Recognition of major contributions on a micro scale
Their most successful project within medical diagnostics is a pressure sensor that measures strictures in the heart and consequently prevent heart attacks. Today hundreds of such sensors are sold every year, all over the world. When the European Research Council (ERC) announced grants to world-class researchers, Göran Stemme and his research colleagues at the Microsystem Technology Lab brought home SEK 23 million! Such research may result in new medical technology.
Göran Stemme, Professor with microsystems as his speciality
This grant will be used to create models for cheaper manufacture and for components with new functions to measure new things. This type of component could be new sensors, pumps, valves, reaction chambers and photonics and microwave components to be used within medical technology. This is made possible by the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and heterogeneous integration.
"What is specially thrilling about this grant is that we are afforded the opportunity of doing more general research. Previously there has been primarily applied research on the table, now we can do more basic stuff in order to then move on into more direct applications. This grant also gives us recognition for everything we have achieved to date," says Professor Stemme.
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