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Welcome to Applied Sensor Science!

Applied Sensor Science group (September 2017)

We work on development and characterization of chemical sensors for environmental monitoring, emission control and indoor/outdoor air quality control. Our two main research areas include gas sensitive silicon carbide field effect transistors (SiC-FETs) and graphene- and other 2D materials-based sensors for gas and liquid phase monitoring.

We are an active, dynamic, and international group of scientists with multidisciplinary backgrounds in physics, chemistry, and electronic engineering.

Applied Sensor Science has 20+ years of experience on development of chemical gas sensors spanning from high- to room temperature applications. We have an established leading position in the field, expanding our research interests also to liquid phase and particle detection, thanks to several strong collaborations with both academia and industry at local, national and international levels.

Development and commercialization of SiC-FETs is performed together with the spin-off company SenSiC AB, whereas development of graphene-based gas sensors is performed in close collaboration with Graphensic AB.

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

Partnership and collaboration programs

SSF, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Dr. Jens Eriksson is involved in two SSF projects to explore epitaxial graphene and novel monolayers of catalytic metals for extremely sensitive gas sensors: "Epitaxial graphene for metrology, sensing, and electronics" (GMT14-0077, 2016-2020), coordinator Tomas Löwander, Chalmers; "Novel two-dimensional systems: from growth to applications" (RMA15-024, 2016-2021) coordinator Sergey Kubatkin, Chalmers.

FunMat, Functional Nanoscale Materials, 2007-2016, one of 19 VINN Excellence Centre initiated by the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA). Prof. Anita Lloyd Spetz was the Director of the Centre during 2014-2016 and Deputy Director during 2007-2013. Applied Sensor Science acted within Theme 5.

FFI, Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation, partnership between the Swedish government and automotive industry for joint funding of research, innovation and development concentrating on Climate & Environment and Safety.

COST Action TD1105 EuNetAir, pan-European Nework on Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability, 2012-2016. Prof. A. Lloyd Spetz was the Action Vice-Chair, Dr Jens Eriksson and Dr Donatella Puglisi were WG members. Within the Action, Applied Sensor Science worked on the development of SiC-FET and graphene-based gas sensors for sensitive and selective detection of ultra-low concentrations of toxic substances (sub-ppb) for indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring and control.

SENSIndoor, FP7 EU-project, 2014-2016. Coordinator: Prof. Andreas Schutze, Saarland University, Germany. The project aimed at the development of novel nanotechnology based intelligent sensor systems for selective monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) for demand controlled ventilation in indoor environments.

SenSiC AB is a producer of new gas sensors for extreme temperature applications (200-500°C) with exceptional sensitivity/resolution at very low gas concentrations. SenSiC AB was founded in 2007 and is located in Kista, the high tech valley of Sweden, and in Linköping. Prof. A. Lloyd Spetz and Dr. Mike Andersson are co-founders. SenSiC has few collaboration programs with Applied Sensor Science on SiC-FET based gas sensors.


Responsible for this page: Donatella Puglisi

Last updated: 09/15/17