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).
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 Brescia University, IT, his research focuses on the development of organic devices/circuits capable of emulating various neuro-inspired information processing functions.
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 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.
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)
Daria Harig - BSc student (University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern)
Dimitrios Koutsouras - Postdoc (Now postdoc at Blom's group, MPIP)