Micro-/Nano-.Systems and Bioelectronics


Group head: Uni. Prof. Sven Ingebrandt

Prof. Ingebrandt was born in Alzey, Germany, in 1971. He graduated in Physics (Diplom) in 1998 at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. From1998–2001 he was working as PhD student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. W. Knoll. In 2001, Sven Ingebrandt received his Dr. rer. nat. degree in Physical Chemistry from the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. From 2001 to 2002, he was working as postdoctoral researcher at the Frontier Research Program, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan. From 2002–2008 he was then a group leader in the Institute of Bio- and Nanosystems (IBN), Institute 2: Bioelectronics, at the Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany in the institute of Prof. A. Offenhäusser. In 2008, he moved to the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern as a W2 professor of Biomedical Instrumentation. In January 2018, he moved to the RWTH Aachen University on a chair professorship for Micro- and Nanosystems in the faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and he is the director of the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1 (IWE 1) as a successor of Prof. W. Mokwa. Prof. Ingebrandt is also leading a research sub-group at the IWE 1 working at the interface between biotechnology, cell biology, nanotechnology, electronics, and microsystem technology. His main interests are N/MEMs design and fabrication for biological, bioelectronics, environmental and industry 4.0 sensing applications with a focus on novel, functional materials, bioelectronic signal recording and interpretation, system integration of N/MEMs systems and their various technical applications.

Prof. Ingebrandt authored more than 110 scientific journal publications many conference proceeding publications, book chapters and conference presentations with a current h-index of 29 (ISI WoK).

Main research topics of the Micro-/Nano- Systems and Bioelectronics Group include:

  • System Integration of Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Cell-sensor Hybrid Systems
  • Neuro-electronic Interfaces
  • Polymer and 2D material composites for Bioelectronics
  • Wearables and Electronic Skin