Group Leader: Anja Boisen
The overall aim of the Nanoprobes group is to use the latest micro and nanofabrication techniques to tackle existing and emerging challenges of our society together with industrial or academic partners. Having its roots in the field of micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) and cantilever-like sensors, the group is developing and investigating high performance micro and nano electromechanical systems (NEMS) for sensor applications and fundamental research. Recently developed nanopillar-based surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates with unprecedented sensitivity levels are explored as the basis for diverse chemical sensor applications. In order to obtain reliable sensors, a main paradigm in the nanoprobes group is the simultaneous application of orthogonal sensing techniques and the performance of high throughput experiments to gather statistically significant data. On this premise a high throughput DVD multisensory system is being developed. The long lasting expertise in polymer microfabrication of the group is being used to develop a novel drug delivery approach based on biodegradable polymer micro drug-containers.