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Fabian Meder

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Post Doc
Bioinspired Soft Robotics
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About

Fabian Meder graduated in 2008 in Bio-and Nanotechnology from South Westphalia University of Applied Science, Germany and obtained a PhD in Material Science with highest honors from University of Bremen, Germany in 2013 on the interactions between functionalized materials and biological matter. Before joining IIT in 2017, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany (2016-2017), at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2016, 6 months), and the Centre for BioNano Interactions at University College Dublin, Ireland (2013-2016), and he worked as a graduate student researcher at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, EMPA, Switzerland (2007-2008). During his career, he has been working between engineering, material science, and biology in 7 institutes in 4 different countries and developed unique interdisciplinary skills and techniques for analyzing and utilizing living, biological and artificial matter. He collaborated with 14 research groups from 11 institutions and 8 different countries (89 co-authors) and supervised PhD, Master, Bachelor and internship students from 6 different countries. His research interest lies in the edge between materials science and biology and the processes occurring at biological and material surfaces at all scales and his recent work at IIT focusses on novel energy sources based on electrical phenomena in living plants and on new functional materials for soft robotics.

Experience External

Title: Senior Post Doc
Institute: Nanophotonics and Biosensing, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Location: Erlangen
Country: Germany
From: 2016 To: 2017

Title: Visiting Post Doc
Institute: Institute for Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Location: Erlangen
Country: Germany
From: 2016 To: 2016

Title: Post Doc
Institute: Centre for BioNano Interactions, University College Dublin
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
From: 2013 To: 2016

Title: PhD Student
Institute: Advanced Ceramics, University of Bremen
Location: null
Country: null
From: 2008 To: 2013

Title: Research Assistant
Institute: High Performance Ceramics, EMPA & Katadyn AG
Location: null
Country: null
From: 2007 To: 2008

All Publications
2021
Meder F., Armiento S., Naselli G.A., Thielen M., Speck T., Mazzolai B.
Biohybrid generators based on living plants and artificial leaves: Influence of leaf motion and real wind outdoor energy harvesting
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
Article Journal
2021
Tricinci O., Carlotti M., Desii A., Meder F., Mattoli V.
Two-step MEMS microfabrication via 3D direct laser lithography
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics XIV, vol. 11696
Conference Paper Conference
2021
Meder F., Saar S., Taccola S., Filippeschi C., Mattoli V., Mazzolai B.
Ultraconformable, Self‐Adhering Surface Electrodes for Measuring Electrical Signals in Plants
Advanced Materials Technologies
Article in Press Journal
2020
Meder F., Thielen M., Naselli G. A., Taccola S., Speck T., Mazzolai B.
Biohybrid Wind Energy Generators Based on Living Plants
9th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, vol. 12413
Conference Paper Conference
2020
Meder F., Thielen M., Mondini A., Speck T., Mazzolai B.
Living plant-hybrid generators for multidirectional wind energy conversion
Energy Technology, vol. Accepted
Article Journal
Awards and Achievements
2020
Meder F.
Best paper award Living Machines Conference
2016
Meder F.
Early career postdoctoral research fellowship, 6 months
2014
Meder F.
1st Science Award of Oldenburgische Landesbank (“OLB Wissenschaftspreis 2014”)
2014
Meder F.
Award for excellent contribution in natural and engineering sciences for PhD thesis
2014
Meder F.
Early career postdoctoral research fellowship, 2 years