MemWerk Fall Workshop 2021 at the Eyba Castle (20. – 21. October 2021)

This year’s workshop of the MemWerk research group took place at the Eyba Castle Hotel on the Saalfelder Höhe. In the historical ambience, intensive work was done on the main topics for the development of innovative materials and systems for neuromorphic electronics. In addition, the cooperation among the participating scientists could be further intensified by lectures and working groups. Furthermore, a new deputy doctoral student representative was elected by the doctoral students. Christian Zielbold was elected as PhD student spokesperson and succeeds Sebastian Thiele. We thank Sebastian for his work.

The picture shows the participants of this year’s MemWerk workshop.

2nd Workshop MemWerk on September 30, 2020

The second MemWerk workshop on September 30, 2020, was characterized by the election of the speakers of the doctoral programme of the MemWerk project. The 26-member research group from six groups of the TU Ilmenau currently employs 11 doctoral students. Their research ranges from the fundamental research of memristive oxide materials to the development of neuromorphic acoustic sensing systems and the development of a material atlas and graph analytics as a digital mapping system for memristive materials.

Frank Feldhoff and Sebastian Thiele were elected as spokespersons and representatives of the PhD students on the board of the MemWerk project. One of the main objectives of the project funding is to support doctoral students in their specialist fields and across disciplines. The doctoral students of the research group are encouraged to actively participate in the shaping of the project and also to organise their cooperation independently. The two elected representatives are now jointly responsible for this. Frank Feldhoff is doing his doctorate in the field of Theoretical Electrical Engineering in the Theoretical Electrical Engineering Group of Prof. Hannes Töpfer. There he is working on the development of bio-inspired electronics with superconducting elements and their possible applications within the MemWerk project.

He has applied for the position of spokesperson because the inter-faculty cooperation of the doctoral students is particularly important to him. In particular, he would like to constructively shape the communication between the PIs and the individual scientists.

For Sebastian Thiele, a look behind the scenes was the decisive motivation for his application. In addition to gaining experience outside of the everyday scientific work routine with an insight into the work of the project’s board, Sebastian would like to represent the interests of the doctoral students in the project. In his scientific life, Sebastian explores the potential of 2D materials (beyond graphene) for memristive devices, sensor applications and ultimately scaled transistors. 


Student’s Representative
Frank Feldhoff
03677 69 1187

Deputy Student’s Representative
Sebastian Thiele
03677 69 3407

1st Workshop MemWerk on July 13, 2020

The first official working meeting to present the current activities in the MemWerk project took place on 13 July 2020 in the Audimax of TU Ilmenau.
After a keynote lecture by Prof. Martin Ziegler, on “Concepts for closely Mimicking Biological Learning with Memristive Devices: Principles to Emulate Cellular Forms of Learning”, all work packages and their research activities were presented.

The next meeting will be on September 30, 2020