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The Research Unit Applied Sensor Science has 20+ years of experience on development of chemical gas sensors for environmental monitoring and air quality control for indoor/outdoor applications.



ApplSens lands up on Twitter

16 August 2017

Successful presentation at the Advances in Functional Materials Conference 2017 on "Nanoparticle decorated Graphene and other 2D metals for air quality control gas sensors". Twitter post.

Place: University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles

Time: 14-17 August 2017

Speaker: Marius Rodner, PhD student at Applied Sensor Science (ApplSens)

SAS Launch Party

16 February 2017

Since January 2017, Applied Sensor Science has become a research unit within the newborn research division Sensor and Actuator Systems (SAS), headed by Prof. Daniel Filippini.

Dr Jens Eriksson is the new Head of Applied Sensor Science. Grattis, Jens!

On Thursday 16 February 2017, the five research units of SAS together with the Head of Department, Prof. Ulf Karlsson, had their kick-off party. We met together at 16:00 in Schrödinger for five short (15min each) introductions of our research units and then we moved to the Pub (Bragg) to celebrate our new division.


Seminar by Professor Hitoshi Ohsato

14 December 2016, Linköping University

Professor Hitoshi Ohsato from Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute in Japan, and Guest Professor at University of Oulu in Finland, will give a seminar entitled

Microwave dielectric properties of indialite/ cordierite glass ceramic for wireless millimeter-wave communications

Place: Poisson (P310), Physics Building, Linköping University

Time: 14:15


Materials with high Qf and low dielectric constant ɛr are innovative fifth generation materials for millimeter-wave communications such as non-condensed ultra-high data transfer digital wireless communication and high frequency radar for the pre-crash safety systems. Indialite/ cordierite (Mg2Al2Si5O18) glass ceramics are suitable candidate for millimeter-wave materials, because of high Qf (> 200,000 GHz) and low ɛr (4.7). The addition of TiO2 facilitates volume crystallization preventing the cracking by surface crystallization and lower temperature coefficient of the resonance frequency (TCf) (close to zero). The original pure raw materials (MgO, SiO2, Al2O3 and TiO2) melted at 1550ºC and are poured on a graphite plate and pressed by another graphite plate for making a glass plate by a direct casting method. The glass plate is immediately bedded in a sagger heated at about 500ºC, and the sagger is then kept in a furnace for crystallization at 1200ºC for 10h. The microwave dielectric properties at 10 wt% TiO2 added to indialite/ cordierite glass ceramics has ɛr of 5.6 and tanδ of 0.0002 at 5 GHz.

New Ph.D. Student at Applied Sensor Science

15 November 2016

Our warmest Congratulations and most Welcome to Marius Rodner, M.Sc. from Saarland University in Germany, who is starting his PhD adventure at Linköping University! Marius will work with graphene and related materials, main supervisor is Dr Jens Eriksson, Docent at Applied Sensor Science.

SENSINDOOR Final Meeting

14-16 November 2016, Saarbruecken, Germany

The final meeting of the three-year EU-project SENSIndoor will be held on 14-16 November 2016 at Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany.

The Meeting will include a Public Session on 15-16 November at Saarland University, Campus, Building C9 3, Saarbruecken, starting at 14:00.

Agenda of the Public Session can be download from here.

We are happy to announce that the SENSIndoor project film has been released and it can be found on this website: http://sensindoor.eu/film. Alternatively, it can be directly accessed through the SENSIndoor Home page (sensindoor.eu).

Award-Winning PhD Thesis

27 October 2016

Dr. Christian Bur, former joint PhD student between Saarland and Linköping Universities (PhD Defence on April 2015), was awarded the prestigious Eduard Martin Prize on 27 October 2016 at the Graduate Center of Saarland University, Germany.

This Prize is given out once per year by the association of friends of Saarland University (“Universitätsgesellschaft”) to the best PhD students of each faculty who have finished their PhD during the previous year.

Further information can be found here.

Our warmest Congratulations, Christian!

PhD Defense

Hossein Fashandi, PhD Student at Applied Sensor Science and Thin Film Physics, IFM, Linköping University, defended his PhD thesis "Novel Layered and 2D Materials for Functionality Enhancement of Contacts and Gas Sensors" on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:15 in Planck, Physics building.

Opponent: Prof. Ganpati Ramanath, Rensselaear Polytechnic Institute, USA

Supervisor: Per Eklund, LiU

Co-Supervisors: Anita Lloyd Spetz, Mike Andersson, Lars Hultman, LiU

EUNETAIR Final Meeting

5-7 October 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

The Final Meeting of COST Action EuNetAir, including the 6th Scientific Meeting, Working Groups and Management Committee, was hosted at J. Hejrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, in Prague, Czech Republic, on 5-7 October 2016.

Action website at www.eunetair.it.

Prof. Anita LLOYD SPETZ, Action Vice-Chair. Plenary Speaker.

Invited speakers: Jens ERIKSSON and Donatella PUGLISI, WG members.

We take the opportunity to warmly thank the Action Chair, Dr Michele Penza, the Action Vice-Chair, our Head Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz, and all members of the EuNetAir Steering Committee for the huge work carried out in these past four years and the extraordinary networking opportunities offered to several hundreds of young and senior scientists!

Får Spikas!

30 September 2016

Hossein Fashandi, joint PhD Student at Applied Sensor Science and Thin Film Physics, IFM, Linköping University, is nailing on Friday, September 30, 2016, his PhD thesis according to one of the best Swedish traditions!

Hossein will defend his PhD thesis "Novel Layered and 2D Materials for Functionality Enhancement of Contacts and Gas Sensors" on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:15 in Planck, Physics building.

Keynote Speaker at SEIA 2016

22-23 September 2016, Barcelona, Castelldefels, Spain

Mike ANDERSSON - Docent, Linköping University, Sweden

Field Effect Based Gas Sensors, from Basic Mechanisms to the Latest Commercial Device Designs

Keynote speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumental Advances (SEIA 2016), Special Session "Gas Sensors", 22 September 2016, and Chairman of the Industrial Sponsor Session "Chemical and Gas Sensors", 23 September 2016.


Docent Lecture

Dr Donatella Puglisi

13 September 2016


Donatella Puglisi, PhD, Assistant Professor at Applied Sensor Science

"Gas Sensors for Indoor Air Quality -

Avoiding deaths with healthy breaths: from pollution to the solution"

13 September 2016, h. 10:15, Jordan-Fermi (J402), IFM, Physics Building

Welcome, Yuki!

8 September 2016


Prof. Yuki Hasegawa received a Doctor degree in Engineering from Saitama University in Japan.
Her current research interests are development of cultivation environmental controlling system using bioelectric potential of plant and some sensing devices. She has come to Linköping University using fund for the promotion of joint international research, JSPS.

Welcome, Yuki!

Kvinnor i Fysik

Board members of the section "Women in Physics" (from left to right): Carol Norberg (co-chair), Donatella Puglisi, Jenny Lundén (co-chair), Åsa Larson, Maja Olvegård.

During May 2016, Donatella Puglisi, assistant professor at Applied Sensor Science, was appointed in the Board of the section "Women in Physics" (Kvinnor i Fysik) within the Swedish Physical Society (Svenska Fysikersamfundet). The picture was taken during the last Board Meeting held at Albanova, Stockholm University, on August 25, 2016.


Information about the activities of the board and of the section can be found here (webpage work in progress).


Master Thesis Presentation

30 June 2016

Jasna Bahonjic who has been doing her master thesis for Graphensic AB in collaboration with Applied Sensor Science presents her MSc thesis "Oxygen sensor based on graphene grown on SiC" on Thursday, 30 June 2016, at 11:15 in Röntgen, Physics Builiding (IFM).

Supervisor: Dr Jens Eriksson

Examiner: Dr Donatella Puglisi

ApplSens researcher in the German press

Saarbrücker Zeitung, 10 May 2016

Master Thesis Presentation

10 May 2016

Johanna Andmarken who has been doing her master thesis for Graphensic AB in collaboration with Applied Sensor Science presents her thesis “Design of biosensor with epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide transducer” on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, at 13:00, in Poisson, Physics Builiding (IFM).

Invited Speaker at EMN 2016

27-31 March 2016, Hawaii, USA

Jens ERIKSSON - Linköping University, Sweden

Invited speaker at the Energy Materials Nanotechnology (EMN) Meeting for Carbon Nanostructures 2016

Conference's website and scientific program: here

Invited Speaker at SGS 2015

13-16 December 2015, Zakopane, Poland

Mike ANDERSSON - Linkoping University, Sweden
SiC based field effect sensors - from basic understanding to tailoring of devices for high temperature applications

Invited speaker at IX International Workshop on Semiconductor Gas Sensors (SGS 2015)

Conference's website and scientific program: here

Centre Day 2015

12 November 2015


The Centre Day is the final event to bring together VINN-Excellence- and Berzelii Centres which join Swedish universities, research institutes and industry in research and innovation.


The full day video is available here.

Images from the day are available here.

Participants from FUNMAT VINN-Excellence Centre: Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz, Head of FunMat, and Dr. Mike Andersson, CTO of SenSiC.

Svenskt Grafen Forum

20-21 October 2015


Title: "Graphene activities at IFM, LiU"

Speaker: Dr. Jens Eriksson, Docent

Assistant Professor at Applied Sensor Science and Deputy on the Board of SIO Grafen

Agenda of the Workshop is here.

Follow the event through Grafenbloggen on twitter!

Time: 13:00 - 17:30; 8:00 - 12:00

Date: 20-21 October 2015

Place: Planck (Main Hall) at Physics Building, IFM, Linköping University

University of Oulu, Finland

15-16 October 2015


Short course on Graphene and Graphene-based gas sensors organized by Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz and given by Dr. Jens Eriksson, Docent, and Prof. Rositza Yakimova.

Former SENSIndoor engineer receives award for best PhD thesis

8 October 2015

Institut für Prozessmess- und Sensortechnik, TU Ilmenau

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bur, former joint PhD student at Saarland University and Linköping University, and member of the SENSIndoor team, received an award for his PhD thesis from the AHMT, the German association of metrology professors. The AHMT award is given to junior researchers who contribute significantly to the advancement of measurement science and technology.


Seminar at KTH-MST

Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz

2 October 2015, Stockholm, Sweden

Title:  Silicon carbide based gas sensors and particle detectors for environmental control
Speaker: Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz
Head Div. Applied Sensor Science, Linköping University, Sweden               
Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro), University of Oulu, Finland
Time:   14:30
Date:   Friday, October 2, 2015
Place: Lecture Hall Q2, Osquldas väg 10, KTH Campus
Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz is the Opponent of Hithesh Gatty who will defend his thesis ""MEMS based electrochemical gas sensors and wafer-level methods" at 10:00 the same day (Lecture Hall Q2, Osquldas väg 10, KTH Campus).

FOX Workshop

1-2 October 2015, Planck (LiU)


Title: "Graphene Metal-oxide hybrids for gas sensor tuning"

Speaker: Jens Eriksson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Docent, at Applied Sensor Science


Title: "Exploring the gas sensing performance of catalytic metal oxides on gas sensitive SiC-FETs"

Speaker: Donatella Puglisi, PhD

Assistant Professor at Applied Sensor Science

Date: Friday, 2 October 2015

Time: 11:10

Place: Planck, Main Hall, Physics Building, IFM, Linköping University

Description of the FOX Workshop


Diploma Works Available

For further info, please click here.

For further info, please click here.

You can click here to find other diploma works available with us at the MSc or BSc level.

Docent Lecture

Dr Jens Eriksson

31 August 2015


Jens Eriksson, PhD, Assistant Professor at Applied Sensor Science

"Graphene: From groundbreaking new physics to extremely sensitive chemical sensors"

31 August 2015, h. 10:00, Jordan-Fermi (J402), IFM, Physics Building

Our warmest Congratulations to Jens for his outstanding docent lecture! Grattis!

New joint Ph.D. Student at Applied Sensor Science

Our warmest Congratulations and most Welcome to Manuel Bastuck, already an Erasmus student at Applied Sensor Science, and now new joint Ph.D. student at Saarland University, Germany, and Linköping University, Sweden!


The 3rd Workshop on Nanoparticles and Health in Oulu, Finland

24-25 June 2015

Nanoparticles and Health
The 3rd CHEMPACK and BITEFA Workshop
Organized by the University of Oulu and University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
Location: Ravintola Nallikari, Oulu, Finland

Session 1: Health and diagnostics

Session 2: Detection of nanoparticles

Session 3: Production and controlling nanoparticles

Session 4: Applications of nanoparticles

Chairs: Anita Lloyd Spetz, Niina Halonen, Pertti Pasanen

Agenda of the Workshop is here.

SENSIndoor EU-project

The 3rd Progress Meeting at Linköping University

8-10 June 2015

The 3rd Progress Meeting of the FP7 EU-project SENSIndoor - Nanotechnology-based intelligent multi-SENsor System with selective pre-concentration for Indoor air quality control - will take place at Linköping University, IFM, on 8-10 June 2015.

Location: Jordan Fermi (J402), floor 4, entrance 57, Physics Building, IFM. Map here.

Start at 12:00 on 8 June 2015.

Host Institution is Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Sensor Science, Linköping, Sweden.

Project Coordinator is Prof. Dr Andreas Schuetze, Saarland University, Germany.

More info at: http://sensindoor.eu/

COST Action EuNetAir

The 4th Scientific Meeting at Linköping University

3-5 June 2015

4th SCIENTIFIC MEETING – WGs Meeting and 7th MC Meeting of COST Action TD1105
New Sensing Technologies for Outdoor versus Indoor Air Pollution Monitoring

The 4th Scientific Meeting of the COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir - European Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability - includuing Working Groups Meeting and 7th Management Committee Meeting will take place at Linköping University, IFM, on 3-5 June 2015.

Agenda of the Meeting is here.

Location: IFM, Physics Building, Plank Room, Campus Valla, Linköping

Start at 9:00 on 3 June 2015

Host Institution is Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Applied Sensor Science, Linköping, Sweden.

Local Organizer is Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz, Action Vice–Chair, Head of the research division Applied Sensor Science.

Action Chair is Dr Michele Penza, ENEA, Italy.

More info at: http://www.eunetair.it/

The Meeting is open to external participants. Most welcome!

PhD Dissertation

Grattis Dr Christian Bur!

24 April 2015, h. 15:00 in Planck


Christian Bur
Applied Sensor Science/Applied Physics - Linköping University, Sweden

Lab of Measurement Technology (LMT) - Saarland University, Germany

defended his thesis
“Selectivity Enhancement of Gas Sensitive Field Effect Transistors by Dynamic Operation”

Places: Saarland University and by video link in room Planck (with the possibility to ask questions)

Opponent: Prof. Stephen Semacik, National Institute of Standards and Technology, MD, USA
Supervisors: Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz, LiU, and Prof. Andreas Schütze, Saarland University

Co-supervisor: Dr Mike Andersson, LiU

Grattis Christian, Dr Bur, for your outstanding defense!

Warmest wishes for your bright and successful career from Applied Sensor Science!

All interested people can download Christian's thesis at the following link:


Dr Christian Bur with the Swedish and German Committees at Saarland University.
From left to right: Dr Mike Andersson (co-supervisor), Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz (supervisor), Dr Christian Bur (fresh Doctor), Dr Stephen Semancik (opponent), and Prof. Andreas Schuetze (supervisor).

Master thesis presentation

1st April 2015

Assad al-Jammali, master's student from Applied Sensor Science, will present his master thesis work entitled
“Investigation regarding the degradation of different MOS gate dielectrics under bias, temperature, and humidity stress”

Wednesday April 1st at 13.00 in Poisson P310.

Opponent: Tony Oraha

Supervisor: Dr Mike Andersson, Docent

Examiner: Dr Jens Eriksson, Assistant Professor

Får Spikas!

24th March 2015 h. 14:30

Christian Bur, joint PhD student at Saarland University (Germany) and Linköping University (Sweden), is to arrive to the glorious moment of becoming a Doctor. But not before nailing his thesis/monograph (info for brave readers only: 245 pages of pure fun)... Therefore, he intentionally came from Saarbruecken to Linköping to enjoy this unmissable Swedish tradition at IFM!

Our warmest best wishes, dear Christian, for your bright future career!

Here it's possible to find and download Christian's thesis.

FUNMAT Annual Conference

Start-up of Stage 4

Linköping, 4-5 March 2015

The FunMat Annual Conference, General Meeting of the Parties and Conference with the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), will be hosted at First Hotel in Linköping, Sweden, 4-5 March 2015.

Click here for details about the program.


Project funded by VINNOVA (November 2014 - August 2015): “Elektrisk karakteristika av epitaxiell grafen i waferstorlek för industriell användning mot sensorer” within the strategic innovation program on graphene "SIO Grafen", supported by VINNOVA, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Partners: Graphensic AB, Lindmark Innovation AB, Acreo Swedish ICT AB, and Linköping University.

Grattis to Jens Eriksson from Applied Sensor Science, Mikael Syväjärvi (coordinator), and the other partners of the Project!

JF Prize 2014

Applied Sensor Science is happy to announce that during LiU Junior Faculty Career Day 2014, held in Planck on 14th November, Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz, Head of our Division, was awarded the JF Prize 2014!


The JF Prize is assigned every year to a senior researcher from Linköping University for his/her outstanding merits in supporting and encouraging young researchers to build their own successful professional career.

Bob's Grand Finale

October 17, 2014 h. 11:00 in Röntgen

Dr. Robert Bjorklund, senior researcher in the Applied Sensor Science group, gave a terrific presentation in Röntgen to celebrate his Grand Finale.

Applied Sensor Science with all coworkers and friends who attended the meeting (& lunch) wish to warmly thank you!

New Ph.D. Students at Applied Sensor Science

Warm Congratulations to Lida Khajavizadeh, new Ph.D. student at Applied Sensor Science, and Peter Möller, already our indefatigable research engineer and now also a Ph.D. student!

Seminar at LiU

23 September 2014, h. 10:15, Röntgen (P404)

The Applied Sensor Science group is glad to announce the visit at LiU of Dr Yuki Hasegawa from Saitama University in Japan.

On Tuesday 23rd September at 10:15 in Röntgen (P404) Dr Yuki Hasegawa will give a seminar entitled:

Analysis of bioelectric potential response of plants.

Dr Yuki Hasegawa received her D.Eng. degree from Saitama University in 2005. She is a Research Associate in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Saitama University. Her research activities include environmental monitoring and control using the bioelectric potential response of plants, and biosensors using inorganic and organic films.


The Cities of Tomorrow

Invited talk

Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz, Deputy Chair of the COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir and SENSIndoor Team Leader, had an invited talk at "Cities of Tomorrow: the Challenges of Horizon 2020" Conference, Torino, Italy, September 17-19, 2014.

It is possible to read news about the event at the COST website.


Here a photogallery. In the picture above, Anita during her talk entitled: "Projects related to Cities of Tomorrow within the COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir".

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Last updated: 09/19/17