Ultratrace analysis
Infrared sensors & spectroscopy
Molecular recognition
Multifunctional scanning probes

Our cross-disciplinary research program is focused to the development and application of innovative (micro- and nano)analytical platforms providing advanced methods and technologies in sensing, diagnostics, and imaging of complex molecular processes relevant to environmental, industrial, and medical/biological applications.

Furthermore, the IABC operates the Focused Ion Beam Center UUlm, an interdisciplinary facility for micro- and nanofabrication and –characterization. 


April 2021: Due to the Corona-Pandemic Institute Meetings are still held online. Such as on 01.04.2021 (image on the right).

March 2021: Hahn-Schickard apppoints Prof. B. Mizaikoff as new Institute Director: Strategic cooperation with Ulm University planned.

March 2021: Second report published. The reports of the Expert Committee on Aerosols concerned with airborne SARS-CoV-2 infection pathways can now be followed on a dedicated homepage of the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg: Expertenkreis Aerosole.

March 2021: Significant progress on the development of MIRACLE device!

February 2021: The Master Graduate Award 2020 of the department for Analytical Chemistry of the GDCh goes to the IABC: Dominik Blaimer. Congratulations!

January 2021: IABC contributes to “W wie Wissen” at ARD (German TV): "Corona-Spürhunde: Diagnose frei Schnauze".

October 2020: The paper by A. Brandt, et al. entitled "Characterization of various metal nanoparticles by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry: Possibilities and limitations with regard to size and shape" has been has been elected to decorate the backside-cover of J. Anal. At. Spectrom. Congratulations to the team!

October 2020: Prof. B. Mizaikoff has been invited to join the Editorial Board of Analytical Sciences published by the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry as an Executive Associate Editor.

October 2020: Prof. B. Mizaikoff has been elected to join the "Experte Commission on Aerosols" supporting and advising the state of Baden-Württemberg in elucidating the contribution of aerosols in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in enclosed spaces.

October 2020: IABC is now a member of the Quantum Photonics Innovation Network - QPhot. We look forward to exciting partnerships and projects in the field of quantum photonics!

October 2020: The paper by S. Repp, et al. entitled "Hybrid Gold Nanoparticle - Polyoxovanadate Matrices: A Novel SERS/SEIRA Substrate" has been has been elected to decorate the cover of ACS Omega. Congratulations to the team!

October 2020: The paper by C. Jaeschke, et al. entitled "An eNose-based Method Performing Drift Correction for Online VOC Detection at Dry and Humid Conditions" has been has been elected to decorate the cover of Analytical Methods. Congratulations to the team!

October 2020: The paper by I. Vasilikos, et al. entitled “Infrared Attenuated Total Reflection Spectroscopic Surface Analysis of Bovine-tail Intervertebral Discs after UV-light-activated Riboflavin-induced Collagen Crosslinking" has been has been elected to decorate the cover of Journal of Biophotonics. Congratulations to the team!

September 2020: Andreas Hellmann received a Poster Award for his contribution “Platinum black- and Prussian blue-modified microelectrodes for biomedically relevant hydrogen peroxide detection" at the 71st Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Belgrade (Online).

August 2020: Apl. Prof. C. Kranz has been appointed Principal Editor of the journal Bioelectrochemistry.

August 2020: The IABC congratulates Vjekoslav Kokoric for his successful PhD defense!

July 2020: The IABC congratulates Manuela Gast for her successful PhD defense!

July 2020: IABC researchers featured in a SWR TV contribution about diabetes sniffing dogs on their research in the field of exhaled breath diagnostics via IR (from minute 4:30 on)

June 2020: The IABC congratulates Sven Daboss for his successful PhD defense!

May 2020: Apl. Prof. C. Kranz has joined the Editorial Advisory Board of Electrochemical Science Advances (Wiley)

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, weekly group meetings are held online!
Interested students are cordially invited to join the group meetings!

Prof. Dr. Boris Mizaikoff

Room: N26 304

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Leopold

Room: N26 332
Deputy Director

Apl. Prof. Dr. Christine Kranz

Room: N26 305

Marie Bowman 

(Administrative Assistant)
Room:    N26/332
Phone:   +49-731-50-22751
Fax:       +49-731-50-22763
office email
Office Hours:
Mo - Fr 9 a.m. till 16 p.m.

Professor Dr. Boris Mizaikoff
Associate Editor Analytical Chemistry

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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Leopold
Review Editor Spectrochimica Acta Part B

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Christine Kranz
Principal Editor Bioelectrochemistry

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Christine Kranz

Editor of the book Carbon-Based Nanosensor Technology