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* The client of this project will attend the Preview on Thursday 28th of November from 13:30 to 16:00 at Saxion Enschede (Ariënsplein 1).

When entering a stable, veterinarians can often smell that there is a certain disease among the animals, due to the specific odor. If it would be possible to measure this “smell” with a sensor, such diseases can be detected much earlier. Such an early warning system would help farmers to act faster, reducing, or even preventing, the disease from spreading and be able to cure the affected animals in an earlier stage.

In this project you will help to check the feasibility of this idea. By using a photonic sensor technology as produced by LioniX and combine it with different polymer brush layers that capture the gases, as developed at the UT, first test on the response of the sensor towards different gas (mixtures) will be measured.

Required study programs:

Biology and Laboratory Research (BML): Analysis of the biochemical processes the yield the specific scents.

Chemistry (C): Application of the polymer brushes. Chemical analysis of scents to be tested.

Forensic Research (FO): Analysis of other possible application in forensic sciences.

Applied Computer Science (TI): Data processing schemes.

Applied Physics (TN): Measurements and data interpretation of the sensor.

Location:  The work will be carried out at various locations: Saxion Enschede, the High-Tech Factory (at the UT) and at laboratories at the University of Twente.

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Questions about this project?

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