Gilbert Santiago Cañón Bermúdez

Researcher ID: G-9358-2012

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Phone: +49 (0)351 260-2572




Institute for Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research
Bautzner Landstraße 400 
01328 Dresden, Germany

Short biography

Santiago grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, where he received his degrees on electrical and electronic engineering from the Universidad de los Andes. Soon afterwards, motivated by his passion for science, he decided to cross the Atlantic and enroll at the Nanobiophysics Master program at the TU Dresden in Germany. For his Master thesis, he joined the Institute of Integrative Nanosciences at IFW Dresden, where he developed a Flexible magnetic field mapping platform for large area applications. Based on this milestone, he decided to stay and join as a PhD student to further develop the field of ultra-thin and imperceptible magnetic sensors. After acquiring some valuable experience in microfabrication at IFW, he joined the "Intelligent Materials and Devices" research group lead by Dr. Denys Makarov at Helmholtz-Zentrum-Dresden-Rossendorf.

Outside the lab, he enjoys playing tennis, basketball among several other different sports. Also, he can strum quite some chords with the guitar but doesn't do it on a regular basis. If he is not caught up by any of these activities, he will be reading a book or joining a handful of cultural activities around.

Research interests

  • Flexible and stretchable magnetoelectronics
  • Bio-inspired architectures and systems
  • Molecular electronics
  • Quantum Interference
  • Beyond-Moore technologies
  • Memristive devices
  • Sacred Geometry

Projects involved

2. ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant "MagnetoFLEX"
    Ultra-thin flexible Magnetic sensorics

1. ERC Starting Grant "SMaRT"
    Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology


- German Physical Society

Awards and scholarships

- Walter von Tschirnhaus award as the best student of the Nanobiophysics Master program at the TU Dresden.

- 2nd place with his team the Dresden Nanosaurs at the BIOMOD (Biomolecular Design) competition hosted by the Harvard Wyss Institute in Boston, USA

- Best ICFES (National Test for entering higher Education) of my class. National first group placing overall.

Contributed Talks

G. S. Cañón Bermúdez
Wearable magnetic field sensors for flexible electronics
DPG (German Physical Society) Spring Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 15-20th March 2015

G. S. Cañón Bermúdez 
Wearable magnetic field sensors for flexible electronics
Poster presentation, Wilhem and Else Heraeus-Seminar for Flexible, Stetchable and Printable High Performance Electronics , Bad Honnef, Germany, 15-14th January 2015

G. S. Cañón Bermúdez 
Flexible large-area sensors for magnetic field mapping
IONS-15, Ankara, Turkey, 2-4th July 2014

G. S. Cañón Bermúdez 
Printable and flexible large-area sensors for magnetic field mapping
Printing Future Days 2013, Chemnitz, Germany, 10-12th September 2013

G. S. Cañón Bermúdez 
Dynamic Modeling of a Carbon-Nanotubes-based NEMS switch 
3rd Colombian Meeting on Micro and Nanotechnology, Bogotá, Colombia, 10-13th August 2011

Selected publications

3.M. Melzer, J. I. Mönch, D. Makarov, Y. Zabila, G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, 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

2.F. Bahr, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, O. G. Schmidt, W. Hoffmann
Erfassung der Luftspaltinduktion aktiver Magnetlager auf Basis ultradünner, flexibler Hall-Sensoren 
Magnetlager Workshop Chemnitz-Zittau 2013, Tagungsband. S. 78-84, 2013 

1.      F. Bahr, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, G. S. Cañón Bermúdez, O. G. Schmidt, W. Hoffmann
Permanent Magnet Bias AMB Using Intergated Hall Sensor Based Air GapFlux Density Feedback 
1st Brazilian Workshop on Magnetic Bearings, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013


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