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Mission and Vision

The Laboratory of Measurement and Sensor System Technique (MST) of the Faculty Electrical and Computer Engineering of TU Dresden teaches and researches in the field of system techniques. The MST follows holistic systemic approaches for innovations. The targeted application areas are automation techniques (safety), optical communication techniques for data center, biophotonics (health), process and production engineering (energy and environment), and aerospace (mobility). At the MST, novel systems are realized with the use of ultrasound and laser light waves. Outstanding research achievements are the realization of fast wavefront control techniques. With adaptive lenses novel microscopes have been realized for the study of the thyroid gland in transgenic organisms. Realized ultrasound-based systems allow flow measurements of liquid semiconductors and metals, which enable studies of the crystallization processes (photovoltaic).

Motto “We research and develop novel system techniques to improve the lives of the people”.




Currently, the following topics for postgraduates and postdocs are available:

- Exploring methods for signal transmission through glass fibers using adaptive optics

- Optogenetics, neuroscience, neuropsychology, biological psychology (postdoc position)

- Computational, adaptive microscopy

- Wavefront engineering using matrix inversion, analysis of the light transmission through opaque media (using digital holography)

- Dynamic adaptive optical measurement in tissues and multi-phase flows

- Measurements of exosomes

- Optical measurement techniques for sound-flow fields or lightweight material testing

- Ultrasound measurement technology for magnetohydrodynamics (liquid metals and semiconductors) and the battery research

- Solution of the inverse problem


More detailed information and requirements can be found here.


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Student Theses

Further student research projects / diploma theses / master theses can be found here.

SPIE Student Chapter for Optics

Students interested in optics are welcome to join our newly founded SPIE Student Chapter TU Dresden. SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics.

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 Biophotonics (Health)

·         Optogenetics (programming of neurons to express light-activated ion channels and pumps, so that their electrical activity can be controlled by light, cooperation: CRTD/TUD): Realization of novel digital optoelectronics for adaptive light pattern generation

·         Confocal microscopy using adaptive optics (cooperation: University of Freiburg): Investigation of electrically tunable lenses with aberration correction

·         Brillouin microscopy (non-invasively biomedical imaging of the biomechanical and rheological properties of tissues, cells, and biomaterials; cooperation: Prof. Jochen Guck, TUD): Realization of new optical setups for measuring spontaneous and stimulated Brillouin scattering

·         Reinhart Koselleck-project of DFG of adaptive system techniques: Technological platform for optical flow measurements through opaque media and fluctuating phase boundaries

Process engineering and aerospace (Energy and Environment)

·         Turbulence Research for combustion processes (cooperation: University of Graz): Seeding-free laser measurements in flames

·         Sound-flow investigation by spectroscopic laser techniques (cooperation: German Aerospace Center Berlin): Helmholtz-Hodge decomposition for distinguishing sound and flow measurements

·         Lightweight composite materials (cooperation: ILK, TUD): Shape measurements of rotating objects

Adaptive System Techniques (Automation and Control Techniques)

·         Ultrasound measurement technology, e.g. investigation of crystallization processes for photovoltaics (regenerative energy sources, cooperation: SolarWorld AG, Freiberg)

·         Ultrasound array systems (hard- and software)

·         Time-reversal using digital image processing

·         In-situ, in-process sensors for metal working lathe (cooperation: PTB Braunschweig)

·         Real-time measurement systems (FPGA, GPU)

·         3D image processing with high-speed cameras (1 Mfps)

·         Model-based multi-sensor systems