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Antrittsvorlesung von Prof. Dr. Andres Gomez, Prof. Dr. Vadim Issakov 5. Dezember 2023 | 16:00 Uhr - 17:30 Uhr

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lecture „Renewable Energy meets Low Power Systems and Launches to Space“ by Prof. Dr. Andres Gomez

The Internet of Things (IoT) brings together a vast network of tiny computers with sensors, turning everyday objects into intelligent systems that collaborate to improve our lives and enhance our surroundings. Even tiny computers consume energy, and their energy demands are steadily increasing as they get smarter – impacting their battery life.  Renewable energy has slowly scaled down to the point where these tiny computers can maintain their small form factor and use ambient energy to become self-sustainable. Enabling such environmentally friendly IoT will open many new applications in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence and nanosatellites. In this lecture, I will discuss the origins of ambient-powered devices, the challenges in networking them with low-earth orbit satellites, and novel application scenarios.

Bio: Andres Gomez obtained a dual degree in electronics engineering and computer science from the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, an M.Sc. degree from the ALaRI Institute (Università della Svizzera Italiana), Switzerland, and a Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. After working in industry for several years, he became a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the University of St.Gallen. In 2023, he was appointed professor for reliable hardware and software systems at TU Braunschweig. His research interests lie in the intersection between low-power design, wireless networking, and space electronics.


Inaugural Lecture „Microelectronics in our daily lives: a journey from Chip to System“
by Prof. Dr. Vadim Issakov

This talk will discuss various applications of microelectronic chips in our daily lives. First, state of the microelectronics market will be presented. The chip fabrication worldwide and in Germany will be discussed. Next, we will discuss specific applications on which we work at the Institute for CMOS Design. Radar chips that make our driving safer. Communication chips in our phones. Biomedical chips that can monitor our health. And finally, miniaturization of chips for controlling quantum computers. To conclude the talk, a vision on the future of microelectronics chips will be given.

Bio: Vadim Issakov received the M.Sc. from TU Munich in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Paderborn, in 2010. In 2010, he joined Infineon Technologies. Afterwards, he was with imec, Belgium, and then with Intel Corporation, before he came back to Infineon in 2015 as Lead Principal mm-wave Design Engineer working on predevelopment of millimeter-wave radar products. From Sep 2019 to March 2021 he was Professor at the OvGU Magdeburg, Chair for Electronics. Since April 2021 he is a full Professor at the TU Braunschweig.  Dr. Issakov was a recipient of several awards including 2019 IEEE MTT Outstanding Young Engineer Award.

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