11/2018 - In the middle of November Markus Bainschab visited the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, as part of a group of Austrian young researchers within the framework of the EU Presidency of Austria. Markus is currently working for the research project DownToTen and he gave a short presentation about how DownToTen seeks to develop a reliable and robust methodology to measure particle number emissions in the sub 23 nm region (down to at least 10nm).
An article about the visit can be found at the APA website (in German only).
10/2018 - In the beginning of October Reinhard Klambauer gave a talk about "Multiphysical Simulation of the Mechanical Frequency Response of a Lithium-Ion Battery Cell in respect of the Intercalation and De-intercalation of Ions" at the Batteries Event 2018 in Nice, France, where he presented the first results of the project research VALERIE.
09/2018 - In the beginning of July, TU Graz has started the interdisciplinary lead project Porous Materials@Work to realize porous materials for novel applications in the areas of sensors, microelectronics, energy storage, and production of pharmaceuticals. The task of the institute, sub-project P7, which is supervised by Alexander Bergmann and Anna Coclite (www.annacoclite.com), will be to design a humidity sensor on the basis of porous materials (i.e. hydrogels). The first part is going to deal with the deposition as well as the characterisation of the used materials. Stefan Cesnik will be working for the project for the next years and he participated in the kick-off meeting, which took place in early September. Further information on the lead project can be found on the project website.
06/2018 - In June Alexander Bergmann and Comsol Multiphysics® hosted a Comsol User Day at TU Graz, where participants had a day full of minicourses, talks by invited speakers and interaction with other simulation specialists. The talks ranged from the modelling of MEMS pressure sensors over the modelling and simulation of a Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) strain sensor to the simulation and validation of particle sensors.
02/2018 - Recently Alexander Bergmann and his team were interviewed on their research activities. The full interview can be found at TU Graz Planet Research.
11/2017 - In the end of October, the IEEE SENSORS 2017 took place in Glasgow, UK. The conference covered a broad range of multidisciplinary topics related to sensors and their applications. Alexander Bergmann and Reinhard Klambauer represented the institute at the conference. Reinhard Klambauer held a poster presentation about “A New Principle for an Ultrasonic Flow Sensor for Harsh Environment”.
10/2017 - Alexander Bergmann, Martin Kupper and Mario Schriefl attended the annual conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research, which was held October 16-20 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Mario Schriefl gave a talk about “Simulation and Experiments with a Modular Electrical Particle Detector” and Martin Kupper gave two talks with the titles“ A Study of Alternative Working Fluids and Corresponding Effects for Condensation Nuclei Counters Applied on Automotive Exhaust” and “Experimental Evaluation of Components for a Super Compact In-Situ LII Probe Applicable on Automotive Exhaust Pipes”.
10/2017 - From the 1st until the 5th of October the 30th Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society took place in Florida, USA. The IEEE Photonics Conference covers topics in the areas of lasers, optoelectronics, optical fiber networks, and associated lightwave technologies and applications. Alexander Bergmann and Georg Brunnhofer attended the conference to present a poster about first results of Georg Brunnhofers doctoral thesis on a “Concept for a Holographic Particle Counter”.
09/2017 - In the end of September the research group of the project FC Diamond had a meeting with all project partners in Duisburg, Germany.
08/2017 - From 27th of August – 1st of September, the European Aerosol Conference was held in Zurich, Switzerland. This conference is the meeting place in Europe for the international research community working in the field of aerosol science and technology and takes place every year. Markus Bainschab attended the conference and held a poster presentation with the title “Extending Particle Number Limits to below 23 nm: First Results of the H2020 DownToTen Project” where he presented the latest results of the research project DownToTen. This project is funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme.
05/2017 - Larisa Karpenko-Jereb, who leads the research project FC Diamond at the institute, attended the Annual International Conference-School «Ion transport in organic and inorganic membranes» in Russia to talk about her latest research results. She also was a member of the jury responsible for the poster session.
08/2017 - From July 16 to 20, the 19th International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena (ICPPP) took place in Bilbao, Spain. Philipp Breitegger presented a poster about "Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy for environmental trace gas sensing with WSNWS" and Benjamin Lang gave a talk with the title "A photoacoustic cell for high flow rate environments".
07/2017 - In the EU-funded project DownToTen project scientist Markus Bainschab built two prototypes, with which exhaust gases can be diluted. The prototypes then were sent to projekt partners Ricardo UK and AVL List GmbH to undergo various measurements and tests. Markus visited project partner Ricardo UK in Shoreham-by-Sea (GB) to support the measurements.
05/2017 - On the 18th of May the seminar “The Worlds of Nanoparticle Analysis” took place at the campus. The seminar has been organised by the institute in cooperation with TSI GmbH, a company specialised in the design and production of precision measurement instruments. The talks covered topics such as the analysis of particles, measurement methods, particle emissions of motor vehicles and the challenges of particle sensors in general. In addition to selected aerosol equipment of TSI GmbH the international participants could also take a look at the Roller Test Bed for Heavy Duty Vehicles at the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics.
04/2017 - On the 10th of March a group of young scientists from the Sensor Application Center SappZ of the OTH Regensburg visited the institute. They are researching in similar areas as IES and were interested in the institute’s research fields, projects and laboratories. The visit also include tours at the Institute of Electronics and Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering. The next day’s programme was a visit at CTR Research Centre for Smart Sensors & Systems Integration in Villach, Carinthia.
03/2017 - In the end of February Markus Bainschab went to Finland for 2 weeks to carry out measurements for the research project DownToTen with project partner Tampere University of Technology. The first prototype of the sampling system for measuring particles down to 10 nm was set up, tested and compared to various existing systems.
02/2017 - Since the beginning of January the team of IES has grown further and has welcomed
Paul Maierhofer as new university project assistant. Paul has a master's degree in Technical Physics and his work at IES will be about modeling and designing highly integrated photonic sensor systems.
24/12/2016 - On the 14th of December IES had it's Christmas Party with all staff members, PhD students, diploma students, external lecturer and friends. The team whishes everyone a restful Advent Season and a successful New Year!
12/2016 - From 30th of October - 2nd of November Alexander Bergmann, Benjamin Lang and
Mario Schriefl took part at the IEEE Sensors Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The latest research findings, ideas, and applications in the area of sensors
and sensing technology have been presented there.
Mario Schriefl gave a talk about "Design Principles for Diffusion Chargers Sensing Particle Number Concentration" and Benjamin Lang presented a poster with the title "Design Framework for a Gas Sensor Based on an Open Photoacoustic Resonator".
Besides the sharing of information with researchers from all over the world,
our colleagues could enjoy the warm weather and the sunny beaches.
12/2016 - As part of the lecture "452.052 Environmental Sensing" the lecturer, Mr Schindler, took the students to an air quality monitoring site at Petersgasse 128, Graz.
11/2016 - In the beginning of November Markus Bainschab joined IES as university project assistant for the next 3 years.
After finishing his master's degree in Technical Physics, he will now participate in the EU project DownToTen and at the same time work on his doctoral thesis.
01/10/2016 - Today a big research project starts at the institute. Together with the Institute of Internal Combustion Engines and Thermodynamics and 7 external partners IES will seek to develop a reliable and robust methodology to enhance the regulatory approach in the assessment of particle number emissions in the sub 23nm region (down to at least 10nm), focusing on state-of-the art automotive powertrains with direct injection gasoline engines, but also diesel ones, under real-world operation conditions.
08/2016 - Recently the 22nd European Aerosol Conference took place in Tours (FR). This conference provides a platform where aerosol scientists and engineers from all over the world come together in order to discuss their research results and gain information about novelties in the fields of aerosol science, aerosol measurement instrumentation, health effects of aerosols etc.
Alexander Bergmann, Martin Kupper and Mario Schriefl from IES attended the conference.
Mario Schriefl gave a talk with the title „Characterization and Modelling of a Novel Particle Number Detector“.
Martin Kupper presented a poster with the topic: “A Simulation and Experimental Attempt for a High Temperature Condensed Nuclei Magnifier using Organic Working Fluids”.
Besides a wide range of interesting lectures, presentations and poster sessions during the conference, some nice places in and around Tours could be discovered.
08/2016 - During the summer months IES received support and cake :) from five summer trainees. They helped our research assistants with their literature research, helped to prepare measurement setups and did small programming tasks in C and C#.
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05/2016 - At the moment our rooms are under heavy construction. We are looking forward to move to our new rooms and laboratory at the beginning of July. After the construction work has finished we are going to equip our aerosol and electronic laboratory and put it into duty.
01/03/2016 - On the first of March 2016 the new instute officially opened it's not yet existing gates. With a small team of six highly motivated people we are aiming for a fully operational institute as soon as possiple.