Sensor Technology

Sensors play an unsung role in our information-based society. They are at the basis of many revolutions in the areas of safety-engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutics and environmental technology, which all rely on the possibility of measuring accurately different physical quantities (e.g. acceleration, temperature, pressure, light intensity…), or of detecting and identifying quickly chemical and biological substances.

In the Sensor Technology Group at AMO, we combine the use of innovative materials with the tailored design of the device architecture to develop sensors that are ideally suited to specific applications. We use advanced numerical simulations to support the design of our device and draw on the nanostructuring and replication capabilities of AMO’s cleanroom to develop next-generation sensors.


Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Plachetka

Group Leader - Sensor Technology