Dr. Denys Makarov

ORCID: 0000-0002-7177-4308

ResearcherID: G-1025-2011

Google Scholar: Denys Makarov

Phone: +49 (0)351 260 3273

Fax: +49 (0)351 260 13273

Email: d.makarov(at)hzdr.de


Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR)                          
Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research
Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden, Germany


Short biography

Born and raised in Ukraine, I obtained my Master Degree (2005) at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine, followed by a Ph.D. (2008) from the University of Konstanz in Germany, working with Prof. Manfred Albrecht on hard magnetic materials for data storage application. From November 2010 until September 2015 I was leading a group “Magnetic Nanomembranes” at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden. From October 2015 until June 2019 I was head of a research group “Intelligent materials and devices” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). Since July 2019, I assumed a position of the head of department “Intelligent materials and systems” at the HZDR.

The main focus of my work on fundamental and applied aspects of magnetism in curved surfaces, namely design and understanding of artificial micro- and nano-structures with unique magnetic configurations and exploring their application potential in the field of sensorics. From a theoretical point of view, radial magnetized curved architectures like Swiss roll structures lack inversion- as well as time-reversal symmetry and are therefore characterized by a geometrically induced ferro-toroidic order (collaboration with the group of Dr. Carmine Ortix, IFW Dresden, in the frame of the EU FP7-ICT FET Young Explorers Grant 2014).

As curved nanomembranes can be reshaped on demand after fabrication, the interest to this topic is far beyond the fundamental research. The results of my team created a solid background to realize the so-called shapeable (flexible, printable and stretchable) magnetoelectronics and highlighted its potential applications for eMobility and medicine. These activities are patent protected. For the development of this novel research field I was awarded an ERC Starting Grant in 2012 and an ERC Proof-of-Concept Grants in 2013 and 2017.

Research interests

  • Flexible (magneto)electronics
  • Printable sensorics
  • Biocompatible wireless communication devices
  • Shapeable magnetoelectronics
  • Detection of magnetically functionalized objects in fluidics
  • Curvilinear magnetism
  • Magnetization reversal behaviour and coupling phenomena
  • Magnetism on curved surfaces

Selected projects

12. DFG research grant proposal (PI at the HZDR)
    Lab-on-chip Systems Carrying Artificial Motors for Multiplexed and Multiparametric Biochemical Assays   

11. DFG research grant proposal (PI at the HZDR)
    Printable giant magnetoresistive sensors with high sensitivity at small magnetic fields   

10. ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant "ANALYTICS" (PI)
    All-electrical analytic platform for digital fluidics   

9. BMBF project (PI at the HZDR)
    German-Ukrainian Center for Large Scale Experiment

8. DFG research grant proposal (PI at the HZDR)
    Magnetic Field Tunable Flexible Wireless Communication Device

7. EU FP7-ICT FET Young Explorers "CNTQC" (Work package leader)
    Curved Nanomembranes for Topological Quantum Computation   

6. ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant "MagnetoFLEX" (PI)
    Ultra-thin flexible Magnetic sensorics   

5. ERC Starting Grant "SMaRT" (PI)
    Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology

4. DFG research grant proposal #MA 5144/3-1 (PI)
    Dynamics of magnetic vortices in hemispherical nanocap structures

3. DFG research grant proposal
    Aktive verlustarme Magnetlager hoher Steifigkeit und Präzision mit
    integrierter Induktionsmessung und schneller Leistungselektronik

2. DFG research grant proposal #MA 5144/2-1 (PI)
    Rolled-up architectures for magnetic racetrack memory applications

1. DFG research grant proposal #MA 5144/1-1 (PI)
    Magnetic exchange coupled heterostructures on spherical nanoparticles

Awards and scholarships

- Recipient of a Fudan Fellow grant (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)

- Prize at the competition “Ausgezeichnete Orte im Land der Ideen”

- ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant on “All-electrical analytic platform for digital fluidics”

- Elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member

- Research Grant at the Helmholtz Center Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR e.V.)

- Granted EU Young Explorers collaborative project "Curved Nanomembranes for Topological Quantum Computation
- Visiting Professorship Grant (Department of Physics at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile)

- Research Prize 2012 of the IFW Dresden e.V.
- ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant for the development of "Ultra-thin and flexible magnetic sensorics"

- ERC Starting Grant for the development of "Shapeable magnetoelectronics"
- Research Prize 2011 of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IFW Dresden e.V.)

- Herbert-Quandt scholarship from Altana AG
(University of Konstanz)

- Prize for the best scientific work of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine for students
(Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)

- Michael-Hrushevsky scholarship
(Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)

Editorial and conference activities

- Coorganizer of the Interdivisional SKM Symposium "Geometry, topology, and condensed matter" at the Annual Spring Meeting 2019 of the German Physical Society (DPG), Regensburg, Germany
- Organizer of the Focused Session of the Magnetism Division "Curvilinear magnetism: fundamentals and applications" at the Annual Spring Meeting 2019 of the German Physical Society (DPG), Regensburg, Germany
- Coorganizer of the Focused Workshop "Curvilinear micromagnetism", Kyiv, Ukraine
- Coorganizer of the International workshop "Top-Spin 3: Spin and Topological phenomena in nanostructures"
- Coorganizer of the International workshop "Top-Spin 2: Spin and Topological phenomena in nanostructures"
- Coorganizer of the International workshop "Top-Spin: Spin and Topological phenomena in nanostructures"
- Member of the Editorial Board (Review editor) in Frontiers of Materials: Thin solid Films
- Member of the Advisory Panel of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
- Organizer of the 581. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar "Flexible, Stretchable and Printable High Performance Electronics"
- Organizer of the 526. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar "Functional Magnetic Nanomembranes"
- Guest Editor of the Themed Issue for "SPIN": Functional Magnetic Nanomembranes


- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Senior member
- Materials Research Society (MRS)
- German Physical Society (DPG)

Review services for foundations

- EU FET-Open
- German Research Foundation (DFG)
- Competitive Research Grants (CRG) program at KAUST
- Alexander von Humboldt foundation
- Russian Science Foundation
- Royal Society (University Research Fellowship scheme)
- Foundation for Polish Science

Review services for journals

- Nature
- Science Advances
- Nature Nanotechnology
- Nature Communications
- NPG Asia Materials
- npj Flexible Electronics
- Advanced Materials
- Advanced Functional Materials
- Advanced Healthcare Materials
- Advanced Electronic Materials
- Small
- Nano Letters
- ACS Nano
- Physical Review Letters
- Physical Review B
- Physical Review Applied
- Nanotechnology
- Nanoscale
- Applied Physics Letters

Selected publications

29.J. Ge, X. Wang, M. Drack, O. Volkov, M. Liang, G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, R. Illing, C. Wang, S. Zhou, J. Fassbender, M. Kaltenbrunner, and D. Makarov
A bimodal soft electronic skin for tactile and touchless interaction in real time
Nature Communications 10, 4405 (2019) URL PDF

28.O. M. Volkov, F. Kronast, I. Mönch, M.-A. Mawass, A. Kakay, J. Fassbender, and D. Makarov
Experimental observation of exchange-driven chiral effects in curvilinear magnetism
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 077201 (2019) URL

27.P. N. Granell, G. Wang, G. S. Cañon Bermúdez, T. Kosub, F. Golmar, L. Steren, J. Fassbender, and D. Makarov
Highly compliant planar Hall effect sensor with sub 200 nT sensitivity
npj Flexible Electronics 3, 3 (2019) URL

26.G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, H. Fuchs, L. Bischoff, J. Fassbender, and D. Makarov
Electronic-skin compasses for geomagnetic field driven artificial magnetoception and interactive electronics
Nature Electronics (2018) URL Link

25.G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, D. D. Karnaushenko, D. Karnaushenko, A. Lebanov, L. Bischoff, M. Kaltenbrunner, J. Fassbender, O. G. Schmidt, and D. Makarov
Magnetosensitive e-skins with directional perception for augmented reality
Science Advances 4, eaao2623 (2018) URL PDF

24.D. Sander, S. Valenzuela, D. Makarov, C. Marrows, E. Fullerton, P. Fischer, J. McCord, P. Vavassori, S. Mangin, P. Pirro, B. Hillebrands, A. Kent, T. Jungwirth, O. Gutfleisch, C.-G. Kim, and A Berger
The 2017 Magnetism Roadmap
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50, 363001 (2017) URL PDF

23.T. Kosub, M. Kopte, R. Hühne, P. Appel, B. Shields, P. Maletinsky, R. Hübner, M. O. Liedke, J. Fassbender, O. G. Schmidt, and D. Makarov
Purely antiferromagnetic magnetoelectric random access memory
Nature Communications 8, 13985 (2017) URL PDF

22.R. Streubel, P. Fischer, F. Kronast, V. Kravchuk, D. D. Sheka, Y. Gaididei, O. G. Schmidt, and D. Makarov
Magnetism in curved geometries
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (Topical Review) 49, 363001 (2016) URL PDF

21.N. Münzenrieder, D. Karnaushenko, L. Petti, G. Cantarella, C. Vogt, L. Büthe, D.D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt, D. Makarov, G. Tröster
Entirely flexible on-site conditioned magnetic sensorics
Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1600188 (2016) URL PDF

20.D. Makarov, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt
Shapeable Magnetoelectronics
Appl. Phys. Rev. 3, 011101 (2016) URL PDF

19.T. Kosub, M. Kopte, F. Radu, O. G. Schmidt, D. Makarov
All-Electric access to the Magnetic-Field-Invariant Magnetization of Antiferromagnets
Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 097201 (2015) URL PDF

18.D. Karnaushenko, B. Ibarlucea, S. Lee, G. Lin, L. Baraban, S. Pregl, M. Melzer, D. Makarov, T. Mikolajick, O. G. Schmidt, G. Cuniberti
Light weight and flexible high-performance diagnostic platform
Adv. Healthcare Mater. 4, 1517 (2015) URL

17.R. Streubel, F. Kronast, P. Fischer, D. Parkinson, O. G. schmidt, D. Makarov
Retrieving spin textures on curved magnetic thin films with full-field soft X-ray microscopies 
Nat. Commun. 6, 7612 (2015) URL PDF

16.D. D. Karnaushenko, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, O. G. Schmidt
Compact helical antenna for smart implant applications
NPG Asia Mater. 7, e188 (2015) URL PDF

15.O. V. Pylypovskyi, V. P. Kravchuk, D. D. Sheka, D. Makarov, O. G. Schmidt, Y. Gaididei 
Coupling of chiralities in spin and physical spaces: The Möbius ring as a case study. 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 197204 (2015) URL PDF

14.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) URL PDF

13.D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, M. Stöber, D. D. Karnaushenko, S. Baunack, O. G. Schmidt
High-performance magnetic sensorics for printable and flexible electronics
Adv. Mater. 27, 880 (2015) URL PDF

12.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) URL PDF

11.R. Streubel, L. Han, F. Kronast, A. A. Ünal, O. G. Schmidt, D. Makarov
Imaging of buried 3D magnetic rolled-up nanomembranes
Nano Lett. 14 (7), 3981 (2014) URL PDF

10.R. Streubel, J. Lee, D. Makarov, M.-Y. Im, D. Karnaushenko, L. Han, R. Schäfer, P. Fischer, S.-K. Kim, O. G. Schmidt
Magnetic microstructure of rolled-up single-layer ferromagnetic nanomembranes
Adv. Mater. 26, 316 (2014) URL PDF

9.L. Baraban, R. Streubel, D. Makarov, L. Han, D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt, and G. Cuniberti
Fuel-free locomotion of Janus motors: Magnetically induced thermophoresis
ACS Nano 7, 1360 (2013) URL

8.V. V. Temnov, C. Klieber, K. A. Nelson, T. Thomay, V. Knittel, A. Leitenstorfer, D. Makarov, M. Albrecht,
and R. Bratschitsch
Femtosecond nonlinear ultrasonics in gold probed with ultrashort surface plasmons
Nat. Commun. 4, 1468 (2013) URL

7.M. Melzer, G. Lin, D. Makarov, and O. G. Schmidt
Stretchable spin valves on elastomer membranes by predetermined periodic fracture and random wrinkling
Adv. Mater. 24, 6468 (2012) URL

6.D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, C. Yan, R. Streubel, and O. G. Schmidt
Printable giant magnetoresistive devices
Adv. Mater. 24, 4518 (2012) URL

5.R. Streubel, D. J. Thurmer, D. Makarov, F. Kronast, T. Kosub, V. Kravchuk, D. D. Sheka, Y. Gaididei,
R. Schäfer, and O. G. Schmidt
Magnetically capped rolled-up nanomembranes
Nano Lett. 12, 3961 (2012) URL

4.E. J. Smith, W. Xi, D. Makarov, I. Mönch, S. Harazim, V. A. Bolaños Quiñones, C. K. Schmidt, Y. F. Mei,
S. Sanchez, and O. G. Schmidt
Lab-in-a-tube: Ultracompact components for on-chip capture and detection of individual micro-/nanoorganisms
Lab Chip (Tutorial Review) 12, 1917 (2012) URL

3.M. Melzer, D. Makarov, A. Calvimontes, D. Karnaushenko, S. Baunack, R. Kaltofen, Y. Mei, and O. G. Schmidt
Stretchable magnetoelectronics
Nano Lett. 11, 2522 (2011) URL

2.E. J. Smith, D. Makarov, S. Sanchez, V. M. Fomin, and O. G. Schmidt
Magnetic micro-helix coil structures
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 097204 (2011) URL

1.      T. C. Ulbrich, D. Makarov, G. Hu, I. L. Guhr, D. Suess, T. Schrefl, and M. Albrecht
Magnetization reversal in a novel gradient nanomaterial
Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 077202 (2006) URL

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement no 306277.