Collaborations with external partners

Application of sensing materials and optical sensors is realized together with numerous collaboration partners. Most important collaborations are listed here:

- Synthesis and photophysics of porphyrins and related compounds

  • Prof. Petr Zimcik, Prof. Veronika Novakova (Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove, Czech Repulic)
  • Prof. Abhik Ghosh (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway)


Application of optodes in oceanography and marine (micro)biology, particularly for investigation of ocean acidification processes, profiling, imaging in marine sediments and biofilms, and in photosynthesis studies

  • Prof. Michael Kühl, Dr. Klaus Koren (Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Prof. Don Canfield, Prof. Ronnie Glud, Dr. Morten Larsen (Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
  • Prof. Niels-Peter Revsbech, Dr. Emilio Garcia-Robledo (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Dr. Dirk de Beer (Microsensors group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany)
  • Dr. Markus Huettel (The Florida State University, USA)


- Biological applications

  • Prof. Dmitri B. Papkovsky and Dr. Ruslan Dmitriev (Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork, Ireland)


Medical applications

  • Dr. Andre Schulz and Prof. Stephen Stick (University of Western Australia, Perth)
  • Dr. Martin Hajnsek, Prof. Frank Sinner, Prof. Thomas Pieber, Institute of Biomedicine and Health Sciences, Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria


- In-house collaborations

  • Prof. Bernd Nidetzky, Prof. Christian Slugovc, Prof. Gregor Trimmel, Prof. Robert Saf, Prof. Roland Fischer, Dr. Stefan Freunberger, Prof. Karl Gatterer


Industrial Collaborations

  • Pyro Science GmbH (Germany)