Karl TOMBRE, Vice-President of  Université de LorrainePresentation of the new Programme « Lorraine Université d’Excellence », I-Site



8:45 – 9:10 

Michel HEHN Institut Jean Lamour : Spintronics based magnetic field sensors

9:10 – 9:35

Johannes PAUL SENSITEC : Magnetoresistive Sensors for Applications from Deep Down to Far Out


9:35 – 10:00

Omar ELMAZRIA Institut Jean Lamour: Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW)  Devices as a Wireless, Batteryless and Packageless Sensors
10:00 – 10:25

Pascal NICOLAY CTR Carinthian Tech ResearchAG : SAW Sensors for applications in difficult and/or harsh environment


10:45 – 11:10

Abdallah OUGAZZADEN UMI Georgia-Tech Lorraine : Next generation sensors for air quality monitoring
11:10 – 11:35



11:35 – 12:00

Marco MARCHESI STMicroelectronics : ST’s Magnetic Sensors



12:00 – 12:25

Denis ROIZARD,  Institut Carnot ICEEL : ICEEL inputs to promote industrial R&D partnerships

12:25 – 12:45

Catherine MAIERON,  Rondol


13:30 – 17:00

Karim Oumnia,

14:00 – 14:20

Teledyne LeCroy
14:20 – 14:40

Tektronix Keithley
14:40 – 15:00

Vinci Technologies
15:00 – 15:20

Sébastien PALAY
15:20 – 15:40

Institut Jean Lamour Competence Centers (Magnetism, X-Ray, Microscopy, Growth & Characterization, Minalor Clean Room)
15:40 – 16h15

Visit of the TUBE Platform at Institut Jean Lamour
16:15 – 17:00


Michel Hehn

Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

Spintronics based magnetic field sensors

During the past 30 years, the technological advances in the development of thin layers and the control of the electronic transport phenomena in matter have allowed considerable progresses in miniaturization and diversification of electronic devices. The association, in a unique structure, of magnetic materials on the one hand, and metallic, semiconductors or insulating materials on the other hand has allowed the emergence of a new generation of components and a new discipline: spintronics. The devices thus produced will benefit from the best of each material. The control of their magnetic response and their large or huge variation of electrical resistance under applied field led to the development of new magnetic field sensors.

In this talk, we will present the developments that have been made at IJL (Institut Jean Lamour) in the field of magnetic field sensors over the last 15 years. Several examples of sensors will be discussed that allow to measure fields from µT in two dimensions to several Tesla. One example of industrial transfer will be presented, the development of a high flexible and low power consumption field sensor for ASB automotive application.

Ronald Lehndorf

Sensitec, Mainz

Magnetoresistive Sensors for Applications from Deep Down to Far Out

Magnetoresistive sensors are a niche product in a market dominated by Hall sensors. MR sensors find their use, whenever an application has special demands concerning operating temperature, radiation, precision, band width, or others. A few examples of established products will be shown to illustrate this. Furthermore, the challenges in ongoing development of TMR angle sensors for automotive applications will be discussed. An outlook to unmet market needs will be given to round of the presentation.

Omar Elmazria

Institut Jean Lamour, UMR 7198 Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France

Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW)  Devices as a Wireless, Batteryless and Packageless Sensors

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) devices offer very promising solutions in a wide range of applications including physical and chemical sensors. In addition to being small, simple and robust, these devices have the advantage of being passive (batteryless), remotely requestable (wireless), packageless and inexpensive if fabricated on a large scale. The use of SAW devices as passive and wireless sensors allows them to operate in extreme conditions such as those with high levels of radiation, high temperatures up to 1000°C, or electromagnetic interference, in which no other wireless sensor can operate. This is obviously conditioned by the fact that the materials constituting the device can withstand these harsh conditions. combined with flexible substrates, SAW sensors will find applications in the biomedical and welfare for a continous monitoring of the human body’s parameters.

In this lecture, general principle of the SAW sensor in wired and wireless configurations will be developed and a review of recent works in our group including the field of : high temperature applications, magnetic sensor, inertial sensors and biomedical ones.

Pascal Nicolay

Carinthian Tech Research AG (CTR)

 SAW Sensors for applications in difficult and/or harsh environment

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) sensors are robust, small and completely passive elements that can be remotely interrogated. As they do not require any embedded electronics, they can operate in harsh or difficult environment. Some SAW configurations also make it possible to identify the sensor directly from its RF signature. The resulting SAW Tags can therefore provide identification (ID) and, for instance, temperature or pressure information simultaneously. It is also possible to interrogate several sensors at the same time. In this talk, we will present the developments that have been made at CTR (Carinthian Tech Research) in the field of SAW Sensors over the last 15 years. The CTR SAW Tags will be described as well as the simulation models and read-out technology we use to design and operate the sensors. Several examples of industrial applications will be presented and discussed, ranging from high temperature measurements in the steel industry to implantable sensors for intra-cranial pressure monitoring. New concepts for low pressure (SAW Pirani) and very high temperature (SAW Hybrid) will also be introduced.

Marco Marchesi

Adv Research Staff Engineer, ST

ST’s Magnetic Sensors

The magnetic sensors developed with silicon technology are part of the semiconductor market with great opportunities. In the last years, Cobalt based thin film magnetic materials have been deep analyzed in the TR&D labs of STMicroelectronics. A general overview on ST’s sensors will be presented with particular focus on magnetic application.

Denis Roizard

Head of Carnot Institute Energy & Environment

ICEEL inputs to promote industrial R&D partnerships

Established in 2007 the ICEEL Carnot institute aims to develop research partnerships and benefits yearly of specific funds from the French Ministry of Research to do so. Thanks to incentive funding, the task of ICEEL is to promote R&D conducted by public laboratories and research transfer centers in partnership with socioeconomic stakeholders, mainly companies (from SMEs to large groups), in response to their needs.
ICEEL gathers a huge number of academic researchers from Lorraine research centers, up to 900 people, willing to develop and and push innovation in private companies. The skills of ICEEL encompass four major scientific and technologic domains: Earth-Sciences, Innovative Materials, Manufacturing, and Process Engineering & Energy.
Yearly, ICEEL cumulates more than €10millions of industrial contracts that allow the funding of about €1.3millions for developing new academic cross collaborations of ICEEL researchers in France or even abroad.
Briefly I will describe Who is ICEEL in the French Carnot network, What ICEEL makes possible to develop industrial markets, How Lorraine’ researchers can benefit of ICEEL R&D funding