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School of Engineering Microsensors & Bioelectronics Laboratory

Purple and blue montage of sensor equipment

The Microsensors and Bioelectronics Laboratory is headed by Professor Julian Gardner FREng which is part of the Sensors and Devices Research Group within the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.

MBL Group Photo

Research focus

CMOS based chemical sensors Bioengineering and biomimetic sensors
Electronic noses Dynamic modelling of sensors
Analogue VLSI design Plasmonic infra-red CMOS devices
Micro-fluidics/lab-on-a-chip Flow and Pressure CMOS sensors
Micro-stereo lithography SAW/SMR acoustic sensors


We are currently collaborating with the following research centres:

  • Power Devices Group (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Acoustic Sensors Group (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Fuel Cell Group (University College London, UK)
  • Robotics research group, University of Orebro (Sweden)
  • UCL (Louvain, Belgium)
  • Institute of Microtechnology (Neuchatel, Switzerland)
  • Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (now ams Sensors UK Ltd)
  • Samsung, AMS, Philips, Thales, Intel, Siemens, Micro-semi

Recent news

Full Publication List download here (Sept 2017)

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

Post-doc and PhD position to fill.

5 papers presented at IEEE Sensors 2017 Conference 29 Oct to 1 Nov in Glasgow.

IEEE Sensors Letter on H2S detection using temperature-modulated CMOS gas sensor (August 2017)

Presented work on breath analysis at ISOCS Sniffphone Winter School (March 2017)

J Micromech Microeng article on graphene based humidity sensor using FBAR sensor (March 2017)

SOREX Sensors Ltd founded with Cambridge (Jan 2017)

Sens Act B article on detecting PPB levels of NO2 in harsh environments (January 2017)

Work on Particle Sensing using FBAR presented at IEEE Sensors Conference (Oct 2016)

Various papers presented at Eurosensors Conference in Budapest (Sept 2016)

Cambridge CMOS Sensors sold to AMS (17 June 2016). Press release.

Review paper on breath analysis using e-noses (Jun 2016)

IoP MST paper on SMR based particle sensing (Mar 2016)

IEEE Sensors Journal paper published on particle sensing (Jan 2016).