introduction

Welcome to the website of the Department of Microelectronics at TU Delft.

With a staff of about 30 fte faculty and over 180 fte scientific staff, the Department of Microelectronics combines the expertise of 7 research groups in Electrical Engineering. The complete field of electronics is covered, including signal processing, radar, and telecommunication.

Microelectronics is fundamentally a multi-disciplinary field of research, exploring the physics, materials and chemistry required to make devices work. It is also multidisciplinary with regard to its wide variety of applications, as it plays a crucial role in all fields of innovation, ranging from advanced health care to telecommunications and smart grids. The ever-increasing demand for processing power, sensing capabilities and miniaturisation makes microelectronics a highly innovative research field.

Research

Research at the Department of Microelectronics focuses on three areas:
  • Biomedical devices - from materials to systems, with specific expertise in:
    • diagnostic technology : visualization and tumor detection, high-Tesla MRI, ultrasound arrays and other sensors
    • monitoring with low power wireless technology and implantable stimulators, such as cochlear implants and neural stimulators for treatment of tinnitus;
  • Wireless communication - from devices to systems:
    • energy-efficient electronics
    • scaling of frequencies from GHz to THz - with the promise of Gb/s wireless networks
    • advanced signal processing , such as 'cognitive radio ', use of large antenna arrays
    • communication for localization and control
    • underwater RF and acoustic communication
    • LED communication;
  • Industrial and environmental multi-sensor sensing - from material to systems:
    • microwave vision
    • distributed sensor systems for environment monitoring
    • large sensor arrays and applications in security and radio astronomy
    • resource management in distributed sensing systems

The Department provides expertise for each of these research areas, throughout the whole system chain, from the technology layer to the sub -system and component layer and to the system layer, with a direct link to the challenges facing today's society.

Education

The Department is involved in several MSc tracks: MSc Microelectronics, MSc Telecommunication and Sensing Systems, MSc Signals and Systems.

  Read article: Beating Heart cells on a silicon chip
  Stem-cell biology meets micro-fabrication.
  Published in Quadraad, December 2014
  Read article: Qutech awarded National Icon status
 "Why build a quantum Computer? Because we can!"
   Published in Quadraad, December 2014

Agenda

MSc ME Thesis Presentation

Joost Kerpels

In-vivo multicell inferior olivary recordings: alternative design methods for creating cheap and flexible electrode structures

MSc ME Thesis Presentation

Matthijs Weskin

A compact multi-electrode system to measure in vivo electrical activity in the olivocerebellar system -- measuring sub-threshold oscillations and action potentials spatially and over time

Free Webinar on Bioelectronics and Biosensors

Stewart Smith, Wouter Serdijn

IMPACT and Electroceuticals: getting better with electricity

This webinar is for biosensors and bioelectronics professionals and those interested in hearing about the current and future challenges in this exciting and rapidly moving industry. It is for those who are based in UK and Europe who would like to hear views from leading experts about their current research.

PhD thesis defence Mark Stoopman

Mark Stoopman

Circuit Design for Highly Sensitive RF-Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes

PhD Thesis Defence

Miki Trifunovic

PhD Thesis Defence

Pengfei Sun

MSc ME Thesis Presentation

Ide Swager

t.b.d. (multi-channel backscattering for reading out the ECoG of freely moving rodents)

PhD Thesis Defence

Mingzhi Dong

PhD Thesis Defence

Jianlin Huang

PhD Thesis Defence

Raj Thilak Rajan

Relative Space-Time Kinematics Of an Anchorless Network

How can we localize nano-satellites using mutual time-difference-of-arrival measurements?

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