Harald Müller and Max Lemme Named as RWTH Fellows


The RWTH Fellows program honors outstanding professors at RWTH Aachen that have significantly contributed to the University's success.


Professor Harald Müller, head of the Department of Medieval History, and Professor Max Lemme, head of the Chair of Electronic Devices, have been named RWTH Fellows. With this title, RWTH honors professors who have distinguished themselves in research and have rendered outstanding services to the University.

  Three individuals looking into the camera, presenting an award certificate Copyright: © Andreas Schmitter Vice-Rectors Sabine Brück (left) and Matthias Wessling (right) congratulate Professor Harald Müller for being named RWTH Fellow.

Professor Harald Müller's work includes 19 monographs and edited volumes as well as over 95 articles. His dissertation on the delegation of papal jurisdiction in Normandy in the 12th and early 13th centuries is still the standard work on delegated judges. The Aachen historian is an internationally renowned expert in the field of papacy in the high middle ages.

In his book on the throne of Charlemagne, Müller demonstrates that an appropriate understanding of seemingly purely imperial insignia can only be achieved through an intensive examination of the matter in its material substance, while also exploring regional interests and considering overarching developments.

  Three individuals looking into the camera and presenting a certificate Copyright: © Andreas Schmitter Vice-Rectors Sabine Brück (left) and Matthias Wessling (right) congratulate Professor Max Lemme for being named RWTH Fellow.

Professor Max Lemme is an internationally leading scientist in the field of devices based on 2D materials. For example, Lemme is first author of a publication on a graphene-based field-effect transistor has been cited 1360 times to date. He received an ERC Starting Grant in 2012 and an ERC Proof of Concept Grant in 2018. In 2012, he was also awarded a Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation.

Max Lemme has been instrumental in securing funding for the NeuroSys cluster, which explores neuromorphic hardware for autonomous artificial intelligence systems. Today he is spokesperson for the research cluster, which is part of the Clusters4Future initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He serves as an expert reviewer for the European Community and is a member of several program committees of major conferences in the field of semiconductor devices such as IEDM, ESSDERC, DRC, and ULIS.

The award was introduced as part of Germany’s Excellence Initiative in 2013. Nominations for the award are made by the deans of the faculties.