Christofer Hierold: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021
|Name||Prof. Dr. Christofer Hierold|
|Field||Mikro- und Nanosysteme|
Chair in Micro and Nanosystems
ETH Zürich, CLA G 9
|Telephone||+41 44 632 31 43|
|Fax||+41 44 632 14 62|
|Department||Mechanical and Process Engineering|
|151-0172-00L||Microsystems II: Devices and Applications||6 credits||3V + 3U||C. Hierold, C. I. Roman|
|Abstract||The students are introduced to the fundamentals and physics of microelectronic devices as well as to microsystems in general (MEMS). They will be able to apply this knowledge for system research and development and to assess and apply principles, concepts and methods from a broad range of technical and scientific disciplines for innovative products.|
|Objective||The students are introduced to the fundamentals and physics of microelectronic devices as well as to microsystems in general (MEMS), basic electronic circuits for sensors, RF-MEMS, chemical microsystems, BioMEMS and microfluidics, magnetic sensors and optical devices, and in particular to the concepts of Nanosystems (focus on carbon nanotubes), based on the respective state-of-research in the field. They will be able to apply this knowledge for system research and development and to assess and apply principles, concepts and methods from a broad range of technical and scientific disciplines for innovative products. |
During the weekly 3 hour module on Mondays dedicated to Übungen the students will learn the basics of Comsol Multiphysics and utilize this software to simulate MEMS devices to understand their operation more deeply and optimize their designs.
|Content||Transducer fundamentals and test structures|
Pressure sensors and accelerometers
Resonators and gyroscopes
Acoustic transducers and energy harvesters
Thermal transducers and energy harvesters
Optical and magnetic transducers
Chemical sensors and biosensors, microfluidics and bioMEMS
Basic electronic circuits for sensors and microsystems
|Lecture notes||Handouts (on-line)|
|151-0620-00L||Embedded MEMS Lab|
Number of participants limited to 20.
|5 credits||3P||C. Hierold, M. Haluska|
|Abstract||Practical course: Students are introduced to the process steps required for the fabrication of MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) and carry out the fabrication and testing steps in the clean rooms themselves. Additionally, they learn the requirements for working in clean rooms. Processing and characterization will be documented and analyzed in a final report.|
|Objective||Students learn the individual process steps that are required to make a MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System). Students carry out the process steps themselves in laboratories and clean rooms. Furthermore, participants become familiar with the special requirements (cleanliness, safety, operation of equipment and handling hazardous chemicals) of working in the clean rooms and laboratories. The entire production, processing, and characterization of the MEMS is documented and evaluated in a final report.|
|Content||With guidance from a tutor, the individual silicon microsystem process steps that are required for the fabrication of an accelerometer are carried out:|
- Photolithography, dry etching, wet etching, sacrificial layer etching, various cleaning procedures
- Packaging and electrical connection of a MEMS device
- Testing and characterization of the MEMS device
- Written documentation and evaluation of the entire production, processing and characterization
|Lecture notes||A document containing theory, background and practical course content is distributed in the informational meeting.|
|Literature||The document provides sufficient information for the participants to successfully participate in the course.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Participating students are required to attend all scheduled lectures and meetings of the course. |
Participating students are required to provide proof that they have personal accident insurance prior to the start of the laboratory portion of the course.
This master's level course is limited to 20 students per semester for safety and efficiency reasons.
If there are more than 20 students registered, we regret to restrict access to this course by the following rules:
Priority 1: master students of the master's program in "Micro and Nanosystems"
Priority 2: master students of the master's program in "Mechanical Engineering" with a specialization in Microsystems and Nanoscale Engineering (MAVT-tutors Profs Dual, Hierold, Koumoutsakos, Nelson, Norris, Poulikakos, Pratsinis, Stemmer), who attended the bachelor course "151-0621-00L Microsystems Technology" successfully.
Priority 3: master students, who attended the bachelor course "151-0621-00L Microsystems Technology" successfully.
Priority 4: all other students (PhD, bachelor, master) with a background in silicon or microsystems process technology.
If there are more students in one of these priority groups than places available, we will decide with respect to (in following order) best achieved grade from 151-0621-00L Microsystems Technology, registration to this practicum at previous semester, and by drawing lots.
Students will be notified at the first lecture of the course (introductory lecture) as to whether they are able to participate.
The course is offered in autumn and spring semester.
|151-0642-00L||Seminar on Micro and Nanosystems||0 credits||1S||C. Hierold|
|Abstract||Scientific presentations from the field of Micro- and Nanosystems|
|Objective||The students will be informed about the latest news from the state-of-the-art in the field and will take the opportunity to start scientific and challenging discussions with the presenters.|
|Content||Selected and hot topics from Micro- and Nanosystems, progress reports from PhD projects.|