Research Projects

  • 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.
  • DAAD-DST project "Magneto-optical metasurfaces in a CMOS-compatible material system for enhanced Faraday rotation" (2021-2023)
    Our goal is the fabrication and characterization of magneto-optical metasurfaces based on the material Mn5Ge3 in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Anil Prabhakar and Prof. Dr. Ananth Krishnan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India.
  • BMBF-funded project "ForLab FAMOS" (2019-2022):
    The project with a volume of 2.5 Mio. Euro is headed by Prof. Dr. Inga Anita Fischer and also involves the research groups "Applied Physics and Semiconductor Spectroscopy" as well as "Allgemeine Elektrotechnik" at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. The project goal is 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.
  • BMBF-funded project "Innovation Campus Electronics and Microsensors - Phase II" (2022-2026)
    This project with a volume of 20 Mio. Euro 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

  • 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.