Utra-sensitive integrated trace gas sensors
HOST: Department of Physics and Technology (IFT), Faculty of Science and Technology (NT)
GRANT: 11,6 MNOK
Video about Jágerská’s project
Dr. Jana Jágerská focuses on development of a new family of chip-scale trace gas sensors, which will replace bulky and costly instrumentation currently used to measure the tiniest quantities of gas. Originally from Slovakia, Jana Jágerská studied applied physics and electronics at the Czech Technical University in Prague, and continued her scientific career towards a doctorate in photonics at EPFL, Switzerland. During her postdoctoral fellowship at Empa/ETH in Zürich, she familiarised with spectroscopic methods for detection of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, and as a postdoc at UiT she extended her expertise in optochemical on-chip detection. In 2016 she obtained a FRINATEK Young Research Talents grant from the Norwegian Research Council and in 2017 an ERC Starting Grant to start her research group at the Department of Physics and Technology at UiT. In her research, she combines the methods of nanophotonics and laser spectroscopy to develop miniature but highly performant sensors for sensitive and specific detection of methane and isotopes of carbon dioxide. Her sensors can be, for example, deployed in drone-conducted emission measurements in the Arctic, but also in industrial process control and medical diagnostics.