Prof. Dr. Marc Tornow

Member Profile

Status 
Scientific Member
Member since 
2009/09/01

Country of Origin 
Germany
Institution 
TUM Technische Universität München
Current profile 

Marc Tornow received the physics diploma degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1993. Subsequently, he joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, and received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1997. He continued his research work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, before joining Infineon Technologies, Munich, Germany, in 1999. Between 2001 and 2006 Marc Tornow worked as a group leader in the field of semiconductor based bio-nanotechnology at the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technical University Munich. In 2003, he was awarded an Independent Junior Research Group grant “Nanotechnology”, by the German Ministry of Research BMBF. In 2007 he completed his Habilitation in Experimental Physics at TU Munich. In October 2006, Marc Tornow was appointed as Associate Professor at the Institute of Semiconductor Technology, Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Physics, at the Technical University of Braunschweig.

Since April 2013 he is Full Professor at the Department of Molecular Electronics of the Technische Universität München:

"Our research focuses on semiconductor nanostructures for novel applications in molecular electronics and biosensing. We develop new contact schemes for the integration of molecular devices into current semiconductor technology. This involves both, advanced patterning techniques for the sub-10 nm range as well as the electronic investigation of molecule-semiconductor interfaces. In the field of label-free detection of biomolecular interactions our present work concentrates on bio-functionalized nanowire field effect sensors and nanopore cavity devices."