Department for Integrated Sensor Systems (DISS)

The Department for Integrated Sensor Systems offers R&D collaborations and comprises multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of micro- and nanotechnology, embedded systems, communication technology, and modeling/ simulation.

Research and development of innovative concepts for high performance sensors and sensor networks is at the heart of the department, providing solutions for a widespread range of applications, such as building management, industrial automation, medicine, traffic control, environmental monitoring, multi-media and home appliances. The department combines all scientific expertise necessary for the development of sensor systems from the transducer technology up to complex system integration aspects in its 4 research centres.

Role and Key Contribution

  • The diversified, interdisciplinary expertise of the department includes sensor development and manufacturing in micro- and nanotechnology, microelectronics, function-, system-, and circuit integration, communication technology, and modelling/simulation.
  • Current research activities focus on building automation, smart traffic systems, spintronics, metamaterials, thermal sensors, magnetic materials and sensors, hybrid microsystems, data management and coordination in sensor networks, localization and clock synchronization, security in sensor networks, analytical and numerical modelling, and sensor systems simulation and optimization.