, H. Jacobs, O. Homan, A. Stemmer and W. Bachtold, "Investigation of the Cleaved Surface of a p-i-n Laser Using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy and Two-Dimensional Physical Simulations," Applied Physics Letters 76(20), 2907-2909 (2000).
  34. H. O. Jacobs and A. Stemmer, "Measuring and Modifying the Electric Surface Potential Distribution on a Nanometre Scale: a Powerful Tool in Science and Technology," Surface and Interface Analysis 27(5-6), 361-367 (1999).  pdf
  35. H. O. Jacobs, H. F. Knapp and A. Stemmer, "Practical Aspects of Kevin Probe Force Microscopy," Review of Scientific Instruments 70(3), 1756-1760 (1999).  pdf
  36. H. O. Jacobs, P. Leuchtmann, O. J. Homan and A. Stemmer, "Resolution and Contrast in Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy," Journal of Applied Physics 84(3), 1168-1173 (1998).  pdf
  37. H. O. Jacobs, H. F. Knapp, S. Müller and A. Stemmer, "Surface Potential Mapping: A Qualitative Material Contrast in SPM," Ultramicroscopy 69(1), 39-49 (1997).  pdf
  38. F. Mayer, A. Häberli, H. Jacobs, G. Ofner, O. Paul and H. Baltes, "Single-Chip CMOS Anemometer," Proc. IEEE International Electron Device Meeting 895-898 (1997).  pdf
  39. A. Stemmer, H. O. Jacobs and H. F. Knapp, "Approaching the Nanoworld," Proc. SPIE Microrobotics: Components and Applications 2906, 80-85 (1996).  pdf
  40. F. Mayer, M. Hintermann, H. Jacobs, O. Paul and H. Baltes, "Thermoelectric CMOS Anemometers," Proc. SPIE Micromachined devices and Components II 2882, 236-246 (1996).  pdf