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.
ResearchResearch at the Department of Microelectronics focuses on three areas:
Biomedical devices - from materials to systems, with specific
- 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
- 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.
EducationThe Department is involved in several MSc tracks: MSc Microelectronics, MSc Telecommunication and Sensing Systems, MSc Signals and Systems.
Major grant for 'Organ-on-a-chip' research
The research project NOCI (Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative) has been awarded a prestigious NWO Gravitation subsidy (Zwaartekracht premie) of 18.8 million euros. The program is led by Christine Mummery, Professor of Developmental Biology at the LUMC and UT, and involves five other renowned scientists: Michel Ferrari (neurologist, LUMC), Albert van den Berg (nanotechnologist, UT), Hans Clevers (cell biologist, Hubrecht Institute), Cisca Wijmenga (human geneticist, UMCG) and Lina Sarro (nanotechnologist, TU Delft), all linked to the organ-on-chip consortium Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT).
BEST PAPER AWARD for DANIELE CAVALLO at EuCAP 2017"Best Paper Award in Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory" for Daniele Cavallo at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2017.
PhD thesis defence Yao Liu
Analysis and Design of Low-Power Receivers: Exploiting Non-50-Ohm Antenna Impedance and Phase-Only Quantization
- Tue, 13 Jun 2017
- Aula, Senaatszaal
PhD Thesis Defence
- Fri, 7 Jul 2017
- Aula Senaatszaal
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON CIRCUIT THEORY AND DESIGN, CATANIA, SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2017
Getting Better with Electroceuticals – electronic medicine to the rescue
- 4 -- 6 Sep 2017
- Catania, Italy