Highlights in 2014

12/2014Visiting DAAD student from Kyiv to join the group
In January and February 2015, Oleksandr V. Pylypovskyi from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, will join the group to work with us on the fundamental aspects of curved magnetic nanomembranes. In the frame of his DAAD research grant [within the funding programme "Forschungsstipendien für Doktoranden und Nachwuchswissenschaftler für bis zu 6 Monate, 2014 (50015537)"] he will be part of the group for one month and focus on the topic "Theoretical study of magnetic Moebius rings". URL

11/2014Flexible and printable magneto-electronics highlighted on materialsviews.com
Our work on high-performance magnetic sensorics for printable and flexible electronics was highlighted on materialsviews.com. For further information, please also see our publication in Advanced Materials. URL PDF

11/2014Participation at the 59th Annual Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (MMM) conference
The research of the group was broadly highlighted at the 59th Annual Magnetism & Magnetic Materials (MMM) conference – the leading conference in the field. Congratulations to Robert Streubel and Michael Melzer who received 4 oral presentations including an invited talk. URL

10/2014Confocal laser scanning microscope image featured in MRS Bulletin
The confocal laser scanning microscope image of a wrinkled magnetic field sensor for stretchable electronics superimposed on a private photograph of the Grand Canyon by Michael Melzer was featured in the October 2014 MRS Bulletin. The image was originally created for the Science as Arts competition in the frame of a MRS conference.

LOOK AGAIN, MRS Bulletin, 39 (10), 920, DOI:10.1557/mrs.2014.236 (2014) URL PDF

10/2014Diploma of Karsten Rost – collaboration between TU Dresden and IFW Dresden
We congratulate Karsten Rost for achieving his diploma and title of Dipl.-Ing. His work is proof of the fruitful collaboration between the TU Dresden (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lange) and the IFW Dresden, where he was a member of the MAGNA project group of Dr. Denys Makarov. The title of his diploma thesis is "Optimisation of an electrochemical etching approach for flexible Hall sensorics".

10/2014Innovation Days 2014 – Michael Melzer receives financial support from Leibniz association
In December 2014, the 3rd Innovation Days will again assemble representatives from leading German research institutes and the industry. Michael Melzer was chosen to hold one of the pitching talks and will represent the research group of Dr. Denys Makarov on the topic of shapeable magnetic sensorics. For his commitment he will receive financial support from the Leibniz association. URL

10/2014Robert Streubel to receive DAAD grant
In October, Robert Streubel was granted financial support to attend the 59th Annual Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, in November 2014. The DAAD will partially support his travel expenses in the framwork of its "Kongress- und Vortragsreisenprogramm". Robert Streubel will give an invited talk on "Controlling topological charges by imprinting non-collinear spin textures". URL

06/201417. ITG/GMA Fachtagung Sensoren und Messsysteme (VDI/VDE)
Michael Melzer actively participated in the 17. ITG/GMA Fachtagung Sensoren und Messsysteme in Nuremberg, Germany. He gave a talk on ultra-thin and flexible HALL sensors. The conference was mutually organised by the Informationstechnische Gesellschaft im VDE (ITG) and the VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik (GMA). URL

05/2014Denys Makarov to organise the 581. WE-Heraeus-Seminar in Bad Honnef
The reknown Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation granted Dr. Denys Makarov the organisation of the seminar "Flexible, Stretchable and Printable High Performance Electronics". The seminar will take place 12.-14. January 2015 in Bad Honnef. For detailed information please see the seminar's web page. URL

04/2014ERC Proof of Concept grant highlighted in DPG journal
Our PoC project "MagnetoFLEX" was  highlighted in the April issue of the DPG Physik Journal (journal of the German Physical Society – page 52). URL

04/2014Participation at HANNOVER MESSE 2014
At the HANNOVER MESSE 2014 the group of Denys Makarov presented its research and technologies to a broad audience. In the frame of the theme park "tech transfer – Gateway2Innovation" they successfully participated in the sections "Industrial Automation" and "Future City + Mobility". Michael Melzer gave a talk on shapeable magnetic sensorics and their possible industrial implementation. PDF

03/2014Visiting professorship at Valparaíso University
Denys Makarov obtained the Visiting Professorship Grant of the Department of Physics at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaíso, Chile. He gave a course of lectures on flexible, printable and stretchable magnetoelectronics as well as on the fundamental aspects of magnetism in curved geometries. URL Lectures

03/2014Poster prize of the German society of nondestructive characterization (DGZfP)
Within the framework of the Dresden Barkhausen poster prizes for students and junior researchers Falk Bahr – in close collaboration with Denys Makarovs ERC research group – received the poster prize of the German society of nondestructive characterization (DGZfP). The prize honours outstanding poster presentations with regard to contents and layout. URL PDF

01/2014Denys Makarov at the Innovation Forum for Micro Technologies & Smart Systems
The topic of ultra-thin and flexible magnetic Hall sensors was presented to the national and international industrial community at the 6th Innovation Forum for Micro Technologies & Smart Systems in Villingen-Schwenningen. URL

01/2014ERC Workshop held at the IFW Dresden – Denys Makarov to share his experiences
On 17 January 2014, an ERC Presentation and Workshop for Applicants was held at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW Dresden). Dr. Denys Makarov shared his valuable experiences with the ERC and its application procedures making the workshop an interactive event for all participants. URL