Materials Research

Microelectronics for Society: 
"More than Moore" materials research for advanced devices in microelectronics

IHP's materials research department is dedicated to the integration of innovative "More than Moore" devices in microelectronics. The goal is a high degree of integration of modern devices, so that the potential of modern silicon technologies can directly address societal challenges.

The success of this approach is mainly based on the close cooperation with all departments of IHP. In addition, the Materials Research Department is networked worldwide with leading research institutions in order to identify promising approaches in materials science for future devices in microelectronics at an early stage.

The basis for our "More than Moore" materials research is provided by the modern IHP infrastructure, including state-of-the-art equipment for thin film deposition and processing as well as their characterization.

The IHP Materials Department is actively involved in the education of young students and the promotion of young scientists. On the basis of collaborations with Universities, IHP scientists offer lectures at several universities in Berlin-Brandenburg and there are active partnerships and student exchange programs with national and international universities. You are welcome to contact us at any time to discuss the possibilities of writing your bachelor, master or doctoral thesis in the field of materials research in our department.

We are always open for new ideas and invite you to contact us!

Technical Competencies

  • identification of new materials for future silicon-based micro- and nanotechnologies
  • film growth of dielectrics, semiconductors and metals by MBE and MO-CVD processes
  • materials characterization including lab- as well as modern synchrotron-based methods
  • electrical characterization techniques
  • process step development for the integration of new materials
  • theoretical ab-initio simulation studies on the properties of dielectrics and semiconductors


Christian Wenger

Department Head

Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)

Yvonne Mausolf
Phone: +49 335 5625 129
Fax: +49 335 5625 681
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