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Perceptronics Team

Our research group is composed of experts from several disciplines. The team combines expertise in the domains of novel sensor development, human olfaction and olfactory perception, computational modelling and simulation as well as nano sensoric fabrication. The project is managed and coordinated by Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti (TU Dresden) and Prof. Thomas Hummel (University Hospital and TU Dresden). Apart from successfully acquiring and conducting numerous national and international research projects, both have initiated and supervised several groups of young researchers.

Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti
TU Dresden

Overall steering and coordination
Prof. Cuniberti has a longstanding expertise in material science and nanotechnology. He gave seminal contributions to the fields of molecular electronics, the development of novel sensors, and the computational modelling of nano-scale devices. He leads the Dresden Center for Computational Materials Science (DCMS).

Prof. Thomas Hummel
University Hospital / TU Dresden

Overall steering and coordination
Prof. Hummel is a leading expert in human olfaction. The “smell and taste center” headed by him is equipped with the necessary facilities and leading expert knowledge, to study olfactory perception in humans.



Jun.-Prof. Ilona Croy
University Hospital / TU Dresden

Olfactory perception
Jun.-Prof. Ilona Croy is heading the neuromarker research group. Her recognized work focusses on how various sensory input is transferred from human sensation into perception.





Dr. Alexander Croy
TU Dresden

Computational modelling and simulations
New simulations and computational methods for nano materials are used and developed within the group led by Dr. Alexander Croy.

Dr. Bergoi Ibarlucea
TU Dresden

Nano sensoric fabrication
Dr. Bergoi Ibarlucea leads the Nanobiosensors Group where the high sensitivity of nanomaterials is exploited for the development of electrical and label free sensors in healthcare applications.


M.Sc. Antonie Bierling
University Hospital / TU Dresden

Organisation and coordination
M.Sc. Antonie Bierling studied Psychology at the TU Dresden and supports the project as a research associate / PhD student.