Student Info

Courses and research projects

Courses

Electromagnetic field theory (191211290)

Course code: 191211290

Bachelor Electrical Engineering
(1st year, semester 2, quarter 4)

Contributing teachers for NE:
Dr. ir. Michel P. De Jong (M.P.deJong[at]utwente.nl)

Content
The course deals with the classical theory of electromagnetic fields, according to Maxwell.

Materials Science (191210740)

Course code: 191210740

Master Electrical Engineering
(1st year, semester 1, quarter 2, compulsory course)

Contributing teachers for NE:
Prof.dr.ir. Wilfred G. van der Wiel (W.G.vanderWiel[at]utwente.nl) and Dr. ir. Michel P. De Jong (M.P.deJong[at]utwente.nl)

Content
The Materials Science course has contributions from several groups of the faculty of EWI. The group NE provides an overview of the properties and applications of hybrid inorganic/organic materials systems for nano(spin)electronics.

Nanoelectronics (193400141)

Course Code: 193400141

Master Nanotechnology

Teachers:
Prof.dr.ir. Wilfred G. van der Wiel (W.G.vanderWiel[at]utwente.nl) and Dr. ir. Michel P. de Jong (M.P.deJong[at]utwente.nl)

Content
The course starts with a broad overview of the fascinating novel approaches for nanoscale electronics that are emerging. Then, we focus on three main themes within nanoelectronics, namely (i) spin electronics or, in short, spintronics. (ii) quantum electronics, and (iii) organic and molecular electronics.

In the spintronics section, we review the basis magnetic properties of atoms and magnetic materials, discuss the magnetic behavior of various nanostructures (ultrathin films and multilayers, nanowires, nanoparticles), and give a basic introduction to electronic transport in magnetic systems. Concerning the latter, we discuss spin polarization, magnetoresistance, magnetic tunnel junctions, spin-transfer torque, and spin-dependent transport in semiconductors, illustrated with apllications such as sensors, MRAM and magnetic FETs.

Regarding quantum electronics, we start out with electron interference effects in nanostructures, 2-dimensional electron gases in semiconductor heterostructures, and quantized conduction. We then discuss single-electron transistors based on (single- and double) quantum dots, where Coulomb blockade effects and discrete electronic level structure play an essential role.

Organic, molecular semiconductors are introduced with a review of their electronic structure, where we emphasize the electron-lattice(phonon) coupling and geometrical relaxation effects. We then address electronic transport and recombination effects, and finish with single molecule electronics, and organic spintronics using hybrid structures comprising organic semiconductors and ferromagnetic materials.

Technology (191210730)

Course code: 191210730

Master Electrical Engineering
(1st year, semester 1, quarter 2, compulsory course)

Contributing teachers for NE:
Prof.dr.ir. Wilfred G. van der Wiel (W.G.vanderWiel[at]utwente.nl), and Dr. ir. Michel P. De Jong (M.P.deJong[at]utwente.nl)

Content
The Technology course has contributions from several groups of the faculty of EWI. We provide an overview of technology related to our research activities in the field of nanoelectronics.

BSC AND MSC PROJECTS

As a student in NE you are a full group member and you will be involved in specific aspects of the research, such as device fabrication, measurements and analysis. Besides you are also encouraged to participate in the regular social activities.

The projects listed below give a generic impression of ongoing research. The current situation varies over time, depending on the progress. Please use this list for your initial orientation and selection. After an intake with group leader Wilfred van der Wiel you can talk to the PhD students or post-docs to hear more about the status of the projects which have your interest.