Specialisations

Integrated Devices and Systems

Chair: Integrated Devices and Systems

Introduction

At IDS we specialize in integrated devices: think transistors, diodes, and transducers. We invent and improve (micro)fabrication processes and acquire fundamental understanding of underlying device physics. We demonstrate these on a variety of devices using the Nanolab fabrication facility, and develop the science of working principles and design, with the aim to transfer this knowledge to industry. We consider systems aspects in all stages of the device research, and create prototype systems where essential to show proof of principle of the devices.

Our research spans from materials via process integration and device physics to device reliability. Examples of these four are: deposition and characterization of few-nm thin metal films; ultra-low-noise accelerometers for the detection of gravitation waves; transistors and capacitors employing the negative-capacitance effect; and self-healing in CMOS transistors. In the future, you can visit the website of the group Integrated Devices and Systems for a more complete description of our research field. For the time being, please consult the websites of the groups Semiconductor Components and Micro Sensors and Systems (see below).

Programme mentor

dr. ir. C. Salm

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210730

Technology

5

1B

191211300

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Design

5

2A

191616043

Philosophy of Engineering: Science

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

Additional compulsory courses for 10EC will be chosen by the programme mentor from the following list, after discussion with the student:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210740

Material Science

5

1A

191210750

System-on-Chip Design

10

1A, 1B

191210930

Measurement Systems for Mechatronics

5

1A

193400141

Nanoelectronics

5

1B

191210730

Technology

5

1B

191210850

Advanced Analog IC Electronics

5

2A

191131360

Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms

5

2A

191211000

Advanced Semiconductor Devices

5

Year

Website for more information

http://www.utwente.nl/ewi/sc/
http://www.utwente.nl/ewi/tst/

Note

The Integrated Devices and Systems group has been founded in 2017 by a merge of the Semiconductor Components and Micro Sensors and Systems groups. From 1-1-2018 the corresponding specialisations:

  • Devices for Integrated Circuits and
  • Micro Sensors and Systems

will be merged as well into the specialisation Integrated Devices and Systems.

For current students the following transitional measures have been taken:

  • Students, who already have started their master’s thesis research before 1-1-2018, keep their old specialisation.
  • Students who start their master’s thesis after 1-1-2018, will be transferred to the new specialisation. When you check the compulsory courses of the new specialisation you can see that your old course list satisfies the requirements of the new specialisation.
    • Your programme mentor will be dr. Cora Salm (see below). If you would like to discuss your courses with her, don’t hesitate to contact her. If necessary a dedicated solution for you will be created.