SMART SENSOR SYSTEMS, April 16-20, 2018

    General information about the course

    The Smart Sensor Systems Course is a post-graduate engineering course. The lecturers are given by top experts from academia and industry thus ensuring a good mix between recent developments and established practice.

    The prerequisite for the course is a basic knowledge of electrical circuits and systems. It addresses the training needs of the electrical engineering community involved in microelectronics and nanoelectronics, but is also of interest to students in the field of mechanical engineers, chemical engineering, applied physics and similar fields who are working with sensor systems.

    PhD students and members of academic institutes will particularly benefit from the up-to-date information provided in the course for their current research and teaching. The course is also highly relevant for IC design engineers working in the semiconductor industry or academia, technical supervisors, managers and directors working in research and development.

    The course aims to cover a broad view on the subject, from short introduction to an in-depth knowledge and to practical aspects and hints, which can be applied immediately after the course. This is why this course will have special appeal to different levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced specialists in the field.

    Short description

    This course addresses the design and development of smart sensor systems. After a general overview, various key aspects of sensor systems are discussed: measurement and calibration techniques, the design of precision sensor interfaces, analog-to-digital conversion techniques, and sensing principles for the measurement of magnetic fields, temperature, capacitance, acceleration and rotation. The state-of-the-art smart sensor systems covered by the course include smart magnetic-field sensors, smart temperature sensors, physical chemosensors, multi-electrode capacitive sensors, implantable smart sensors, DNA microarrays, smart inertial sensors, smart optical microsystems and CMOS image sensors. A systematic approach towards the design of smart sensor systems is presented. The lectures are augmented by case studies and hands-on demonstrations.

    PhD Students

    PhD students can be granted 3 ECTS credits after evaluation based upon a paper or an oral test on a theme to be agreed with the course program board.

    Delft University of Technology is not liable for lost or damage to participants’ properties.

    Course organization

    This course is organized by:
    Delft Institute of Microsystems and Nanoelectronics (DIMES)
    Delft University of Technology
    Delft, The Netherlands

    And by:
    MEAD Education S.A., St-Sulpice, Switzerland

    Course directors:
    K.A.A. Makinwa, TU Delft
    M.A.P. Pertijs, TU Delft
    G.C.M. Meijer, TU Delft

    Caroline Huber
    MEAD Education SA
    Ch. de la Venoge 7
    1025 St-Sulpice
    Phone: +4121 695 2222
    Fax: +41 21 695 2220

    Joyce Siemers (room HB 15.320)
    Secretariat EI
    Delft University of Technology, Faculty of EEMCS
    Laboratory for Electronic Instrumentation
    Mekelweg 4
    2628 CD Delft
    The Netherlands
    Phone: +31-15-278 5745
    Fax: +31-15-278 5755

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