Thin-Film Systems

Research Topics

Research into large-area and flexible electronics bases on our know how in materials and deposition techniques. The system integration includes connectivity and optimization of energy efficiency.

Our key applications are printed ion sensors for wearables and agricultural purpose as well as metal oxide TFT technologies for high frequency electronics and advanced display technologies.


TFTs and Circuits

Based on amorphous oxide semiconductors we develop TFTs and circuits for radio frequency and display applications. The focus is on added functionalities like transparency or flexibility.


Ion Selective Sensors

Our printed all-Solid State Electrodes for agricultural or wearable/medical application can replace more expensive and elaborate systems for the measurement of ion concentrations in aqueous solutions. Current examples inlcude the analyses of nitrate concentration in soil or ground water and the complex composition of electrolytes in sweat.





Thin-Film Technologies

Backed by our clean-room facility and dedicated labs we investigate into thin-film materials from precursor development until layer stack integration. Both classical vacuum as well as liquid-phase deposition techniques are addressed.

Hybrid System Integration

The connection between thin-film / printed electronics and information processing hardware is realized by various mounting and wireless transmission techniques. Based on microcontroller technologies we realize funtional product samples for our thin-film technologies.

Brochures as PDF



  • Component, system and application specification (use cases)
  • Sensor / device layout
    • Based on simulation and experiment
  • Sensor processing and characterization
    • Thin-film materials qualification and development
    • Device parameters
    • Application test
  • Device and system integration
    • Hybrid: evaluation circuits
    • Integrated thin-film systems