Prof. Dr. Udo Weimar studied physics and received his physics diploma in 1989. He received his PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1993. Since then he has been working independently with a group of scientists in physical and theoretical chemistry and received his venia legendi in 2002. In 2010 he was appointed as full professor at the University of Tuebingen. Udo Weimar is a member of the steering committees of the IMCS, ISOEN and SGS.
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.