Teaching and Research Labs

Sensor and Instrumentation Laboratory

The Sensor and Instrumentation Laboratory is primarily intended to support the integrated-sensor-technology research program at HKUST by providing sensor design, characterization and instrumentation functions. The program is focused on solid-state gas sensors and integrated-sensor technology. Integrated sensor technology is an important area which combines today's exceedingly powerful integrated-circuit technology with advanced silicon-sensor technology. Using this technology in industrial and consumer applications may result in much better system performance and higher reliability at lower cost. The technology is already making an important impact on consumer electronics, automotive industry, medical instrumentation, and industrial process control. Some of the key issues in this program are to design innovative sensors and to develop technology which is fully-compatible with the existing VLSI fabrication techniques. The research activities in this program include silicon-sensor design, modeling, fabrication, characterization, and process integration.