MICRO-431 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Gijs Martinus, Lehnert Thomas

Language: English


Summary

The student will learn procedures and applications of modern microfabrication technologies, as practiced in a clean room environment, in particular modern techniques that go beyond the classical steps of deposition, lithography and etching, with a focus on materials and multidisciplinarity.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Microstructure fabrication technologies I.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Choose for micro-engineered devices for a specific application.
  • Design a process workflow for microfabrication.
  • Differentiate the potential of different technologies for a given application.
  • Identify the role of basic physical and chemical phenomena in modern miniaturized devices.
  • Contextualise the use of microfabrication techniques for a given application.

Transversal skills

  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Keep appropriate documentation for group meetings.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.

Teaching methods

Lectures and personal study and presentation of relevant papers related to microfabrication by the student.

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Resources

Bibliography

M. Madou, Fundamentals of Microfabrication, 2nd edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton (2002).

S. Franssila, Introduction to Microfabrication, 2nd edition, Wiley, Chicester UK (2010).

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Notes by the instructors.

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Materials and technology of microfabrication
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Materials and technology of microfabrication
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10    BS270
10-11    
11-12    BS270
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 9h - 11h: Lecture BS270

Friday, 11h - 12h: Exercise, TP BS270