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Shapeable Magnetoelectronics in Research and Technology

Objective

In our everyday life we are surrounded by sensing devices designed in a way to meet requirements of a certain application, which is determined primarily by their shape and size. What I propose here is to break this old vision in sensor engineering and to develop shapeable magnetoelectronics allowing to reshape sensors upon demand after fabrication. These devices are unique as the same initial sensor can be used for multiple purposes: an elastic magnetic sensor integrated in a fluidic tubing can be applied for therapeutic needs; namely, diagnostics of cancer diseases by examining magnetically tagged living cells. Alternatively the same sensor can be mounted on a curved surface of a stator in a tiny gap between rotor and stator in electrical machines to provide a regulation for the rotor position; these sensors can help to reduce energy consumption of electrical machines.
European added value / Sustainability: My group is the first which produced shapeable magnetic sensors and pointed out industrial applications of this technology. Supporting this initiative gives advantage to the EU in development of a unique class of devices with important functionality being not only flexible and fast, but also with the ability to react and respond to a magnetic field. There are no alternatives for this technology; therefore as a long term perspective this project will provide a leading position to the EU in the field of shapeable (magnetic) sensorics. The project is in line with main initiatives of the EU: (i) reduction of energy consumption and (ii) development of novel concepts for disease diagnostics. The European principles of gender diversity management will be obeyed.
To accomplish the goals of the project, I need to expand my team by 1 Postdoc and 3 PhDs working on this interdisciplinary project combining physics, engineering, fluidics, and biology. The grant requested is 1499.76 kEUR. The department of research funding (IFW Dresden) will support me to manage the project.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/oncology/cancer
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

ERC-2012-StG_20111012
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SG - ERC Starting Grant

Host institution

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 701 772,88

Beneficiaries (2)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM DRESDEN-ROSSENDORF EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 701 772,88
Address
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER FESTKOERPER- UND WERKSTOFFFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 797 987,12
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 20
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Research Organisations