Sensors have widespread use in environmental monitoring and in production line optimisation.
We investigate new sensor techniques for the detection of pesticides, virus contamination, heavy metals and hormones. The sensors are based on different technologies, such as lab-on-a-chip systems,
spinning disc systems using DVD technology, or they can be colorimetric assays. For electrically powered microsensors that need power supplies in harsh environments, energy harvesters are being developed that can power remote sensors. Concerning the safety of nanoparticles, we have a continuous involvement in studying nanotoxicology and safety aspects of aerosolised particles.