Dr. Denys Makarov
Research Group Head
Intelligent materials and devices
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3273

Intelligent Materials and Devices

Research group Dr. Denys Makarov

Group Members:


Electronics of tomorrow will be flexible and will form a seamless link between soft, living beings and the digital world. The unique possibility to adjust the shape of the devices offered by this alternative formulation of the electronics provides vast advantages over the conventional rigid devices particularly in medicine, consumer goods and eMobility.
The main activities of the group are focused on the development of magnetoelectronics which can be reshaped on demand after fabrication. These shapeable (flexible, stretchable and printable) magnetic sensorics can be used to realize interactive consumer electronics, e.g. intelligent packaging, postcards or promotional materials in the spirit of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Alternatively, shapeable magnetosensitive devices can be used to monitor displacements or motion and provide feedback as needed, e.g. for smart implants, proximity sensorics for on-skin or wearable electronics or for the realization of the sensory feedback systems for unique class of soft actuators – soft robotics.

Details of the setups can be found here.


Recent Publications:

9. H. Yu, A. Kopach, V. R. Misko, A. A. Vasylenko, D. Makarov, F. Marchesoni, F. Nori, L. Baraban, and G. Cuniberti
    Confined catalytic Janus swimmers in a crowded channel: Geometry-driven rectification transients and directional locking
    Small 12, 5882 (2016). URL

8. V. P. Kravchuk, U. K. Rößler, O. M. Volkov, D. D. Sheka, J. van den Brink, D. Makarov, H. Fuchs, H. Fangohr, and Y. Gaididei
    Topologically stable magnetization states on a spherical shell: curvature stabilized skyrmions
    Phys. Rev. B 94, 144402 (2016) URL PDF

7. R. Streubel, P. Fischer, F. Kronast, V. Kravchuk, D. D. Sheka, Y. Gaididei, O. G. Schmidt, and D. Makarov
    Magnetism in curved geometries
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (Topical Review) 49, 363001 (2016) URL PDF

6. N. Münzenrieder, D. Karnaushenko, L. Petti, G. Cantarella, C. Vogt, L. Büthe, D.D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt, D. Makarov, G. Tröster
    Entirely flexible on-site conditioned magnetic sensorics
    Adv. Electron. Mater. 2, 1600188 (2016) URL PDF

5. V. V Temnov, I. Razdolski, T. Pezeril, D. Makarov, D. Seletskiy, A. Melnikov, K. A. Nelson
    Towards the nonlinear acousto-magnetoplasmonics
    J. Opt. (Topical Review) 18, 093002 (2016) URL PDF

4. D. Makarov, P. Krone, M. Albrecht
    Bit-patterned magnetic recording
    In: Ultrahigh-density magnetic recording - Storage materials and media designs
    Editors: G. Varvaro and F. Casoli. Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ldt., 2016.
    Print ISBN: 9789814669580; DOI: 10.4032/9789814669597 URL

3. O. V. Pylypovskyi, D. D. Sheka, V. P. Kravchuk, K. V. Yershov, D. Makarov, Y. Gaididei
    Rashba torque driven domain wall motion in magnetic helices
    Sci. Rep. 6, 23316 (2016). URL PDF

2. R. Streubel, F. Kronast, C. F. Reiche, T. Mühl, A. U. B. Wolter, O. G. Schmidt, D. Makarov
    Vortex circulation and polarity patterns in closely packed cap arrays
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 042407 (2016) URL

1. D. Makarov, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt
    Shapeable Magnetoelectronics
    Appl. Phys. Rev. 3, 011101 (2016) URL PDF

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Former Members and Guests:

Prof. Denis D. Sheka (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Kostiantyn V. Yershov (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Dr. Yevhen Zabila (The H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-342 Krakow, Poland)

Ana Lebanov (Master Student)
Wenya Song (Master Student)


Dr. Denys Makarov
Research Group Head
Intelligent materials and devices
Phone: +49 351 260 - 3273