Coursebooks

Flexible bioelectronics

MICRO-514

Lecturer(s) :

Lacour Stéphanie

Language:

English

Summary

The course is an introduction to the emerging field of flexible (bio)electronics. It provides an overview of the materials and processes used to design and manufacture flexible circuits and sensors. Applications encompass flexible sensors, biointerfaces, human-machine interfaces and neuroprosthetic

Content

Because of the interdisciplinarity nature of the subject, the course content includes concepts from many disciplines in engineering (electrical, material sciences, mechancial, bio- and biomedical engineering).  The three main components of the cours are: (1) key concepts in bioelectronics and biomechanics, (2) Materials and microfabrication, (3) Bioelectronic devices and applications. This course presents the main steps to follow to design flexible bioelectronic interfaces.

 

Detailed content:
1.    Introduction: what is flexible (bio)electronics?
2.    The nervous system
     a.    Anatomy
     b.    Fucntions
3.    Materials and microfabrication for bioelectronics
     a.    Substrates
     b.    Electronic materials (inorganic & organic)
     c.    Coatings and encapsulation
     d.    Micro/nanofabrication on polymer substrates
          i.    Vacuum based techniques
          ii.    Printing
4.    Thin-film electronic devices
     a.    Thin-film transistors
     b.    LEDs, OLEDs
     c.    Sensors
     d.    Performance under mechanical deformation
5.    Microelectrode arrays for neural interfaces - neuroprosthetics
     a.    Neural electrodes
     b.    Electrochemical characterisation

 

Throughout the course, examples of current industrial and academic applications for mechanically compliant electronics will be given.

Keywords

Polymers, thin-films, devices, cleanroom technology, displays, neuroprosthetics, sensors.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Biomaterials for SV students

Recommended courses

Sensors MICRO-330, Microfabrication MICRO-301, MICRO-331
Materials MSE-207, MSE-208

Important concepts to start the course

Basic concepts in electronics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

 

Expected student activities

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Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Lectures slides

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
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12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16    CE1105
16-17    
17-18    CE1105
18-19   CE1105 
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
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  • Spring semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German