At the research unit of micro and nanosensors, we delve into the fundamental physics of nanomechanical resonators to design and develop ultrasensitive sensors and cutting-edge sensor technologies. By interacting with our nanomechanical resonators using both electrical and optical methods, we create advanced nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and optomechanical systems. Our research is a synergy of various disciplines including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, microsystem technology, physics, and analytical chemistry. We strive to explore the full potential of nanomechanical resonators and push the boundaries of sensor technology. Find out more from our publications and don't hesitate to contact us if you want to collaborate with us or are looking for a student project!

From our nanomechanical sensor technology, a start-up has emerged. Invisible-Light Labs GmbH, opens an external URL in a new window develops and distributes nanomechanical infrared sensors for the analysis of nanomaterials.

We are looking for PhD students and postdocs. Join our team! For more information please contact Silvan Schmid.