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. 

Dr. Birgit Ungerböck

  • Fiber optic pH microsensors: Development and characterisation of fiber optic pH microsensors tailored for Eddy covariance measurements in marine environments.
  • Fiber optic pH sediment sensors: Development, fabrication and characterization of pH sensors with an increased mechanical stability.

Irene Dalfen

  • Conjugated polymers for luminescence based (pH) sensors: Synthesis and characterisation of conjugated polymers with pH sensitive moieties; preparation of sensor layers, fibres and nanoparticles; photophysical characterisation (absorption and emission spectra, quantum yields, luminescence lifetimes); pH calibration of the sensors.

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. 

Andreas Steinegger

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of new purely organic TADF emitters with characteristics tuned for oxygen and temperature sensing. Preparation and characterization of oxygen and temperature sensing materials. Development and testing of methods for sensing pH and ions based on TADF emitters. 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.

Silvia Zieger

  • Algae Detection Module: Development of detectors for harmful algae used as early warning system. Spectral characterisation of algae, development of an algorithm to differentiate algae in solution, optimisation of the detection module and enlargement to a multi-parameter system and implementing of several sensors for marine monitoring.

Bernhard Müller 

  • Optical Sensor Integration in Microfluidic Systems: Development of optical measurement systems for various anayltes (e.g. O2, pH, CO2, glucose, ions) by integration of sensor layers via microdispensing in microfluidic systems for biological applications.

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.

Philipp Sulzer

  • Development and Application of specialized optical oxygen sensor systems:  Preparation and characterization of optical sensor systems applied in organic solvents, aggressive vapours or high oxygen partial pressures. Measurements of oxygen solubility in liquids and oxygen consumption of distinct chemical processes in closed environments.


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.