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Dr. Paschalis Gkoupidenis

Dr. Paschalis Gkoupidenis

Group Leader | Organic Neuromorphic Electronics
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 Neuromorphic Electronics. The group is developing various concepts of organic-based devices for neuromorphic processing, sensing and actuating. Other affiliation(s): Emergent AI Center (JGU, Mainz).
Dr.  Haifeng Ling

Dr. Haifeng Ling

Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Haifeng Ling received his PhD in organic electronics from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China (NJUPT) in 2017. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Feng Yan's group at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Currently he is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to carry out postdoctoral research with Dr. Paschalis Gkoupidenis at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P). His research interests focus on organic flexible neuromorphic electronics.
Katharina  Lieberth

Katharina Lieberth

PhD 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  Krauhausen

Imke Krauhausen

PhD 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 in November 2019. She works on neuromorphic organic arrays for brain-inspired smart biosensors.
Henrique Frulani de Paula Barbosa

Henrique Frulani de Paula Barbosa

PhD student
Henrique received a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá (Brazil). During his BSc he spent one year abroad at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (South Korea), where he developed his interest in organic and electronic materials. After graduation, he received a Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of São Paulo (Brazil). Currently he is a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and a visiting PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. His research focuses on characterization of organic semiconductors for application as active materials in neuromorphic devices.
Aristea Pavlou

Aristea Pavlou

MSc student
Aristea Pavlou received a BSc in Chemistry from University of Ioannina (UOI), Greece with an undergraduate thesis in Organic Photochemistry. She received her MSc with specialization in Synthetic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Bioactive compounds in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece where she also worked in different research projects. Her main project was the development of new aqueous nanoparticles of conjugated polymers for bioimaging as fluorescent probes in collaboration with the National Hellenic Foundation of Research (Athens), the division of Biomedical Research of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH-IMBB, Ioannina) and the Department of Materials and Science Engineering (UOI). Currently, she is doing her internship in Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research.
Nick Gkoutzios

Nick Gkoutzios

MSc student
Nikolaos Gkoutzios received his Master’s Degree in the department of Computer Science and Engineering, at the University of Ioannina (Greece). During his studies, he worked as an assistant on the robotics laboratory of the University, programmed various projects such as a language interpreter, a 3D Unity Engine game, and the control of a robotic arm. He worked as an intern at Terracom on web development, and accomplished his dissertation on “Algorithmic techniques for circuit nodal analysis, on states of transition and equilibrium. Currently, he is an intern in the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, on the subject of associative forms of learning with organic neuromorphic circuits in robotics.
Deianira Fejzaj

Deianira Fejzaj

MSc student
Deianira has a bachelor's degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Brescia, IT. Currently Deianira is doing a master's degree in Electronics Engineering with a Microelectronics profile. At the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Deianira is working on her master's thesis. Her research focuses on the fabrication and characterization of organic electrochemical devices.

Alumni

Rabiul Islam - Master’s student (TU Darmstadt, now PhD at KSI Meinsberg)

Leona Lingstedt - PhD student (JGU Mainz, now at Merck)

Hadrien Ledanseur - Master’s student (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne)

Daria Harig - BSc student (University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern)

Dimitrios Koutsouras - Postdoc (Now at IMEC, NL)

Tanmoy Sarkar - Postdoc (Now at Infineon Technologies AG)

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