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Teaching concept

In order to be able to develop new semiconductor materials, it is important that interdisciplinary knowledge is brought together like pieces of a puzzle. One needs knowledge in crystallography, solid state physics and semiconductor physics. One focus of the courses at the Gips-Schüle Professorship for Power Electronics is to support the linking of knowledge from different lectures with a visual teaching concept. Students should be able to bring together mathematical formulas with a visual conception of physical conditions.

Orbitals, Bandstructure and Density of States of Silicon

 As an example, the importance of reciprocal space as a representation of how electrons can move as a wave through solids, as well as combining the importance of individual orbitals into a band structure and the density of states in semiconductors (shown in the picture using silicon as an example).


Courses in the Bachelors Programs



Courses in the Masters Programs

  • Energy Efficient Power Electronics (SSE, MST, ESE - SoSe - 4 SWS)

    In order to transport, store and use electrical energy, it often has to be converted from alternating current to direct current and adapted to the required frequencies and currents. In the process, much of the electrical energy is often lost from generation to the final device, which has drastic effects on associated carbon dioxide emissions and environmental pollution. The lecture will introduce advanced materials, electrical devices and systems, and novel topologies and architectures that can be used to significantly increase energy efficiency and sustainability in lighting, communications, and automotive applications.

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  • Verbindungshalbleiter (MST, ESE - WiSe - 2 SWS)

    Exciting and new physical properties arise from the ever-shrinking dimensions of mechanical, electrical, and optical devices made of compound semiconductors (GaN, GaAs, InP). In an introduction to the world of compound semiconductors, the physics as well as the technology for the fabrication of tiny light-emitting diodes, micromechanical resonators as well as miniaturized sensors will be presented. Novel devices made of compound semiconductors are explained in their functionality and their relevance for our daily life is presented.

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  • Nanobiotechnologie (MST, ESE - WiSe - 2 SWS)

    Nanobiotechnology is where nanotechnology and biotechnology overlap. It aims at the imitation of nature for technical purposes e.g. the realization of a cochlear implant or an artificial retina. Starting from the nano-world of amino acids, bases and (motor) proteins via the micro-world of mitochondria and sensory cells to the macro-world of human sensory organs, the complexity and fascination of biological systems will be conveyed and the current technical possibilities for their analysis and replication will be discussed.

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  • SSE Masterprojekt

    In the master project the students have the possibility to do a project work within their studies, which should have a relation to technical sustainability. Topics are provided by different lecturers. The students also have the possibility to bring in their own project ideas. The project work is done during the semester alone or in small groups and is concluded by a colloquium in which all groups present their projects with the help of a presentation and a poster.

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