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Prof. Michael Kraft
University of Liege
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tel:+32 (0) 4 366 2616
Breaking News: In October 2017 I will join the Catholic University of Leuven, ESAT department, MICAS group. More information about this exciting opportunity will be added soon.
Since January 2015, I am a Professor for Micro-
and Nanosystems at the University of Liege, Belgium working on many topics related to micro- and nanotechnology. In the process of establishing a new research group, I am looking for dynamic PhD students, also from overseas (in particular Chinese students wishing to apply for a CSC scholarship are welcome to contact me).
Before joining the University of Liege, from Oct. 2012 to Dec. 2014, I worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems in Duisburg, Germany, heading the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems with a focus on fully integrated microsensors and biohybrid systems. Concurrently, I held the Professorial Chair (W3) of Integrated Micro- and Nanosystems at the University of Duisburg-Essen. From 1999 to 2012 I was a faculty member and Professor of Micro-System-Technology at the University of Southampton, UK. I also served as the director of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre from 2010 to 2012. In 1997 I was awarded a PhD from Coventry University, UK on the development of a MEMS accelerometer. Afterwards, I spent two years at the Berkeley Sensors and Actuator Centre, University of California, USA as a postdoctoral researcher working on MEMS gyroscopes.
I have a broad interest in MEMS and nanotechnology ranging from process development to system integration of MEMS and nano-devices. In 2005 my research group developed the world's first 5th order sigma-delta-modulator (SDM) interface for a MEMS accelerometer, and in 2007 a band-pass SDM MEMS gyroscope. We have done ground-breaking work on electrostatically levitated micro-objects for sensing and actuation applications and developed micro-fabricated atom and ion chips. I have published over 200 peer reviewed journal and conference papers, contributed to three text books on MEMS, and edited a book on MEMS for aerospace and automotive applications. Currently I serve on several steering and technical committees of international conferences such as IEEE Sensors, Eurosensors, BioDevices. I am also an Associated Editor for Journal of Sensors and Sensor Systems and a Senior Editor of the newly established IEEE Sensors Letters journal..
I am always looking for students who are interested in doing a Ph.D. with me in the very multidisciplinary and broad field of MEMS. For more information about my research interests and recent work please see the links on the left. Funding for research studentships is potentially available for suitable candidates, however, the competition is very strong.
In collaboration with the University of Cambridge, I would like to invite suitable candidates to apply for a Marie Curie Fellowship. For more details please see here.