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 2017: Chemical Sensors – Basics, Technology and Applications



06.03.2017 – 17.03.2017


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 02.02.2017:

Diana Strauß, VG 2.122 Tel: 07071/29 77636 E-Mail:


Block course 2016

Between March 7th  and the 18th  2016, students from Asia, Europe, Russia and the University of Tübingen took part at the two week international block course about chemical sensors.


They got an introduction into the basics, technology and applications of chemical sensors, like metal oxide based gas sensors (SMOX), polymer based gas sensors, pellistors, electrochemical cell gas sensors and biosensors. Part of this block course was lab experiments which involved the students in the preparation, the characterization, the evaluation and finally a comparison of the different types of sensors.


Part of this block course was also a social event which involved the preparation of a regional (Swabian) specialty, called “Maultasche”. The preparation reminded some of the students to edible core shell nanoparticles.


Further pictures of the block course can be downloaded here.