Sebastian von der Ecken - Postdoctoral Fellow


Sebastian "from the Corners" was born in Dortmund, Germany, in 1982. He studied Mechanical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and got his Diploma in Energy- and Enviroment-Technology in 2012. In his Diploma Thesis he started his research on DMF technology to develope microfluidic chips for cell-sorting.

As a PhD student Sebastian introduced and implemented the DMF technology at the Institut of Microstructure Technology (IMT) in Karlsruhe to provide a free programmable tool for the biology to synthesize TALEN. He also worked on coupling DMF with NMR (nuclear magnetic resonace) with the Group of Prof. Jan G. Korvink and integrating DMF with optical microresonators ("whisepering gallery mode laser") as a marker-free on-chip sensor technology.

Besides microsystems Sebastian likes good food, ski and snowboarding, video games and binge watching TV shows, photography, volleyball, bouldering and foosball.

Sebastian received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in March 2017 and joined the Wheeler lab right after as a Postdoctoral Fellow to focus on DMF and NMR.