Dr. Paschalis GkoupidenisGroup Leader | Organic Neuromorphics
Paschalis Gkoupidenis earned his PhD in materials science from NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece, in 2014. During his PhD, his research focused on ionic transport mechanisms of organic electrolytes, physics of ionic-based devices, and of non-volatile memories. Following his PhD, in 2015 he joined the group of George Malliaras at the Department of Bioelectronics (EMSE, France) as a postdoctoral researcher. At the Department of Bioelectronics, his research focused on the design and development of organic neuromorphic devices based on electrochemical concepts. In 2017, Paschalis Gkoupidenis joined as a Group Leader, the Department of Molecular Electronics of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. He is currently leading the group Organic Neuromorphics. The group is developing various concepts of organic-based devices for neuromorphic processing, sensing and actuating.
Dr. Tanmoy SarkarPostdoctoral Researcher
Tanmoy received a B.Sc. degree in Electronic science and an engineering degree in Opto-electronics from the University of Calcutta (India). After receiving his dual master’s degrees in Optics and Photonics form Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany) and Aix-Marseille University (France), he received a Ph.D. degree in material science and engineering (specialization in organic electronics) from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel). Currently, he is a postdoc at Max Planck Institute for polymer Research. In collaboration with F. Torricelli (Brescia University, IT), his research focuses on the development of organic devices/circuits capable of emulating various neuro-inspired information processing functions.
Dr. Dimitrios A. KoutsourasPostdoctoral Researcher
Dimitrios A. Koutsouras received a B.Sc. in Physics and a second B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). After his M.Sc in Materials Physics and Technology from the same educational institution, he received a Ph.D. in Microelectronics (speciality Bioelectronics) from the École des Mines de Saint-Étienne (France), under the supervision of Prof. George Malliaras. He is currently a postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. His research is focused on the realization of organic electronic devices with applications in bioelectronics and neuromorphics.
Katharina LieberthPhD student
Katharina Lieberth received a bilingual B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Haute-Alsace of Mulhouse (France) and Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany). During her Master´s in Chemistry at the Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg (Germany), she accomplished a research project at the University of Durham (UK). For her Master´s thesis she did research on photolithography (speciality photoresist) at the Fraunhofer Institute of Silicate Research in Würzburg. Currently she is a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and focuses on bioelectronics and the assessment of the barrier integrity of biological tissues.
Imke KrauhausenPhD student
Imke Krauhausen graduated with a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany). Her master thesis focused on unsupervised deep learning algorithms for the segmentation of tumors in brain MRI data. During her BSc she specialized in micro and nano electronics. Continuing this path, she focused her semester abroad at Linköping University (Sweden) on learning about the physics behind nano electronics. Fusing her interests in micro-/nanoelectronics and neural networks she started her PhD as a joined project between the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and TU Eindhoven (Y. van de Burgt) in November 2019. She works on neuromorphic organic arrays for brain-inspired smart biosensors.
Daria HarigBSc student
Since October 2018, Daria is studying Applied Life Sciences at University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern. Daria's major subjects are Biology, Medicine and Micro-/ Nanotechnology. In 2019, she participated in an exchange program with the University of Hasselt, where the main focus was organic electronics and OLEDs. Since then, her interests at the interface between biology and technology grew. For her bachelor thesis, Daria joined the group in 2020, where she will expand her knowledge working together with K. Lieberth in the field of organic bioelectronics.
Rabiul Islam - Master’s student (TU Darmstadt)
Leona Lingstedt - PhD student (JGU Mainz, now at Merck)
Hadrien Ledanseur - Master’s student (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne)