Our team

Thomas

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Ußmüller
Group leader

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62730
  E-Mail: Thomas.Ussmueller@uibk.ac.at
  Room 109
Publications (as pdf)

Thomas Ussmueller received both his Dipl.-Ing. Degree and Dr.-Ing. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2006 and 2011, respectively. In 2006, he joined the Institute for Electronics Engineering as Research Assistant. Following a promotion in 2007, he was holding the positions as Teaching Fellow and Head of the Chip Design Group in his lab. Since 2014 he is employed as University Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, leading the group of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems. His research interests include circuits and systems for Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter design and analog signal conditioning circuits. Furthermore he is specialized in radio frequency integrated circuit design for ultrawideband and cellular applications. He (co-)authored 1 book, 4 book chapters and more than 90 technical publications. Some of them have been acknowledged with best paper awards.
Thomas Ussmueller is a member of IEEE MTT-S, SSCS and the German Society of Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (VDE/VDI GMM). He is active in the following MTT-S committees: Digital Signal Processing (MTT-9), Radio Frequency Identification (MTT-24) and Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion (MTT-26). From 2013 to 2017 he chaired the MTT-24 committee. He is engaged as associate editor for the IEEE MTT-S Microwave and Wireless Component Letters since 2016.


Michaela

Michaela Nairz
Department secretary

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62701
  E-Mail: Mechatronik@uibk.ac.at
  Room 105a
  Times:
Mo + Tu: 08:00 - 17:00
We + Th: 08:00 - 14:00
Fr: not staffed  

Michaela Nairz attended the Federal Institute of Higher Education (HBLA) with a focus on nutrition, health and medicine, where she graduated in 2013. She completed her compulsory internship between the eleventh and twelfth grade at the Krumers Post Hotel and Spa in Seefeld. After the Matura, Michaela went on maternity leave. In November 2014, she began to work as an institute lecturer at the Institute of Mechatronics, Machine Elements and Design Technology and changed to the Vice Rectorate for Infrastructure in 2016. Since September 2017, Michaela has been working as an institute lecturer at the Institute of Mechatronics, Microelectronics and Implantable Systems/Signal Processing and High Frequency Engineering.


Michael

Michael Renzler, PhD
Post-Doc

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62735
  E-Mail: Michael.Renzler@uibk.ac.at
  Room 108a
Publications

After finishing the HTL in Innsbruck in 2006, Michael Renzler completed his Bachelor's degree in physics at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck which he graduated in 2010. He spent the postgraduate studies of physics in Innsbruck and Linköping (Sweden). In the course of his Master's thesis in 2013, Michael  dealt with the "extraction of small ions from charged helium nano-droplets". The PhD position at the Institute of Ion Physics and Applied Physics in the Nano-Bio-Physics group followed in the same year. In September 2016, he completed his PhD studies dealing with "electron interaction with (doped) helium nanodroplets" in his dessertation. Since October 2016, Michael holds a postdoc position at the Institute of Mechatronics in the field of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems. His research focuses on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) measurements. Michael Renzler is the co-author of more than ten publications in peer-reviewed journals.


Jan

Jan-Christoph Edelmann, MSc
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62733
  E-Mail: Jan-Christoph.Edelmann@uibk.ac.at
  Room 105
Publications

In 2008, after graduating from the Technical High School Öhringen, Jan-Christoph Edelmann began with his Bachelor studies in electrical engineering and information technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He graduated in 2012 as part of a cooperative Bachelor thesis between the Chair of Technical Electronics of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Institute for Biomedical Engineering of the KIT. He completed the subsequent Master studies at the KIT and at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. In October 2014, he finished his Master with an award for excellence. His thesis titled "Quantitative Characterization of Infected Rabbit Hearts: Improving 3D Confocal Imaging, an Analysis of Tissue Composition and Effects on Electrical Conductivity" was related to a research stay at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and was published in the "Annals of Biomedical Engineering". He then spent one year as a technical associate in the Cardiac Biophysics and Systems Biology Group at the Imperial College, London. He supported the group in the investigation of electromechanical interactions of cardiac cells in physiological and pathological forms. Jan-Christoph has been working in the working group of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems since February 2016. His focus is on the further development of a communication platform for cochlear implants in cooperation with the local company MED-EL.


Manuel

Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Ferdik, MSc
Universitity assistant

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62731
  E-Mail: Manuel.Ferdik@uibk.ac.at
  Room 108a
Publications

After graduating from the "Privates Oberstufen Realgymnasium" (PORG) in Volders in 2009, Manuel Ferdik began his Bachelor studies in mechatronics at the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck  in cooperation with the UMIT in Hall. He completed his Bachelor of Science in 2012. In the same year, he started his Master studies in Mechatronics at the Leopold-Franzens-University as well as the master program Industrial Engineering at the Management Center in Innsbruck. In 2014, he received the degree of graduate engineer and in 2015 the degree of Master of Science. Since November 2014, Manuel Ferdik has been working as a university assistant at the Institute of Mechatronics in the Microelectronics and Implantable Systems department and is completing his doctoral studies in the field of technical sciences. His research focuses on passive wireless sensor networks. Manuel Ferdik teaches the bachelor courses "Digital and Semiconductor Circuit Design" as well as "Components and Basic Circuits".


Moritz

Moritz Fischer, MSc
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62744
  E-Mail: Moritz.Fischer@uibk.ac.at
  Room 124b
 

Moritz completed his Matura at the Bundesrealgymnasium Adolf Pichler Platz in 2011. In the same year, he started his Bachelor degree in Physics in Innsbruck which he was able to complete in 2014. Subsequently, he started the postgraduate studies in physics at the Leopold Franzens University. At the Institute for Ion and Applied Physics, he completed his Master's thesis which is entitled as "Design and Implementation of a Cryogenic Radio Frequency Ion Trap". In 2017, he obtained the Master of Science. After a 5-month internship in the research department of Bartenbach GmbH, he began his doctorate at the Institute of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems in 2017. Moritz is funded by the doctoral college in Lienz.


Christof

Dipl.-Ing. Christof Happ
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62743
  E-Mail: Christof.Happ@uibk.ac.at
  Room 124b

After graduating from the Bundesrealgymnasium Adolf-Pichler-Platz in Innsbruck, Christof Happ began his Bachelor studies in mechatronics in 2011. He continued in 2015 with the Master's program of mechatronics and in September 2017 he obtained the degree of graduate engineer. In the course of his Master's thesis, he dealt with integrated, passive UHF RFID transponders. This resulted in October 2017 in the continuation of this project in the course of the doctoral studies at the Department of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems.


Viktoria

Viktoria Kalpen, MSc
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62734
  E-Mail: Viktoria.Kalpen@uibk.ac.at
  Room 105

In 2009, Viktoria Kalpen began her Bachelor studies in Medical Engineering with a specialization in electrical engineering at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), which she finished in 2013 with the title Bachelor of Science. Subsequently, from 2013 to 2015, Viktoria completed the Master's degree programs in Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at FAU, with a semester abroad at the University of Technology in Tampere, Finland, and a fellowship at Tongji University in Shanghai. In addition to her studies, Viktoria was employed as a working student and trainee at Siemens AG in Erlangen and Oxford in the field of magnetic resonance tomography. Since February 2016, Viktoria has been working at the Microelectronics and Implantable Systems group researching in the field of MRI compatibility of cochlear implants.


Georg

Dipl.-Ing. Georg Saxl
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62736
  E-Mail: Georg.Saxl@uibk.ac.at
  Room 105
Publications

Georg Saxl was born in Innsbruck in 1990. After graduating from the HTL for electronics and computer engineering in Innsbruck, he began his Bachelor studies in mechatronics at the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the UMIT in Hall, which he completed as a Bachelor of Science in 2013. In the same year, he started his Master studies in Mechatronics at the University of Innsbruck. In 2016 he received the degree of graduate engineer. Since October 2016, Georg Saxl is working as a research associate at the Institute of Mechatronics in the Microelectronics and Implantable Systems Department and is completing his doctoral studies in the field of technical sciences. His research focus lies on chip design for the development of passive wireless sensor networks. Georg Saxl teaches the bachelor courses "Digital and Semiconductor Circuit Design" as well as "Components and Basic Circuits".


Christos

Dipl.-Ing. Christos Konstantopoulos
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62738
  E-Mail: Christos.Konstantopoulos@uibk.ac.at
  Room 124b

Christos Konstantopoulos graduated in Computer Engineering and Electronic Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Chania, in 2012 and 2015. At the same time, he did research in the laboratory for "Electric Circuits and Renewable Energy Sources". At the moment, he is doing his doctoral studies at the working group of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems. His research interests include the design of integrated circuits for energy-efficient systems, energy harvesting circuits, maximum power point tracking, autonomous wireless sensor systems and backscatter sensors.


Dominik

Dipl.-Ing. Dominik Mair
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62702
  E-Mail: Dominik.Mair@uibk.ac.at
  Room 124b

After graduating from the HTL for electrical engineering, Dominik Mair completed his Bachelor's degree in mechatronics in 2015 at the University of Innsbruck. Because of his achievements, he received a performance scholarship for several times . He then began the consecutive Master program, which he completed in 2017. In 2015, he began his work as a research assistant at the University of Innsbruck at the Institute of Mechatronics at the Department of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems. In September 2017, he began with his doctoral studies at the same working group.

Samuel

Dipl.-Ing. Samuel Villotti
Research associate

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62706
  E-Mail: Samuel.Villotti@uibk.ac.at
  Room 422

After his Matura at the TFO "Max Valier" for Electrical Engineering and Automation in Bolzano, Samuel Villotti started his Bachelor studies in Mechatronics at the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with UMIT in Hall in 2013. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2016. He completed his Master's degree in Mechatronics at the University of Innsbruck in 2018 with the degree of Diplomingenieurs. Since August 2018, Samuel Villotti has been working as a research associate at the Institute of Mechatronics in the field of microelectronics and implantable systems and is currently completing his doctorate in technical sciences.


Sabrina

Sabrina Huber, MSc
Project Manager

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62737
  E-Mail: Sabrina.Huber@uibk.ac.at
  Room 108b

Sabrina Huber graduated from the Anne-Frank-Gymnasium in Erding in April 2011 before starting her studies in Economics at the School of Business and Economics in Nuremberg in October of the same year. She passed a semester abroad in Clermont Ferrand, France, in 2013 before completing her bachelor's degree in the summer of 2014. After her Bachelor, Sabrina took one year off to complete a six-month internship and travel to Asia. In October 2015, Sabrina began her Master studies in Strategic Management at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in Innsbruck. In October 2016, she began to work at the working group of Microelectronics and Implantable Systems as a student assistant in the field of marketing and project management. Since August 2017 she has been employed full-time.


Platz_Mann

Lars-Oliver Rack, BSc
Studentischer Mitarbeiter

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62739
  E-Mail: Lars-Oliver.Rack@uibk.ac.at
  Raum 124b


Markus

Markus Hesche
Studentischer Mitarbeiter

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62740
  E-Mail: Markus.Hesche@uibk.ac.at
  Raum 124b


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Thomas Mair
Studentischer Mitarbeiter

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62742
  E-Mail: T.Mair@uibk.ac.at
  Raum 105


Tim

Tim Hoschek
Studentischer Mitarbeiter

  Tel.: +43 512 507-62741
  E-Mail: Tim.Hoschek@uibk.ac.at
  Raum 105


Platz_Mann

Christian Gapp
Studentischer Mitarbeiter 


Gilbert

Gilbert Prokop
Studentischer Mitarbeiter