September 1, 1955
Foundation of the Chair and Department of Materials in Electrical Engineering (Martin Kersten named full professor and director of the department)
April 1, 1963
Henricus P.J. Wijn becomes the successor to Martin Kersten, who was appointed president of the Natural Metrology Institute of Germany, PTB.
September 1, 1970
Karl August Hempel becomes the successor to Wijn. (named full professor and director of the department)
For technical reasons it makes sense to create an additional chair of Materials in Electrical Engineering. Special treatment of dielectric materials is missing aside from the treatment of magnet and semiconductor materials.
The appointment process for the second chair is completed. The appointment goes to Gottfried Arlt (named full professor and director of the department).
New electrical engineering building ("Walter-Schottky-Haus“) completed. Alongside other institutes the Department of Materials in Electrical Engineering and its corresponding chairs I (Hempel) and II (Arlt) move to Sommerfeldstraße. (previously: Kopernikusstraße)
April 1, 1992
Rainer Waser named University Professor of Materials in Electrical Engineering as the successor to Gottfried Arlt at the Chair of Materials in Electrical Engineering II
June 17, 1996
Wilfried Mokwa named University Professor of Materials in Electrical Engineering as the successor to Karl-August Hempel at the Chair of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1
Research and teaching in the field of microsystem technology are established at RWTH during Professor Wilfried Mokwa's directorship.
Opening of the Central Lab for Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Walter-Schottky-Haus
August 25, 2006
Uwe Schnakenberg announces his appointment as Academic Director.
August 1, 2014
Professor Wilfried Mokwa takes office as the new dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
Dr. Uwe Schnakenberg is appointed as professor.
Prof. Sven Ingebrandt, Chair for Micro- and Nanosystems Technology is apponted the new director of the institute as a successor to Prof. Mokwa.