Dr. Michael Melzer

Researcher ID: K-8172-2013

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Short biography

Michael Melzer received his Dipl. Physics degree from the University of Potsdam, Germany, in 2009.

Since 2010 he has been a PhD student at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences within the Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden). His current research interests include shapeable magnetoelectronics, ultra-thin and flexible magnetic sensorics as well as wrinkling and fracture phenomena of magnetic nanomembranes on elastomeric supports.

In 2013 he joined the SMaRT research group established by means of the ERC starting grant of Denys Makarov.
Michael Melzer is a member of the German Physical Society e.V. (DPG) and the Materials Research Society (MRS).

Research interests

  • Stretchable Magnetoelectronics
  • Flexible, ultra-thin and lightweight magnetic sensorics
  • Wrinkling and fraction phenomena of magnetic nanomembranes

Projects involved

  • ERC Starting Grant "SMaRT"
    Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology
  • BMBF project Nanett #FKZ: 03IS2011O
    Kompetenznetzwerk für Nanosystemintegration

Awards and scholarships


  • Dresdner Barkhausen-Poster-Preis


  • German Physical Society (DPG)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

Selected publications

  • M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, G. Lin, S. Baunack, D. Makarov, O. G. Schmidt
    Direct transfer of magnetic sensor devices to elastomeric supports for stretchable electronics
    Adv. Mater. 27, 1333 (2015)
  • M. Melzer, J. I. Mönch, D. Makarov, Y. Zabila, G. S. Canon Bermudez, D. Karnaushenko, S. Baunack, F. Bahr, C. Yan, M. Kaltenbrunner, O. G. Schmidt
    Wearable Magnetic Field Sensors for Flexible Electronics
    Adv. Mater. 27, 1274 (2015)
  • M. Melzer, M. Kaltenbrunner, D. Makarov, D. D. Karnaushenko, D. Karnaushenko, T. Sekitani, T. Someya, O. G. Schmidt
    Imperceptible magnetoelectronics
    Nat. Commun. 6, 6080 (2015)
  • D. Ernst, M. Melzer, D. Makarov, F. Bahr, W. Hofmann, O. G. Schmidt, T. Zerna
    Packaging technologies for (ultra-)thin sensor applications in active magnetic bearings
    IEEE, 125 (2014)
  • G. Lin, D. Makarov, M. Melzer, W. Si, C. Yanac, O. G. Schmidt
    A highly flexible and compact magnetoresistive analytic device
    Lab Chip 14, 4050 (2014)
  • R. Streubel, D. Makarov, J. Lee, C. Müller, M. Melzer, R. Schäfer, C. C. B. Bufon, S.-K. Kim, O. G. Schmidt
    Rolled-up permalloy nanomembranes with multiple windings
    SPIN 3, 1340001 (2013)
  • M. Melzer, A. Kopylov, D. Makarov, O. G. Schmidt
    Stretchability and self-healing of wrinkled GMR multilayers on elastomeric membranes
    SPIN 3, 1340005 (2013)
  • M. Melzer, G. Lin, D. Makarov, O. G. Schmidt
    Stretchable spin valves on elastomer membranes by predetermined periodic fracture and random wrinkling
    Adv. Mater. 24, 6468 (2012)
  • M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, L. Baraban, A. Calvimontes, I. Moench, R. Kaltofen, Y. Mei, O. G. Schmidt
    Elastic magnetic sensor with isotropic sensitivity for in-flow detection of magnetic objects
    RSC Advances 2, 2284 (2012)
  • M. Melzer, D. Makarov, A. Calvimontes, D. Karnaushenko, S. Baunack, R. Kaltofen, Y. Mei, O.G. Schmidt
    Stretchable magnetoelectronics
    Nano Lett. 11, 2522 (2011)