Dipl. Ing. Thomas Heine studied computational visualistics at the University of Magdeburg, received his B.Sc. in 2005 and became a degreed engineer in Computational Visualistics in 2007. In 2006 he joined the research group headed by Prof. Dr. Udo Weimar and has provided his expertise in science as well as in management and communication tasks in the field of AAl (European IP Netcarity and the Transdiciplinary Interest Group HELP).
The research team headed by Udo Weimar is based at the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, a self-financing research and graduate training centre created in 1988. The Sensor and Microsystem Group with more than 15 collaborators is a university laboratory where a large number of electrical and interface analysis tools are available.
The group has been working for many years on the production, optimization and characterization of chemical sensors and sensor systems with electric interface analysis tools. The research team has focussed intensively on applied sciences in this area. Especially the domestic environment provides new areas of application of sensor systems. These technologies are known as "Ambient Assisted Living" (AAL). The group has initiated several national and joint European RTD projects, dealing with AAL but also with material science, with sensor topics, promoting international cooperations etc.