Dr. rer. nat. Dr. phil. Jens Kirchner

Department of Electrical-Electronic-Communication Engineering
Chair of Electronics (Prof. Dr. Weigel)

Room: Room 03.241
Cauerstraße 9
91058 Erlangen

About Jens Kirchner

Jens Kirchner studied physics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and at University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He received his doctorates in 2008 and 2016 from FAU in the fields of biosignal analysis and philosophy of science to the Dr. rer. nat. and Dr. phil, respectively. Between 2008 and 2015 he worked at Biotronik SE & Co. KG in Erlangen and Berlin in the research and development of implantable cardiac sensors. Since 2015, he is with the Institute for Electronics Engineering at FAU, where he heads the Medical Electronics & Multiphysics Systems group.

Fields of Research

Jens Kirchner has his research focus in medical electronics and in multiphysics systems, i.e., systems that are subject to the laws of several physical laws. Among the research topics are:

  • Molecular communication
  • Body area communication
  • Inductive transcutaneous energy transfer
  • Wearable sensors for chronic disease monitoring
  • Bioimpedance measurement
  • Energy harvesting
  • Localisation of endoscopy capsules
  • Circuit design for nanotubes-based x-ray generation



  • 2020: Best Paper Award (12th EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies)
  • 2019: Best Paper Award (6th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication)