Recent Submissions

  • Smartphone-based urinary biomarker detection: an application-oriented device and algorithm 

    Karlsen, Haakon (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;30, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
    Persons of advanced age have a higher risk of contracting urinary tract infection than the general population. Functional impairments, cognitive impairments, urine incontinence and advanced age encumbers the management of ...
  • Interdigital-Electrode Thin-Film Piezoelectric Microactuators 

    Nguyen, Cuong Hung (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;29, Doctoral thesis, 2018-01)
    Along with microsensors, microactuators are the most important components of microelectromechanical systems. Many microactuators use piezoelectric coupling mechanisms because they allow these actuators to generate high ...
  • High-stability piezoresistive pressure sensors 

    Sandvand, Åsmund (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;25, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
    Piezoresistive pressure sensors have been in use for decades and are among the most successful micromachined sensors. From their introduction in the 1960s, they have experienced a dramatic improvement on performance and ...
  • Design of a bidirectional front-end for resonating sensors 

    Marchetti, Luca (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;27, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
    In the last decades, the use of electronic sensors in portable applications became increasingly common. They provide a simple way to study processes, monitor envi-ronment conditions or to provide hazard systems. In order ...
  • Air-coupled ultrasound for plate thickness measurements 

    Waag, Grunde (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;18, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
    Non-destructive testing using ultrasound is well established as a technique of inspecting miscellaneous structures and components. Ultrasonic waves propagating in an elastic solid are sensitive to both the material and ...
  • Environmental microorganisms: microsystem approaches to separation and analysis 

    Hønsvall, Birgitte Kasin (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;16, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
    Three technologies were tested in this PhD project, all of which have potential for use in micro systems for environmental analyses: The Trilobite® technology for particle separation and purification, the analysis technique ...
  • The development of a miniaturized hydration sensor based on the principle of osmotic pressure 

    Fernandes, Louis André Lourenço (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;9, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
    The thesis presents a novel hydration sensor that employs osmotic pressure to detectde‐ and overhydration in body fluids. This sensor could be used to measure different levels of hydration in an organism, e.g. the human ...
  • Miniaturization of Circuit Packaging of an Accelerometer Heart Monitoring Device 

    Nguyen, Thai Anh Tuan (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;7, Doctoral thesis, 2016)
    Continuous monitoring heart activity based on implantable accelerometer devices have been demonstrated as efficient method that could provide higher sensitivity and specificity than the conventional electrocardiography ...
  • Design and microfabrication of new automatic human blood sample collection and preparation devices 

    Tran, Minh Nhut (Doctoral thesis, 2015)
    For self-sampling or collection of blood by health personal related to point-ofcare diagnostics in health rooms, it may often be necessary to perform automatic collection of blood samples. The most important operation that ...
  • Encapsulation of implantable microsensors 

    Tjulkins, Fjodors (Doctoral thesis, 2015)
    Heart function monitoring by attaching an accelerometer directly to the heart ventricle has been established as an effective way of diagnosing ischemia. The method holds a number of advantages over conventional monitoring ...
  • Application-oriented microfluidic LOC devices for the detection of microorganisms, toxic chemicals and serological biomarkers 

    Xinyan, Zhao (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;6, Doctoral thesis, 2015)
    Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology has advanced over the past several decades. As miniaturized multiphase multistep reactors, LOCs are suitable for the implementation of complex liquid phase reactions in the field of biomedical ...
  • Solid liquid interdiffusion wafer-level bonding for MEMS packaging 

    Luu, Thi Thuy (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;5, Doctoral thesis, 2015)
    The trend of micro-electronic-mechanical-systems (MEMS) packaging requires costeffective and high performance packaging techniques. The objective of this study is to develop solid-liquid-interdiffusion (SLID) wafer-level ...
  • Speckle suppression in laser projection displays 

    Tran, Trinh Thi Kim (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;4, Doctoral thesis, 2015)
    Laser light source becomes more popular today in the projection technology. The use of lasers in projection applications provides considerable advantages compared to conventional projection lamps. These are, for example, ...
  • Integratable opto-microfluidic devices for sensitive detection of bio-analytes 

    Pires, Nuno Miguel Matos (Doctoral Theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;3, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
    The expensive fabrication of current optical microfluidic devices is a barrier to the successful implementation of these devices in low-cost, high-sensitivity biosensing systems. Organic photodiodes (OPDs) have great ...
  • Micro and Nano Technologies for Unmanned Nano Air Vehicles (NAVs) 

    Petricca, Luca (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;2, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
    Nano Air Vehicles (NAVs) consist of remotely controlled miniaturized flying objects with maximum dimensions smaller than 15 cm and less than 20 g in weight. The small size of such systems allows them to penetrate and ...
  • Local Synthesis and Direct Integration of Carbon Nanotubes into Microsystems for Sensor Applications 

    Ta, Bao Quoc (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;1, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been intensively studied since their discovery more than two decades ago. A lot of research has exploited their extraordinary properties and various applications, meanwhile, revealed the ...
  • Synthesis and Applications of Free-standing TiO2 Nanotube Membranes 

    Liu, Guohua (Doctoral theses at Vestfold University College;2, Doctoral thesis, 2013)
    Nanostructured TiO2 nanotubes (TNTs) have great application potential in optoelectronic devices due to large effective light harvesting surface area and wide band gap. Anodization of Ti is a simple way to prepare well-ordered ...
  • Osmotic sensor for blood glucose monitoring applications 

    Krushinitskaya, Olga (Doctoral theses at Vestfold University College;1, Doctoral thesis, 2012)