Gas sensors based on semiconducting metal oxides: basic understanding & applications

Tuebingen, Germany 6th and 7th June 2011

The workshop is the fourth in a series of Gospel workshops ( and will be organized by the 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 technology and basic understanding to be able to bring about new advancements in the field. After very much looking to technological aspects in the third workshop, we feel that there is now the right time to have a look at the advancements in the basic understanding of sensing and to new application fields. 

The workshop will start on the 6th of June, in the morning and will end in the evening of the7th of June.


Tentative list of invited speakers: 

Prof. Ulrike Diebold, TU Wien, Austria
Surface structure and reactivity of transparent conducting oxides (Abstract)

Dr. Kiyoshi Fukui, New Cosmos Electric, Japan
Practical type gas sensors based on sintered metal oxide semiconductors for detection of hydrogen and odor (Abstract)

Prof. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt, KIT, Germany
Shining light on metal oxide based gas sensor: Operando synchrotron radiation experiments (Abstract)

Prof. Vincenzo Guidi, University of Ferrara, Italy
Classical and semiclassical approaches for determination of the intergranular energy barrier height in metal-oxide nanograins (Abstract)

Dr. Takeo Hyodo, Nagasaki University, Japan
Microstructural design of gas-sensing materials by utilizing various templates (Abstract)

Prof. Jong-Heun Lee, Korea University, Korea
Gas sensors using oxide nanowire networks (Abstract)

Dr. Woosuck Shin, AIST, Japan
Inorganic-organic hybrid materials for gas sensors (Abstract)

Prof. Emeritus Noboru Yamazoe, Kyushu University, Japan
Gas reception and transduction in oxide semiconductor gas sensor (Abstract)

Mr. Kenichi Yoshioka, Figaro Engineering, Japan
CH4 sensor using MEMS technology for battery operation (Abstract)

You can email with any queries about logistics or the workshop organizers for enquiries about the programme and content.