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Research at Applied Sensor Science

Development and characterization of chemical gas sensors, Silicon carbide field effect transistors, Graphene and other 2D materials for gas- and liquid-phase sensors.

Research Projects and Networks

We actively collaborate with other research groups at Linköping University, IFM (Sweden), Saarland University (Germany), University of Oulu (Finland), Maryland University (USA), CNR-Catania (National Research Council, Italy), ENEA-Brindisi (Italy), University of Brescia (Italy).

Our industrial partners are: Ford in Dearborn (USA), Volvo Cars (Sweden), SenSiC AB (Sweden), Graphensic AB (Sweden), J2 Holding AB (Sweden), DANSiC AB (Sweden).

We have been active for many years in European collaborative projects, and in national and international scientific networks.

Ongoing projects:

  • H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018 project SensMat, “Preventive solutions for Sensitive Materials of Cultural Heritage”, nr 814596, 2019-2021
    • Principal investigator from LiU: Donatella Puglisi
  • VINNOVA 2018-03308 project, “Sensor for faster, cheaper, and easier determination of dioxins in the environment”, 2018-2019
    • Coordinator: Jens Eriksson
  • SIO Graphene, National Project on Graphene - ongoing
    • Principal investigator from LiU: Jens Eriksson
  • SSF Graphene project, Generic Methods and Tools for Productin - 2016-ongoing
    • Principal investigator from LiU: Jens Eriksson
  • SSF 2D Materials project, Novel 2D-Dimensional Systems: from Growth to Applications - 2016-ongoing
    • Principal investigator from LiU: Jens Eriksson
  • Smart sensing and advanced data evaluation - ongoing
    • Collaboration with Saarland University, Germany (Prof. Andreas Schütze, LMT)
    • Joint PhD Students: Christian Bur (PhD defense on April 2015), Manuel Bastuck

Recently ended projects:

  • ACCESS Project, Könssortering of ägg, funded by LiU Holding AB, in collaboration with Svenska Ägg (Marie Lönneskog Hogstadius), 2018
    • Principal investigators: Donatella Puglisi, Anita Lloyd Spetz
  • KAW Project, Working on Venus (WoV), Electronics and sensors for the environment at Venus - 2014-ongoing
    • Participants: Mike Andersson (main supervisor), Lida Khajavizadeh (PhD student)
  • FunMat 2017, collaboration project with Ford (PM sensors), Volvo Cars (Oxygen sensors), SenSiC AB and University of Oulu
  • FunMat Vinn Excellence Center - 2007-2016
    • Head of Center and Theme 5 Leader: Anita Lloyd Spetz
    • Participants: Jens Eriksson, Mike Andersson, Donatella Puglisi, Peter Möller, Hossein Fashandi, Zhafira Darmastuti
  • COST Action TD1105, EuNetAir, New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability - 2012-2016
    • Deputy Chair: Anita Lloyd Spetz
    • WG Members: Jens Eriksson, Donatella Puglisi
  • SENSIndoor Project, Nanotechnology-based intelligent multi-SENsor System with selective pre-concentration for Indoor air quality control - 2014-2016
    • Team Leader: Anita Lloyd Spetz
    • Members: Donatella Puglisi (Deputy team leader), Manuel Bastuck, Mike Andersson (SenSiC team leader)
  • FFI Project, NOx sensors - ended Dec. 2016
    • Coodinator: Mike Andersson, SenSiC
    • Participants: Jens Eriksson (main supervisor), Peter Möller (PhD student)
  • Monolayers as sensing layers - 2012-2016
    • From LiU: Mike Andersson, Jens Eriksson, Per Eklund, Hossein Fashandi, Anita Lloyd Spetz

Research Expertise

  • SiC-FET chemical gas sensors
  • Graphene- and other 2D materials-based chemical gas sensors
  • Emission monitoring and control for outdoor harsh environments (high temperature applications)
  • Indoor air quality monitoring and control (room temperature applications)
  • Particle sensors (in collaboration with University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Smart sensing / Data mining (in collaboration with Saarland University, Germany)

Available Equipment

  • Processing of sensing layers/sensor fabrication: evaporation and magnetron sputter systems
  • Sensor mounting: wire bonding, spot welding, various adhesive technologies e.g. insulating ceramic and conductive bonders (glues)
  • Analysis: SEM, TEM, SPM (AFM, SKPM, c-AFM), XRD, XPS, ambient Kelvin probe, mass spectrometer for on-line analysis during gas sensor testing
  • Gas sensor testing: gas mixing systems and equipment for sensor measurements, heating and sensor readout, instruments for impedance spectroscopy and work function measurements

LiU Junior Faculty Prize 2014

Professor Anita Lloyd Spetz was awarded the Junior Faculty Prize 2014 for supporting and encouraging young researchers to build their own successful professional career.

Responsible for this page: Donatella Puglisi

Last updated: 01/18/19