General information

Lectures, seminars, exercises and lab courses related to physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, mathematics and sensors are given to chemistry students and students from other disciplines.


An overview over the current courses and most of the lecture material can be found on


The topics for Modulpraktika and Bachelor theses can be found in Open Positions.


For student marks and organisational information please visit this page.

Block course 2019: Chemical Sensors – Basics, Technology and Applications



04.03.2019 – 15.03.2019


The two-week block course, held entirely in English, provides an excellent knowledge basis for advanced research in the field of chemical gas sensors and their applications. The working principles of the most commonly used chemical sensors– electrochemical with both liquid and solid electrolytes, conductometric based on semiconducting metal oxides sensitive materials, calorimetric and gravimetric – will be explained in detail. Possible production technologies, applications and how the resulting data is most appropriately evaluated, will be detailed. The block course is organized as a series of morning lectures followed by activities in the lab. The lab work includes sensor preparation, advanced operando characterization as well as performance evaluation of both self-made and commercial sensors.

The number of attendees is limited to 16. In previous years the participation has been very international. 


Lectures: 09.15 – 12.00 in Verfügungsgebäude, Auf der Morgenstelle 15, 2. Floor, Room VG 2.034.

Lab courses: 13.00 – 17.00 in Verfügungsgebäude, Auf der Morgenstelle 15, 1. Floor.

Registration until 30.11.2018:

Anna Staerz, VG 2.113 Tel: 07071/29 78766 E-Mail:


Annual Block Course Chemical Sensors – Basics, Technology and Applications


Every year, graduate students from all over the world and the University of Tübingen take part in the two week block course about chemical sensors.


The course provides students with an introduction into the technology and applications of chemical sensors, like metal oxide based gas sensors (SMOX), polymer based gas sensors, pellistors, electrochemical cell gas sensors and biosensors. The course combines lectures with practical work in which the students learn how to prepare, characterize, evaluate and finally compare different sensor types.


Lectures: 09:00-12:00

Practical Course: 13:00-17:00

The course also includes a social dinner and a tour of Tuebingen to allow participants to experience a bit of German culture.

Find the course schedule here.