Microenergy sources and sensor integration

Our aim is to make use of micro-nanotechnologies to obtain micro-nanodevices built from microstructures with an architecture that confers them an added functionality (resonant structures, thermal isolated structures, 3D topography...) and on occasions the synthesis of sensitive or functional materials that allow interaction with the environment. In this way, transducing physical or chemical phenomena into electricity, both information and energy can be obtained from the surroundings leading to sensors, micro-energy sources and, eventually, autonomous or self-powered sensors. The materials used are those commonly related to silicon technology (IC and MEMS), complemented with others such as functional polymeric materials or polymer/paper-based structural materials and their associated technologies. In all cases, technologies are scalable, and materials abundant and environment-friendly so that a cost-effective, large volume and sustainable production of such elements is possible

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE8 Products and Processes Engineering
Industrial Leadership:
  • 1 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • 1.1. A new generation of components and systems: engineering of advanced and smart embedded components and systems
Societal Challenges:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other