Our founding member, Denys Makarov has received a Medal of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) in recognition for his contribution to the development of skin-conformal flexible and printable magnetoelectronics.
Born and raised in Ukraine, Denys obtained his Master Degree (2005) from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine, followed by a Ph.D. (2008) from the University of Konstanz in Germany, working with Prof. Manfred Albrecht on hard magnetic materials for data storage application. From November 2010 until September 2015 he led a group “Magnetic Nanomembranes” at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, IFW Dresden. Since October 2015 Denys is heading the research group “Intelligent materials and devices” at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).
Denys Makarov won numerous research grants, including an ERC Starting Grant “SMaRT: Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology” in 2012 and an ERC Proof-of-Concept Grant “MagnetoFLEX: Ultra-thin flexible Magnetic sensorics” in 2013. In 2014 Denys won the EU FET (Future& Emerging Technologies) Young Explorers grant “Curved Nanomembranes for Topological Quantum Computation”. Denys Makarov also won Helmholtz Innovation Lab“ (PI) “FlexiSens: Smart magnetic field sensorics” and is a leading PI from the HZDR on the EU Horizon2020-Widespread grant “Twinning on novel biomolecular electronics based on “smart” nanomaterials (BIONANOSENS)” (2020-2023), project web-site.