cfaed Research Group Leaders

The cfaed Research Group Leaders (RGLs) have been hired to work on highly challenging research topics in an inspiring scientific environment. All cfaed RGLs have the opportunity of systematic and fostered development with the support of cfaed Grand Professors and a distinct career development program.

All RGLs support and enhance the academic excellence of cfaed by their distinguished research and are rising stars in the scientific community who contribute to cfaed’s targeted world-class reputation. Their research meets the highest standards of excellence.

The group leaders can participate in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates for degree programs and in supervising PhD students under the guidance of cfaed mentors. All our RGLs agree with our philosophy to work interdisciplinary, in partnership with industry, and to systematically foster new talents.


Dr. Walter Weber

Nanowire Research Group

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Dr. Meik Dörpinghaus

Information and System Theory Group

Dr. Frank Ortmann

(Independent RGL)

Computational Nanoelectronics Group

Dr. Benjamin Friedrich

Dr. Benjamin Friedrich

Biological Algorithms

portret thorsten-lars schmidt

Dr. Thorsten-Lars Schmidt

DNA Chemistry

Dr. Sascha Hermann

Carbon Nano Devices

Marco Zimmerling

Dr. Marco Zimmerling

Networked Embedded Systems

Dr. Francesca Moresco

Single Molecule Machines


Former Group Leaders

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Dr. Pramod Bhatotia

Former cfaed Group:
Parallel and Distributed Systems

New affiliation: The University of Edinburgh

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Dr. Haralampos Hatzikirou

Former cfaed Group:
Multiscale Modeling of Multicellular Systems (M³S)

New affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig

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Dr.-Ing. Marcus Völp

Former cfaed Group:
Microkernel-Based Systems for Heterogeneous Architectures

New affiliation:
Université du Luxembourg, SnT - Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust / Personal Page


Dr. Martin Claus

Former cfaed Group:
Device Modeling Group for Emerging Electronics

Dr. Martin Elstner

Former cfaed Group:
Chemical Information Processing