Coursebooks 2017-2018

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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 will provide an overview of the materials and processes used to design and manufacture flexible circuits and sensors. Applications encompass flexible displays, human-machine interfaces and neuroprosthetics.

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).

Detailed content:

  1. Introduction: what is flexible (bio)electronics?
  2. Materials properties
    1. Substrates
    2. Active device materials (inorganic and organic materials)
    3. Coatings and encapsulation
  3. Micro/nanofabrication on polymer substrates
    1. Vacuum based techniques
    2. Printing
  4. Thin-film electronic devices
    1. Thin-film transistors
    2. LEDs, OLEDs
    3. Microsensors
    4. Performance under mechanical bending (flexibility)
  5. Biosensors on foil
    1. Biocompatibility, sterilization
    2. Smart catheters
  6. Microelectrode arrays for neural interfaces - neuroprosthetics
    1. In vitro platforms
    2. Implantable electrodes

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

Recommended courses

Sensors

Microfabrication

Electronics I, II

Important concepts to start the course

Semiconductor devices

microfabrication

 

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures

Team project

Seminar(s) given by external speaker(s)

Expected student activities

attendance at lecturesassess propopsed litteratureproject presentation and report

Assessment methods

oral (50%)project (50%)

 

Resources

Bibliography

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Lectures slides

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13CE3    
13-14    
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19   ELA2 
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German