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We conduct research to harness cutting-edge results from science for industry. Through application-oriented developments we strengthen industry's competitiveness with innovations. Developments with industry in turn reveal the need and challenges for novel approaches, which we address in our research fields.

To achieve this, we work in interdisciplinary teams and with research partners such as the Ilmenau TU and with local, national and international research organisations and technology providers. Thereby, compliance with our rules for ensuring good scientific practice is a matter of course.

Research fields

Research field

Integrated sensor systems

Here we investigate miniaturised systems manufactured in semiconductor technology consisting of microelectronic components for sensors applications, as well as methods to design these highly complex systems efficiently and safely.

Research field

Smart distributed measurement and test systems

Integrated sensor ICs are the heart of sensor and measurement systems like wireless sensors, stationary or handheld devices. We are researching solutions for ever more powerful sensors with more intrinsic intelligence and task allocation in the network.

Research field

Magnetic 6D direct drives with nm precision

To enable the manufacturing of macroscopic high-tech products with microscopic precision, we are researching scientific principles and technical solutions for nanopositioning systems for large motion ranges.


Here you will find all IMMS publications since 1997: peer-reviewed conference papers / journal contributions, journal articles, talks and poster presentations.


Here you will find disclosed patent applications and granted patents for which IMMS is the owner or co-owner.

Guidelines for ensuring good scientific practice

Here you can find our guidelines for ensuring good scientific practice.



Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Sommer

Scientific Managing Director

ralf.sommer(at) (0) 3677 874 93 04

In addition to directing research at IMMS, Professor Ralf Sommer also heads the Department of Electronic Circuits and Systems at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau.