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KNAW chooses Kofi Makinwa

Prof. Dr. Kofi Makinwa, Professor Electronic Instrumentation and chair of the Micro Electronic department to the faculty of EEMCS, is selected as a new member of The Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Members of the KNAW, leading scientists from all disciplines, are chosen on their scientific achievements. The new academy members will be installed in September.

Professor Kofi Makinwa builds sensors based on chip technology. One of his achievements is a wind sensor without moving parts. Sensors form the connection between the real world and computers. ‘My field involves designing smart sensors: microchips that combine sensors and signal processing,’ explains the TU Delft Professor of Microelectronics. ‘I build chips that can ‘feel’ their environment, as it were, that can process this information and subsequently transfer it to a computer, all in one. Chip technology means that we can produce them very cheaply. Tyre pressure sensors in cars are one example of such a sensor. They measure the pressure in a rotating tyre and communicate the information wirelessly to the dashboard. Or the temperature sensors that can be found everywhere nowadays: in your smartphone, your car, your household appliances. Sensors that I developed at TU Delft are now in production at companies including SiTime, AMS and NXP, and are being used in Apple’s latest gadgets, for example’. Students appreciate Makinwa's enthusiasm and involvement. Thanks to Makinwa's contacts with the industry, they can often convert their designs into real prototypes. Makinwa was previously a member of the Young Academy of the KNAW and invented a cheap weather station for developing countries.

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Inauguration Earl Mc Cune and Cicero Vaucher, May 17th

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Sustainable Wireless Systems, Prof Mc Cune

Waves for sensing and communicating: perspectives, Communicating and sensing: views on the road ahead, Prof. Vaucher

Asli Yelkenci wins BioEl 2019 best poster presentation

Congratulations to our MSc Student Asli Yelkenci for winning the best poster presentation at the 2019 Winterschool on Bioelectronics in Kirchberg Austria.

First Prize of 3-E Royal SMIT BSc Competition

Joram van der Vedlen and his team, Louis Marting, Jordy van der Horst, and Nandor Toth, BSc. students from TU-Delft have won the 1st prize in the Netherlands.

Achievement Award for prof. G.Q. Zhang at EuroSimE

Prof. G.Q. Zhang, Microelectronics Department of EWI, received the “Achievement Award” from 20th IEEE international conference on “Thermal, Mechanical and Multiphysics Simulations and Experiments in Microelectronics and Microsystems” (EuroSimE) on 26-03-2019 in Hannover, Germany.

Micro electronics colloquium, Thursday March 28, 15.30 EEMCS Restaurantzaal

The XG- “Next Generation Sensing and Communication” research theme is proud to announce a colloquium devoted to the design and development of advanced data converters based on conventional (delta-sigma) as well as unconventional (built-in signal-processing) techniques. The main application of such data converters is in the transceivers, where they enable the reception of multi-channel and multi-standard signals. We are very honoured, to have two leading scientist presenting their work - namely; Prof. Nan Sun , University of Texas and Muhammed Bolatkale, NXP/TU Delft

Vasiliki Giagka appointed associate editor for Bioelectronic Medicine

Vasiliki Giagka, assistant professor at the Bioelectronics Group at Delft University of Technology, has been invited to the editorial board of Bioelectronic Medicine. The journal asked Giagka for her expertise in fabrication microsystem integration and packaging for neural implants. With her appointment, Giagka is currently one of the youngest associate editors working for the journal.

Wouter Serdijn nieuw lid Wetenschappelijke Raad Medical Delta

Het bestuur van Medical Delta heeft Wouter Serdijn op 7 februari benoemd tot lid van de Wetenschappelijke Raad van Medical Delta. De Wetenschappelijke Raad heeft een belangrijke taak in het realiseren van de doelstelling 'Technologische oplossingen voor duurzame zorg; Van Molecuul tot Toepassing'. De raad telt 26 leden en is sinds eind 2018 actief.

First Microelectronics Synergy Grants

The department of Microelectronics (ME) has just awarded its first Synergy Grants to three research teams. As the name implies, these grants are intended to strengthen the synergy between the research done by the various sections of the ME department. The main authors of the winning research proposals are Akira Endo & Sten Vollebregt, Virgilio Valente & Massimo Mastrangeli and Bori Hunyadi.