Instrument Science and Technology Group

The Instrument Science and Technology (ISAT) Group promotes the exchange of ideas on all aspects of instrumentation among physicists working in industry, universities, health services and government establishments.

As the variety and complexity of modern instrumentation and integrated measurement systems continues to advance there is a need to maintain a co-ordinated review of them. ISAT was formed to help meet this need by proffering a wider understanding of the underlying physics of the techniques together with the practical considerations involved.

Focus and aim

The primary focus of the Group's activities is on sensors, particularly the physical principles underpinning new sensor technologies. The aim is to ensure that new ideas in this field are promptly brought to members' attention and are presented in such a way that their potential for use in a range of applications can be recognised and explored. An annual programme typically comprises a number of one-day and half-day meetings encompassing a broad range of topical subjects on, for example, industrial, medical and biophotonics instrumentation.

The Group also organises the biennial 'Sensors and their Applications' Conference and Exhibition. The seventeenth conference of the series was held in September 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

About us and member benefits

The Group caters especially for the needs of industrial physicists and welcomes additional industrial membership. Several members of the Group Committee are drawn from industry and represent small as well as the better-known companies. The Group maintains close links with the journal Measurement Science and Technology, published by IOP Publishing, through membership of the Editorial Board and members of the ISAT Committee. News of Group activities is published regularly and participants in ISAT meetings are invited to submit their contributions for publication in Measurement Science and Technology.

All members receive a newsletter together with meetings information, and suggestions are always sought from members for further ways to enhance the Group's activities.


The current issue of the Instrument Science and Technology Group newsletter



RSS Feed

Mass Spectrometry, Surface Tomography and Sensing
Upcoming event in Liverpool organised by the IOP Instrument Science and Technology Group

last edited: April 18, 2019

Related information


IOP Groups

How to join a group

All groups are open to all IOP members

Research Student Conference Fund

The Institute of Physics provides financial support to research students to attend international meetings and major national meetings.

Early Career Researchers Fund

The Institute of Physics provides financial support to early career researchers to attend international meetings and visit international facilities.

Cookie Settings