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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

dr.ir. C. Salm (Cora)
Lecturer

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

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

191210930

Measurement Systems for Mechatronics

5

1A

201900042

Nanomaterials Research

5

1A

191210750

System-on-Chip Design

10

1A, 1B

191211690

EMstatics

5

1B

193400141

Nanoelectronics

5

1B

191210850

Advanced Analog IC Electronics

5

2A

191211300

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Design

5

2A

201700025

Solar Energy

5

2A

191211440

Integrated Circuit Technology

5

2B

191211000

Semiconductor Project

5

Year

These courses are also interesting electives for this specialisation.

Website for more information

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