Electrochemical Materials

PhD Hat Hall of Fame

Spark Award 2014

The team of Electrochemical Material won the Spark Award 2014 for their patent "Strained Multilayer Resistive-switching Memory Elements"
The team of Electrochemical Material won the Spark Award 2014 for their patent "Strained Multilayer Resistive-switching Memory Elements".

 (video, 10.03.2014)

Patent: Strained Multilayer Resistive-switching Memory Elements


  • July 2014: We are happy that Reto Pfenninger continues as a PhD student in our group after sucessfully finishing his master thesis.
  • Announcement: Prof. Rupp will give her introductory lecture on April 22nd 2013.

  • Welcome to our new PhD student Yanuo Shi and our new intern Gustav Schiefler

  • Welcome to our new PhDs Sebastian Schweiger and Felix Messerschmitt

  • August, 1st 2012
    Start of the Electrochemical Materials group

Inaugural Lecture


Prof. Jennifer Rupp: Nano-Elektronik und -Ionik: Memristive Speicher und Energie Konversion (video, 08.02.2013)

Sebastian Schweiger (November 2016)

PhD Hat of Sebastian Schweiger
PhD Hat of Sebastian Schweiger

1: Hard hat
2: Bike bell
3: Optical representation of the ECM website
4: QR codes leading to various comical images
5: Lab cleaning kit
6: Police light to announce the arrival of the safety officer
7: Sparklers for the Spark Award (see ReRAM and Dr. Felix Messerschmitt)
8: Wedding rings
9: Hat base decorated with magazine covers
10: ReRAM (performance exceeding state of the art technology due to larger resistors)
11: High-End Raman Microscope including 3 wavelength (laser) diodes and to-scale chemical bonds for in-situ investigations.
12: Original symmetric microdots
13: Ancient scroll (including a translation key)
14: Nanowires (they are too nano to be seen by optical photography)
15: Printer (HPPP21_X7120)
16: Catwalk (of the fashion police)
17: Glasses

Felix Messerschmitt (October 2016)

PhD Hat of Felix Messerschmitt
PhD Hat of Felix Messerschmitt

1: Chess board hat base (for recreation)
2: PLD laser (Femtosecond pulse length with 800MJ fluency)
3: Dual-use PLD vacuum chamber/billiard 8-ball (for optical elastic scattering experiments)
4: ReRAM made of RAM and resistors (Performance comparable to state-of-the-art technology)
5: Sparkler for the Spark Award (see ReRAM)
6: Sound module playing the Erdinger Weissbier jingle
7: Replica of the balcony
8: Rotating, illuminated yellow Eiffel Tower
9: Snow slope (Difficulty: black)
10: Chain of coffee beans
11: Umbrella (further information: click here)
12: Perovskite structure (highly oxygen deficient: SrTiO3-x, x=3)
13: Working cell phone (Felix Hotline, always reachable, hidden)


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