Christian Doppler Laboratory

I was awared a grant from the Christian Doppler Research Association and became Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Piezoelectric Silicon MEMS with Enhanced Sensitivity and Responsivity. In this lab, my team and myself research piezoelectric microelectromechanical sensors and actuators (PiezoMEMS). The aim is to significantly improve the sensitivity of PiezoMEMS by examining noise sources in piezoelectric materials and components and to significantly improve the responsivity of PiezoMEMS by examining non-linear bi-stable architectures with mechanical deflections of several tens of micrometers. The project is planned for 7 years and is a cooperation with both Infineon Technologies AG and scia Systems GmbH.