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.


Splitting of CO2 by improved photocatalysis with 2D materials (DE: Aufspaltung von CO2 durch verbesserte Photokatalyse mit 2D-Materialien)

In the project ACOMAT, AMO GmbH and partners exploit the unique optoelectronic properties of two-dimensional materials for transforming CO2 into solar fuels.

ACOMAT is funded by the Ministry for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, through the Special Program for Environmental Economy.

Duration: 01.04.2021 – 31.03.2022

Project partners: AMO GmbG, NB Technologies GmbH, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Center ZBT GmbH.

More information in the project press release.



CO2-Spaltung mit Metall-Isolator-Metall-MIM-Resonator

This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWi), under grant agreement Nr. 49VF210041.

Duration: 01.01.2022 – 30.06.2024


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.

Duration: 01.05.2019 – 30.04.2022



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.

Duration: 01.06.2019 – 30.11.2022

Read more about the project.



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 Climate Action (BMWi), under grant agreement Nr. 20781 N.

Duration: 01.08.2019 – 28.02.2022