Block-Course: Chemical Sensors - Basics, Technology and Applications

26.02.2018 – 09.03.2018

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 20. 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 26.01.2018:

Anna Staerz, VG 2.122 Tel: 07071/29 78766 E-Mail: anna.staerz(at)ipc.uni-tuebingen.de.