Highlights in 2015

12/2015EEK prize goes to Dr. Robert Streubel
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Robert Streubel who was awarded the high profile Ernst-Eckhard-Koch-Prize 2015 for his outstanding doctoral Thesis in the field of research with synchrotron radiation. Certificate

Dr. Robert Streubel secured a postdoctoral position at the Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA. We wish him much success in his future academic career.


11/2015Smart and mini: Innovations for medical engineering
Our work on smart biomimetics - a unique class of devices combining the adpatability of soft actuators with the imperceptibility of microelectronics - is highlighted in the media:

The original work was published as a cover story in Adv. Mater. 27, 6797 (2015) URL PDF


11/2015Paper featured on the front cover of Advanced Materials
Our manuscript on Biomimetic microelectronics for regenerative neuronal cuff implants is highlighted on the front cover of Advanced Materials.

We introduced smart biomimetics – a unique class of devices combining mechanical adaptivity of soft actuators with the imperceptibility of microelectronics. Due to the inherent ability to self-assemble, biomimetic microelectronics can firmly yet gently attach to an inorganic or biological tissue enabling enclosure of, e.g. nervous fibers, or guiding the growth of neuronal cells during regeneration.

This work is the result of a fruitful cooperation between the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), the group of Prof. G. Tröster (ETH Zurich) and the group of Dr. N. Münzenrieder (University of Sussex).

The original work was published as a cover story in Adv. Mater. 27, 6797 (2015) URL PDF


11/2015Michael Melzer receives Summa cum laude for his outstanding PhD Thesis
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Michael Melzer who defended his PhD thesis on 19.11.2015. For his outstanding PhD thesis, Michael was awarded Summa cum laude.

10/2015New position for Dr. Denys Makarov
Since october 2015 Dr. Denys Makarov moved to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR), where he is heading the research group “Intelligent materials and devices”. The ERC project SMaRT led by Dr. Makarov is transferred to the new beneficiary as well and is now hosted at the HZDR.

08/2015Robert Streubel receives Summa cum laude for his outstanding PhD Thesis
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Robert Streubel who defended his PhD thesis on 27.08.2015. For his outstanding PhD thesis, Robert was awarded Summa cum laude.

08/2015Manuscript selected as PRL Editor's suggestion
Our recent paper on the All-Electric Access to the Magnetic-Field-Invariant Magnetization of Antiferromagnets is selected as Editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters. About one Letter in six is chosen for this highlighting.

The original work was published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 097201 (2015). URL


07/2015Flexible diagnostic platform on the media
Our work on fabrication of a light-weight and flexible diagnostic platform and its potential applications is highlighted in the links below:

The original work was published as a cover story of the recent issue of Adv. Healthcare Mater. 10, 1517 (2015). URL PDF


07/2015Flexible Future Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostic
We realized a light weight and mechanically flexible diagnostic platform based on cost-effective highly sensitive Si nanowire field effect transistors fabricated on flexible polymeric foils, which are only 100 µm thick. The devices reveal remarkable limit of detection for subtype H1N1 Avian Influenza Virus. The devices on polymeric support are about 10 times lighter compared to their rigid counterparts realized on conventional Si wafers that make them cost efficient for high-volume delivery to medical institutions worldwide. We envision that the realization of the sensitive diagnostic platform will allow the timely diagnosis of the viral or infectious diseases also in the developing countries. This work is the result of a fruitful collaboration between the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW), Chair of Materials Science and Nanotechnology of TU Dresden and NaMLab. 

The original work was published as a cover story in the recent issue of Advanced Healthcare Materials 10, 1517 (2015). URL PDF


07/2015Paper featured on the front cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials
Our manuscript on Light weight and flexible high-performance diagnostic platform is highlighted on the front cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials.

The original work was published in Adv. Healthcare Mater. 4, 1517 (2015) URL PDF


07/2015Magnetic soft x-ray tomography is a reality now 
While X-ray tomography has already been successfully applied, its magnetic analog –magnetic X-ray tomography– although demanded for medical applications and in material design, was not available. We put forth the foundation of magnetic soft X-ray tomography and demonstrate its capabilities by reconstructing 3D spin textures of microscopic tubular architectures. This work was carried out in close collaboration with partners at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, BESSY II (Dr. Florian Kronast) and Advanced Light Source at Berkeley (Dr. Peter Fischer).

The original work was published in Nat. Commun. 6, 7612 (2015).  URL PDF 

Our activities are highlighted in the links below:


06/2015Imperceptible magnetoelectronics in Konstruktion.de
Our work on fabrication of imperceptible magnetic sensorics and its potential applications is highlighted at  www.konstruktion.de – the german multimedia information portal for top decision-makers from the world of design. The article can be read here: URL

The original work was published in Nat. Commun., 6, 6080 (2015). URL PDF


05/2015Flexible magnetofluidics is Hot Article in Lab on a Chip
Our work on flexible magnetoresistive analytic devices has been selected for Lab on a Chip Hot Articles.                                     

The original work was published in Lab Chip, 14, 4050 (2014). URL PDF


04/2015Flexible magnetic sensorics-interview on Deutschlandfunk 
Michael Melzer, Daniil Karnaushenko and Denys Makarov highlight the recent achievements on flexible, printable and stretchable magnetoelectronics in the interview on Deutschlandfunk URL

Original work is presented in the following publications:

Melzer et al., Adv. Mater., 27, 1274 (2015). URL PDF 
Melzer et al., Nat. Commun., 6, 6080 (2015). URL PDF
Karnaushenko et al., Adv. Mater., 27, 880 (2015). URL PDF


04/2015Our research is featured in How it Works
Our work on imperceptible magnetic sensorics is highlighted in issue 72 of the magazine How It Works. The article can be read here: PDF 

The original work was published in Nat. Commun. 6, 6080 (2015). URL PDF


04/2015Participation at the MRS Spring Meeting
The research of the group was highlighted with 2 talks and 1 poster presentation at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco - the leading conference in the material research community.

To attend this event, the students of the group Mr. Michael Melzer and Mr. Daniil Karnaushenko received DAAD grants. The DAAD will partially support the travel expenses in the framework of its "Kongress- und Vortragsreisenprogramm". 


03/2015Imperceptible magnetoelectronics featured in Horizon Magazine
Our work on imperceptible magnetoelectronics is highlighted in Horizon MagazineThe Horizon Magazine is featuring the scientific research and innovation from across the EU. 

The original work was published in Nat. Commun. 6, 6080 (2015). URL PDF


02/2015Paper featured on the inside front cover of Advanced Materials
Our manuscript on Direct transfer of magnetic sensor devices to elastomeric supports for stretchable electronics is highlighted on the inside front cover of Advanced Materials.

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

02/2015Magnetic sense for everyone - interview on radio eins
Magnetsensoren als künstliches Sinnesorgan - our work on imperceptible magnetoelectronics, originally published in Nat. Commun. 6, 6080 (2015), was featured on radio eins, a popular German radio station. URL MP3

02/2015Magnetic sense for everyone
We have developed an electronic skin with a magneto-sensory system that equips the recipient with a "sixth sense" able to perceive the presence of static or dynamic magnetic fields. These ultrathin magnetic sensors with extraordinary mechanical robustness are ideally suited to be wearable, yet unobtrusive and imperceptible for orientation and manipulation aids. This work was carried out in close collaboration with partners at the University of Tokyo (Prof. T. Someya, Dr. M. Kaltenbrunner) and Osaka University (Prof. T. Sekitani). The original work was published in Nat. Commun. 6, 6080 (2015). URL PDF
Our activities are highlighted in the links below (among others) and have reached a very positive metrics by now:



02/2015Manuscript on flexible Hall sensors highlighted in DPG journal
Our manuscript on flexible Hall sensors was highlighted in the February edition of the DPG Physik Journal (journal of the German Physical Society - page 16). URL JPG
 

02/2015Paper featured on the inside back cover of Advanced Materials
Our manuscript on High-performance magnetic sensorics for printable and flexible electronics is highlighted on the inside back cover of Advanced Materials.

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

01/2015581. WE-Heraeus-Seminar
The 581. WE-Heraeus-Seminar on Flexible, Stretchable and Printable High Performance Electronics took place in the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef from 12 until 14 January 2015. The Seminar aimed at bringing together experts with different experimental backgrounds in the field of shapeable electronics and setting up a multi-functional platform with the vision to realize interactive electronics for smart skin or/and smart textiles. Read more ...

01/2015Best Poster Prize for Dmitriy Karnaushenko at Heraeus-Seminar
We congratulate Dmitriy Karnaushenko on being awarded the Best Poster Prize at the 581. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar on Flexible, Stretchable and Printable High Performance Electronics for his work on the realization of compact helical antenna for smart implant and on-chip applications. 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.