Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wolfrum
Academic Career and Research Areas
Professor Wolfrum develops and investigates bioelectronic interfaces for the stimulation and recording of signals in neuronal networks. Specifically, he investigates electrochemical sensor arrays for mapping chemical cues from cells in real time. His goal is to develop a platform for neuroelectronic hybrids and on-chip neuroscience experiments. To this end, he employs micro-and nanofabrication technologies based on ink-jet printing and lithographical methods. Structured cell networks are designed using microfluidic cell-culture techniques and on-chip lesion models.
Professor Wolfrum studied physics in Göttingen and Santa Barbara (UCSB) before obtaining his PhD at the University of Göttingen in 2004. Afterwards he conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute of Bio and Nanosystems, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, University of Delft. From 2009 until 2015 he led a Helmholtz Young Investigator group at the Peter Grünberg Institute. He had lectured as a junior professor at RWTH Aachen since 2011 before starting at TUM in 2015.
- Helmholtz Young Investigator Grant (2009)
- DFG Emmy Noether Fellowship (2008)
- DFG Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006)
- IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Student Award (2003)
- EAP Student Fellowship (UCSB) (1998)
Key Publications (all publications)
Wolfrum B, Kätelhön E, Yakushenko A, Krause KJ, Adly N, Hüske M, Rinklin P: “Nanoscale Electrochemical Sensor Arrays: Redox Cycling Amplification in Dual-Electrode Systems.” Accounts of Chemical Research. 2016; 49(9): 2031-2040.Abstract
Kätelhön E, Krause KJ, Mathwig K, Lemay SG, Wolfrum B: “Noise Phenomena Caused by Reversible Adsorption in Nanoscale Electrochemical Devices”. ACS Nano. 2014; 8(5): 4924-4930.Abstract
Kätelhön E, Krause KJ, Singh PS, Lemay SG, Wolfrum B: “Noise characteristics of nano-scaled redox-cycling sensors: Investigations based on random walks.” JACS. 2013; 135(24): 8874-888.Abstract
Wolfrum B, Zevenbergen MAG, Lemay SG: “Nanofluidic redox-cycling amplification for the selective detection of catechol”. Analytical Chemistry. 2008; 80(4): 972-977.Abstract
Wolfrum B, Mourzina Y, Sommerhage F, Offenhäusser A: “Suspended nanoporous membranes as interfaces for neuronal biohybrid systems.” Nano Letters. 2006; 6(3): 453-457.Abstract