Thomas Mikolajick received the Dipl.-Ing. and the Dr.-Ing. In electrical engineering in 1990 and 1996 both from the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 1996 till 2006 he was in semiconductor industry developing CMOS and memory devices. In 2006 he was appointed professor for material science of electron devices at TUBAF Freiberg. Since 2009 he is a professor for nanoelectronic materials at TU Dresden and scientific director of NaMLab GmbH. He is author or co-author of more than 300 publications and inventor or co-inventor of about 50 patents.