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Semiconductor Devices and Technology

Chair: Integrated Devices and Systems

Introduction

Transistors, diodes and capacitors: the topic of study in this track. Research in this area involves the invention and improvement of devices and (micro)fabrication processes; and the development of fundamental understanding of the underlying device physics. Integrated circuits take centre stage, but also solar cell technology is studied. The Nanolab fabrication facility allows us to demonstrate such new ideas on a variety of devices and develop the science of working principles and design, with the aim to transfer this knowledge to industry.

The research spans from materials via process integration and device physics to device reliability. Examples are: deposition and characterization of few-nm thin metal films; transistors and capacitors employing the negative-capacitance effect; and self-healing in CMOS transistors.

The specialization Semiconductor devices and technology is directly linked with the research group Integrated Devices and Systems (IDS) and the research institute MESA+. This means you will have excellent peer guidance and will be working on the newest challenges.

Programme mentor

prof.dr. J. Schmitz (Jurriaan)
Full Professor

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210730

Technology

5

1B

201900007

Perspectives on Engineering Design

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

201900135

Advanced Semiconductor Device Physics

5

2A

One additional compulsory course 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

193400141

Nanoelectronics

5

1B

191211440

Integrated Circuit Technology

5

2B

191211000

Semiconductor Project

5

2B/Year

One additional compulsory course will be chosen by the programme mentor from the following list, after discussion with the student: 

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210930

Measurement Systems for Mechatronics

5

1A

191210750

System-on-Chip Design

10

1A, 1B

201700025

Solar Energy

5

2A

191211300

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Design

5

2A, 2B

You can find additional interesting courses for the specialisation in the table below:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191211690

Advanced Analog IC Electronics

5

2A

191210850

Design Principles for Precision Mechanisms

5

2A

191131360

EMstatics

5

Year

Website for more information

https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/ids/