Chemical Sensor and Biosensors

For information on possible topics for Bachelor- / Masterthesis please contact us by phone or email or visit us at our institute.

Univ.-Prof. Ingo Klimant

  • Miniaturized measurement systems for optical sensors (also for Biomedical Engineers / Electrical Engineers).

Assoc.Prof. Torsten Mayr

  • Application and integration of optical sensors in microfluidics. 

Assoc.Prof.kand. Sergey Borisov

  • Indicator synthesis for optical chemical sensors. 

Bernhard Müller

  • Optical imaging of concrete materials: Application and synthesis of luminescent pH sensitive dyes with high pKa values as well as chloride sensitive dyes for monitoring of degradation processes of concrete materials. 

Irene Dalfen

  • Porous materials for optical sensing of methane: Synthesis of porous materials (MOFs, MIPs, Sol Gels,...). Investigation of the materials regarding their stability, structure and gas uptake. Synthesis of fluorescent/phosphorescent dyes as indicators for optical sensing. Combination of the porous materials with the indicator dyes and investigation of their methane sensing behaviour.

David Pfeifer

  • Optical CO2 Sensors: Synthesis and characterisation of fluorescent pH sensitive dyes especially for carbon dioxide determination. Immobilisation of these dyes into polymer matrices and development of new sensor materials for applications e.g. in biotechnology, clinical diagnostics and marine science. 

Tanja Rappitsch

  • Synthesis and characterization of BODIPY dyes: with different receptors for the detection of biologically relevant reactive species including organophosphorus nerve agents, H2S, H2O2 and 1O2. The probes are incorporated into polymeric matrices to prepare optical chemodosimeters for practical application in different scientific fields. 

Andreas Steinegger

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of TADF emitters and cyclometalation of dyes: Preparation and characterization of oxygen and temperature sensing materials. Development and testing of methods for sensing pH and ions based on TADF emitters and cyclometalated dyes. Design, synthesis and characterisation of hybrid systems from purely organic TADF emitters and cyclometalation with Pt(II) and Ir(III). 

 Lukas Tribuser

  • Optical Ion Sensors: Synthesis of fluorescent dyes with different crown ethers sensitive to K+, Na+, Ca2+ or NH4+ -Ions. Immobilisation of these dyes into polymer hydrogel matrixes to fabricate a sensor. Characterisation of the new materials for the application in clinical diagnostics, marine science, cell imaging etc.

Maximilian Maierhofer

  • Optical pH sensitive materials for biotechnological and life science applications: Preparation of pH sensor systems for water/solvent mixtures based on solvent resistant matrices. Application of pH-sensitive materials for the detection of ammonia or amines in bioprocesses.

Dominik Rabl

  • Optical biosensor integration in microfluidic systems: Development of optical measurement systems for toxicity tests of nanomaterials based an algae-biosensors. Application of bioprinting methods to integrate algae based biosensors in microfluidic devices.


For information on possible topics for Bachelor- / Masterthesis please contact us by phone or email (Dr. Helmar Wiltsche) or visit us at our institute.

Food Chemistry

For information on possible topics for Bachelor- / Masterthesis please contact us by phone or email (Prof. Erich Leitner or Prof. Barbara Siegmund) or visit us at our institute.