Project IRTG

Integrated Research Training Group

The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) fosters teamwork within the Collaborative Research Centre. We aim for the optimum research experience for the doctoral researchers and early-stage postdocs. The IRTG combines mandatory and elective actions including a 6-months booster phase, a research stay abroad, interdisciplinary seminars, the invitation of guest scientists and participation in conferences, summer schools and regularly scheduled retreats. One emphasis includes opening up vistas on potential future careers. The IRTG members benefit from peer teaching including student-to-students seminars and team-based mentoring via a dual supervision concept.

The overall concept of the IRTG includes four specific action areas:

  • Supervision
  • Competence development
  • Interdisciplinary exchange
  • International experience


Walter Maetzler
Prof. Dr. med.
Martina Gerken
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lead of projects A8, IRTG
Jeffrey McCord
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lead of projects A1, IRTG
Julia Jedtberg
Scientific Coordinator and Manager IRTG
Mona Stölting
Scientific Coordinator and Manager IRTG


Role within the Collaborative Research Centre

The approximately 30 doctoral and early stage postdoctoral researchers working on a CRC 1261 topic create the IRTG. Accordingly, within our interdisciplinary CRC 1261, a particular focus of the IRTG is to integrate young researchers into the overall theme of the CRC. We thrive to attain top-notch scientific training and promote interdisciplinary team work. The IRTG prepares its members for their next career steps in research or industry.

SFB1261 Microsite

Click here to visit our Microsite with information for students, teachers and the public (German and English version available).

Recent Publications

A. Kittmann, C. Müller, P. Durdaut, L. Thormählen, V. Schell, F. Niekiel, F. Lofink, D. Meyners, R. Knöchel, M. Höft, J. McCord, E. Quandt, Sensitivity and Noise Analysis of SAW Magnetic Field Sensors with varied Magnetostrictive Layer Thicknesses., Sens. Actuators A, 311, 111998 (2020). doi:

N. Lukat, R.-M. Friedrich, B. Spetzler, C. Kirchhof, C. Arndt, L. Thormälen, F. Faupel, C. Selhuber-Unkel, Mapping of magnetic nanoparticles and cells using thin film magnetoelectric sensors based on the delta-E effect Sens. Actuators A, 309. 112023, (2020),

A. Galka, S. Monntaha, M. Siniatchkin, Constrained Expectation Maximisation Algorithm for Estimating ARMA models in State Space Representation, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Springer Nature, accepted (March 2020).




Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmidt

Kiel University
Institute for Electrical Engineering and Information Engineering


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Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)

Christ.-Albrechts-Platz 4
D-24118 Kiel


University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel (UKSH)

Arnold-Heller-Straße 3
D-24105 Kiel


Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology, Itzehoe (ISIT)

Fraunhoferstrasse 1
D-25524 Itzehoe  


IPN - Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik 

Olshausenstraße 62 
D-24118 Kiel

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