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Electronic Materials Research Laboratory (EMRL)

The Electronic Materials Research Laboratory (EMRL) consists of the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering II (IWE II) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of Electronic Materials (IEM) at the Peter Grünberg Institute (formerly IFF) at Forschungszentrum Jülich.


Both EMRL sites are operated under the co-directorship of Prof. Dr. Rainer Waser, and are the founding members of the section “Fundamentals of Future Information Technology” of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA-FIT).

Our educational programmes cover the fundamentals of electronic materials and devices for applications in information technology and related fields such as communication technology, energy storage, sensors and actuators, etc. Our research at the EMRL Jülich site is focused mainly on electronic phenomena in oxides, in particular transition metal oxides and dedicated electronically-active organic molecules.

At the Aachen site, we emphasize the development of novel electronic equipment, in terms of modelling and simulation, as well as materials research and the fabrication of integrated microdevices. At both sites, we are engaged in research areas which look promising for future nanoelectronic devices and related application areas such as sensors, fuel cells and batteries. The equipment at the EMRL comprises a broad spectrum of facilities for the fabrication and characterization of electronic materials and devices.