Dr. Denys Makarov

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. Since October 2015 I am heading the research group “Intelligent materials and devices” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (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. One of the key outcomes is the realization of artificial helimagnetic-like configurations in 3D micro-helixes. 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 Grant in 2013.

Research interests

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

Projects involved

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. BMBF project Nanett #FKZ: 03IS2011F
    Kompetenznetzwerk für Nanosystemintegration

1. DFG Research Unit For 1713
    Sensoric Micro- and Nanosystems

Awards and scholarships

- 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 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)
- Innovationsplattform Magnetische Mikrosysteme (INNOMAG)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)

Review services for foundations

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

Review services for journals

- Nature Nanotechnology
- ACS Nano
- NPG Asia Materials
- Advanced Materials
- Advanced Functional Materials
- Advanced Healthcare Materials
- Advanced Electronic Materials
- Nano Letters
- Physical Review Letters
- Physical Review B
- Small
- Nanoscale
- Physical Review Applied
- Nanotechnology
- Applied Physics Letters
- Journal of Applied Physics
- Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
- Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
- IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
- Solid State Communications
- Sensors
- The European Physical Journal B
- Materials Chemistry and Physics
- ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Selected publications

27.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

26.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

25.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

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

23.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

22.D. Karnaushenko, L. Baraban, D. Ye, I. Uguz, R. G. Mendes, M. H. Rummeli, J. A. G. M. de Visser, O. G. Schmidt, G. Cuniberti, D. Makarov
Monitoring microbial metabolites using an inductively coupled resonance circuit
Sci. Rep. 5, 12878 (2015) URL PDF

21.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

20.R. Streubel, L. Han, M-Y. Im, F. Kronast, U. K. Roessler, F. Radu, R. Abrudan, G. Lin, O. G. Schmidt, P. Fischer, D. Makarov
Manipulating Topological States by Imprinting Non-Collinear Spin Textures 
Sci. Rep. 5, 8787 (2015) URL PDF

19.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

18.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

17.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

16.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) URL PDF

15.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

14.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

13.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

12.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

11.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

10.G. Lin, L. Baraban, L. Han, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, G. Cuniberti, O. G. Schmidt
Magnetoresistive emulsion analyzer
Scientific Reports 3, 2548 (2013) 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.