Nanoprobes Group

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.
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Welcome to the Nanoprobes group!

We are an interdisciplinary and international group with open-minded and supportive members.

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Check out the Center of Excellence, 'IDUN', headed by Nanoprobes group leader Professor Anja Boisen and funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and the Villum Foundation.


  • IDUN - Danmarks Grundforskningsfonds og Villum Fondens Center for Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Micro-containers and Nanomechanics (DNRF+VKR) 
  • NAPLAS - NAnoPLAsmonic Sensors (Sapere Aude)
  • NAMEC - VKR Centre of Excellence (VKR)
  • MUSE - MUlti SEnsor DVD Platform (DSF)
  • HERMES - High Exponential Rise in Miniaturized cantilever-like Sensing (ERC)
  • Villum Foundation's Young Investigator Programme (VKR)