Welcome to the Research Unit of Micro and Nanosensors!
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!
Our research focus
- Nanomechanical photothermal microscopy and spectroscopy
- Nanomechanical thermal infrared detection
- Nanomechanical surface physics
- Sensing of environmental toxins and nanoplastics in water with nanomechanical photothermal infrared spectroscopy
- Coupling and transduction of nanomechanical pillar resonators with surface acoustic waves
- Frequency tracking theory and electronics
- Invisible-Light Labs GmbH
- ERC Proof of Concept Grant
- ERC Starting Grant