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.


Title Focus Collaboration Duration
SiCBnB Wafer-scale fabrication of SiC-based and bioelectronics applications DAAD-Australia 2023-2024
EPReN Engaging Publics for Responsible Nanotechnology Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Cultures of Research" 2022
Pep4Sense Low-cost peptide-modified flexible surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor chips for in vitro diagnostics. Bioeconomy Revier, Germany 2022-2026
ProtLab Tailor-made protein products and systems for resource-efficient innovations in the agricultural and food industry Bioeconomy Revier, Germany 2022-2026
Food Screening EMR Strengthening the competitiveness of the euregional agri-food sector by helping local SMEs transition from a traditional to a sustainable business model focused on local, sustainable production of healthy crops INTERREG 2021-2023
LEAST Immunological Phenotyping of Acute Leukemia utilizing Monoclonal Antibodies Immobilized on Si Nanowire Field Effect Transistors ERS-RWTH 2021-2022
NanoInLife Nanoscale interfaces of the origin of life DE-Japan, PAJAKO 2021-2022
GRK2610 InnoRetVision Exploring innovative methods of stimulating the visual system to improve current techniques for restoring vision in blind people. DFG 2021-2025
MOFSense Multiplexed antibiotic monitoring at the point of use by system-integrated electrochemical transducers based on metal-organic frameworks DFG-DBT 2021-2024
Barcoding Deterministic barcoding in tissue for spatial decoding of human kidney disease. ERS-Rwth 2021-2022
BioNanoLock Bio-nanoelectronics-based logic interlock for secure systems DFG 2020-2023
Ei-catcher Characterization of oocytes for in vitro fertilization by electrical impedance spectroscopy. DFG 2020-2022
GRK2415 ME3T Research Training Group Mechanobiology in Epithelial 3D Tissue Constructs. DFG 2019-2023
MolProN Molecular programming for early detection of neuro-diseases. DAAD- Japan 2019-2021
Pep2D Peptide evolution platform for the biologization of two-dimensional material interfaces. ERS - RWTH 2020-2021
G4NeuroTec G-quadruplex-enabled two-dimensional neuromorphic bioelectronics ERS - RWTH 2020-2021
SINDynamik Single-point sensor system for non-invasive, dynamic measurement of cardiac function BMBF KMU 2018-2021
MolPro2Biosens Molecular programs for neurodegenerative diseases marker biosensing. DFG - ANR 2018-2022
SensUs Annual international student competition on biosensors for healthcare. SensUS since 2018 annually