Professor Mokwa raises millions of Euros in funding for the Central Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has decided to massively promote micro- and nanoelectronics in Germany. In a first call for tenders "Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland", approximately 350 million € were provided to support investments at Fraunhofer- and Leibniz Institutes. At the end of 2017, the BMBF launched a supplementary call for proposals for the investment program "Forschungslabore Mikroelektronik Deutschland" to strengthen the universities in this area. It has a volume of 50 million €.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wilfried Mokwa hs coordinated and submitted a project proposal for the "Zentrallabor für Mikro- und Nanotechnologie" of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of RWTH Aachen University, which involved a total of nine additional professors from RWTH Aachen. The proposal was approved by BMBF at the end of December with a volume of 9.3 million €.
With the proposal "ForLab 2D-ForME", the Aachener Mikroelektronik is to be set up for the future through targeted investments and brought to an internationally leading stand. The focus of the project is on 2D materials and their applications in microelectronics as well as micro- and nanosensor technology. Due to their properties, 2D materials have a high potential for novel innovative microelectronic components with a wide range of applications. Since mid-2017, the activities of the Aachen research groups from the fields of electrical engineering and physics have been concentrated on this topic in the Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center (www.graphene.ac). The Center will benefit particularly from this project.