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 SS Thesis Presentation

Joost van der Kemp

Accelerating Diffusion-Weighted Chemical Shift Imaging using Compressed Sensing with Parameter Mapping

Reducing scan time by a factor 1.5

MSc ME Thesis Presentation

Qiuyang Lin

t.b.d. (ASIC design for wearable EEG recording

MSc ME Thesis Presentation

Samprajani Rout

t.b.d. (structured electronic design of high-pass sigma-delta converters and their application to cardiac signal acquisition)

MSc BME Thesis Presentation

Maciej Kostalkowski

aEEG analog front-end IC for neonatal brain development monitoring

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?

MSc SS Thesis Presentation

Reijer Leijsen

Three dimensional Contrast Source Inversion-Electrical Properties Tomography (3D CSI-EPT)

MSc ME Thesis Presentation

Yao Li

t.b.d. (ASIC design for wearable bioimpedance detection)

PhD Thesis Defence Andre Mansano

Andre Luis Mansano

Radio Frequency Energy Harvesting and Low Power Data Transmission for Asynchronous Wireless Sensor Nodes

PhD Thesis Defence

Seyran Khademi

Gigabit Wireless Transmission in Dispersive Environments

Signal processing for multi-antenna communication systems - antenna selection, PAPR reduction, 60 GHz channel measurements in a metal box