The research foundry AMO is a German SME with 40 employees specializing in applied research and development for nano- and opto-electronics. AMO hosts the Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA), a 350m² clean room with a large installed base of equipment for silicon semiconductor process technology. AMO’s main activities fall into the fields of silicon nano-photonic, photovoltaic, graphene electronics and advance lithography developments.



The main assets for this project are AMO’s initial experience with wafer scale growth of graphene in conjunction with its experience in characterizing graphene and graphene based devices. The research activities at AMO in the field of graphene based electronics started already in 2006. AMO has coordinated several national projects in the field of graphene and is currently coordinator of the priority programme on graphene funded by the German science foundation. On European scale AMO was coordinating the STREP project GRAND and was leader of the task carbon-electronics in the NoE Nanosil. AMO is currently participating in two European projects in the field of graphene (Grafol and Graphene-CA).
Additionally the good connection of AMO to the European microelectronic and photovoltaic industry established within numerous past and ongoing projects will ensure an exploitation of the obtained results.



Daniel Neumaier is head of the Graphene-Group at AMO GmbH since 2009. He studied physics at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Regensburg and received his Dipl. phys. degree in 2006. From 2006 until 2009 he worked at the University of Regensburg in the field of III/V spintronics. In 2009, he received the PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) degree from the University of Regensburg. He has managed several national research projects on graphene, has been the coordinative manager of the STREP project GRAND and has been leader of the carbon-electronics task in the NoE Nanosil. He is currently principle scientist in the project Graphene-CA, which is preparing the Graphene-Flagship project, and in the IP Grafol.

Martin Otto studied electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University and received his Dipl-Ing. degree in 1999. Until 2007 he worked in the field of nanoimprint lithography at the RWTH Aachen University. He joined the Graphene-Group at AMO GmbH in 2008 as a research engineer to work on the synthesis of graphene for several national and European research projects.



Dr.-Ing. Daniel Neumaier

Otto-Blumenthal Str. 25
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49-241-8867-219
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