Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science

Location: Research Technoplaza (RTP) Level 5 and 6

The Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science (CBSS) relies on a multidisciplinary cooperation between three international research constellations – NTU MSE, Linköping University (LiU) through the Division of Molecular Physics, and Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) – working jointly on the development of next generation biosensors. NTU MSE has a strong background in materials preparation, nanoscale patterning, electroactive materials, including carbon nanotubes and graphene, and device fabrication. The two European partners have significant experience in surface characterization of thin molecular films and biosensing using primarily optical transducer technologies. They also contribute with expertise in soft matter surface science, more specifically in lipid and peptide chemistry. The amalgamation of both basic and applied science groups, together with strategic recruitment, has enabled us to gather a competitive research group.

The research projects initiated within CBSS have a strong flavour of basic science. The focus so far has been on the development of new and robust detection platforms, novel sensor concepts, and on the synthesis, characterization and application of new materials. A major task has also been to establish a dedicated laboratory for surface characterization and sensor development. Today, the focus is on the design of new sensors and probe stations for future application scenarios as well as on start-ups of a series of applied projects.