Aachen/Jülich, Germany

MemrisTec Summer School

when 8 September 2022 - 16 September 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 850

Welcome to the first MemrisTec Summer School which is covering the topics of the research programme Memristive Devices Toward Smart Technical Systems.

Memristors are nanoelectric devices capable of storage and computation. Their specific properties make it possible to integrate significantly more memory than before in a very small space and to create novel, biologically inspired networks for information processing.

This creates electronic circuits whose performance is significantly greater than that of conventional semiconductor solutions. The highly efficient and faster memory technologies are better able than conventional technologies to meet the challenges of the Internet of Things. Due to their high efficiency and small size, memristors also allow the development of highly sensitive biosensors, which are particularly interesting for medical technology.

Such sensors can be used, for example, to detect cancer cells very sensitively at low concentrations. Moreover, memristors are particularly well suited for imaging the learning behavior of synapses in neuromorphic electronic systems, i.e. the development of artificial brains. That is, in the future, computers may be created that can “think” and “learn” with memristors. In addition, a multitude of other possible applications is conceivable.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Ronald Tetzlaff, Dr. Stephan Menzel, Prof. Dr. Regina Dittmann, Prof. Dr. Rainer Waser, Prof. Dr. Roland Thewes, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Fey, Dr. Marc Reichenbach, Dr. Alon Ascoli, Dr. Vikas Rana, Dr. Dirk Wouters, and many more

Target group

It would be more easy for you to follow if you already have a Bachelor degree (or similar) in a STEM subject, e.g. electrical engineering, computer science, materials sciences, physics, chemistry etc.

The Summer School is not limited to PreDocs only!

Course aim

- Lectures from famous teachers
- Hands-on lab activities
- Poster session (Who am I?)
- International sweets buffet
- Social activities
- Cultural activities
- Sightseeing / Hiking / Bicycle trip

Fee info

EUR 850: There is no registration fee as we are a team of universites and research institutions without aspiration to gain profit. But, to negotiate good prices for accomodation, meals, bus transfer, activities we will ask you for a participation fee covering these expenses. Your journey to/from Aachen is not included. The participation fee is in estimation right now, but expect roughly 850€ for the 9 nights.