CMST CMST is an imec associated research lab at the Ghent university. Our research is focused on smart microsystems integration and design, we work on 6 technology platforms:

The envisaged applications include telecom, wireless sensors, robotics, biomedics, bio electronics, health care, training, simulation, entertainment and smart textile.

News and announcements

  • 12 february 2020:
    Congratulations to our colleague Marie-Aline Mattelin for winning the Best Student Paper award at Photonics West 2020 with the paper “Fabrication and replication of high efficiency blazed gratings with grayscale electron beam lithography and UV nanoimprint lithography”.

  • 11 february 2020:
    The imec.icon research project I-CART ( ⇒ project website) has been succesfully completed. You can see the end results of the project in this video (click image for video - dutch narrated). CMST

  • 4 february 2020:
    Congratulations to our colleague Maarten Cauwe for winning the Best International Paper award at IPC APEX 2020 with “High-Density PCB Technology Assessment for Space Applications”
    More information can be found on the IPC website.

  • 5 december 2019:
    The Nano4sports project, of which cmst is a partner, has published a magazine with an overview of the realisations of the project. You can read the magazine online here ( More information (in dutch) can be found on the project website: Nano4sports

  • 7 November 2019:
    A new article has been published about the work we have been performing for the Flexlines project:
    Over-moulding of electronic functionalities on flexible polyimide-copper substrates.
    Click image to read the article on the Flexlines project website:
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  • 26 September 2019:
    Watch our new film about E-Textiles Research in our lab (in cooperation with the Textirama Foundation):
    Click image to watch the film on youtube:
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  • 15 augustus 2019:
    The july 2019 edition of imec magazine contains an article on our research on smart textiles: Smart cycling outfit prevents back pain in riders.
    You can read the full article here.

  • 23 April 2019:
    CMST Cmst takes part in the H2020 Aquarius project which aims to provide an on- and inline capable mid-IR optical sensing for industrial waste water and drinking water monitoring (click image to watch movie).
    More information can be found on the project website: AQUARIUS.

  • 1 february 2019:
    The new Horizon 2020 ELEVATE project for the ‘EarLy dEtection of cerVical cAncer in hard-to-reach populations of women through portable and point-of-care HPV Testing’, has started. The ELEVATE project develops and tests a multi-disciplinary intervention to improve the cervical cancer screening coverage of hard-to-reach women in Europe and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. This project combines fundamental scientific research with social science investigations, and technology development. At the core of this project is the development and pilot testing of a portable, point-of care human papillomavirus testing device that yields rapid, easy-to-understand results for use in low-resource settings (i.e. without relying on electrical outlets or trained health personnel). The ELEVATE consortium of nine partners- led by ICRH and CMST of the UGent- will receive 3.3 million Euro from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to execute this project over five years (2019-2023).
    More information will follow.

  • More news & announcements can be found on our news page.