Sensor Technology Research Centre

Niko Munzenrieder

Dr. Niko Münzenrieder
Head of the Flexible Electronics Laboratory
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sensor Technology

Sensor Technology Research Centre
School of Engineering and Informatics
University of Sussex

Richmond 3A7
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1273 872631



Niko Munzenrieder is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Sensor Technology and Head of the Flexible Electronics Laboratory at the University of Sussex. He is a member of the Sensor Technology Research Centre at the Department of Engineering and Design.

Niko received the Dipl. Phys. degree in physics from the Technical University Munich (TUM), Germany, in 2008, where he worked on vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser diodes at the Walter Schottky Institute. Afterwards, he joined the Electronics Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland, and received the Dr. sc. (PhD) degree in electrical engineering for his PhD thesis entitled: "Flexible oxide semiconductor electronics on plastic substrates" in 2014. At the University of Sussex, he was a Lecturer form 2015 to 2018 and a Senior Lecturer in Sensor Technology from 2018 to 2019. In July 2019, he joined the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.


He wants to enable an unobtrusive integration of electronic devices with flexible, soft or stretchable materials and combine electronics with everyday objects. His research focuses on the development, fabrication, and characterization of deformable thin-film devices on plastic substrates, innovative fabrication processes and flexible analog sensor systems.

Selected recent publications

A full list of publications can be found here: Google Scholar or ORCID.

  1. F. Spina, A. Pouryazdan, J. C. Costa, L. Ponce Cuspinera, and N. Münzenrieder, "Directly 3D-printed monolithic soft robotic gripper with liquid metal microchannels for tactile sensing," Flexible and Printed Electronics vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 035001, 2019. DOI
  2. T. Meister, K. Ishida, S. Knobelspies, G. Cantarella, N. Münzenrieder, G. Tröster, C. Carta, and F. Ellinger, "5-31-Hz 188-μW Light-Sensing Oscillator With Two Active Inductors Fully Integrated on Plastic," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits vol. 54, no. 8, pp. 2195 - 2206, 2019. DOI
  3. J. C. Costa, F. Spina, P. Lugoda, L. Garcia-Garcia, D. Roggen, and N. Münzenrieder, "Flexible sensors—from materials to applications," Technologies vol. 7, no. 2, pp 35, 2019. DOI [Featured on the Front Cover]
  4. N. Münzenrieder, K. Ishida, T. Meister, G. Cantarella, L. Petti, C. Carta, F. Ellinger, and G. Tröster, "Flexible InGaZnO TFTs With fmax Above 300 MHz," IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1310-1313, 2018. DOI
  5. W. M. H. bin Wan Zaidi, J. Costa, A. Pouryazdan, W. F. H. Abdullah, and N. Münzenrieder, "Flexible IGZO TFT SPICE Model and Design of Active Strain-Compensation Circuits for Bendable Active Matrix Arrays," IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1314-1317, 2018. DOI
  6. J. C. Costa, A. Wishahi, A. Pouryazdan, M. Nock, and N. Münzenrieder, "Hand‐Drawn Resistors, Capacitors, Diodes, and Circuits for a Pressure Sensor System on Paper," Adv Electron Mater, vol. 4, pp. 1700600, 2018. DOI [Featured on the Front Cover: DOI]
  7. N. Münzenrieder, D. Karnaushenko, L. Petti, G. Cantarella, C. Vogt, L. Büthe, D. D. Karnaushenko, O. G. Schmidt, D. Makarov, and G. Tröster, "Entirely Flexible On‐Site Conditioned Magnetic Sensorics," Adv Electron Mater, vol. 2, p. 1600188, 2016. DOI [Featured on the Inside Cover: DOI]
  8. R. Shabanpour, T. Meister, K. Ishida, B. Kheradmand-Boroujeni, C. Carta, F. Ellinger, L. Petti, N. Munzenrieder, G. A. Salvatore, and G. Troster, "Design and analysis of high-gain amplifiers in flexible self-aligned a-IGZO thin-film transistor technology," Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, vol. 87, pp. 213-222, 2016. DOI
  9. D. Karnaushenko, N. Münzenrieder, D. D. Karnaushenko, B. Koch, A. K. Meyer, S. Baunack, L. Petti, G. Tröster, D. Makarov, and O. G. Schmidt, "Biomimetic Microelectronics for Regenerative Neuronal Cuff Implants," Advanced Materials, vol. 27, pp. 6797-6805, 2015. DOI [Featured on the Front Cover: DOI]
  10. N. Münzenrieder, G. Cantarella, C. Vogt, L. Petti, L. Büthe, G. A. Salvatore, Y. Fang, R. Andri, Y. Lam, R. Libanori, D. Widner, A. R. Studart, and G. Tröster, "Stretchable and Conformable Oxide Thin-Film Electronics," Adv Electron Mater, vol. 1, p. 1400038, 2015. DOI [Featured on the Front Cover: DOI]