MICRO-724 / 2 crédits

Enseignant(s): Brugger Jürgen, Böhringer Karl Friedrich, Mastrangeli Massimo, Perez-Murano Francesc

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Next time in Spring 2025


Every 2 years


This course introduces advanced fabrication methods enabling the manufacturing of novel micro- and nanosystems (NEMS/MEMS). Both top-down techniques (lithography, stenciling, scanning probes, additive techniques) and bottom-up approaches (self-assembly) are presented.



MEMS, NEMS, self-assembly, additive manufacturing, printing nanofabrication

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Microfabrication, basic physics, chemistry, engineering and material science

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Choose the best nano-manufacturing method for a given problem

Transversal skills

  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Give feedback (critique) in an appropriate fashion.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

  • online introduction lesson
  • self-study and group study
  • classroom lesson
  • mini-project presentation

Expected student activities

  • attend introduction lecture (online for remote teachers)
  • self-study
  • work in a team on a mini-project
  • summarize the mini-project in a report
  • attend advanced lectures
  • present mini-project orally to the class and teachers

Assessment methods

  • mini-project report in a group of 4 students
  • 30 min group presentation in front of teachers and classmates


Ressources en bibliothèque


  • Marc Madou: Fundamentals of microfabrication and nanotechnology (see link above and in the MOODLE)
  • MOOC on Microfabrication (link will be provided in the course MOODLE)

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Nombre de places: 25
  • Forme de l'examen: Multiple (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Advanced topics in micro- and nanomanufacturing: top-down meets bottom-up
  • Cours: 16 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 8 Heure(s)
  • TP: 4 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence

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