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School of Engineering Microsensors & Bioelectronics Laboratory

Microsensors & Bioelectronics Laboratory

Purple and blue montage of sensor equipment

The Microsensors and Bioelectronics Laboratory (MBL) was founded by Professor Julian Gardner FREng FRS and is part of the Sensors and Devices Research Group within the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick. He has an H-index of 71 and over 22,000 citations.

Julian and board

Research focus

CMOS based chemical sensors Machine Olfaction
Electronic noses Dynamic modelling of sensors
Environmental sensors Temperature Modulated MEMS
Flow and Pressure CMOS sensors Signal Processing and AI
SMR/FBAR RF acoustic sensors Micro-fluidics/lab-on-a-chip


We are currently collaborating with the following research centres and companies:

  • Graphene Group (Prof. Tawfique Hasan, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Surface Chemistry Group (Prof. Colin Bain, University of Durham, UK)
  • Acoustic Sensors Group (Prof. Andrew Flewitt, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Power Devices Group (Prof. Florin Udrea, University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Computer Science Dept (Prof. Marianna Obrist, UCL, UK)
  • Flusso Sensors Ltd (Cambridge, UK)
  • Sorex Sensors Ltd (Cambridge & Warwick, UK)
  • OW Make Smell Digital (London, UK)
  • Volatile AI (UK), Nevada Nanotech Systems Inc. (USA), ScioSense B.V. (Netherlands).

Recent news

Cambridge-Warwick Consortium publish a paper in Scientific Advances on aerogel based gas sensor in Feb 2024. Press Release. Article.

Julian Gardner elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in July 2023

New List of Publications (August 2023). Download here.

Review Article on Thermal Conductivity Sensors published (Jan 2023). Download here.

PhD Positions available (October 2023)

University Spin-out Flusso Ltd sold to Global Consortium (August 2022)

Attended ISOEN 2022 in Aveiro, Portugal to present a paper (May 2022)

Prof. Gardner admitted to the Worshipful Company of Engineers as a Freeman (Jan 2021)

Publication on "Optimising deep learning at the edge for accurate hourly air quality prediction" (Jan 2021)

Short Biography of Professor Gardner (April 2020)

Prof. Gardner becomes Fellow of the IEEE for his work on CMOS sensors and e-Noses (May 2019).

Prof. Gardner joint winner of Royal Society Mullard award for his work on innovating his research research. (July 2018).

Prof. Gardner awarded IAAM Scientist Medal 2018 for contributions to advanced materials and technologies. (Feb 2017)

Prof. Gardner wins prestigous IEEE Technical Award 2017 from Instrumentation & Measurement Society.