Institute of Technology
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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.


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  1. H. O. Jacobs and G. M. Whitesides, "Electric Microcontact Printing Method and Apparatus," U.S. Patent: 7771647, 08/10/2010.
  2. H. O. Jacobs, "Method of Self-Assembly on a Surface," U.S. Patent: 7774929, 08/07/2010.
  3. H. O. Jacobs and W. Zheng, "Fluidic Heterogeneous Microsystems Assembly and Packaging," U.S. Patent: 7625780, 12/01/2009.
  4. H. O. Jacobs, "Method and Apparatus for Depositing Charge and/or Nanoparticles," U.S. Patent: 7592269, 09/22/2009.
  5. H. O. Jacobs and C. Barry, "Method and Apparatus for Depositing Charge and/or Nanoparticles," U.S. Patent: 7232771, 06/19/2007.
  6. H. O. Jacobs, A. Tao, A. Schwartz, D. H. Gracias, and G. M. Whitesides, "Method of Self-Assembly and Self-Assembled Structures," Worldwide Patents Pending: PCT/US2003/011078, 10/04/2003.