Dipl.-Ing. Jan Lotichius

Group Leader Electromechanical Sensors

Merckstraße 25
64283 Darmstadt
Room S3/06 135

phone: +49 6151 16-23887

Jan Lotichius received his diploma in electrical engineering with a focus on precision engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, in 2011. He is currently working at Technische Universität Darmstadt as a researcher. Since 2014 he is also leader of the group electromechanical sensors within the group of Prof. Kupnik. His research interests include multi-domain-modelling of resistive sensors and high precision electronics for low frequencies.


My research covers technologies and materials for sensing physical quantities, especially with resisitive sensors. The aim is to describe and compare different approaches from a metrologists point of view. Focus topics are

  • Modelling the behaviour of new materials exhibiting piezoresistive behaviour in mechanical, electrical and thermal domain
  • High precision electronics for sensor readout
  • Designing force or similar sensors for specific tasks, e.g. systems with haptic feedback
  • Determination of material properties with low measurement uncertainty
  • Multi-Domain FEM

Current Projects

  • 1D-Sense
    (2015 - 2017, funded by German Federal Ministry of Education  and Research BMBF)
  • Measurement uncertainty of time-based Wheatstone bridge readout
     (self-funded by TUDa)
  • various cooperations with companies

Completed Projects

  • Entwicklung eines flexiblen Messsystems zur Bestimmung der Zungenlage und des Drucks der Zunge im Bereich des harten Gaumens
    (2011 - 2013, funded by German Science Foundation)
  • Adaptive Rotary vibration damper
    (2011-2012, funded by Hessian State Government, LOEWE-Center AdRIA, Section Sensors and Actuators)

Selected Publications

A full list of publications can be found on the bibliography server of TU Darmstadt.

  • J. Lotichius, S. Wagner, M. Kupnik and R. Werthschützky:
    Measurement Uncertainty of Time-Based and Voltage-Based Wheatstone Bridge Readout Circuits
    In: IEEE Sensors, 2015.
  • J. Lotichius, T. Singer, G. Brokman, H. Übensee, T. Ortlepp, M. Kupnik and R. Werthschützky:
    A thermal network model for piezoresistive pressure sensors
    In: IEEE Sensors, 2015.
  • J. Lotichius, E. Christmann, and R. Werthschützky:
    Modelling and Control of a Pressure and Temperature Test Chamber for Pure Mems Pressure Sensors
    In: Sensor, 2015.
  • J. Lotichius, E. Christmann, A. Asmus, M. Kupnik, and R. Werthschützky:
    Eine Temperatur- und Druckgeregelte Prüfkammer hoher Genauigkeit für Mikrobauteile
    In: Mikrosystemtechnikkongress, 2015.
  • C. Hatzfeld, C. Neupert, J. Lotichius, T. A. Kern and R. Werthschützky:
    Network Representation of User’s Mechanical Impedance as Design and Evaluation Basis for Task-Specific Haptic Systems
    In: SENSOR, 2013, pp. 210–215.


  • Ausgewählte Kapitel der Mess- und Sensortechnik
  • Sensorsignalverarbeitung

Open Theses

The following subjects are possible topics for bachelor and master thesis. Please feel free to contact me with different interests and suggestions for other topics.

no news in this list.

Running and completed heses

  • TBD

Published theses can be found on tubiblio (search for author name).


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Institute of Electromechanical Design

Measurement and sensor technology

Dipl.-Ing. Jan Lotichius

S3/06 141
Merckstraße 25
64283 Darmstadt

+49 6151 16-23887

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