MICRO-373 / 3 crédits

Enseignant(s): Benea-Chelmus Ileana-Cristina, Bertsch Arnaud, Brugger Jürgen, Sayah Abdeljalil

Langue: Anglais

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: Inscription auprès de la section


Summary

This TP allows for in-depth training on advanced micro and nanofabrication methods in a clean-room environment for selected applications, gain deeper knowledge in MEMS/NEMS processes, work in a small group together with PhD students/postdocs during 14 weeks touching all aspects of a microprocess.

Content

Keywords

integrated photonic circuits

MEMS / NEMS design

microfabrication / nanofabrication

photonic devices

micromechanical actuator and sensor

process engineering and design

characterization techniques

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • MICRO-331

Important concepts to start the course

  • Previous knowledge of basics microfab and
  • highly interested in microfab aspects

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Establish a MEMS/integrated photonic circuit design and process flow
  • Implement various methods in the correct order to manufacture a MEMS.
  • Assess / Evaluate the outcome of own design approach using advanced characterization methods.

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Negotiate effectively within the group.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

This course is given in group of 3 or 4 students who work closely together with a PhD student to go through the entire run of a MEMS process. The teaching is thus based on hands-on training accompanied by literature/process flow study, design optimization and final characterization.

Expected student activities

Each student is attending in their group a weekly session with the PhD student to run through the process flow of the MEMS device, thereby builing up from initial design, simulation, fabrication and final testing. The course will be concluded by a short report and oral presentation.

Assessment methods

The work is assessed by three components:

- lab activities

- report

- oral presentation

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

see documentations on MOODLE page

Notes/Handbook

on MOODLE

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Nombre de places: 15
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Advanced microfabrication practicals
  • TP: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • TP: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • TP: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • TP: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16    
16-17    
17-18    
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Vendredi, 14h - 18h: Exercice, TP

Cours connexes

Résultats de graphsearch.epfl.ch.