Institute of Technology

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department


Heiko O. Jacobs

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Heterogeneous Integration Laboratory (HIL) 

Enabling ~ Integration-Across-Length-Scales-&-Material-Boundaries

Through ~ Printing-Transfer-&-Engineered-Self-Assembly

Incorporating ~ Nanoparticle/wires-Microscopic-Dies&Chiplets


Curriculum Vitae

Heiko O. Jacobs  

B.S., 1993, EE, Uni. of Wuppertal, Germany
M.S., 1995, EE, Uni. of Wuppertal, Germany,1999, ME/EE, ETH Zurich, Switzerland Postdoc.Fell., ->2001, Chem., Harvard Uni., USA

Assistant Professor ->2006, EE, Uni. of Minnesota, USA

Associate Professor 2006->, EE, Uni. of Minnesota, USA



Professor Jacobs received his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wuppertal, Germany, in 1995, and his doctoral degree ( in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland, in 1999. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2001 as an assistant professor after completing postdoctoral research at Harvard University with Professor George M. Whitesides receiving tenure in 2006. During his academic career he carried out his research at different departments -- Chemistry (Harvard), Mechanical Engineering (ETH), Physics (ETH), and Electrical Engineering (ETH) – carrying out in interdisciplinary research in areas of Micro- and Nanotechnology.



Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemistry, Harvard University),
Research Advisor: Prof. Dr. G. M. Whitesides,
Research Area: Development and Investigation of Novel
Strategies for Micro- and Nanofabrication.


Visiting Scientist (Applied Physics, University Karlsruhe).

02/96-03/99 (ME/EE, ETH-Zurich),
Research Advisor: Prof. Dr. A. Stemmer,
Research Area: Nanotechnology
Thesis: Methods to Measure and Modify Electrical Properties on a nm Scale.


Visiting Scholar (ETH-Zurich),
Research Project, ASIC Chip Design for MEMS,
Physical Electronics Laboratory, Physics, Prof. Dr. H. Baltes. 
Diploma Thesis on a Micro-Electro-Mech. Sys.(MEMS),
Physical Electronics Laboratory, Physics, Prof. Dr. H. Baltes.
Semester Thesis on a High Frequency Wave Guide, Microwave Elect. Lab., EE., Prof. Dr. W. Bächtold. 


Diploma (M.Sc.) in EE. (University of Wuppertal).

Fellowships and Awards


3M Junior Faculty Award for work on self-assembly based manufacturing............


McKnight Land-Grant Professor, A Professorship program awarded to most promising tenure-track assistant professors to strengthen the University's faculty for the future


3M Junior Faculty Award .for work on self-assembly based manufacturing. The 3M grant supports junior faculty and is targeted to higher education in science, technology and business...............


National Science Foundation CAREER Award for work on the Directed Assembly of Nanoparticles to Enable the Fabrication of Nanoparticle Based Devices


Emmy Neother-Program, first electrical engineer awarded by this assistant professorship equivalent program from the German Science Foundation (DFG).


Nachwuchsstipendium, a fellowship for specially qualified scientists, obtained from the Swiss National Science Foundation for postdoctoral studies at Harvard University.


Visiting scholarship from the University of Wuppertal to conduct research (6 month, diploma thesis) at the ETH in Switzerland.


Visiting scholarship from the University of Wuppertal to conduct reserach (5 month, semester thesis) at the ETH in Switzerland.


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