Cooperation: Fraunhofer IZM and the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) establish new research group on silicon microsensors
The Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) and Fraunhofer IZM are pooling their know-how and infrastructure to advance research into microsensors. On July 1, HTW President Prof. Semlinger and Fraunhofer IZM Institute Director Prof. Lang agreed to establish a joint “Silicon Microsensors” research group with an initial runtime of 3 years. The research group will be based at Fraunhofer IZM under the leadership of Prof. Ngo and will develop innovative, micromechanical high-temperature and gas sensors and silicon-based smart sensor systems.
Goal of the cooperation is achieving products with concrete applications for contract clients from industry and business. HTW’s students will be afforded a big role in the research group’s industry-oriented research. The research results will lead to new, enticing solutions and products for the business sector, which will promote interaction with regional industry.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the German Länder are funding Fraunhofer IZM’s involvement in the cooperation, initially planned until 2018, to the tune of 1.2 million €.
We look forward to the new venture and the exciting new ideas that the cooperation will generate.