Institute's History

 

Milestones in the History of the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1

2021 The head of the research group "Micro- and Nanoelectronic Sensors" Dr. Xuan-Thang Vu was appointed as an academic councelor on probation.
2020 The head of the research group "Nanomaterials and Bio-Nano Interfaces" Dr. Vivek Pachauri was appointed as a temporary academic counselor.
2018 On the 1st of October, Prof. Sven Ingebrandt is appointed as new Institute Director of the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1 as the successor of Prof. Wilfried Mokwa.
2018 On the 1st of January, Prof. Dr. Sven Ingebrandt was named University Professor the new chair of Micro- and Nanosystems. He receives a co-professorship alongside Prof. Wilfried Mokwa.
2015 Dr.-Ing. Uwe Schnakenberg is appointed as apl. Professor.
2014 On the 1st of August, Professor Wilfried Mokwa takes office as the new dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University.
2006 On the 25th of August 2006, Dr. Uwe Schnakenberg announces his appointment as Academic Director.
2002 Opening of the Central Lab for Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Walter-Schottky-Haus.
1996

On the 17th of June 1996, Dr. Wilfried Mokwa is 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.

1992 On the 1st of April 1992, Dr. 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.
1977 The new electrical engineering building ("Walter-Schottky-Haus“) is completed. Alongside other institutes, the Department of Materials in Electrical Engineering and its corresponding chairs I of Prof. Hempel and II of Prof. Arlt move to Sommerfeldstraße. The previous location of the institute was in Kopernikusstraße.
1972 The appointment process for the second chair is completed. The appointment goes to Dr. Gottfried Arlt who is named full professor and director of the department.
1970

After being named full professor and director of the department, the physicist Dr. Karl August Hempel becomes the successor to Henricus P.J. Wijn on the 1st of September 1970.

It was decided to create an additional chair of Materials in Electrical Engineering due to technical needs, which is why IWE2 was founded. Special treatment of dielectric materials was missing aside of the treatment of magnetic and semiconductor materials.

1963 On the 1st of April 1963, Dr. Henricus P.J. Wijn becomes the successor to Prof. Dr. Martin Kersten, who was appointed president of the Natural Metrology Institute of Germany, PTB.
1955 On the 1st of September 1955, the Chair and Department of Materials in Electrical Engineering is found. The physicist Dr. Martin Kersten is named full professor and director of the department.