The research work in our group is focused on physical laws and mathematical methods that can be used to solve problems in electrical engineering. These include cryoelectronics, direct numerical field computation and source reconstruction, high voltage technology as well as pattern recognition and machine learning. This is associated with a clear application and practical relevance, which is reflected in the current projects. To improve the transfer of research results and to align the research orientation with industrial and societal needs, the department maintains research partnerships on a national and international scale. As a contribution to the strengthening of the technology region Ilmenau, attractive offers to industrial and research partners for the solution of current problems are to be prepared and provided.



  • superconducting circuits for quantum electronics and quantum sensors
  • bioinspired neuromorphic electronics

For further information please visit the cryoelectronics page.

Direct numerical field calculation and source reconstruction

  • Numerical calculation of bioelectric and biomagnetic fields: Electrocardiography, Magnetocardiography, Electroencephalography, Transcranial magnetic stimulation.
  • Inverse methods in bioelectromagnetism
  • Development of new forward and inverse methods for non-destructive material evaluation: Lorentz force eddy current testing
  • Development of methods for the fast solution of systems of equations with many variables

Aspects of high voltage technologies

  • Electrical strength under mixed voltage stresses
  • Arc processes in dielectric fluids
  • Space charge measurement mixed stress loading
  • FEM simulations of physical processes

For more information, please visit the Research page of the High Voltage Technologies Research Unit.

Pattern recognition and machine learning

  • Application of machine learning / artificial intelligence methods for signal and pattern recognition
  • Focus on the orientation of resource-limited embedded electronic systems in the sense of edge computing