CINTRA Workshop on “Next generation of self-power smart sensor for environmental monitoring”
CINTRA, the CNRS International NTU Thales Research Alliance focusing on nanotechnologies, is organizing a workshop on 19 and 20 March at the Nanyang Technological University.
With the combination of various new technologies like sensors, communication systems and massive information processing, the creation of a new generation of sensors to monitor different environments and analyze change is now possible.
The next generation of sensors will be self-powered, smart, highly integrated with communication capabilities and used in many applications which would be based on nanomaterials to achieve better sensitivity and multi-functionalities. It has been demonstrated that the potential use of nanomaterial-based sensors is significant in many areas.
The global environmental sensor and monitoring market was valued at $11.3 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach $15.3 billion in 2016. However, research such as the development of micro-chip smart sensors still remains a big challenge.
The workshop will focus mainly on environmental sensors, but it will also explore communications between sensors and what steps need to be taken to develop the next generation of sensors.