Plenary Lecture

Thin Film Sensor Systems for Different Industrial Applications

Dr. Saskia Biehl
Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films
Braunschweig, Germany

Abstract: The measurement of load and temperature distributions directly at the surface of machine parts is very important for industry. These specific data enable a flexible and cost efficient production. Therefor different thin film systems are under way which combine an excellent wear resistance with a piezoresistive and thermoresistive behavior. These multifunctional coating systems are directly applied onto the technical surfaces of insertable modules and tools.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: After her studies of materials science at the university of Saarbrücken she worked as engineer for quality assurance at a glass coating company in Germany in 2000. In 2001 she became project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Film in Braunschweig. Since February 2007 she is head of the group Micro and Sensor Technologies. Her work focuses on thin film sensors for load, pressure, temperature, wear and distance detection. Her PhD thesis in mechanical engineering was focused on the investigation of sensory thin film systems based on amorphous hydrogenated carbon films.

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