Welcome to the IMS

The Institute of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems (IMS) is an institute of the KIT Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Division III "Mechanical and Electrical Engineering" at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The scientific focus of the IMS is on the development of novel quantum-technological detector and sensor systems with ultra-high time and energy resolution whose performance is far beyond the limits of conventional electronics. Our vision is to anchor these innovative systems as a universal tool in the natural sciences, life sciences, and industry and thus to contribute to the solution of present and future challenges in research and industry. In teaching, the IMS actively participates in the basic education of the faculty's students. In addition, the Master's program teaches the relevant basics for the research focus of the institute. In particular, students are given the opportunity to participate in the development of an exciting and rapidly developing field of research or to contribute their own ideas for the technology of the future by means of case studies, internships, seminars and academic theses.

Head of Institute:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Kempf

New www appearance

Some of our English web pages are still under construction.

In the meantime please visit our german pages


New SQUID-based multiplexing method presented

Together with partners from the Institute for Process Data Processing and Electronics (IPE) and the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics (KIP) in Heidelberg, scientists from the Institute for Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems (IMS) have presented a new SQUID-based multiplexing method. The corresponding work has been published in the renowned journal "Applied Physics Letters" as an OpenAccess publication.

New specialization "Applied Superconductors Engineering

Together with the Institute of Technical Physics (ITEP), the Institute of Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems (IMS) will offer the new specialisation 26 "Applied Superconductors Engineering" from the summer semester 2021. Students will be trained to become experts in this promising field of electrical engineering and information technology. The specialization can be studied in German as well as in English.

Revised specialization "Micro-, Nano- and Quantum Electronics

Together with the Institute for High Frequency Electronics (IHE), the Institute for Micro- and Nanoelectronic Systems (IMS) has revised the specialization 15 and expanded it to include elements of current topics in micro-, nano- and quantum electronics. In this way, students are to receive sound knowledge in an industrially enormously important area.

Quantum detectors and sensors

Current examination dates for the oral examination in QDS are available in ILIAS.
and can be booked.

Written exam on components of electrical engineering

The exam "Bauelemente der Elektrotechnik" will take place on Friday, 05.03.2021 in the tent on the forum (big tent) between 16:00 - 18:00. Registration for the exam takes place via student portal.

Integrated systems and circuits

The course Integrated Systems and Circuits (ISS) will take place in SoSe 2021 and not in the current WS 20/21.