Tests for the connection of an energy harvesting module for the autonomous power supply of CPS. Photograph: IMMS.

Subjects of research

Our activities are driven by the need for technological contributions to help meet societal challenges like the protection of the environment, the efficient use of energy and resources, and the preservation of health and safety in industrial, public and private spheres. Across this range we apply our skills to designing highly accurate, energy-efficient electronic and mechatronic systems which will measure and control physical processes and are networked into the virtual world of data processing. We focus our research activities on technology for the development and the integration of

  • Energy-efficient and energy autonomous CPS (cyber-physical systems),
  • Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS),
  • Sensor systems for biological analysis and medical technology,
  • Electromagnetic direct drives with nanometer precision.