UiTrace: Ultra-sensitive Integrated Trace gas sensors

TFS Starting Grant (July 2018 – June 2022), Tromsø Science Foundation

The first part of the UiTrace project aims to strengthen the applied aspects of the “high risk – high gain” research pursued within my recently funded FRIPRO and ERC Starting Grant projects. The principal challenge of UiTrace will be to demonstrate the great impact of this research for UAV-conducted methane emission measurements in the Arctic. Integration of a sensor chip with MIR laser source, detector, and a microfluidic system will be pursued within a consortium of partners from top research institutions in Norway, EU, and Switzerland.

The second part of the project focuses on extending the scope of the sensors beyond methane detection. More specifically, a development of a CO2 sensor for isotope specific medical breath analysis will be pursued.