PersonDr. rer. nat.
Permanent Academic Staff Member
Physikzentrum Room 28 C 410
phone: +49 241 80 27178
Biographic Information and Research Interests
Martin Salinga, born in 1979, is a permanent academic staff member at the institute for physics of new materials at RWTH Aachen University. After a total of two years abroad with research stays at Harvard University and the IBM Almaden Research Center in the Silicon Valley he returned to his alma mater, RWTH Aachen, at the end of 2006. Here he continued his studies on the switching behaviour of phase change materials. After receiving his doctoral degree in physics he accepted a permanent position as leader of a research group in summer 2008. Since July 2011 he is principal investigator in the collaborative research centre 'Nanoswitches' and as manager of this consortium he is also member of the steering committee. In summer 2017, Martin Salinga worked for six months at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory focusing on materials for applications in novel memory technologies and neurmorphic computing. Together with his team in Aachen he continues to investigate the dynamics of resistively switching materials and their application in novel electronics.