Key focus areas

The technologies selected as our priority areas are ICT as well as micro- and nanotechnology. Of the great themes of our society, the key ones for our school are energy and environment as well as health and wellbeing.

Information and communication technologies

  • Enabling technologies and functions for ICT: micro- and nanotechnology, microelectronics and radio engineering
  • Communications engineering and signal processing: combines hardware (electronics) research with computer science to resolve grand challenges of digitalization and to develop technology for future ICT infrastructure.
  • Cross-disciplinary and applied research: studies the use of technology and utilizes synergy of different research fields to integrate digital and hardware assets for future ICT and applications

Advanced energy solutions

  • Smart energy systems, smart grid, energy harvesting and distribution
  • Control and automation of distributed and renewable energy production
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles and drivetrains, motor drives;
  • Lighting, smart building technologies and services, sensors for monitoring the use of energy

 Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

  • Advanced materials for electronics and photonics, such as tailored semiconductors, graphene and nanostructured materials
  • Innovative device concepts for sensors, solar cells, lasers, LEDs etc.
  • Micro- and nanotechnology based future ICT, intelligent micro and nanosystems (e.g., nanorobots, integrated circuits for IoT, micro/nano/bio interactions)

Health and wellbeing

  • New value driven models of health care delivery utilizing modern ICT
  • Methods to identify individuals at the highest risk for atherosclerosis, heart failure, cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders
  • Technology for independent and safe living of aging population and for rehabilitation of post-traumatic people

Information on research activities on our research information portal (

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