The Laboratory of Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM) is part of the Department of Microelectronics and offers a multi-disciplinary research environment with a strong interaction with the industry. Innovative devices, device integration concepts and novel microstructures and materials are investigated, based on in-depth knowledge of device physics, silicon technology and electrical-material characterization.
The strong technology-based research results in four application-oriented themes addressing scientific questions and challenges of high societal relevance: Silicon Microsystems & MEMS, Micro/Nano Electronics System Integration And Reliability, Flexible Electronics & Thin Film Transistors.
EducationThe ECTM group participates in the BSc-EE and the following MSc-EE tracks: MSc Microelectronics, MSc Biomedical Engineering.
ResearchECTM consists of 3 professors and about 30 researchers.
Major grant for 'Organ-on-a-chip' research
The research project NOCI (Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative) has been awarded a prestigious NWO Gravitation subsidy (Zwaartekracht premie) of 18.8 million euros. The program is led by Christine Mummery, Professor of Developmental Biology at the LUMC and UT, and involves five other renowned scientists: Michel Ferrari (neurologist, LUMC), Albert van den Berg (nanotechnologist, UT), Hans Clevers (cell biologist, Hubrecht Institute), Cisca Wijmenga (human geneticist, UMCG) and Lina Sarro (nanotechnologist, TU Delft), all linked to the organ-on-chip consortium Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT).