Research expertise 

Institute for Sensors, Photonics and Manufacturing Technologies

We provide solutions for the entire value chain from the idea to the prototype, through miniaturisation, integration and material optimisation: large-area micro and nanostructures, bio and chemosensors, light technologies, functionalised surfaces and laser processes.
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Research groups

We are your first point of contact for technology and process development in the fields of hybrid electronics and patterning, light and optical technologies, laser and plasma technologies, sensors and functional printing as well as smart connected lighting.

Products & services

MATERIALS ensures its customers access to the latest technologies for implementation in innovative products and services based on a high level of scientific expertise and is a reliable partner for technology and process development.

Research infrastructure

The state-of-the-art research infrastructure enables future-oriented research work, problem solutions and scientific services that are tailored to the requirements of business and industry.


Our reference projects demonstrate the range of our expertise in manufacturing, surface and nanotechnology, green photonics and electronics.

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Find out more about our fascinating events and get all the latest news on our research topics and scientific activities.


Institute for Sensors, Photonics and Manufacturing Technologies

Your contact

Prof. Dr Paul Hartmann
Franz-Pichler-Straße 30, 8160 Weiz

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