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IHP grants Wolfgang Mehr Fellowship Award 2016

Wolfgang Mehr Fellowship Award 2016

The winner: Dr. Fabio Coccetti (center, with certificate) got congratulations by Acting Department Heads of Technology, Dr. Andreas Mai and Dr. Mehmet Kaynak and the Scientific Director of IHP, Prof. Bernd Tillack © IHP 2016

The Wolfgang Mehr Fellowship Award 2016 goes to Dr. Fabio Coccetti. On Tuesday, the Italian was awarded at IHP. The price is associated with a research project.

Together with researchers of IHP, he will work on the topic of 2D materials, including Graphene, for high frequency applications. “This award means not to look at it, it means to work even more” joked Prof. Bernd Tillack during the award ceremony in the lecture room of the IHP. “We are pleased to award an in the international scientific community well-known researcher. His previous experience is visible in more than 170 publications. His research at our institute can advance new ideas.” This is the basic idea of the Fellowship Award, which is named after the former Scientific Director of IHP. “Wolfgang Mehr had a strong influence on IHP by his outstanding scientific leadership but also by his collegial, open, and honest way. He was one main reason for the success of the Institute” said Prof. Tillack. “He was a brilliant scientist who could inspire people and motivate them in his own way”.


There is another connection between the fellowship award winner 2016 and Wolfgang Mehr: Graphene. Wolfgang Mehr was the initiator for graphene research at IHP. Dr. Fabio Coccetti will combine microsystems technology with his fascination for carrier transport mechanisms taking place in 2D crystals, including graphene. The understanding may unleash the full potential of new functionalities even up to the THz frequency region by improving efficiency and miniaturization. These on-going research activities are expected to open new perspectives for electronics. The transition toward this increasingly smart, efficient, and integrated electronics can be made possible only by exploiting the momentum of most advanced and cost effective technology. "The IHP with its unique technology allows me to do advanced research, to test the properties of the new materials, and to develop process steps for the integration of new devices – all in a single place," said Dr. Fabio Coccetti.


The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.