Electronic, Optoelectronic & Hybrid Devices

Mission & Goals

In the last few decades, the development in the field of electronic components has been primarily determined by the constant reduction in structure size. This is where new phenomena, caused for example by quantization effects, appear that need to be investigated, modeled and understood. In addition, the physical limits of scaling are now foreseeable. There is therefore a need for alternative solutions such as integrated optical and magnetic components that enable a further increase in the performance data of electronic systems in terms of speed, low power loss and cost reduction. The research area Electronic, Optoelectronic and Hybrid Components synoptically considers the entire chain of process, component, circuit and application in the system. To do this, we combine our expertise in technology, physical understanding and modeling based on this, technology-related circuit design and design methodology in order to develop improved or even completely new solutions. We help to improve the performance data of components from optoelectronics, bioelectronics, power electronics and microsystems technology. Another area that is becoming increasingly important is microstructured power electronic semiconductor components, for which we are developing powerful simulation platforms in order to simulate possible applications even under extreme conditions.


Core Competencies

  • Development of novel technologies and devices and device models like Surface Emitting and Quantum Cascade Laser
  • Novel sensors and actors for medical electronics, like electronic sensors based on living cells used for environment supervision and food analytics (Cellristors®)
  • Devices and integration techniques for nonvolatile nano-magnetic logic
  • Models and circuits for Tunnel Field Effect Transistors (TFETs)
  • Devices based on novel materials like carbon nanotubes, nanowires and graphene.
  • Piezoelectric micro-actuators with novel interdigital electrode structures for micro-fluidics
  • Reliability investigations of MOS devices in nanometer technologies
  • Robustness and reliability of micro-structured power electronic devices and systems
  • Electro-thermal-mechanical modeling of devices for microelectronic, power electronic and mechatronic applications


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Mikhail Belkin, Prof. Dr.


    • Optoelectronics, Laser
    • Carbon nanotube- and graphene-based novel electronic devices and sensors
    • Nanoelectronic devices
    • Processes, devices and circuit blocks for nanomagnetic logic
    • Micromechatronic systems for Energy Harvesting, Microsensors, Microfluidics
    • Electro-thermo-mechanical functionality and reliability of microelectronic, power electronic and micro-mechatronic devices (MEMS and NEMS)
    • Design optimization of hybrid systems
    • Bioelectronic sensors for medical electronics
    • Organic electronics
    • Simulation of nano-devices and mesoscopic systems


    • NIM Cluster of Excellence
    • BMBF-Project Ultra Low Power Electronics with tunneling field effect transistors (for 0.25 Volt) and their use in sensor applications
    • Nanomagnetic Logic - DFG-Projects
    • Several large national and international projects on biosensors
    • Radiation hardness of high breakdown voltage power semiconductor devices
    • Optoelectrical characterisation of power semiconductor devices
    • Measurement techniques for power semiconductor devices under high temperature operation