Microsensor analysis in the environmental sciences (2018)

ECTS credits:

Course parameters:

Language: English
Level of course:  PhD course
Time of year: May 30 – June 7, 2018
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 8 days with about 9 hours during daytime followed by 2-3 hours in the evening. The attending students are required to prepare a talk about their own work before the course and to read the distributed material.
Capacity limits: 20 participants

Objectives of the course:

The course will introduce the participants to state-of-art microenvironmental analysis and to the application of electrochemical and optical microsensor techniques in the environmental sciences. The participants will get a broad overview of techniques and applications during 2-3 days of intensive lecturing by the organizers and invited lecturers, followed up by practical laboratory exercises and demonstrations of microsensor construction, test and calibration. Use of sensors for control of water treatment will also be an important theme.

Learning outcomes and competences:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to: 1) Apply relevant sensor techniques in his/her research. 2) Interpret microscale chemical profiles and conduct calculations based on diffusional transport.

Compulsory programme:

Participation throughout the 8-day course, lecture on own research, preparation for course reading distributed material, final presentation of own project during experimental part of the course.

Course contents:

3 days of extensive lecturing and planned exercises followed by laboratory project of own choice.


Enrolled as a PhD student.

Name of lecturers:

Michael Kühl (University of Copenhagen) and Niels Peter Revsbech and Klaus Koren (Aarhus University) plus guest lecturers.

Type of course/teaching methods:

Lectures, planned exercises and laboratory project of own choice.


Distributed notes

Course homepage:


Course assessment:

Oral presentation and defense of own project at end of course

University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University

Special comments on this course:
A course fee of 750 Euros applies to cover food, accommodation and course materials.

May 30 – June 7 2018

Rønbjerg field laboratory, Denmark

Deadline for registration is 1 April 2018. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 16 April 2018.

For registration: Send application stating motivation and including a CV to Michael Kühl mkuhl@bios.au.dk (with cc to Niels Peter Revsbech revsbech@bios.au.dk). 

If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.