Presenter, Track 3: Physical Sensors and Smart Systems

Thomas Voglhuber-Brunnmaier

Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Presenter Bio

Thomas Voglhuber-Brunnmaier received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree in Mechatronics from Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz, Austria, in 2007 and the Ph.D in 2013 at the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsensors (IME) at JKU. From 2013 to 2016 he was working with the Center for Integrated Sensor Systems at the Danube University Krems and from 2017 to 2019 at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT). He is currently working as a senior researcher at IME. His fields of interest are the modeling of microsensors for fuid sensing, material characterization and measurement science.

Abstract: Recent Advances of Sensor Structures Embedded in Organic Coatings on Metallic Substrates.
Embedded sensors provide an attractive option for implementing cost-effective monitoring capabilities for industrial applications where conventional discrete sensors are not well suited. Recently devised technologies using printed sensor structures embedded within organic coating on conductive substrates for industrial applications and harsh environments are presented. These include capacitive touch sensors, strain gauges, thermocouples, etc. Design processes as well as the distinct advantages of these sensors will be outlined. In the second part, a focus is laid on the modeling of capacitive sensors using a semi-numeric method which is particularly effective for the modeling of thin-film composites on metallic surfaces. Basic features of capacitive sensing, field distributions, and their influence on sensor performance are discussed.

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