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. Debdatta Panigrahi received his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2019, where he focused his research on improving the performance of organic field effect transistors. He then joined National Institute for Materials Science, Japan as a postdoctoral researcher, where he worked on developing organic multi-valued logic circuits and logic-in-memory devices. In 2021, he was awarded the JSPS postdoctoral fellowship. Then, he joined Technion-Israel Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral fellow and worked on transistor-based flexible sensors. In 2023, Debdatta was awarded the Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship to pursue his research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research. His current research interest is focusing on the development of organic neuromorphic electronics.
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.
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 working on her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.
Judith Pons i Tarrés
Judith studied Biomedical Engineering at University of Girona, Spain. In 2022 she finished her studies at University of Cambridge and her thesis was focused on exploring microexploration of implantable iontophoretic devices for brain cancer therapy. Before that, she was part of the development team in charge of the fabrication of smart vaccination machines in Hipra, a multinational pharmaceutical corporation. Currently, Judith is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Her research focuses on the development of organic neuromorphic iono-electronic devices and circuits.
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, now freelance web/app developer)
Daria Harig - BSc student (University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern)
Dimitrios Koutsouras - Postdoc (Now at IMEC, NL)
Tanmoy Sarkar - Postdoc (Now at Infineon Technologies AG)
Katharina Lieberth - PhD student (JGU Mainz, now at Dynamic Biosensors GmbH)
Deianira Fejzaj - Master’s student (Now PhD at TU Dresden)