Welcome to the SanDLab Website

We welcome you to the website of the Sensors and Detectors Laboratory (SanDLab), part of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano, located in Milan, Italy.
Please take a look at the Research and Education areas of this website to learn more about our experties and about the education that we provide.
The Sensors and Detectors (SanDLab) is a research group of the Department of Electronics and Information of Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. Under the guide of prof. Anotonio F. Longoni, the group focus is the development of novel Colour imaging sensors and on Micromechanical Systems (MEMS). The mission of SandLab is to investigate, together with its industrial & research partners, new sensing solutions enabling the creation of new technology driven applications and future market breakthrough. The main activities of the group are:
  • Design and simulation of novel MEMS devices (e.g. scaled accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers);
  • Design of novel Filterless Color Sensors (Process: standard 0.18 μm CMOS technology);
  • Development of custom design VLSI circuits enabling low-power operation of sensors;
  • Characterization and reliability testing at the wafer-level as well as bare dies.
MEMS Micromechanical Systems

02-05-2016 "A 3-D Micromechanical Multi-Loop Magnetometer Driven Off-Resonance by an On-Chip Resonator" by G.Laghi et al. has been accepted for publication! Congratulations to all the co-authors!

01-07-2015 Three new instruments to complete the SandLab equipment for inertial sensor characterization! A 50 V high-resolution MCP by ITmems, a 50 MHz Lock-in amplifier by Zurich Instrument, and a new vibrating shaker from B&K!

01-07-2015. Two SandLab articles accepted for publication in the Journal of MEMS: "In-Plane and Out-of-Plane MEMS Gyroscopes Based on Piezoresistive NEMS Detection" by S. Dellea et al., and "A sub-400 nT/√Hz, 775 μW, multi-loop MEMS Magnetometer with Integrated Readout Electronics" by P. Minotti et al. Congratulations to all the co-authors! We look forward to see the published version!

NIRVANA - EU Project

01-09-2011. SanDLab started a new challenging project part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union. This project goes under the acronym of NIRVANA.

01-01-2013. SanDLab started a new challenging project part of the ENIAC framework.