Integration of chemical sensors into system-on-a-chip technology platforms enables a cost effective and reliable solution for energy and environmental monitoring applications.  E2TAC is developing field deployable, tailored sensing solutions for hydrocarbons, harsh environment and biological sensor systems through the use of optical, electrical or acoustical sensing platforms.  A major research focus area for integrated chemical sensors is the development of materials with the required selectivity, specificity and reliability for the targeted sensing application.  E2TAC utilizes a tailored design methodology using the unique properties of nanomaterials for the development of an optimized sensing platform.