WKO Styria research scholarship was awarded to Jakob Hinum-Wagner from FELMI-ZFE
Each year, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Styria (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, WKO) is awarding 20 research scholarships for diploma/master’s theses, that address issues of particular relevance to the Styrian economy. From a short list of more than 100 submissions from all Styrian universities and research facilities, a 10-members expert jury awarded Jakob Hinum-Wagner from the FELMI-ZFE for his exceptional master thesis.
His work, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Harald Plank and Dr. Robert Winkler, targeted the issue of slow fabrication speed of 3D-nanoprinting, using the emerging nanofabrication technology Focused Electron Beam Induced Deposition (FEBID). To boost the growth rates and by that the timely throughput, Jakob Hinum-Wagner developed a Peltier cooling stage for operation in a dual beam microscope and conducted an in-depth study to evaluate the thermal implications on complex 3D nanostructures. His results revealed up to 5.6 times faster 3D-growth of FEBID multipod test structures, while the shape quality could be fully maintained. The promising outcome of this master thesis shows a feasible path to 3D-nanoprinting with increased throughputs as indispensably required for industrial applications, which are the main objectives in the currently running Christian Doppler Laboratory DEFINE at FELMI-ZFE, which acted as framework of his master thesis. Aside of that beneficial achievement, Jakob Hinum-Wagner’s work was presented at several conferences and published in Nanomaterials* in 2021.
*J. Hinum-Wagner, D. Kuhness, G. Kothleitner, R. Winkler, H. Plank, FEBID 3D-Nanoprinting at Low Substrate Temperatures: Pushing the Speed While Keeping the Quality, Nanomaterials 11 (2021) 1527, https://doi.org/10.3390/ nano11061527.