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.

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

Research at the Department of Microelectronics spans all major aspects of electronic engineering including the design and development of silicon-based devices, analogue and digital circuits for smart sensors, biomedical implants and wireless communication systems, signal-processing algorithms for communication and biomedical signals, as well as microwave and terahertz systems for remote sensing and radio astronomy.

ME’s research is a major contributor to a number of EEMCS themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing - 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;
  • XG - Next Generation Sensing and 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
  • Safety and Security - 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.

News

Item on chip manufacturing on national television

On the 1st of September, Sten Vollebregt explained in the program NTR Atlas on national television in the Else Kooi Laboratory how chips are made and why it is difficult to produce many of them on short notice to resolve the current chip shortage.

Online conference Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses (NIAS)

Dr. Tiago Costa is co- organizing (together with colleague Georgios Spyropolous from Gent University ) an online conference called "Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses" (NIAS), for which the registration is now open. It will take place online from Sept 22nd to Sept. 24th, and is featuring a great list of invited academic speakers, spanning the fields of neuroscience, biophysics, materials and microelectronics, and also featuring the VP of implants at Neuralink and a patient with a Vagus nerve stimulator. Abstract submissions are also open for both Oral and Poster presentations.

Asli Yelkenci wins CadenceLIVE Europe 2021 award

Asli Yelkenci is the winner of the CadenceLIVE Europe 2021 under the category of “Master Thesis Award for the Best Design using Cadence tools” with her master thesis done at Delft University of Technology under the supervision of Virgilio Valente, Section Bioelectronics.

Welcome Geethu Joseph

New Assistant Professor at CAS

Three awards for the Electronic Instrumentation (EI) group at PRORISC and SAFE 2021

The Electronic Instrumentation (EI) lab receives three awards at PRORISC and SAFE 2021