Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gemming

Phone: +49 (0) 371 531-33531

Deputy Spokesperson:
Prof. Dr. Heidemarie Schmidt

Phone: +49 (0) 3641 206-116

PD Dr. Peter Zahn

Phone: +49 (0) 351 260-3121

News and Events

International Memory Workshop 2020 (co-org. T. Mikolajick), on-line

Daniel Blaschke defended his PhD thesis at TU Chemnitz.

Bertaut Prize to Dr. Matthias Zschornak from TU-BA Freiberg at 31st Europ. Crystall. Meeting in Oviedo, Spain. Congrats.
More, Even more, In German.

Jura Rensberg defended his PhD thesis at FSU Jena.

Heidemarie Schmidt was appointed as Full Professor at Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Head of Dept. "Quantum Detection" at Leibniz IPHT Jena

Agnieszka Bogusz defended her PhD thesis at TU Chemnitz.

Nicola Spaldin: 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” Laureate - Congrats, ETH Zurich press release

Solveig Putzschke (née Rentrop) defended her PhD thesis at TU Bergakademie Freiberg.


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MEMRIOX University Partners

Logo TU DresdenVisitors' address: Nöthnitzer Straße 64, D-01187 Dresden | Postal address: TU Dresden, Institute of Semiconductors and Microsystems, D-01062 Dresden, Germany

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) has gained its excellent reputation through achievements in engineering and the natural sciences. But the university offers a wide spectrum of studies not only in those scientific fields, but also in the humanities, the social sciences and in medicine. In the first round of the Excellence Initiative in 2006 the TU Dresden was successful with an International Graduate School and a Cluster of Excellence with a lasting effect to the first point of the following five Research Priority Areas of the TU Dresden: Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering; Information Technologies and Microelectronics; Smart Materials and Structures; Culture and Knowledge; and Energy and Environment.

Within the MEMRIOX project, the TUD houses the research group of the chair for Nanoelectronic Materials headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Mikolajick. Dr. Stefan Slesazeck supports him as principal investigator at the NaMLab gGmbH.

The research at NaMLab focuses on materials for electronic devices and new device concepts. Among these are high-k materials for capacitors, transistors and other applications, novel switching devices including memristors, nanowire based electronics as well as materials for energy harvesting devices such as solar cells.

The TUD NaMLab provides the research group as well as the partners with facilities for

  • Clean Room lab:
  • 3 chamber sputtering tool
  • MBD tool for dielectric deposition
  • RTP tool
  • Evaporator
  • E-beam lithography
  • Electrical characterization: Three fully equipped probe stations (Sueß and Cascade) including parameter analyzers, CV- meters, pulse generator etc.

Logo TU Freiberg Visitors' address: Leipziger Straße 23, D-09599 Freiberg | Postal address: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut für Experimentelle Physik, D-09596 Freiberg, Germany

The Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TU-BAF) is the oldest existing mining science university in the world. Four core fields – geo, material, energy, environment – give a unique and unmistakable profile as the university of resources. Scientists and students from all research areas actively work together in these four areas, and strong partners from the industry are always by their side. As the university of resources, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg extensively takes the saving of raw material in particular into account, according to the sustainability concept which was coined by the Freiberg head mining administrator Carl von Carlowitz in 1713. The research at the university covers everything from the exploration of new as well as local deposits to the development of alternative power engineering, from recycling to research into new materials.

Within the MEMRIOX project, the TU-BAF houses the research group of the chair for Solid state spectroscopy headed by Prof. Dr. Dirk C. Meyer. Dr. Barbara Abendroth and Dr. Hartmut Stöcker support him as principal investigators.

The TU Freiberg provides facilities for

  • Atomic layer deposition (ALD) for binary and ternary oxide nanolayers
  • Clean room laboratory: several film deposition techniques (Sol-Gel deposition, magnetron sputtering, thermal and electron-beam evaporation), lithography, and etching of lateral micrometer structures
  • Spectroscopic ellipsometry with mapping option
  • AFM with EFM option, X-ray reflectometry, and mechanical profilometer
  • X-ray diffraction (in situ and in operandi)
  • X-ray Spectroscopy including XANES, EXAFS, and DAFS
  • Collaboration to construct a chemical crystallography beam line at Petra III (DESY/HASYLAB)
  • Photoluminescence using UV excitation with surface mapping
  • Basic electric characterization tools and Hall setup

Logo Uni Jena

Visitors' address: Helmholtzweg 3, D-07743 Jena | Postal address: University of Jena, Institute for Solid State Physics, Max-Wien-Platz 1, D-07743 Jena, Germany

The Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (FSU) was founded in 1558 and has about 21.000 students today. The constant production of new ideas, or the reevaluation of the known – that is a main strength of the only university in the state of Thuringia with almost all subjects. With the backing of great names such as Goethe, Schiller, Döbereiner, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Haeckel, Abbe and Zeiss, this "High School" founded by the provincial ruler Johann Friedrich I now presents itself as a modern university whose academics from varied disciplines belong to the elite researchers on the cutting edge of their respective fields- 'Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future'. Nothing is very far away in Jena. One can live nestled in a forested area and can be in the center of the city in a matter of minutes, and vice versa. There are no clear-cut borders, neither urban nor intellectual. The university's current research profile is composed of the following five priority research areas: Optics, photonics and photonic technologies - Ernst Abbe Center of photonics; Innovative Materials and Technologies, Dynamics of Complex Biological Systems, Laboratory of the Enlightenment, and Individuals and Social Change.

The FSU houses the research group of the chair of Experimental Physics / Solid State Physics at the Institute of Solid State Physics headed by Prof. Dr. Carsten Ronning.

The FSU Jena provides facilities for

  • Synthesis and nanowire growth tube furnaces
  • 5 ion accelerators for energy range 100 eV < E < 10 MeV
  • Focused ion beam processing (FEI NanoLab 600i), clean room for photolithography and contact formation
  • Structural characterization: SEM, TEM, and XRD
  • Optical characterization: UV/VIS, FTIR, SEM equipped with CL, μ-Photoluminescence (T, t, +IR), electro-luminescence (EL)
  • Electrical characterization: probe station, SEM equipped with EBIC

Logo TU Chemnitz

Visitors' address: Reichenhainer Str. 39, D-09126 Chemnitz | Postal address: TU Chemnitz, Chair for Nanoelectronics (244037), D-09107 Chemnitz, Germany

The Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) was founded as a Royal Mercantile College (Königliche Gewerbschule) in 1836 and recognized as "Technical University" in 1986. At the moment there are more than 10,300 registered students, following in the footsteps of famous scientists and scholars such as Adolf Ferdinand Weinhold (1841-1917) one inventor of the Thermos or Dewar flask, or Carl von Bach (1847-1931) and Clemens Winkler (1838-1904), who discovered the chemical element Germanium. They, among others, laid the foundations for CUT's strong emphasis on research as well as implementation which are continued today, mainly concentrating on developing and pace-making fields like TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, and COMMUNICATION. Currently TUC ranks among the top seven research-based universities in Germany.

The TUC houses the "Nano-Spintronics" research group headed by PD Dr. Heidemarie Schmidt at the chair of Materials for Nanoelectronics headed by Prof. Oliver G. Schmidt in the department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
N.B. Heidemarie Schmidt was appointed as Full Professor at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in September 2017.

The TUC provides facilities for

  • growth of oxide thin films
  • fabrication of metallic contacts
  • validated memristance measurements on the micrometer and nanometer length scale including scanning microwave microscopy
  • transport measurements and space charge spectroscopy