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

‘Rapid developments of LEDs offers all kinds of medical potential’

You can use ultraviolet light from LEDs to combat coronavirus. But it’s not as simple as commercial providers are presenting it right now, concludes Professor Kouchi Zhang. On the need for a sound scientific basis and the potential for LEDs in medical applications.

Cardiac mapping of very young children reveals conduction disorders related to atrial fibrillation

Research of Medical Delta professor prof. dr. Natasja de Groot (Erasmus MC and TU Delft)

Profcast Kofi Makwinwa (in Dutch)

Recently, Professor Kofi Makinwa was interviewed for the Dutch podcast series 'De ProfCast'. In this podcast series Marieke and Dave (who present the show) talk to scientists who want to improve the world, who are passionate about educating young people and who are looking for that one little spark.

Albert Theuwissen plenairy spreaker ISSCC 2021 (International Solid-State Circuits Conference )

Albert Theuwsissen will be one of the four plenairy speakers at the prestigious international solid- state circuits conference which will be held (due to Covid online) between February 13-22, 2021.

Delft Bioengineering Institute awards Tiago Costa and Massimo Mastrangeli with 20KEUR grants

In response to the first call for bioengineering research proposals, the Delft Bioengineering Institute has awarded grants to Dr. Costa and Dr. Mastrangeli for their multi-disciplinary projects.

New Associate Professor: Justin Dauwels

Per 1 January 2021, Prof. Dauwels starts at CAS. His expertise is in statistical signal processing and machine learning. Welcome!

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