Research Projects

  • DFG project "Ultradoped GeSn-based plasmonic antennas and GeSn/Si plasmon-enhanced heterojunction photoemission infrared photodetectors on the Si platform" (2024-2027)
    Together with researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, and from National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan, we develop ultradoped GeSn for plasmonic antenna applications.
  • Infra-FEI project "Single Pixel Camera" (2023-2024)
  • BMBF-funded project "OASYS" (2023-2028)
    This project with a volume of 12.5 Mio. Euros is lead by Prof. Dr. Harald Schenk and comprises research groups from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg as well as Fraunhofer institutes, Leibniz institutes and the Carl-Thiem Hospital, Cottbus. Within our sub-project, our goal is the development and fabrication of metasurface-based photodiodes for wavelength-selective photodetection.
  • BMBF-funded project: "Electronic noses for monitoring agricultural areas based on miniaturized arrays of affinity sensors" (2022-2024)
    We develop optoelectronic sensors for the detection of plant diseases in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP) and the Photonics Insights GmbH.
  • BMBF-funded project "Innovation Campus Electronics and Microsensors - Phase II" (2022-2026)
    This project with a volume of 20 Mio. Euros is lead by Prof. Dr. Harald Schenk and unites research groups from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg as well as four research institutes  (Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP), Ferdinand-Braun-Institut Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH), Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration (IZM) und Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (IPMS)) in research on new sensor concepts and systems.

    We are involved in the following subprojects:
    • Development of a gas sensor based on functional oxides for the detection of low gas concentrations and
    • Development an integrated optical refractive index sensor.

Recently completed Projects

  • BMBF-funded project "ForLab FAMOS"(2019-2023) to set up state-of-the-art processing equipment for research focused on the integration of new materials (the semiconductors GeSn and SiGeSn, functional oxides, 2D materials and polymers) on the Silicon platform to develop innovative optoelectronic devices such as sensors and on-chip light sources
  • DAAD-DST project "Magneto-optical metasurfaces in a CMOS-compatible material system for enhanced Faraday rotation" in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Anil Prabhakar and Prof. Dr. Ananth Krishnan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India (2021-2023)
  • InfraFEI project "Measurement setup for the characterization of nanostructured optical components" (2021-2022)
  • InfraFEI project "Measurement setup for the characterization of infrared photodetectors at wavelengths between 2.0 and 4.7 µm" (2020-2021)
  • DFG individual research grant "Spin injection and spin manipulation in Si-Ge heterostructures with ferromagnetic Mn5Si3Cx and Mn5Ge3Cx electrodes" in collaboration with Dr. Christoph Sürgers, KIT (2016 - 2020)
  • DFG individual research grant "SiGeSn-Nanostructures for Integrated Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors" in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Giovanni Capellini, IHP and University Roma Tre, Prof. Dr. Kurt Busch and Prof. Dr. Christoph Koch, HU Berlin (2018 - 2020). The project was transferred to IHT, Stuttgart