Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Lang

„Sensorial materials are the building blocks of the future because there is more and more intelligence built into all kinds of objects, and this intelligence is only beneficial if it can draw on sensor information.”    

Curriculum Vita

since 2003

Head of the Institute for microsensors, -actuators and –systems (IMSAS) and Speaker of the Microsystems Center Bremen (MCB)

1995 – 2003

Head of the sensors department at the Institute of Micromachining and Information Technology of the Hahn-Schickard Gesellschaft (HSG-IMIT)
in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

1987 – 1995

Scientific Assistant in the area of Microsystems Technology
at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solid State Technology in Munich


Ph.D. degrees on flame-induced vibrations in engineering
at Munich Technical University


Diploma on Raman spectroscopy of crystals with low symmetry


Study of Physics at Munich University

Research Focus


  • Microfluidic systems and flow sensors
  • Sensor networks for logistic applications
  • Integration of sensors in materials


Glosch, H., Ashauer, M., Pfeiffer, U., Lang, W.: A Thermoelectric Converter for Energy Supply. Sensor & Actuators 74 (1999) 246-250.

Ashauer, M., Glosch, H., Hedrich, F., Hey, N., Sandmaier, H., Lang, W.: Thermal Flow Sensor for Liquids and Gases based on combinations of two principles. Sensors & Actuators 73 (1999) 7-13.

Geiger, W., Butt, W. U., Gaißer, A., Frech, J., Braxmaier, M., Link, T., Kohne, A., Nommensen, P.,     Sandmaier, H., Lang, W.: Decoupled Microgyros and the Design Principle Daved. Sensors and Actuators A 95 (2002) 239-249.

Buchner, R., Sosna, C., Maiwald, M., Benecke, W., Lang, W.: A high-temperature thermopile fabrication process for thermal flow sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (2006) 130-131, 262-266.

Jedermann, R., Behrens, C., Westphal, D., Lang, W.: Applying autonomous sensor systems in logistics combining Sensor Networks, RFIDs and Software Agents. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (2006) 132(1), 370-375.

Affiliations, Functions and Awards


  • Coeditor International journal “Sensors and Actuators”, Elsevier
  • Mitherausgeber  der internationalen Zeitschrift “Sensors and Actuators”, Elsevier
  • AMA innovation award in 2002
  • AMA Innovationspreis im Jahr 2002


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Lang
Institute for Microsensors, - aktuators and -systems (IMSAS)
Otto-Hahn-Allee, Gebäude NW 1
28359 Bremen

Fon  +49 (0)421 218 62602
Fax  +49 (0)421 218 4774