Best Paper Award for “Printed Embedded Transducers”

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AMA Association honors Johannes Kepler University in Linz and voestalpine Stahl

Berlin/Nuremberg, 8 September 2017- Specialists from science and industry presented the latest research and development results at the AMA Conferences SENSOR and IRS² in Nuremberg. A total of 203 national and international talks were held. The paper, Printed Embedded Transducers: Fabrication, Design and Characterization of Selected Applications, presented by the Johannes Kepler University in Linz and the voestalpine Stahl GmbH (primary author Johannes Sell, JKU) was bestowed the Best Paper Award by the jury.

“The contribution honored with the Best Paper Award convinced the jury by its high innovation content and clear portrayal of future applicability,” explained conference chair Reinhard Lerch (University Erlangen-Nuremberg) and jury chair Gerald Gerlach (TU Dresden) their selection. “The concept described here is suited for the integration into many applications using sensor functions, but without requiring that existing design solutions be significantly modified.” The awarded contribution provides an overview of the development of printed embedded transducers. The project focused especially on the description of new technologies and technological approaches to the integration of sensors and actuators in sheet-metal coating. The integration of large-area capacitive sensors, piezo- and pyro-electrical strata and strain gauges were used as examples.

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Printed embedded transducers: Fabrication, design and characterization of selected applications.

The scientific AMA Conferences SENSOR and IRS² were held in this constellation for the last time. As of 2020 the AMA Conferences will be integrated in the Sensor and Measurement Science International (SMSI). These SMSI conferences will comprise not only the current SENSOR and IRS² (under the designation Sensors and Instrumentation), but also further topics, including Measurement Science and Metrology Transfers. This expanded and internationalized SMSI Conference will be held for the first time parallel to the SENSOR+TEST 2020 in Nuremberg.

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