Prof. Dr. Bernhard Wolfrum



Academic Career and Research Areas

The research of Professor Wolfrum focuses on neuro- and bioelectronics. In particular, he develops electrochemical sensor arrays and interfaces for mapping chemical cues and stimulating signals in cellular networks. His goal is to establish neuroelectronic hybrids and systems for on-chip neuroscience as well as bioelectronic medicine. To this end, he employs microfabrication techniques, inkjet-printed electronics, 3D printing, and microfluidic cell culture methods.

Professor Wolfrum studied physics in Göttingen and Santa Barbara (UCSB) before obtaining his PhD at the University of Göttingen in 2004. He afterwards 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, Forschungszentrum Jülich. He lectured as a junior professor at RWTH Aachen from 2011 until starting at TUM in 2015. In 2017, he conducted research as a visiting associate professor at Tohoku University in Sendai.


Adly N, Weidlich S, Seyock S, Brings F, Yakushenko A, Offenhäusser A, Wolfrum B “Printed microelectrode arrays on soft materials: from PDMS to hydrogels.” npj Flexible Electronics. 2018; 2(15): 1-9


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.


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.


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.


Wolfrum B, Zevenbergen MAG, Lemay SG: “Nanofluidic redox-cycling amplification for the selective detection of catechol.” Analytical Chemistry. 2008; 80(4): 972-977.