Darmstadt, Germany

TU Darmstadt

We are TUcanSense, the first team of the Technical University of Darmstadt participating in this inspiring competition. We are a multidisciplinary and international team of students with backgrounds in mechanical, electrical, medical and industrial engineering as well as biology and chemistry. Our team members originate from various countries such as the USA, Ukraine, Lebanon and Germany. 

The name of our team is a construct combining three key concepts. First, “TU” represents the Technical University of Darmstadt. Second, we refer to the sensor by the part “UcanSense” in the name. Third, the toucan, which stands for communication and is the name of our university-wide teaching platform, represents the link between all our team members combining different disciplines.

Finally, combined with our slogan “TUcanSense the future” the name holds our vision to develop a competitive solution that can detect inflammation in an early stage, and thus benefit countless patients giving them the chance to sense tomorrow.

Our team is looking forward to the great opportunity this competition offers and to the scientific exchange with peers from all over the world! We hope to gain new insights in this field of research and are very excited to apply our knowledge to develop a functional biosensor system.

TUcanSense the future!

Our supervisor Professor Andreas Blaeser, head of the Institute for “BioMedical Printing Technology” at TU Darmstadt, researches and teaches in the field of biomedicine as well as production technologies for the fabrication of advanced, biofunctional materials. As an engineer with industrial and start-up experience, he is particularly engaged in transferring technology both to industry and to the broader society. In his view, participation in the SensUs competition offers a significant contribution to the latter and is therefore of outstanding importance for the TU Darmstadt.

Our coach Tim Weber studied mechanical engineering at the TU Darmstadt and is
currently research assistant and doing his PhD in the field of biosensors at the Institute
for “BioMedical Printing Technology”, supervised by Professor Blaeser.

TU Darmstadt 2022