Prof. Max Lemme becomes new Managing Director at AMO GmbH

Prof. Max Lemme becomes the new Managing Director at AMO GmbH. With effect of February 1st, Prof. Lemme, 46 years old, will officially succeed Prof. Heinrich Kurz, founder and managing director at AMO for many years, who passed away unexpectedly in March 2016.

Prof. Lemme is not completely unknown to AMO. After finishing his studies in Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, he became the manager of the nanotechnology department at AMO from 1998 to 2008. In this position he was responsible for setting up the entire cleanroom facilities and he shaped significantly the overall S&T strategy of AMO in the area of microelectronics. After his time at AMO he spent two years at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, where he focused completely on scientific research activities as a Humboldt-Fellow. Subsequently, he was appointed as Visiting Professor at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, where he worked on several projects, especially in the field of graphene. In 2012 he returned to Germany to accept a full professorship at the University of Siegen.

The electrical engineer Prof. Max Lemme has been working for several years on graphene and related two-dimensional materials and their applications in the fields of electronics, photonics and sensors.  In addition Prof. Lemme has a strong track-record on classic CMOS technology and was particularly active in the integration of high-k dielectrics into silicon transistors and in the development of Fin-FET transistors.

Besides his position as Managing Director of AMO GmbH, Prof. Lemme has a new established chair at RWTH Aachen University focusing on nanotechnology, which is collaborating closely with AMO GmbH.