Tom Zimmermann

Assistant Professor



Dr. Tom Zimmermann was head of the business unit Biohybrid Systems at Fraunhofer and is with the Michigan State University since 2017. His activities are in the interdisciplinary and strongly collaborative research fields of nanotechnology and diamond NEMS-biosensor solutions in biomedical diagnostics, automation of biotechnological processes, and food analysis as well as in the development of diamond high-power terahertz systems. He graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. in solid-state electronics at the University Ulm (Germany), in 2002. Having received a Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University Ulm (diamond and III-V devices), he joined the University of Notre Dame, in 2006. Here, he pursued research in high-power high-frequency devices, first as post-doc and later on as research assistant professor. His teaching interests are in the field of biosensor-based biomedical systems and technology of diamond nanoelectromechanical structures, regulatory affairs of medical devices and international entrepreneurial development of biomedical products.