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.
| 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
A need to amplify and combine to enable 5G in higher frequenciesOur society's social and streaming behaviour speeds up the need for 5G. Marco Spirito, Daniele Cavallo, Masoud Babaie and Andrea Neto (Microelectronics) are all working on the 'key building' blocks that will enable 5G systems in the near future.
Kofi Makinwa in BNR radio show about the influence of computer chipsOn Wednesday January 18th 2017 Kofi Makinwa, chair of the Microelectronics Department has participated in the radio show of Business News Radio 'Ask Me Anything'. The topic of the show isthe influence on our daily lives of computer chips.
Two IEEE SPS Best Paper AwardsRichard Hendriks, Richard Heusdens and Geert Leus
Acting on the potential of action potentials: will bioelectronic medicines be the next biologics?Article by Emma Dorey in The Pharmaceutical Journal, 9 DEC 2016. In there, an interview with Wouter Serdijn
Rob Remis wins STW Open Mind 2016 award5 awards (each 50 kE) to enable risky research ideas
Non-instrusive near-field characterization of Microwave circuits and devices
- Tue, 24 Jan 2017
MSc SS Thesis Presentation
Enhancement of the Spatial Resolution for the Temperature Sensing System of the 7 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner
- Mon, 6 Feb 2017
- EWI Snijderszaal (LB 01.010)
Signal Processing Seminar
- Thu, 2 Mar 2017