Gas sensors based on semiconducting metal oxides – new directions

Tuebingen, Germany 30 November and 1 December 2009

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The workshop is the third in a series of Gospel workshops ( and will be organized by the newly founded International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing (ISOCS,

The goal of the workshop is to provide an opportunity for a thorough discussion among experts on the most important developments in the field of semiconducting metal oxide based gas sensors.

We aim to bring together academia and industry and help the latter identify which of the new developments are the most relevant to it. Now, after decades of R&D effort, we see that gas sensors are used in a host of applications, that companies are commercializing millions of devices each year and that the number of related publications is increasing. But there is also the feeling that many fundamental issues are still poorly understood and that we need breakthroughs in both materials and transducer technologies to be able to solve new applications. We hope that the workshop will contribute to the progress in the field by identifying the most appropriate targets for the future research activities and by facilitating access of industry to significant, newly-created knowledge.

The workshop will start on the 30th of November, in the morning and will end in the late afternoon of the1st of December in order to allow convenient travel arrangements.


List of invited speakers: 

Noboru Ishibashi/Kazunari Kaneyasu, Figaro Engineering, Japan
Development and application of semiconductor gas sensor using MEMS technology (Abstract)

Prof. Kengo Shimanoe, Kyushu University, Japan
Material design based on wet process for highly sensitive semiconductor gas sensors (Abstract)

Prof. Lutz Maedler, University of Bremen, Germany
Route to selectivity: FSP multi-layered MOX films (Abstract)

Dr. Olaf Kiesewetter, UST Umweltsensortechnik GmbH, Germany
Highly dynamic identification of various gases at trace levels with the UST Triplesensor® (Abstract)

Prof. Hyung-Gi Byun, Kangwon National University, Korea
Intelligent sensor system for non-invasive health care monitoring (Abstract)

Prof. Jong-Heun Lee, Korea University, Korea
Gas Sensors using Hierarchical and Hollow Oxide Nanostructures (Abstract)

Ingo Freund, Micronas GmbH, Germany
CMOS Integration of the suspended gate FET gas sensor (Abstract)

Dr. Heiko Ulmer, AppliedSensor, Germany
New applications and development trends for micro-machined MOS gas sensors (Abstract)

Danick Briand, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Manufacturing of MOX gas sensors: towards plastic substrates? (Abstract)


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