With its four scientific working groups , IWE 1 conducts research on a wide range of topics in the field of micro- and nanosystems. The research topics include life sciences, environmental sensor technology, and Industry 4.0 based on clean room technology, material characterization, packaging and interconnection technology, sensor development and characterization, portable electronics, and wireless sensor technology.

Our research activities are financed by various funding institutions such as direct industrial projects, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research BMBF, the German Research Association DFG, the European Union EU, and international partners.


Titel Fokus Collaboration Zeitraum
MolPro2Biosens Molecular programs for neurodegenerative disease markers biosensing DFG - ANR 2018-2022
SINDynamik Single-point sensor system for non-invasive, dynamic measurement of cardiac function BMBF KMU 2018-2021
G4NeuroTec G-quadruplex enabled two-dimensional neuromorphic bioelectronics ERS - RWTH 2020-2021
Pep2D Peptide evolution platform for biologization of two-dimensional material interfaces ERS - RWTH 2020-2021
MolProN Molecular programming for early onset detection of neurodisease DAAD- Japan 2019-2021
ME3T RTG2415 Graduate school mechanobiology in epithelial 3D tissue contructs DFG 2019-2023
Ei-catcher Characterization of oocytes for in vitro fertilization using electrical impedance spectroscopy DFG 2020-2022
BioNanoLock Bio-Nanoelectroni based logic locking for secure systems DFG 2020-2023
Barcoding Deterministic barcoding in tissue to spatially decode human kidney disease ERS-Rwth 2021-2022
MOFSense Multiplexed point-of-use antibiotics monitoring delivered by system-integrated electrochemical transducers based on metal-organic frameworks DFG-DBT 2021-2024
RTG 2610 InnoRet Vision Exploration of innovative methods for the stimulation of the visual system to improve current techniques for vision restoration in blind humans DFG 2021-2025
NanoInLife Nanoscale interfaces of life's origin DE-Japan, PAJAKO 2021-2022
Food Screening EMR Strengthening the competitiveness of the euregional agri-food sector by supporting local SMEs to shift from a traditional to a sustainable business model focused on the local, sustainable production of healthy crops. INTERREG 2021-2023
ProtLab Tailor-made protein products and systems for resource-efficient innovations in agribusiness and the food industry Bioeconomy Revier, Germany 2022-2026
Pep4Sense Low-cost peptide-modified flexible surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor chip for in vitro diagnostics Bioeconomy Revier, Germany 2022-2026
SensUs International student competition on biosensors for health SensUS seit 2018 jährlich