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School of Engineering Microsensors & Bioelectronics Laboratory

Purple and blue montage of sensor equipment

The Microsensors and Bioelectronics Laboratory is headed by Professor Julian Gardner FREng and is part of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering stream within the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick.

SRL group February 2010

Research focus

CMOS based chemical sensors Bioengineering and biomimetic sensors
Electronic noses Dynamic modelling of sensors
Analogue VLSI design Electronic tongues
Micro-fluidics/lab-on-a-chip Micro-olfactory mucosa
Micro-stereo lithography SAW/SMR acoustic sensors


We are currently collaborating with the following research centres:

  • Power Devices Group (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Biomedical Group (University of Leicester, UK)
  • MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology (Enschede, The Netherlands)
  • Institute of Microtechnology (Neuchatel, Switzerland)
  • Samsung, AMS, Philips, Thales, Intel
  • Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (UK)

Recent news

Cambridge CMOS Sensors sold to AMS (June 2016). Press release.

Review paper on breath analysis using e-noses (Jun 2016)

IoP MST paper on SMR based particle sensing (Mar 2016)

IEEE Sensors Journal paper published on particle sensing (Jan 2016).

MBL part of EU FP7 project called SOIHITS wins Innovation of Year Award (Dec 2015)

Cambridge CMOS Sensors win presigous Company of the Year Award at NMI ceremony (Nov 2015)

Two papers from Eurosensors 2015 now published in Procedia Engineering on Breath Analysis and Harsh environmental monitoring (Sep 2015)

Paper on Biosynthetic Infochemical Communication published in IOP Bio-inspiration & Biomimetics (Jul 2015)

Paper published in Applied Physics Letters and Editor's Pick (Jun 2015)