Sensor Technology

In the scope of sensorics techniques and components for identification and detection of substances and factors due to their chemical or physical interaction with the measurement device are developed. The pathbreaking application areas are safety engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutics and environmental technology. One strategic issue of the development is the targeted combination of alternative materials with an application adapted device architecture. The component design is supported by numerical simulation taking device geometry and material parameters into account.

For device fabrication the researchers access accumulated know-how for material processing as well as established and innovative nanostructuring and replication technologies of AMO.

An overview of the current research projects is given below.


The project HyperSol explores hybrid, plasmonically-enhanced photocatalists to increase the production efficiency of solar fuels.

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, under grant agreement Nr.  EFRE-0801494.



The project PEPcat explores plasmonically enhanced photocatalysis as a tool to  eliminate organic substances from waste water in a energy-efficient way.

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), under grant agreement Nr.  02WCL1519B.

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The project‘s aim of PROTONLY (Entwicklung verbesserter Membranen für regenerative Energiesysteme) is the development of a new type of membrane for regenerative energy systems including transducers & storage utilizing 2D materials. In particular, we target the reduction or suspension of unwanted diffusion of fuels in fuel cells and metal ions in batteries without hampering the proton transfer. The membranes are expected to make a significant contribution towards efficiency, lifetime and economic viability of sustainable energy systems.

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), under grant agreement Nr. 49VF170038.


SERS-PC explores surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy as a tool for studying protein conformation.

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), under grant agreement Nr. 20781 N.