University Of Birmingham

Micro And Nano Technologies

04 26848

Iowa State Course Substitution

M E Technical Elective

M E

Course Info
International Credits:
10.0
Converted Credits:
3.0
Semester:
Spring
Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Course Description:
The aim of the module is to introduce students to the important micro and nano technologies of particular relevance to micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS). Students will be introduced to the manufacturing processes developed in the micro and nanofabrication industry, and also to the processes proposed for the future. They will then see how these processes are currently being used to produce a wide range of miniature sensors and transducers which, in turn, will lead to the development of many new smart materials and applications. The students will also be introduced to the latest nanomaterials a, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and plasmonic nanoparticles. They will learn both the material properties and cutting edge applications of these nanomaterials. The students will have the opportunity to visit the School's clean room and will be expected to develop their own ideas for future products based on micro and nano technology. SYLLABUS: MEMS, crystallography, material deposition, photo lithography, advanced lithography techniques, etching, micro mechanics, basic electronics, the design of applications like accelerometers, pressure sensors, biosensors and optomechanical systems. Students will use MATLAB and COMSOL to develop simple models of micro and nano devices.

Review

Evaluation Date:
July 22, 2014
Evaluated:
Christian Schwartz
Comments: