MICRO-631 / 4 credits
Teacher: Various lecturers (see below)
The course aims at providing a comprehensive overview of ongoing advanced manufacturing research topics and an opportunity for students to investigate current research trends in one particular topic of their choice.
The core lectures will reflect the diversity of ongoing advanced manufacturing research at EPFL and will include selected topics in composites, metals, fibers, printing techniques, nano-scale fabrication, lasers-processing and stretchable electronics and interfaces. Lecturers will mainly be from the EPFL's program on advanced manufacturing.
The course will run during four weeks, two consecutive days a week, not included self-study and preparation time. The course format will be a three-hour lecture in the morning given by an expert in the field, followed by an afternoon session, where a team of students will present a topic they have selected for investigation and discussion in the class. Finally, an invited speaker will be invited to give a special lecture to end the course.
Students will then explore the current research trends related to this topic, up to a point where they are able write an review report about it.
This report shall give a comprehensive and critical overview about the subject. It will be presented during a two-hour session, where the participants of the class will discuss it and suggest improvements or amendments.
Once finalized, and so that this report becomes useful to a broader audience (beyond this class), the report will be added to an online Wikipedia-style repository about advanced manufacturing processes that will be gradually built as the course runs.
The presentation of the reports will be peer-reviewed by the students themselves (in addition to the evaluation by the professors) and the reports evaluated by the professors.
List of lecturers contributions to the course:
Organizer/Coordinator: Prof. Yves Bellouard
* Prof. Véronique Michaud, Composites
* Prof. Fabien Sorin, Advanced processing of fibers
* Prof. Vivek Subramanian, Printing processes for advanced manufacturing
* Prof. Juergen Brugger, Nano-scale advanced manufacturing
* Prof. Roland Logé / Dr Charlotte de Formanoir de la Cazerie, Advanced manufacturing with metals
* Prof. Christophe Moser / Yves Bellouard, Laser-based processes
* Guest lecturers will be invited for the last session of the course
The course is open to maximum 25 students. It is advised to take this course during the 1st year of the PhD enrolment as the intent is to help the students performing a survey on a given research topic.
The lecturers will be different every year.
There are no prerequisite.
By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- Explain the current research status in advanced manufacturing
- Present the current status of a research topic that he has identified of interest for the field of advanced manufacturing
Written and oral examination
In the programs
- Exam form: Written & Oral (session free)
- Subject examined: Selected topics in advanced manufacturing
- Lecture: 30 Hour(s)
- Exercises: 8 Hour(s)
- Practical work: 25 Hour(s)