Michael Melzer

Department:Institute for Integrative Nanosciences (IIN)
Address:IFW Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 20
01069 Dresden
Telephone number:+49-351-4659-162

Research interests

  • Stretchable Magnetoelectronics
  • Flexible, ultra-thin and lightweight magnetic sensorics
  • Wrinkling and fraction phenomena of magnetic nanomembranes

Projects involved

BMBF project "Nanett", FKZ: 03IS2011O
Kompetenznetzwerk für Nanosystemintegration

ERC Starting Grant "SMaRT"
Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology

DFG research grant proposal
Aktive verlustarme Magnetlager hoher Steifigkeit und Präzision mit integrierter Induktionsmessung und schneller Leistungselektronik


  • Dresdner Barkhausen-Poster-Preis 2010


  • Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)


Journal papers


D. Makarov, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, O.G. Schmidt: Shapeable magnetoelectronics, Applied Physics Reviews 3 (2016) Nr. 1, S. 11101/1-24 URL


H. Huckfeldt, F. Ahrend, D. Holzinger, H. Klein, D. Engel, M. Melzer, D. Makarov, O.G. Schmidt, T. Fuhrmann-Lieker, A. Ehresmann: Selective Alignment of Molecular Glass Wrinkles by Engineered Magnetic Field Landscapes, Advanced Functional Materials 25 (2015) Nr. 43, S. 6768-6774 URL

D. Karnaushenko, B. Ibarlucea, S. Lee, G. Lin, L. Baraban, S. Pregl, M. Melzer, D. Makarov, W.M. Weber, T. Mikolajick, O.G. Schmidt, G. Cuniberti: Light Weight and Flexible High-Performance Diagnostic Platform, Advanced Healthcare Materials 4 (2015) Nr. 10, S. 1517-1525 URL

M. Melzer, J.I. Moench, D. Makarov, Y. Zabila, G.S.C. Bermudez, D. Karnaushenko, S. Baunack, F. Bahr, C. Yan, M. Kaltenbrunner, O.G. Schmidt: Wearable magnetic field sensors for flexible electronics, Advanced Materials 27 (2015), S. 1274-1280 URL

M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, G. Lin, S. Baunack, D. Makarov, O.G. Schmidt: Direct transfer of magnetic sensor devices to elastomeric supports for stretchable electronics, Advanced Materials 27 (2015), S. 1333-1338 URL

M. Melzer, M. Kaltenbrunner, D. Makarov, D.D. Karnaushenko, D. Karnaushenko, T. Sekitani, T. Someya, O.G. Schmidt: Imperceptible magnetoelectronics, Nature Communications 6 (2015), S. 6080/1-8 URL

I.J. Moench, F. Bahr, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, W. Hofmann, O.G. Schmidt: Flexible Hall Sensorics for Flux-Based Control of Magnetic Levitation, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 51 (2015) Nr. 11, S. 1-4 URL

N. Perez, M. Melzer, D. Makarov, O. Ueberschaer, R. Ecke, S.E. Schulz, O.G. Schmidt: High-performance giant magnetoresistive sensorics on flexible Si membranes, Applied Physics Letters 106 (2015) Nr. 15, S. 153501/1-5 URL


G. Lin, D. Makarov, M. Melzer, W. Si, C. Yan, O.G. Schmidt: A highly flexible and compact magnetoresistive analytic device, Lab on a Chip 14 (2014), S. 4050-4058 URL


M. Melzer, A. Kopylov, D. Makarov, O.G. Schmidt: Stretchability and self-healing of wrinkled GMR multilayers on elastomeric membranes, SPIN 3 (2013) Nr. 3, S. 1340005/1-6 URL

R. Streubel, D. Makarov, J. Lee, C. Mueller, M. Melzer, R. Schaefer: Rolled-up permalloy nanomembranes with multiple windings, SPIN 3 (2013) Nr. 3, S. 1340001/1-7 URL


M. Melzer, G. Lin, D. Makarov, O.G. Schmidt: Stretchable spin valves on elastomer membranes by predetermined periodic fracture and random wrinkling, Advanced Materials 24 (2012) Nr. 48, S. 6468-6472 URL

M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, L. Baraban, A. Calvimontes, I. Moench, R. Kaltofen, Y. Mei, O.G. Schmidt: Elastic magnetic sensor with isotropic sensitivity for in-flow detection of magnetic objects, RSC Advances 2 (2012), S. 2284-2288 URL


M. Melzer, D. Makarov, A. Calvimontes, D. Karnaushenko, S. Baunack, R. Kaltofen, Y. Mei, O.G. Schmidt: Stretchable magnetoelectronics, Nano Letters 11 (2011), S. 2522-2526 URL

Contributions to collected editions/proceedings


D. Ernst, M. Melzer, D. Makarov, F. Bahr, W. Hofmann, O.G. Schmidt, T. Zerna: Packaging technologies for (Ultra-)thin sensor applications in active magnetic bearings, 37th International Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology (ISSE), in: Proceedings, 125-129 (2014) URL

Invited talks

M. Melzer: Stretchable magnetoelectronics, Edgar Luescher Seminar, Klosters/ Switzerland, 1.-7.02.14 (2014)


M. Melzer: Stretchable magnetoelectronics, 526. Heraeus Seminar "Functional Magnetic Nanomembranes", Bad Honnef/ Germany, 6.3.13 (2013)


D. Makarov, M. Melzer, I. Moench, O.G. Schmidt: Shapeable magneto-electronics, XLVI Zakopane School of Physics, Breaking Frontiers: Submicron Structures in Physics and Biology Zakopane/ Poland, 16.-21.5.11 (2011)

Conference proceedings


M. Melzer, D. Makarov, D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt: Shapeable Magnetoelectronics, 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnologies and Biomedical Engineering, Chisinau (Republic of Moldova)



F. Bahr, M. Melzer, D. Karnaushenko, D. Makarov, D. Karnaushenko, J. I. Mönch, D. Malane, O. G. Schmidt, W. Hofmann: Flux Based Control of AMBs Using Integrated Ultra-Thin Flexible Bismuth Hall Sensors, 13th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings ISMB, Arlington (USA)



Journal papers:14
Contributions to collected editions/proceedings:1
Invited talks:3