Sensors: Research & Development Capabilities

Godi Fischer
Professor Godi Fischer is developing sensors that can attach to fish.

Sensors are widely used throughout our world and their uses expanding every day. They have expanded beyond the traditional fields of temperature, pressure and flow measurement to myriad uses in automobiles, airplanes, robotics, manufacturing, the home and the environment. Researchers at the University of Rhode Island are making significant strides in the development and use of sensors in medicine, environmental monitoring, explosives detection, jet engine health monitoring and disease detection to name just a few areas.

Research and Capabilities

  • Biosensors for disease biomarkers
  • CCD image sensors
  • Chemical sensors for trace detection of explosives
  • Data acquisition and signal processing
  • Environmental sensors for trace detection of pollutants
  • Fiber optic sensors (single point and distributed)
  • Lab-on-a-chip/lab-on-paper sensors
  • MEMs based chemical sensors
  • Microelectrodes
  • Microfluidics
  • Miniature acoustic archival fish tagging
  • Mobile structural monitoring
  • Multi-modal sensor data analysis
  • Novel materials for sensors
  • Physical sensors for temperature, strain, pressure, heat flux
  • Reliability analysis of sensors
  • Sensor characterization
  • Sensor fabrication
  • Sensors for high temperature and pressure environments
  • Underwater acoustic sensors

Specialized Equipment

  • Atomic Force Microscopes
  • Characterization tool set for optical/microwave sensors/components
  • Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Exposure and Alignment Tool for Lithography
  • -1 um resolution
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Large-chamber sputtering machines (6)
  • Mobile Structural Monitoring and Remote Testing (SMART) Laboratory
  • Surface Analyzer (SIMS, ESCA and Auger)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope
  • UMIS III nano indentation tool
  • X-ray diffraction
Lab-on-chip research promises to put the power of a medical testing facility in the palm of your hand.

Specialized Laboratories

  • Next Generation Sensing Technology Lab
  • Optics and Lasers Research Lab
  • Sensors Fabrication and Testing Laboratory
  • Surface Technology Laboratory

Our Partners

  • Checon Corporation
  • General Dynamics
  • Image Acoustics, Inc.
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation
  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Strain Measurement Devices Inc.
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Vishay Measurements Group
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