CMST CMST is an imec associated research lab at the Ghent university. Our research is focused on smart microsystems integration and design, we work on 6 technology platforms:

The envisaged applications include telecom, wireless sensors, robotics, biomedics, bio electronics, health care, training, simulation, entertainment and smart textile.

News and announcements

  • 17 august 2018:
    A new postdoctoral position has become available at cmst: Postdoctoral position in Smart Contact Lenses.

  • 30 may 2018:
    The may 2018 edition of imec magazine contains an article on our research on optical sensors: Here’s how to make materials ‘feel pain’.
    You can read the full article here.

  • 12 march 2018:
    CMST The news website Advanced Science News has highlighted the paper “Thin and flexible polymer photonic sensor foils for monitoring composite structures”, written by some of our colleagues, on their website.
    You can access the news article here: Bending Sensor Foils.

  • 27 june 2017:
    Jelle De Smet Our ex-colleague Jelle De Smet has made the list of the most brilliant Innovators Under 35 (published by MIT Technology Review) for his work at the EYEco-eyeCO spin-off.

  • 9 june 2017:
    The first newsletter of the Aquarius-project has been published. The first issue includes some main project information and the concept and provides an overview on the individual work packages and their progress within the first few project months.

  • 9 june 2017:
    CMST is one of the research groups that participates in the new expertise center for Nano-and Microfabrication “Namifab”. More information about the mission and capabilities of Namifab can be found on their website.

  • 1 june 2017:
    IMPRESS Successful development of an ultrathin flexible hermetic packaging technology
    In the frame of Darpa’s HAPTIX development activities, research is performed to develop a system for a thought driven control of a bionic arm. Imec is taking part in these activities by its IMPRESS project, coordinated by the University of Florida. Imec’s role is the design and fabrication of a flexible, miniaturized electronic device for implantation in the peripheral nerves. This neural probe is carrying many electrodes for recording as well as stimulation and allows for a direct communication between the nerve system and the bionic arm. CMST plays an important role in this project by its development of an ultrathin flexible hermetic packaging technology for the implantable neural probe.
    For more information click here.
    This work was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office under the auspices of Dr. Doug Weber through the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific Grant/Contract No. N66001-15-C-4018 to the University of Florida.

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