Research Topics

 Stretchable Electronics

Research on non-rigid electronics started almost 20 years ago originally motivated by an interest in flexible, paper-like displays. There are several ways to achieve non-rigid electronics. One is related to the development of organic electronics, which is flexible but slow. A good alternative to this approach are stretchable inorganic electronics, which combine advantages of being flexible with the speed and performance of conventional semiconductor-based electronics. Read more ...


Flexible Sensorics

In the rapidly developing market of eMobility there is a strong demand for novel sensor solutions fulfilling the specific requirements imposed by new tasks such as, e.g. the optimization of the eMotor design or the improvement of the dynamical performance (stiffness and damping) as well as a precise positioning accuracy of magnetic bearing systems. Both of these tasks require the measurement of the magnetic flux density in curved and narrow air gaps (400 µm) of electrical machines. Read more ...

 

 Printable Electronics

Printed electronics are about to revolutionize the field of conventional electronics offering low-cost, large area, high-volume, high-throughput production in roll-to-roll or sheet-feed processing techniques. Electronic components fabricated by printing are light weight and small, thin and flexible, inexpensive and disposable. Already at the very beginning of the development of this technological platform various application directions for printed electronics aiming for transparent, bendable/flexible functional devices have been proposed. Read more ...


Magnetic Cytometry

A substantial part of biomedical, chemical and pharmaceutical applications relies on magnetic nanomaterials in combination with multifunctional polymers, lipids or proteins. For example, liposomes or emulsions loaded with magnetic nanoparticles are capable to respond to external stimuli like magnetic fields, which allows the remote control over the chemical species. Magnetic nanoparticles are widely used for chemotherapies, in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and as labels in immunological tests, i.e. magnetic enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). Read more ...

 


 Rolled-up Sensors

The development of conceptually new tools for bioanalytics and therapy combining low cost, high sensitivity, and the ability of real time detection is of tremendous interest for modern diagnostics and medicine. The range of modern diagnostics and therapeutic techniques, relying on magnetic micro and nanoparticles, continuously increases. After decades of careful studies of their properties and biocompatibility, magnetic particles have entered commercial applications. Read more ...




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration
under grant agreement no 306277.