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Joint Lab "More-than-Moore"

IHP-Sabanci University Joint Lab was founded in October 2014 between Leibniz IHP and Sabanci University. With its motto "More-than-Moore", the Joint Lab bundles cross-border the expertise of both academic institutions, Sabancı University and IHP, and reinforces the existing knowledge transfer. The Joint Lab is the basis for joint research activities in the field of technology. The focus is on the exploration and development of integrated circuits, components, MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems), NEMS (Nano Electro Mechanical Systems) and micro-nano-electronics.


The main objective is extending the research capabilities by using a complementary research approach; strengthening the position for joint project applications; increasing international visibility; attracting excellent students and researchers for joint project work; and bringing in high level teaching (lectures, internships at IHP, and visiting scientists) based on advanced IHP and Sabancı's research topics. Furthermore, supported by the technological infrastructure and knowhow of Sabancı University and IHP-Microelectronics, the 'Center of Excellence' will help to demonstrate successful German Turkish cooperation on scientific as well as political levels.


"It is our goal is to strengthen the cooperation between Turkey and Germany in the fields of science and research. Therefore, I expressly welcome the special commitment of the IHP-Leibniz Institute for Innovative Microelectronics in Frankfurt (Oder) and the technological cooperation with its partner in Istanbul. I wish both partners every success in their cooperation," said the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Johanna Wanka. "This cooperation reflects the aim of the German-Turkish Year of Science 2014, namely the further expansion of joint activities in research, education and innovation with projects that point the way to the future."

Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Joint-Lab-Eröffnung 2014

© Sabancı University 2014

IHP Scientific Director Professor Bernd Tillack said: "The Joint Lab is targeting on topics which offer us the opportunity to do research on a high level and deliver results with large social impact in both countries. For this research both partners bring in complementary research concepts. That evokes important synergy effects and creates a win-win situation. This will attract highly motivated young people for our research projects, another important advantage of working together with Sabancı University. We regularly have a group of students from Sabancı working in IHP for a couple of months every year. The Joint Lab with its very attractive and exciting research topics will help both of us to attract even more highly motivated students in the future."


Sabancı University - IHP Microelectronics cooperation track record since 2007:

The cooperation between the two institutions started in 2007 based on mutual topics of interest defined under a Memorandum of Understanding. The model of cooperation includes scientific exchange of ideas, scientist/student exchanges, and sharing facilities and services. As a result of the cooperation, there are 4 Sabancı University graduates (BSc, MSc and PhD level) working as a full-time researhers at IHP. Researchers from the two institutions make at least 3 joint publications per year. Other outputs include more than 5 successfully completed, on-going or under evaluation sponsored projects from Turkish, German and EU funding Agencies/schemes, along with more than 20 jointly-published journal and conference papers from these project outputs, more than 5 graduate students' dissertations, over 15 undergraduate graduation projects and internship opportunities for over 15 students.

Das Gebäude und die Infrastruktur des IHP wurden finanziert vom Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung, von der Bundesregierung und vom Land Brandenburg.