Ilmenau School of Green Electronics: Apply now for one of twelve full-time doctorate research fellowships!

From hybrid-AI modeling for biorealistic neuromorphic computing to metabolism-based bioelectronic networks and bio-inspired self-healing polymers to highly stretchable and conformable conductors for on-skin multimodal sensing: From now until 5 May, diploma and master’s graduates with an outstanding degree in relevant fields such as electrical engineering, materials science, computer science, natural sciences or mechanical engineering may apply for a total of twelve full-time research scholarships on a wide range of highly interdisciplinary fields related to the future of information technology: Green Electronics.

The PhD positions form the core of the "Ilmenau School of Green Electronics (ISGE)", which is funded by the Carl Zeiss Foundation with a total of around five million euros. Over the coming years, research will be conducted into the fundamentals of sustainable information technology at the interfaces between bio-inspired microelectronics, intelligent materials, devices and technologies as well as energy-efficient computing, i.e. IT that is largely climate-neutral along the entire value chain.

Successful candidates will receive full funding for up to four years from July 1, 2024.

For the doctoral fellowship holders, ISGE offers a creative and lively research environment with excellent laboratory equipment within the Center for Micro and Nanotechnologies , a comprehensive scientific supervision and study program as well as integration into a broad international scientific network.

The research scope of the projects includes:
  • reservoir computing based on optical and micro-electromechanical principles
  • neuromorphic computing, bio-inspired circuits, and neural networks
  • low energy data analytics and stream processing, (optical) in-network computing
  • efficient AI-based signal processing
  • greener microtechnologies and materials
  • computing based on organic components

The position of Scientific Group Leader (PostDoc, f/m/d), which will be part of the board of the of the Ilmenau School of Green Electronics, is also being advertised,