According the last year rankings, TUM is one of the best Universities worldwide (rank 54 in QS World University Ranking 2011/12, rank 47 in ARWU 2011 and rank 88 in THE-World University Ranking 2011-2012). The Institute for Nanoelectronics, participating in the project, has been founded in 2002 and operates in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. The Institute provides education and training in the field of Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology as well as on organic and molecular electronics, with particular emphasis on devices, circuit and system applications. It has strong international cooperation (University of Notre Dame, Arizona State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Universite’ de Lille, University of Cambridge, Risoe National Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University) and several collaborations with industrial partners (e.g. Siemens, Infineon, Qimonda, ST Microelectronics, Konarka, Mbraun). Fabrication facilities include a glove box for fabrication of organic devices (spin coating, doctor blade, evaporator, spray-coating) and their encapsulation, electro-optical and morphological characterization set up for nanoscale and organic devices (OPDs, OFETs, Sensors) and two nanoimprinters (a commercial machine with thermal and UV capabilities, and a homemade one for novel type of sub-10 nm resolution).
The expertise includes

  • fabrication of nanostructures on various material systems via nanoimprinting and nanotransfer
  • design and realization of special purpose nanoimprinting and nanopatterning equipments
  • fabrication, characterization and modelling of molecular and organic devices

Concerning the fabrication of organic devices, the activity has focused on the realization of organic thin film transistor and organic photodetectors, both on solid and flexible substrates. State-of-the-art devices have been realized using also unconventional fabrication techniques such as spray-coating.



TUM will be in charge of the fabrication of patterned graphene contacts and of grating structures by means of nanoimprinting (WP3) and of their integration in the devices (WP4). TUM will serve as leader of WP 4.



Prof. Paolo Lugli received the Laurea degree in physics from the University of Modena, Modena, Italy, in 1979 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 1982 and 1985, respectively. In 1993 he was appointed a full professor of optoelectronics with Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy. Since 2002 he has been with the Technische Universität München (TUM), Munich, Germany, as the head of the newly created Institute for Nanoelectronics, TUM. He is Fellow IEEE and Member of Acatech (National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany).

PD Dr.-Ing. Giuseppe Scarpa has considerable experience in the field of processing, manufacturing and characterization of semiconductor-based optoelectronic and electronic devices. His current research focuses on the manufacture of nanostructures, novel organic biosensors and the development of low-cost large-area fabrication methods, based on nanoimprint lithography and spray-coating. He is responsible of several practical courses and student internships (also in industrial institutions outside the university such as Siemens, Attocube and Fraunhofer Institutes) on nanostructuring, characterization of nanoelectronic and organic devices.



Technical University of Munich
PD Dr.-Ing. Giuseppe Scarpa

Lehrstuhl für Nanoelektronik
Technische Universität München
Theresienstrasse 90
D-80333 München, Germany

Phone: +49 - 89 / 289 25334
Fax: +49 - 89 / 289 25337

URL: www.nano.ei.tum.de

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