smellodi’s vision

In our vision of smart electronic olfaction, the combination of innovative eNose technology and human perception enables a radically new technology for the electronic recognition and interpretation of odors, their digitization, and transmission for medical diagnostics and smart living.

Perception of Health and Disease

Our teams at TU Dresden and FSU Jena will be focusing on the characterization (i.e. sampling and analysis) of a variety of healthy and pathological body odors and their perception by normosmic and individuals with smell deficits.

Sensor Research and Development

Based on computational modeling techniques, HUJI Israel, TU Dresden and FSU Jena will work closely together to develop novel smell receptor molecules, which enable the electronic recognition of body odors.

Sensor and Odor Display Technologies

Tampere University works on a self-learning odor display, which enables the transmission and synthesis of body odors across time and space. SmartNanotubes Technologies provides their sensor platform, featuring the newly developed receptor molecules for sensing body odors.

Coordination and Dissemination

The project is coordinated at TU Dresden. Our results and activities will be disseminated within our scientific communities and to the general public.

Meet Our Team

The smellodi consortium consists of six partners with longstanding expertise in their fields and the interdisciplinary experience required for achieving the envisioned technological breakthrough. Five partners are affiliated with academic institutions and one is a private company.

Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Gianaurelio CunibertiProject Coordinator / TU Dresden
Prof. Cuniberti has a long-standing expertise in materials science and nanotechnology. He gave seminal contributions to the field of molecular electronics, the development of novel sensors, and the computational modelling of nano-scale devices. For several years now, his chair’s research has set up a broad portfolio on electronic olfaction.
Thomas Hummel
Thomas HummelTU Dresden
Prof. Hummel is a leading expert in human olfaction. Under his direction, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Smell and Taste combines clinical work in the sense of diagnostic-therapeutic consultation of patients with smell or taste disorders, as well as basic and clinically oriented research.
Viktor Bezugly
Viktor BezuglyCEO / SmartNanotubes Technologies GmbH
Dr. Viktor Bezugly is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of SmartNanotubes Technologies GmbH, physicist, has 22 years of experience in R&D, was a group leader at TU Dresden, and a project leader at LSI Sachsen. SmartNanotubes Technology GmbH (SNT) is a deep-tech start-up founded in 2020 and based in Freital, Germany.
Alexander Croy
Alexander CroyFSU Jena
Dr. Alexander Croy‘s research mainly focuses on computational efforts, especially machine learning techniques and simulations for the development and description of nanomaterials. He recently became affiliated with the Chair of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, which is headed by Prof. Stefanie Gräfe.
Ilona Croy
Ilona CroyFSU Jena
Prof. Ilona Croy is an internationally recognized expert in the field of psychological research, with a strong emphasis on olfactory perception in healthy and individuals
with mental disorders. Since April 2021, Prof. Croy is leading the Chair of Clinical Psychology at the FSU Jena. In two projects funded by the DFG, her team investigates the perception, neural processing, and chemical composition of infantile body odors.
Shlomo Yitzchaik
Shlomo YitzchaikHUJI Israel
Prof. Shlomo Yitzchaik is the head of the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and the Binjamin H. Birstein Chair in Chemistry. His research interests span molecular layers, surface chemistry, organic electronics, bio-sensors, and neuroelectronic hybrids.
Veikko Surakka
Veikko SurakkaTampere University
Prof. Veikko Surakka and his team have expertise in emotion, cognition, human-human, human-computer interaction, and the development of new visionary multisensory interfaces for HCI. The group is also very experienced in the use of eNoses and various scent technologies, as well as programming and developing VR applications. Furthermore, the group has all the necessary infrastructure for developing next-generation odor displays, perform measurements of odorous gases, and human responses to odors.

Join our mission!

Our multi-disciplinary team is aiming at revolutionizing the digitization of human olfaction. Want to join us? Contact us and become a member of our teams in Dresden, Freital, Jena, Tampere or Israel.