Solidarity with Ukraine

We stand with Ukraine! We would like to express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and offer support to scientists who need to escape their homes as a result of the current military conflict. MARIE provides funding for Ukrainian scientists for up to 6 months in one of our research groups. We provide funding for scientists of all career levels, from graduate students to visiting professors.

How we will support you

  • Travel costs and a monthly rate for accommodation and living costs for a duration of up to 6 months are covered.
  • You will be part of a leading research environment in electrical engineering.
  • You will be offered access to MARIE lectures, university courses and other possibilities for your personal development.

What you bring into MARIE

  • You have the Ukrainian citizenship and had to leave Ukraine due to the current crisis.
  • You are a student or a researcher in electrical engineering, physics, or a related discipline.
  • You are interested in MARIE´s research field of mobile material characterization and localization.

Are you interested in joining MARIE? To apply, please send your CV and a short outline of your potential research within MARIE to If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us!


Anton Grygoriev becomes first scientific fellow from Ukraine

With the first explosions in the sky over Kyiv on February 24, Anton Grygoriev and his family (wife, 12-years son, and a cat) immediately got into their small city car; only the essentials fit in a stuffed car.

The first rockets had just hit Kyiv when the family went west. First, they had no intention of leaving the country, and were going to wait in western Ukraine, but on the way they were pursued by air raid sirens and the sounds of rocket explosions. And so they decided to go further west, and because Anton had experience in Germany, this became the destination.

Anton Grygoriev worked at the Technical University of Darmstadt from 2007 to 2009 on surface characterization and field emission of GaN nanostructures in the Hans Hartnagel group and he well published in this field. Anton completed his postgraduate studies and wrote his dissertation at the Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His second task is the transfer of technologies and the protection of intellectual property rights.

He has a second legal education, received a master's degree from the Odessa Law Academy. This task accompanied his entire professional life intensively. Since April 15 2022 he is now a research fellow for 6 months in MARIE supported by the "Solidarity with Ukraine" program in MARIE.

In the department of components for high frequency electronics, he has started working on GaN under the supervision of Werner Prost. Tunnel diodes and THz detectors are now to be created from the GaN interfaces and surfaces.

Welcome to Duisburg, welcome to MARIE, Anton! We are looking forward to working with you for the next months! All the best and good luck!