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Information Page of SAS Organisation

Institute of Measurement Science

Dúbravská cesta 9
841 04 Bratislava
Slovak Republic


Phone: +421-2-591045 30
Fax: +421-2-591045 94


Phone: 02/ 591045 ext. 11, 91
Fax: +421-2-591045 94

Basic information about institute:

History of the Institute (IMS SAS) is connected with the "Laboratory for research and design of measuring and physical devices" founded in 1953 as one of the first laboratories or institutes of the newly constituted Slovak Academy of Sciences. In 1963 the Laboratory was transformed to the Institute.

At present the IMS is a scientific institution whose activities encompass the following basic domains of fundamental and applied research:

  • measurement theory and mathematical-statistical methods for processing of experimental results,

  • systems for measurement of selected physical quantities,

  • measuring systems for biomedicine, mathematical and computer modeling of bionic structures and processes, biosignal processing,

  • measuring methods and systems designated to solve non-standard measuring problems in research and industry applications, development, and realization of unique measuring systems.

  • Institute offers consultations and other expert services that are connected to its main activities.

    The Institute carries out scientific education in both full-time and part-time form. The Institute is an external educational institution of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava for the study program Measurement Technology (within the study field of Electrical Engineering), and for the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics of the Comenius University in Bratislava for the study program Applied Mathematics (within the study field Mathematics). Doctoral studies are provided in accordance with the study regulations of the mentioned universities and are governed by the Internal Quality Assurance System for Doctoral Studies.

    Structure of the Institute:

    The Institute consists of 5 scientific departments (Departments of optoelectronic measuring methods, magnetometry, theoretical methods, imaging methods, bio measurements) and the department of instrument technology development and innovation

    Present research program and fields of its possible application:

    Besides the basic research in the area of the selected measuring methods, the IMS is oriented to the following tasks with an impact on the industrial domain:

  • measuring systems for spatial stability of the large energetic objects,

  • measuring complexes for automatic measurements of selected physical quantities (temperature, pressure, infra-red radiation) in real-time,

  • tomographic methods and instrumentation for non-destructive investigation of structural changes of 3D objects based on nuclear magnetic resonance,

  • magnetometric systems SQUID for low concentrations measurements of powder ferromagnetic materials in biological structures,

  • multi-channel systems of heart electrical activity and gastro-intestinal human tract scanning using surface electrodes.

  • Facilities:

    Instrumentation for electric and biomagnetic fields measurement, hydro leveling and pentameric measuring systems, instrumentation for magnetic resonance imaging, infra-red thermometry, preparation and testing of new high-temperature superconducting materials, computational technology.