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Prof. Dr. Jens Anders

Areas of Research: Quantum Technologies, Biomedical Systems, Physics
Thematic Priority: quantum sensing, quantum technology, spin detection, smart sensors, microelectronic integration of sensors, micro- and nanoelectronics

Field of Work

Anders’s research interests include performance enhancement and the miniaturization of sensor systems for applications from various fields ranging from material sciences to Industry 4.0 to biomedical engineering. Among other things, he focuses on making quantum sensors useful for everyday life.

With his work, Anders wants to make quantum technologies – in particular quantum sensor technology – usable in everyday life. For example, Anders’s group has developed the world’s first portable electron spin resonance spectrometer. This is expected to fundamentally change the detection of free radicals. Free radicals play a central role in many application areas and can often be measured only via surrogate parameters. The interplay of free radicals and antioxidants directly determines a person’s state of health. In the semiconductor industry, free radicals determine the quality of new energy materials used in modern solar cells.

The research objective is to develop high-precision quantum sensors through basic research with colleagues from the “Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology” (IQST) as well as in close cooperation with industrial partners.

Personal Information

Prof. Jens Anders, born in 1981, received his PhD from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011. From 2013 to 2017, he was an assistant professor for biomedical integrated sensors at the Institute of Microelectronics at the University of Ulm. Since 2017, he has held the Chair of Electrical Engineering of Bionic Systems and is Director of the Institute of Smart Sensors at the University of Stuttgart. Prof. Anders is a Fellow of the “Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology” (IQST) and the “Stuttgart Research Center of Photonic Engineering” (SCoPE). He is also the designated cluster spokesperson of the BMBF future cluster candidate “Quantum Technology and the Sensors of the Future” (QSens). He has served or is serving on various technical program committees of meetings, including ISSCC, ESSDERC, and ESSCIRC as well as IEEE Sensors. Prof. Anders is a full member of the International Union of Radio Science (U.R.S.I) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Prof. Jens Anders
University of Stuttgart
Institute of Smart Sensors
phone: +49 711 685-67250

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