Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Micro and Nano Sensors

when 21 August 2023 - 1 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 450

The aim of this PhD summer school is to give you an overview of the state of the art micro and nano sensors such as electrochemical sensors, RAMAN and SERS-based sensors and to give you hands-on experience in sensor fabrication and sensor applications.

Micro and nano sensors are emerging as promising techniques in for example diagnostics, drug delivery and environmental control. They have the potential to be very small, simple and cheap as they do not require time-consuming labelling by i.e fluorescent markers and bulky read-out units. However, it is sometimes complicated to understand the possibilities and limitations of the individual technologies both in terms of realization and applications.
We will combine lectures on sensing principles and surface chemistry with hands-on laboratory work. You will have the possibility to: 1) fabricate sensors, 2) functionalize sensors, 3) apply the sensors for biological or environmental sensing or apply the sensors in the areas of biological research and/or drug delivery. There will also be a focus on the sensors in the area of drug delivery – a field with a large potential. This course will run in parallel with the DTU Health Tech summer school ‘Drug delivery – using nano and microtechnologies’ with some joined lectures and sessions. Moreover, there will also be focus on career development in academia and industry and inputs from start-up companies.
The experimental work will be performed in teams and the developed technologies will be presented and discussed to discover pros and cons on the various technologies and methods. By the end of the school you will in collaboration with the lecturers and your fellow students have generated an overview of the strength and weaknesses of the different sensors. To pass the course, you must take active part in the group work and in the scientific discussions.
Come and join us in this challenging endeavour!

The course is for PhD students only.
More infomation can be found on our website.

Course leader

Prof. Anja Boisen, DTU Health Tech, Technical University of Denmark

Target group

PhD students

Course aim

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
Fabricate a micro and nano sensor
Apply micro and nano sensors
Discuss the opportunities of micro and nano sensors in drug delivery and the biomedical area
Evaluate strength and weaknesses of different sensor technologies
Understand the needs from industry when designing and choosing micro/nano sensor technologies
Plan and test key experimental steps in sensor development – from fabrication to characterization
Present your own results by poster and scientific pitch
Actively participate in scientific seminars by engaging in discussions and asking questions

Fee info

EUR 450: The fees covers participation in the summer school (2 weeks) including lunches and 3 social activities in some afternoons/evenings. It does not cover travel and accommodaton expenses.