Prof. Dr. rer. nat.


1998 – 2001                                   Research Scientist, Group Material Sciences, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, Prof. W. Knoll
2001 – 2002 Postdoctoral researcher, RIKEN Institute for Physical Chemistry, Wako, Tokyo, Japan, Dr. M. Hara
2002 – 2008 Group Leader, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany, Prof. A. Offenhäusser
2008 – 2017 W2 Professor for Biomedical Instrumentation, Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken, Germany
2018 – present       W3 Professor for Micro- and Nanosystems, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
From 10/2018 Director of the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering I, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (successor of Prof. W. Mokwa)


Academic Qualification and Education

1998         Dipl.-Phys. Degree in Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
2001 Doctor of natural sciences, Department of Physical Chemistry, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
2008 W2 Professor at Hochschule Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken, Germany
2018 W3 Professor at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany


Teaching Experience

  • Mathematics for Engineers I-III (2008-2010; one time each) B.Sc. and B.En. Level.
  • Tools and Methods in Microsystem Technology (2008-2010, winter term) B.Sc. Level
    plus clean room laboratory – micro-contact printing
  • Microsystems in Biomedicine (2010 - 2013, 2016; summer term) B.Sc. Level
  • Membrane biophysics (2009 – 2015; winter term) M.Sc. Level plus clean room laboratory – microelectrode arrays
  • Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces (2010-2017; winter term) M.Sc. Level
  • Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanotechnology (2011-2013; summer term) M.Sc. Level
  • Chip-based Biosensorics (2011-2015; summer term), special course, M.Sc. Level
  • Biomedical Instrumentation I (2012 - 2017), winter term, B.Sc. Level
  • Biomedical Instrumentation II (2012 - 2017), summer term, B.Sc. Level
  • Micro- and Nanoelectronic Devices (2012 - 2017), summer term, M.En. Level
  • PhD Seminar (2011 - 2017) summer and winter terms
  • Semiconductor Physics (2012-2017), winter term, M.En. Level
  • Silicon based sensors and actuators II (Summer Term, 2018 – today), M.Sc. Level
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering for Physicists I+II (2018 – today), B.Sc. Level
  • Fabrication Processes for Silicon based Microsystems (2018 – today), B.Sc. Level
  • Bioelectronics (2020 – today), M.Sc. Level

Honors, Awards, Scholarships and Other Appointments (Selection)

  • since 12/2010 Associate Member in the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • since 2018 Visiting Professor of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • since 2018 Member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, RWTH Aachen
  • since 2018 Member of the Examination Board at the Faculty
  • Member of the Senat, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern (2015 - 2017)
  • Vice-chair of the examination committee, Department of Informatics and Microsystem Technology, University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern (2013 - 2016)
  • Elected reviewer BMBF Program KMU-innovativ: Biotechnologie (2014 - 2019)
  • Host of the ‘Engineering Functional Interfaces Conference 2012, Zweibrücken
  • Reviewer for DFG, BMBF-AIF, Israelian Science Foundation, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (2012 – today), European Council
  • Member of the German Physics Society (since 2010)
  • Member of the VDE, Subsection DGBMT (since 2010)
  • Member of the Faculty Board, Department of Informatics and Microsystem Technology University of Applied Sciences (2009 - 2015)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the EnFI Conference (Engineering Functional Interfaces) – annually
  • Member of the Subsection 4.6 of the GMM in the VDE/VDI
  • Reviewer for different scientific journals: Nature Journals (Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Communications, Scientific Reports), IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering / Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, ACS Sensors, Advanced (Functional) Materials, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Small, Advanced Materials, Lab-on-a-chip, Sensors and Actuators, …

Research Topics

Micro- and nanoscale biosensors, bioelectronics, chemical and electrochemical sensors, micro-and nanofabrication techniques, device design and fabrication, low-noise analogue amplifier electronics, surface chemistry for biosensors, surface characterisation methods, neuroelectronics, electrophysiology, „intelligent“ surface engineering, cell culture methods, graphene- and graphene oxide sensors, 2D-materials as transducers for biosensors, fundamental coupling between living cells and planar sensor systems, interface between biomaterials on solid state surfaces, wireless sensor technologies

Key Publications

  1. W. M. Munief, X. Lu, T. Teucke, J. Wilhelm, A. Britz, F. Hempel, R. Lanche, M. Schwartz, J.K.Y. Law, S. Grandthyll, F. Müller, J. U. Neurohr, K. Jacobs, M. Schmitt, V. Pachauri, R. Hempelmann, S. Ingebrandt, Reduced graphene oxide biosensor platform for the detection of NT-proBNP biomarker in its clinical range, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2019, 126, 136-142.
  2. X. Lu, A. Miodek, W.M. Munief, P Jolly, V. Pachauri, X. Chen, P. Estrela, S. Ingebrandt, Reduced graphene-oxide transducers for biosensing applications beyond the Debye-screening limit, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2019, 130, 352-359.
  3. X. Lu, W. M. Munief, F. Heib, M. Schmitt, A. Britz, S. Grandthyl, F. Müller, J. U. Neurohr, K. Jacobs, H. M. Benia, R. Lanche, V. Pachauri, R. Hempelmann and S. Ingebrandt, Front-end-of-line integration of Graphene oxide for Graphene based electrical platforms, Adv. Mater. Techn. (2018), 3, 4, 1700318
  4. L. E. Delle, V. Pachauri, S. Sharma, O. Shaforost, H. Ma, M. Adabi, R. Lilischkis, P. Wagner, R. Thoelen, N. Klein, R. O'Kennedy, S Ingebrandt, ScFv-modified graphene-coated IDE-arrays for 'label-free' screening of cardiovascular disease biomarkers in physiological saline, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2018, (102), 574-581
  5. F. Hempel, J. K. Y. Law, T. C. Nguyen, W. Munief, X. Lu, V. Pachauri, A. Susloparova, X. T. Vu, and S. Ingebrandt, PEDOT:PSS organic electrochemical transistor arrays for extracellular electrophysiological sensing of cardiac cells, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2017, (93), 132-138.
  6. S. Ingebrandt, Bioelectronics: Sensing beyond the limit, Nature Nanotechn., 10, (2015), 734-735.
  7. A. Susloparova, D. Koppenhöfer, J. K. Y. Law, X. T. Vu, S. Ingebrandt, Electrical Cell-substrate Impedance Sensing with field-effect transistors is able to unravel cellular adhesion and detachment processes on a single cell level, Lab on a Chip, 15 (2015), 668-679.
  8. J. K. Y. Law, A. Susloparova, X. T. Vu, X. Zhou, F. Hempel, B. Qu, M. Hoth, S. Ingebrandt, Human T cells monitored by impedance spectrometry using field-effect transistor arrays: A novel tool for single-cell adhesion and migration studies, Biosens. Bioelectron. 67, (2015) 170-176.
  9. S. Ingebrandt, C.K. Yeung, M. Krause, A. Offenhäusser. Neuron-Transistor Coupling: Interpretation of individual extracellular recorded signals. European Biophysics Journal with Biophysics Letters, 2005, 34, 144-154.
  10. F. Uslu, S. Ingebrandt*, D. Mayer, S. Böcker-Meffert, M. Odenthal and A. Offenhäusser. Labelfree fully electronic nucleic acid detection system based on a field-effect transistor device. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2004, 19 (12), 1723-1731. (*corresponding author; most cited article: 207 / 382 (ISI Web of Science / Google Scholar)