TU Dresden’s PRUUVE project wins Photonics21 In

On June 30, 2022, Photonics21 hosted the “Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting”, the most important event of the European photonics industry, in Brussels. Over 300 guests, including CEOs, heads of research institutes and representatives of the European Commission and EU Member States, attended the event. In this context, Dresden physicist Tim Achenbach represented the PRUUVE team and was awarded a very special honor: the Photonics21 Innovation Award, which aims to encourage more entrepreneurship in the field of photonics. “We are very happy to have been able to present our idea to the European photonics community and convince the jury with our new UV sensor. This award is a great honor for us and we would like to sincerely thank Photonics21 and the award committee,” says Tim Achenbach.

In their PRUUVE project (Phosphorescent response under UV excitation), the three physicists are developing UV sensor sheets for the precise measurement of UV dose in industrial applications, such as the sterilization of air, water and surfaces or for the rapid curing of coated surfaces. , printing inks, paints or adhesives. The foils are attached directly to the surfaces or components to be irradiated, where they allow optical control of the UV dose. The new technology thus offers fast and reliable monitoring of the success of UV drying and UV disinfection, thus avoiding unnecessary waiting times and overdosing.

“We are convinced of our versatile PRUUVE technology and will develop new applications and products in the years to come”, adds Dr. Philipp Wellmann. After all, in addition to being used as optical sensors, films can also be used as rewritable labels and much more.

For more information: www.pruuve.de

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