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Dresden University of Technology
Institute of Electromechanical and
Electronic Design



Electromechanical Design

Electronic Design

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Faculty and Staff



Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jens Lienig
Director of the Institute




Main Research Subjects

  • Design of electronic systems

  • Electronic design automation (EDA)

  • Development of methods, algorithms and tools for the design and packaging of ICs, multi-chip modules (MCMs), printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronic/micro-mechanical devices with an emphasis on 3D design



  • Electronic Systems Design [Textbook] [link, German]

  • Layout Design and Layout/Physcial Design Automation [Textbook] [link, German]

  • Algorithms for VLSI Physical Design Automation [Textbook] [link, German]




Lehrbuch: "Entwurf integrierter 3D-Systeme der Elektronik" PDbook Lehrbuch: "Layoutsynthese elektronischer Schaltungen"

Fachbuch: Grundlagen des Layoutentwurfs elektronischer Schaltungen



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(Curriculum Vitae, pdf, short version)

9/1983 - 2/1988

Student, Dresden University of Technology

3/1988 - 7/1991

Ph.D. Student, Dresden University of Technology

8/1991 - 9/1994

Postdoctoral Fellow, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

9/1994 - 9/1996

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

10/1996 - 6/1999

Lead Programmer and Line Manager, Tanner Research, Inc., Pasadena, CA

6/1999 - 8/2002

CAD Tool Manager, Robert Bosch GmbH, Reutlingen, Germany

6/2005 - 6/2008

Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

10/2002 - present

Professor, Dresden University of Technology, Germany


Memberships (Selection)

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Circuits and Systems Society
  • ACM's Special Interest Group Design Automation (SIGDA)
  • Special Interest Group "Entwurf des Layouts von Schaltungen (VLSI Physical Design)" of the VDE/VDI-GMM-Society
  • Planetary Society
  • National Geographic Society


Professional Activities (Selection)

  • ISPD General Chair 2021, Steering Committee Chair 2022 & Member (ongoing)
  • ISPD Symposium 2018-2022: OC Member
  • ISPD Symposium 2007-2009, 2015-2021: Program Committee Member
  • DATE Conference 2014, 2016, 2018: University Booth Co-Chair, 2014-2017 Technical Program Committee  “Logical and Physical Analysis and Design”SLIP Workshop 2006-2014: Program Committee Member
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Design Automation and Test in Europe Conference (DATE), Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on VLSI Design, and others.
  • Co-Chair Special Interest Group "Entwurf des Layouts von Schaltungen (VLSI Physical Design)" of the VDE/VDI-GMM-Society


Ph.D. Graduates

  • Benjamin Prautsch: Layout Generators for Analog Design in Advanced Process Nodes (03/05/2022)

  • Richard Günther: Surface Acoustic Wave Motor With Non-piezoelectric Stator Material (08/06/2021)

  • Sebastian Pech: Non-occlusive Peristaltic Pump for Gentle Transport of Sensitive Fluids  (13/07/2020)

  • Axel Hald: Methods for the Analysis of Parasitic Electrostatic Effects in MEMS (17/03/2020)

  • Steve Bigalke: Increasing the Electromigration Robustness in VLSI Routing (12/12/2019)

  • Annekathrin Päßler: Cooling and Compression System for Accelerated Swelling Reduction on Fractures (25/11/2019)

  • Andreas Krinke: Constraint Propagation for Analog and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuit Design (23/08/2019)

  • Matthias Thiele: Considering Electromigration in Future Digital Layout Design (09/02/2017)

  • Daniel Schlabe: Modell-based Development of Thermal Management Functions for Aircraft Systems (01/10/2015)

  • Johann Knechtel: Interconnect Planning for Physical Design of 3D Integrated Circuits (14/03/2014)

  • Jens Schirmer: 3D FEM Simulations and Shape Optimization of Highly Stressed Timing Belts (12/02/2014)

  • Frank Krämer: BGA Reliability Prediction in JEDEC Drop Tests (30/11/2012)

  • Robert Fischbach: New Data Structures for Heterogeneous 3D Designs (02/03/2012)

  • Tilo Meister: Novel Pin Assignment Algorithms for Optimized Routing in Physical Design (10/02/2012)

  • Ammar Nassaj: A New Methodology for Constraint-Driven Layout Design of Analog Circuits (23/01/2012)

  • Stefan Richter: Classification, Dimensioning and Design of High-Ratio Drives With Miniaturized Timing Belts (18/04/2011)

  • Frank Reifegerste: Modelling and Design of New LED-based Lighting Systems (06/03/2009)

  • Jörg Gaßmann: Modelling and Simulation of Oscillators in Mechanical Watches (16/07/2007)




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Last update: 15/05/2023