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Prof. Dr. Jan G. Korvink

Microsystems Technology IMTEK Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
School of Soft Matter Research
Albertstr. 19
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau

Room 01 024
Phone +49 (0)761-203 7436
Fax +49 (0)761-203 97451


Jan G. Korvink obtained his M.Sc. in computational mechanics from the University of Cape Town in 1987, and his Ph.D. in applied computer science from the ETH Zurich in 1993. After his graduate studies, he joined the Physical Electronics Laboratory of the ETH Zurich, where he established and lead the MEMS Modelling Group. This was followed by a move in 1997 to the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany, where he is Professor for microsystems engineering and runs the Laboratory for Microsystem Simulation.

Dr. Korvink is a curatory board member of the Fraunhofer IPM laboratory, and hence a voting member of the Fraunhofer Society. He is a Research Advisory Panel member for the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) in South Africa. He is a steering committee member of the International Research Group -Nano Micro Systems- (NAMIS).

Prof. Korvink is author or co-author of more than 200 technical publications in the broad area of microsystems. He has written a textbook, numerous book chapters and edited volumes. He is a founding editor of “Advanced Micro and Nano Systems”.

He is a technical programm committee member for numerous conferences, and is a member of ASME ( and the Design Society ( Prof. Korvink was guest professor at the ETH Zurich, Ritsumeikan University in Kusatsu, Japan, and guest scientist at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan.

His research interests cover the development of ultra low cost micromanufacturing methods, microsystem applications in the area of magnetic resonance imaging, and the design and simulation of micro- and nanosystems.

Since July 2010, Prof. Korvink is appointed as Visiting Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia.


FRIAS Project

Development of ultra low cost manufacturing methods (e.g. using inkjet printing, or DNA self-assembly), microsystem applications in the area of magnetic resonance, and the modelling and simulation of micro- and nanosystems.


Selected Publications

  1. F. Jia, R. Kumar, J.G. Korvink: Optimal magnetic susceptibility matching in 3D. Magnet Reson Med, 2012.
  2. H. Ryan, S.H. Song, A. Zass, J.G. Korvink, M. Utz: Contactless NMR Spectroscopy On A Chip. Anal Chem, 2012;
  3. R. Lorenz, C. Benk, J. Bock, A.F. Stalder, J.G. Korvink, J. Hennig, M. Markl: Closed circuit MR compatible pulsatile pump system using a ventricular assist device and pressure control unit. Magnet Reson Med, 2012; 67 (1): 258-268.
  4. V. Badilita, B. Fassbender, K. Kratt, A. Wong, C. Bonhomme, D. Sakellariou, J.G. Korvink, U. Wallrabe: Microfabricated Inserts for Magic Angle Coil Spinning (MACS) Wireless NMR Spectroscopy. Plos One, 2012; 7 (8): e42848.