Chair of Physics of Electrotechnology, Technical University of Munich

Short Bio:

Gabriele Schrag is currently Professor ad interim at the Chair of Physics of Electrotechnology of the Technical University of Munich. Her group works in the field of modeling and design of MEMS with a specific focus on virtual prototyping and predictive simulation methodologies, parameter extraction, and model verification for microdevices and microsystems. She studied physics at the University of Stuttgart and received her doctorate (with honors) and her venia legendi from the Technical University of Munich. She acts as a reviewer and technical program committee member for various journals and conferences and has authored and co-authored more than 130 publications. Together with Prof. T. Bechtold and Dr. Lihong Feng she edited and co-authored the book “System-level Modeling of MEMS” (Wiley VHC). She received the Eurosensors Fellow award in 2019.


Over a trillion sensors world-wide are predicted within the next decade due to the growing number of sensor applications and the continuously growing Internet of Things (IoT). Today’s mature fabrication processes enable a very high integration of components leading to systems with enhanced functionality and complexity that cannot be designed by simply considering the sum of their single constituent parts. Thus, optimum performance can be achieved only by properly adjusting all cooperative subsystems to each other, i.e. carrying out a proper system design. The talk focuses on advanced virtual prototyping methodologies of microsystems, and shows their application to exemplary devices and systems. Additionally, important aspects tightly associated with sensor system design and optimization will be addressed, such as model validation and verification, novel transducer concepts, and reliability and robustness of micromechatronical systems.