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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Andreas Offenhäusser


Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Institute of Biological Information Processing
Bioelectronics (IBI-3)

D-52425 Jülich, Germany

Phone: (+49)2461-61-2330
Fax: (+49)2461-61-8733

Prof. Dr. Andreas Offenhäusser

Position:Head of the institute

Scientific Interests: Bioelectronic Hybrid Systems

  • Biomimetic and biohybrid-Systems in particular bioelectronic hybrid systems
  • Neuronal signal processing in in vitro model systems
  • Biosensors in particular electronic DNA- and protein-chips
  • Biomolecular electronics
  • Nano- and microstructures as biological interfaces as well as the application of supported lipid bilayers for surface modifications


Educational background:
2000Habilitation in Physical Chemistry
Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany)

PhD – Physics

University of Ulm (Germany)

1985 Diploma – Physics
University of Ulm (Germany)


Employment history:
Since 2002Jointly appointed Full Professor for Experimental Physics at the RWTH-Aachen (Germany)
Since 2001Director at the Institute of Thin Films and Interfaces (now Complex Systems (ICS) and Peter-Grünberg Institute (PGI) heading the unit ICS-8 and PGI-8 "Bioelectronics", Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)

1994 - 2001

Group leader at Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz, Germany
1992 - 1994Postdoctoral Fellow, Frontier Researcher at Laboratory for Exotic Nano-Materials, Frontier Research Program, RIKEN, Japan
1990 - 1992Engineer (Development of Power Transistors) at Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany

Awards, Calls, and Committes

1999 - 2001:  Scientific Advisor Frontier Research Program, RIKEN, Japan

1999: 2. Habilitationspreis der Fachgruppe Makromolekulare Chemie der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker

2001: Call Full Professor at the University Jena and Head of Division Inst. Phys. High Technology (IPHT) Jena (Germany)

Since 2007: Member of the board of trustees of the Forschungsverbundes Berlin (Germany)

Since 2011: Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, CiNSAT, Kassel (Germany)

Since 2011: Member of Scientific Advisory Committee, MST group Caesar, Bonn (Germany)