With 2200 employees, the SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia. SINTEF provides research-based knowledge and related services to customers in industry, venture companies and the public sector world-wide. The organization’s knowledge base stems from vast experience and research in technology, the natural and social sciences and medicine, including technology management in all fields.
SINTEF is a multidisciplinary, non-profit foundation structured into six main business areas, “institutes”, but also includes a few smaller share-holding and venture capital based subsidiary companies. SINTEF Information and Communication Technology (SINTEF ICT) and SINTEF Materials and Chemistry (SINTEF MK) are the two institutes relevant to ACTMOST with a focus on research and development of Sensor and Instrumentation Systems as well as Materials Technology. The departments involved in ACTMOST are situated in Oslo and Trondheim, Norway.
The Optical Measurement Systems and Data Analysis Department (25 people) at SINTEF ICT develops industrial measurement systems based on competence in optics, spectroscopy, lighting, computer vision and data analysis. The department develops sensors and measurement systems for several focus application areas including recycling technology, 3D shape measurement systems, materials characterization, gas measurements, MEMS-inspection and food quality inspection. The department has developed several micro optical solutions for material characterization and gas detection based on Diffractive Optic Elements.
The Microsystems and Nanotechnology Department (40 people) at SINTEF ICT specializes in the design and fabrication of advanced sensors and actuators such as X-ray and other radiation detectors, pressure sensors, gas sensors, flow sensors, accelerometers, chemical reaction systems, micro-optical systems, evaporators etc. Designs may be realized in our state-of-the-art automated 800 m2 silicon clean room fabrication facility (ISO 9001:2000 certificated) at the prototype or small-series production level. Fabrication may also be subcontracted to a partner network that includes all the world’s main MEMS foundries. The group has a strong capability in finite element based modelling of mechanical, thermal, acoustic, electrical, fluid and other properties of micro-structures. The group has gained deep knowledge and insight into the challenges for industrial manufacturing of micro systems. Yield, tolerances and cost issues are some of the key considerations. The department possesses a silicon wafer process line scaled for small-series production of micro-optical components including diffractive optical elements and infrared sources.
The Synthesis and Properties Department (50 people) at SINTEF MK develops and optimises materials with tailored chemical and physical properties. The group has a broad competence area that encompasses synthesis of polymers and biodegradable materials, design of materials with specific structural properties, particle technology, thin films, nanostructures and surface technology, as well as modelling and simulation of material properties. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for electron microscopy/spectroscopy. The department has capabilities for injection moulding of polymer micro optical components and has an activity on thin film based micro optical components.
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Dr. Mats Carlin
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