European research project Power2Power for more efficient power semiconductors launches

The European cooperation project Power2Power has started. Over the coming three years, 43 partners from eight countries will research and develop innovative power semiconductors with more power density and energy efficiency. Power semiconductors are needed in all stages of energy conversion: generation, transmission, and use. More efficient semiconductors make a major contribution towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions in spite of the world's growing energy needs. Universities, research institutes, small and medium-sized companies and international corporations are involved in this cooperation. Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG is coordinating this project.

The participants from The Netherlands are the Advanced Packaging Center, Alfen, Boschman, IWO Project, Jiaco Instruments and Delft University of Technology as academic partner. Within TU Delft two research groups from the Faculty of EEMCS are participating: Electronic Components, Technology and Materials (ECTM) and DC Systems, Energy Conversion & Storage (DCE&S). ECTM will investigate advanced interconnect materials for the packaging of the power semiconductors and reliability improvements by using digital twinning. DCE&S will investigate use cases of the improved power semiconductors in EV charging.

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NWO Matchmaking event: Degradation and Reliability of Organic Materials

Together with Signify, TU Delft is organizing an NWO matchmaking event on the degradation and reliability of organic materials. Topics include:

  • Brainstorming on challenges and future developments of inorganic materials used in (opto) electronic components
  • Reliability, degradation, and lifetime assessment of inorganic materials in microelectronic devices
  • Discussing collaboration opportunities between leading industries in Europe and Dutch Universities

Date: 30th of August, 9:00-14:00
Location: HTC45, High Tech Campus, 5656 AE Eindhoven
Organizers: Prof. dr. G.Q. Zhang, Prof. dr. W.D. van Driel, Dr. M. Yazdan Mehr

Register before the 27th of August by mail to:, for additional information check this PDF.

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BI/OND wints the Philips Innovation Award

We are proud to announce that BI/OND, the ECTM spin-off that develops microfluidic Organ-on-Chips in silicon, won the Philips Innovation Award 2019.

This year more than 100 teams from all around the Netherlands participated to this event and the jury, chaired by Frans van Houten, CEO of Philips, awarded BI/OND as the best startup.

BI/OND gave an interview to that can be watched here: link

As the winner of the PHIA2019, the 8th of May the BI/OND team had also the honour to open the stock Market in Amsterdam with the VP of Philips Research, Hans Hofstraat. To watch this event follow this link

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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.

As one of the founders, Prof. Zhang initiated this conference in 2000 in Eindhoven, to meet the increasing scientific and technology needs for multiphysics and multi-scale simulation, modelling, experiment and optimization. He served as the conference general chair for 17 years. Today, EuroSimE is a prime and very influential IEEE conference in this important academic and technologic field, with more than 10,000 annual paper download from IEEE explore system. The Award Committee chose the occasion of the 20th anniversary to recognize Prof. Zhang for his vision, strong leadership and decades’ commitment to stimulate global scientific collaboration and for his excellent scientific achievements. Prof. Zhang gave a plenary keynote talk on “EuroSimE – Mission to be accomplished”.

First Microelectronics Synergy Grants

According to Professor Geert Leus who heads the ME Research Committee, the Synergy Grants are also intended to kick-start the research of young faculty, as it can be quite challenging for them to obtain funding at the beginning of their research careers. The grants cover half the costs of a PhD candidate, with the rest coming from existing research funding. ‘The submitted proposals were carefully evaluated by the ME Research Committee on the basis of their scientific quality, their clarity and feasibility, the synergy between the participating sections, and the relationship to the departmental themes. The ME Management Team (MT) then decided to award Synergy Grants to the top three proposals.’


The aim of the grants is to encourage newly emerging combinations of technologies and to facilitate cross-overs between them, thus strengthening and broadening the department's research portfolio. This goal fits seamlessly within the research strategy of ME, which has defined itself around the four themes of Health & Wellbeing, XG, Safety & Security and Autonomous Systems to better address societal challenges.


Last week, the winners were received by the ME MT. They received flowers from the head of the department (Kofi Makinwa) and had the opportunity to briefly present their proposals to the assembled MT. Below are short descriptions of the successful proposals.

Akira Endo & Sten Vollebregt: ‘The aim of our project TANDEM: Terahertz Astronomy with Novel DiElectric Materials is to develop advanced dielectric materials to realize superconducting microstrip lines with very low losses in the frequency ranges of 2-10 GHz and 100-1000 GHz. The PhD candidate will combine the dielectric deposition, characterization, material expertise and facilities of the ECTM group and the Else Kooi Laboratory, and the submillimetre wave device measurement capability of the THz Sensing Group and SRON. The aim is not only to realize low loss dielectrics, but also to understand the underlying physics that governs these losses. If successful, these microstrips will be immediately applied to enhance the sensitivity of the DESHIMA spectrometer on the ASTE telescope in Chile.’

Bori Hunyadi: ‘On one hand, the vast complexity of the human brain (10^11 neurons and 10^14 connections) enables us to process large amounts of information in the fraction of a second. At the same time, imperfections of the wiring in this vast network cause devastating neurological and psychiatric conditions such as epilepsy or schizophrenia. Therefore, understanding brain function is one of the greatest and most important scientific challenges of our times. Brain function manifests as various physical phenomena (electrical or e.g. metabolic) at different spatial and temporal scales. Therefore, the PhD candidate working on this grant will develop a novel multimodal and multiresolution brain imaging paradigm combining EEG and a novel imaging technique, fUS. The specific engineering challenge is to understand and describe the fUS signal characteristics, deal with the large amount of data it records using efficient computational tools; and finally, formulate the specification of a dedicated non-invasive, multimodal, wearable EEG-fUS device.’

Virgilio Valente & Massimo Mastrangeli: ‘The seed money of the Synergy Grant will partially support a joint PhD candidate to investigate the tight integration of an heart-on-chip device with dedicated electronic instrumentation in the same platform. Our aim is to bring sensing and readout electronics as close as possible to a cardiac tissue cultivated within a dedicated micro physiological device. The grant helps promoting the logical convergence between current departmental research activities at ECTM and BE and within the Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative (NOCI) on the development of instrumented organ-on-chip devices.’

ME chairman congratulates Massimo Mastrangeli with obtaining University Teaching Qualification within a year

Massimo Mastrangeli completed all the modules for his Teaching Qualification within a single year and was congratulated for this achievement in person by Kofi Makinwa, the chair of the ME department.

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Phd thesis A single-chip micro-opto-electro-mechanical system for optical coherence tomography imaging

Congratulations to Aleksandar Jovic for defending his PhD Thesis:
A single-chip micro-opto-electro-mechanical system for optical coherence tomography imaging

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PhD thesis Surface Acoustic Mode Aluminum Nitride Transducer for micro-size liquid sensing applications

Congratulations to Thu Hang Bui for obtaining her PhD thesis

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Nikolas Gaio won a Lush Prize

The 16th of November one of our students, Nikolas Gaio, was awarded in Berlin with a Young Researcher Award in the Lush Prize 2018 for his work ‘Replacing animal tests with silicon chips’. This work was performed during his PhD project in ECTM.

Video of the presentation

The Lush Prize is the largest global awards programme to recognize and celebrate scientists and campaigners working to replace animals in drugs and cosmetics R&D. Now in its seventh year, it has provided more than £1.8 million to support animal-free testing and campaigns around the world.

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BI/OND wins Accenture Innovation Awards 2018 for Health

BI/OND's CEO Cinzia Silvestri pitching at the AIA18

TU Delft start-up BI/OND is the winner of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2018 in the Health category.

According to the Jury: "This year’s winner has proven that science can indeed make a difference. They are truly a learning organization. Yet as scientists, they risk staying unsung heroes. Winning today provides them with the opportunity to realize their full potential and develop into a business, making their dreams come true."

It has been a challenging journey for BI/OND. From the top 50 innovation nomination, to the Summer Nights where 25 companies were selected, through the Semi-Finals (top 10), and all the way up to the Finals (top 5), the winners of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2018 (AIA18) were finally announced on November 2nd.

The AIA18 Innovation Journey focused on 8 global themes, tackling both local and global issues. DeFabrique, the Innovation Summit’s scenery, was packed with more than 2,500 visitors from various industries and backgrounds with one thing in common: the desire to disrupt the current status quo. The jury spent hours deliberating who should be the next leading innovator of their theme, culminating in the announcement of the winners.

Prof. dr. Makinwa installed as KNAW member

On 17 September 2018 Prof. Kofi Makinwa was inaugurated as KNAW (The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) Member. KNAW Members are selected for their scientific and scholarly achievements. The 21 new Dutch KNEW Members were installed during a festive ceremony at the The Amsterdam Public Library, central branche.

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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NWO-High Tech Systems and Materials proposal awarded to ECTM

Sun sensors, which are used to determine the satellite orientation towards the sun, are a vital part of the satellite attitude control. Current commercial available sun sensors are too large and costly to be integrated in the small satellites, e.g., nanosats. Due to the low costs of these satellites, they enable a wide range of applications which otherwise would not be possible or cost-effective. By developing a sun sensor that is fully integrated on a single substrate, the overall size of the sensor can be significantly reduced and costly extra calibration is avoided. By using SiC as material, we secure high performance and high reliability under harsh environment. In addition, the sensor will not be sensitive to reflections of the earth, as it uses the parts of the light spectrum absorbed by the atmosphere.

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InForMed selected as success story by the EC

The EU-and industry-funded InForMed project has developed a new platform approach to the innovation chain for next-generation medical devices, giving a boost to European manufacturers, in particular SMEs. The project has established a facility that companies can use to manufacture and test prototype micro medical devices, ensuring European leadership in this vital technology-based sector.

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IEEE Robert Bosch MEMS Award

Lina Sarro is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious IEEE Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award. This award is to recognize and honor advances in the invention, design, and/or fabrication of micro- or nano- electromechanical systems and/or devices. The award citation reads “For pioneering contributions in novel materials, material integration and innovations in MEMS and strong commitment to education and technology transfer.” The award was presented at the IEEE MEMS 2018 Conference, on the 22nd of January 2018.

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Grant for the development of smart cathethers & implants

Ronald Dekker, Vasiliki Giagka, Paul de Wit, Wouter Serdijn and Lina Sarro received a grant concerning the development of smart catheters and implants. The project is financed by ECSEL Innovation actions, Call 2017.

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4 papers accepted @ IEEE MEMS 2018!

Also this year ECTM will be present at the IEEE MEMS conference , the flagship conference in this field, and this time with 4 papers! Congratulations to Aleksandar, Juan, Nico, William and all co-authors!

TU Delft "Female Fellowship" Tenure Track Academic Positions

All academic levels; apply before Jan 8, 2018.

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PhD thesis Solid State Lighting Color Shift

Congratulations to Guangjun Lu for his PhD thesis defense on 26 September 2017

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PhD thesis The Lifetime Prediction of LED Drivers and Lamps

Congratulations to Bo Sun for his PhD thesis defense on 26 September 2017

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NWO Take-Off Grant for organ-on-a-chip development

PhD candidates Cinzia Silvestri, William Quiros Solano and Nikolas Gaio (start-up Biond ) and Ronald Dekker have successfully applied for a NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) for organ-on-a-chip development.

"In vitro screening is a fundamental step during drug development. A crucial need of pharmaceutical companies is to assess drug safety at the early stage of the pipeline to identify and eliminate compounds that exhibit a potential for adverse drug reactions. However, at least 462 medicinal products were withdrawn from the market between 1953 and 2014, with consequences for patients, regulatory systems and pharma companies. Therefore, the traditional screening approach, based on in vitro static cell culture assays, is considered not predictive enough. This limitation has increased the interest in more realistic models: Organs-on-chips (OOCs). Organ-on-Chips are micro-fluidics devices designed to simulate in vivo human physiology by promoting cell and tissue growth in vitro.

BIOND developed an innovative microfluidic system for OOCs that provides a dynamic micro-environment suited to highly predictive cell culture models, that allows real-time recording of a comprehensive set of data of the cell culture with a user-friendly interface. In particular, this project will aim at improving the user interface focusing on three main aspects: Usability, Functionality and Versatility"

PhD thesis Carbon nanotube based solutions for on-chip thermal management

Congratulations to Cinzia Silvestri for her PhD thesis defence on the 7th of July 2017

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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). NOCI aims at creating a new platform, based on a combination of human stem cells and microchips, to learn more about the development of diseases and to better predict the effect of medicines, and will be a decisive step towards personalized health care.

Prof Lina Sarro: ‘The three-dimensional micro- and nano-structuring of silicon and polymers developed at TU Delft enables us to replicate organ functions precisely and reproducibly. Electrodes and sensors can be integrated in order to provide electromechanical stimulation and read out of the cells. In addition, the IC (integrated circuit)-compatible microfabrication techniques used allow large-scale production with high reproducibility, which is essential for a wide use and later commercialisation of these devices’.

For more information:
EEMCS website
hDMT website

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PhD thesis Monolithic 3D Wafer Level Integration: Applied for Smart LED Wafer Level Packaging

Congratulations to Zahra Kolahdouz Esfahani for her PhD thesis defense on 19 January 2017

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Best poster award Sense of Contact

Congratulations to Sten Vollebregt for winning the best poster award at the 18th Sense of Contact conference!

3 papers accepted @ IEEE MEMS 2017

For the second year in a row, ECTM will be present at the IEEE MEMS conference , the flagship conference in this field, with 3 papers! Congratulations to Cinzia, Violeta, Aleksandar and all co-authors!

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Vacancy: Team manager for Electrical Engineering Education (EEE)

The Faculty of EEMCS is creating a special team to fully focus on teaching using our unique and innovative ‘Delft method’. This method integrates practical and theoretical electrical engineering education and trains students to be hands-on, theoretically versed electrical engineers ready for a future career in science or industry.

We are looking for a team manager specialising in Electrical Engineering Education (EEE) who will be both a group leader and a teacher in his/her capacity as the role model of EE Education.

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Best student lecture award Eurosensors

On the closing ceremony of the XXXth Eurosensors Conference, held in Budapest, Hungary from 4 to 7 September, the Best Student Lecture Award was given to: Ronald Stoute et al. �Intravascular Ultrasound at the tip of a guidewire: Concept and first assembly steps� Congratulations to Ronald and his co-authors!

Thermal characterization of carbon nanotube foam using MEMS microhotplates and thermographic analysis

Thermal material properties play a fundamental role in the thermal management of microelectronic systems. The porous nature of carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays results in a very high surface area to volume ratio, which makes the material attractive for surface driven heat transfer mechanisms. Here, we report on the heat transfer performance of lithographically defined micropins made of carbon nanotube (CNT) nanofoam, directly grown on microhotplates (MHPs). The MHP is used as an in situ characterization platform with controllable hot-spot and integrated temperature sensor. Under natural convection, and equivalent power supplied, we measured a significant reduction in hot-spot temperature when augmenting the MHP surface with CNT micropins. In particular, a strong enhancement of convective and radiative heat transfer towards the surrounding environment is recorded, due to the high aspect ratio and the foam-like morphology of the patterned CNTs. By combining electrical characterizations with high-resolution thermographic microscopy analysis, we quantified the heat losses induced by the integrated CNT nanofoams and we found a unique temperature dependency of the equivalent convective heat transfer coefficient, Hc. The obtained results with the proposed non-destructive characterization method demonstrate that significant improvements can be achieved in microelectronic thermal management and hierarchical structured porous material characterization.

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Prof. Sarro appointed Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (OSI) by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella

On March 14, the Italian ambassador, Francesco Azzarello, presented the award to Prof. Sarro at the Italian embassy in The Hague, in the presence of the Rector, Prof Karel Luyben, and the Dean of the EEMCS faculty, Prof Rob Fastenau.

�the Order of the Italian Star rewards Italian people who distinguish themselves abroad and deepen relations between Italy and other countries. Prof Sarro was elevated in recognition of her academic merits and prestigious achievements�

PhD thesis Multi-Scale Material and Technology for Heterogeneous Integration

Congratulations to Rene Poelma for his PhD thesis defense on January 20, 2016

PhD thesis Interface Properties of Grouo-III-Element Deposited-Layers Integrated in High-Sensitivity Si Photodiodes

Congratulations to Lin Qi for his PhD thesis defense on January 18, 2016

Happy 2016!

Here are some pictures of the New Year Reception of the Microelectronics department

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Nikolas Gaio has won Best Student Paper Award

Nikolas Gaio, PhD of the Electronics Components, Technology Materials Group has won the Best Student Paper Award on the IEEE Sensor 2015 Conference in Busan (South Korea)1-4 November 2015

The title of his paper is: Upside-down Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Micro-electrode Array (MEA), other authors are: B. van Meer, C. Silvestri, S. Pakazad, S. Vollebregt, C.L. Mummery, R. Dekker.

PhD thesis Organic Materials Degradation in Solid State Lightning Applications

Congratulations to Maryam Yazdan Mehr for her PhD thesis defense on November 23, 2015

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TU Delft Female Fellowship Tenure Track Openings

Academic openings at all professor levels

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The direct growth of carbon nanotubes as vertical interconnects in 3D integrated circuits

An article of Ryoichi Ishihara and Sten Vollebregt from the ECTM group of the Microelectronics Department has been published in the magazine Carbon on September 30 2015. Ishihara and Vollebregt managed to integrate for the first time carbon nanotubes with transistors. They demonstrated that these processes are compatible with each other.

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QuTech enters in collaboration with Intel

Intel and QuTech, the quantum institute of TU Delft and TNO, have finalised plans for a ten-year intensive collaboration, along with financial support for QuTech totalling approximately $50 million.

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PhD thesis Silicon Carbide Technologies applied to MEMS Nanoreactors for in-situ Transmission Electron Microscopy

Congratulations to Bruno Morana for his PhD thesis defense on July 17, 2015

ISCAS 2015 Keynote Presentation Ronald Dekker online

Ronald Dekker's Keynote: From Chips for the Living to Living Chips

Micro-fabricated devices are finding their way to the frontend of medical equipment, where they are the interface between body, or in general living tissue, and machine. They enable better and cheaper diagnostic equipment, they add eyes and ears to minimally invasive instruments such as laparoscopic instruments and catheters, they allow for un-obtrusive monitoring of body functions, they add functionality to implants, and they enable the development of better and personalized medicines. Despite their great promise it has been proven difficult to bring these devices out of the laboratory phase into production. One of the reasons is the lack of a suitable fabrication infrastructure. Much more than standard CMOS or MEMS devices, these medical devices rely on the processing of novel materials, especially polymers, in combination with advanced molding, micro-fluidics, and assembly technologies. At the same time these devices have to be fabricated under strict quality control conditions in a certified production environment.

In the recently granted ECSEL project InForMed a supply chain for the pilot fabrication of these medical devices is organized, which brings together key European technology partners in an integrated infrastructure linking research to pilot and high volume production. The pilot line is hosted by Philips Innovation Services, and open to third party users.

Speaker Biography:

Ronald Dekker received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven and his PhD from the Technical University of Delft. He joined Philips Research in 1988 where he worked on the development of RF technologies for mobile communication. Since 2000 his focus shifted to the integration of complex electronic sensor functionality on the tip of the smallest minimal invasive instruments such as catheters and guide-wires. In 2007 he was appointed part time professor at the Technical University of Delft with a focus on Organ-on-Chip devices. He published in leading Journals and conferences and holds in excess of 50 patents.

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PhD thesis Development of Silicon Drift Detectors using Boron layer technology

Congratulations to Negin Golshani for her PhD thesis defense on June 29, 2015

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PhD thesis High Aspect-Ratio MEMS Devices for the next generation of THZ/MHZ Passive Components

Congratulations to Giuseppe Fiorentino for his PhD thesis defense on June 16, 2015

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PhD thesis Stretchable Micro-Electrode Arrays for Electrophysiology

Congratulations to Saeed Khoshfetrat Pakazad for his PhD thesis defense on June 15, 2015

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Printing Silicon on Paper, with Lasers

A recent publication by Ryoichi Ishihara and Miki Trifunovic in Applied Physics Letters has been highlighted by the American Institute of Physics

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Congratulations to Prof. dr. Sarro with her royal honour

Professor Lina Sarro, professor of micro-electronics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, has been made a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, in The Hague.

She received the award because of her original research that resulted in a large scientific body of work and because of her in-depth involvement with her many students. Her pioneering work in the 1980s in the field of infrared sensors led to international acclaim. Since 1987, she has been in charge of research into micro and nanosystems (MEMS and NEMS) at the Else Kooi Lab, which was known previously as the Dimes Institute for Microsystems and Nanoelectronics.

Professor Sarro has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and has received awards for her work on several occasions. In 2004, she received the Eurosensors Fellow Award, in 2007 the AISEM Career Award, and in 2012 the IEEE Sensors Council Meritorious Award. She is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She has been praised on account of both her scientific work and her unfailing commitment to providing teaching of a high standard.

To her students, from both inside and outside the Netherlands, she is a figurehead. This applies perhaps in particular to female students and academics. In 2005, Professor Sarro became the first female to join the TU Delft Council of Professors. She is dedicated to emphasising the role of female scientists, in the conviction that it is a waste to use only half of our scientific assets. Her outstanding scientific reputation ensures that her voice is heard in this, and in other issues.

PhD thesis Fast Qualification of Solder Reliability in Solid-state Lightning System

Congratulations to Jing Zhang for his PhD thesis defense on April 24, 2015

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PhD thesis Single-grain Silicon Technology for Large Area X-ray Imaging

Congratulations to Aslıhan Arslan for her PhD thesis defense on April 14, 2015

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Else Kooi Award ceremony at ICT Open

Professor Charbon, dr Daniele Raiteri and professor Nauta

The 2015 Else Kooi Award has been granted to Dr Daniele Raiteri for his scientific research on Technology-Aware Circuit Design for Smart Sensors on Plastic Foils. The Else Kooi Award is an annual award for young researchers in the field of applied semiconductor research conducted in the Netherlands. The award comes with a prize of 5,000 euros.

Raiteri has received the award during a special ceremony at the ICT.OPEN symposium on March 25th. The award was presented by the board of the Else Kooi Award foundation professor Nauta, chair of the foundation (TU Twente) and professor Edoardo Charbon. Edoardo Charbon from the microelectronics department of the EEMCS faculty holds the position of secretary of the Else Kooi Award Foundation.

Dr Raiteris research is focused on organic semiconductors. This emerging technology has specific features which severely complicate the design of circuits and systems, such as low transconductance, gain and speed, as well as high component variability. Dr Raiteri has devised several new solutions that have shown to be extremely robust to variability, achieving significantly better gain-bandwidth products in amplifiers and exceptional signal-to-noise ratios in voltage-controlled oscillators.

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PhD thesis Low temperature PureB technology for CMOS compatible photodetectors

Congratulations to Vahid Mohammadi for his PhD thesis defense on March 9, 2015

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PhD thesis Liquid-Si Technology for High-Speed Circuits on Flexible Substrates

Congratulations to Jin Zhang for her PhD thesis defense on January 26, 2015

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Farewell symposium Prof. dr. Kees Beenakker

On the 11th November the 'Prof. Beenakker Symposium' was held to say farewell to Kees Beenakker, which became emeritus. The speakers of the symposium consisted of guests from industry and academia: NWO, Tsinghua University, Philips Lightning, Boschman BV and TU Delft, and was attended by many guests and students.

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QuTech appointed as 'national icon'

The Ministery of Economic Affairs has named 4 innovations as 'national icon'; QuTech is one of them. "National icons are innovations which generate future welfare and help to solve mondial problems." The icons will receive a national support podium, including a minister or secretary of state as ambassador.

In the Department of Microelectronics, prof. Edoardo Charbon and dr. Ryochi Isihara are 2 of the 5 EWI faculty members directly involved in QuTech.

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IEEE Sensors 2014 best paper awards

Congratulations to Cinzia and Ronald for getting the IEEE Sensors best paper awards in topic 1 and 8!

Best poster prize at EEMCS PhD event

Congratulations to Yelena Grachova for winning the best poster prize of the faculty PhD event

Fast and inexpensive roll-to-roll manufacturing of silicon transistors on plastic films

The research of Dr. Ishihara on the low temperature fabrication of flexible electronics on plastics is featured in this quarter's edition of the Delft Outlook.

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PhD thesis A Systematic Approach to Address the Reliability of Solid State Lighting Drivers

Congratulations to Sima Tarashioon for her PhD thesis defense on September 18, 2014

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PhD thesis Thermal Management of Solid State Lighting Module

Congratulations to Huaiyu Ye for his PhD thesis defense on September 10, 2014

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PhD thesis SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistors with Schottky collector contacts

Congratulations to Gianpaolo Lorito for his PhD thesis defense on September 9, 2014

Paper selected for frontispiece of Advanced Functional Materials

Congratulations to Ren Poelma et al. for their paper in Advanced Functional Materials being selected as frontispiece.

Micromachined nanoreactors fabricated in DIMES enable the study of catalyst dynamics under industrial operating conditions

A unique collaboration between microsystems technology specialists of the ETCM group of the Microelectronics Department of TU Delft and catalyst researchers from industry (Haldor Topsoe, Albemarle Corporation) and universities (TU Delft, Leiden) has led to an innovative method to study catalyst dynamics under industrial operating conditions.

The process uses a technique called high-resolution electron microscopy to monitor atomic changes in the catalyst structure during the catalytic process. Unlike conventional electron microscopy, which has considerable pressure and temperature limitations, this new technique allows scientists to view these reactions under real-life (in-situ) conditions.

The key to the success of this new technique is the surface micromachined nanoreactor. This revolutionary device has been designed by members of the ECTM group and fabricated in DIMES. The device is a miniaturize gas reaction chamber consisting of a surface micromachined channel interfaced by gas inlets/outlets. It integrates a microheater to locally provide high temperatures, and electron transparent windows to observe the in-situ reactions between gases and catalyst nanoparticles.

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Nature material publication: Visualization of oscillatory behaviour of ​Pt nanoparticles catalysing ​CO oxidation

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ECTM-Dimes excursion to SRON, Castle de Haar and Utrecht

On the 30th of June the annual ECTM-Dimes excursion was held, consisting of a visit to SRON and Castle de Haar and a tour through the canals in Utrecht

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PhD thesis AlN Piezoelectric Films for Sensing and Actuation

Congratulations to Tran Trong An for his PhD thesis defense on April 16, 2014

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PhD thesis Carbon Nanotubes as Vertical Interconnects in 3D Integrated Circuits

Congratulations to Sten Vollebregt for his PhD thesis defense on March 7, 2014

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Best paper award

Congratulations to Sten Vollebregt for his Best Paper Award @ ITC 2014

PhD thesis MIP Plasma Decapsulation of Copper-wired Semiconductor Devices for Failure Analysis

Congratulations to Jiaqi Tang for his PhD thesis defense on Januari 15, 2014

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PhD thesis IC Compatible Wafer Level Fabrication of Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistors for Biosensing Applications

Congratulations to Thomas Moh Shan Yau for his PhD thesis defense on December 9, 2013

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IEEE Fellow

Congratulations to Prof. Kouchi Zhang for being an IEEE Fellow

Best Paper Award

Congratulations to Jin Zhang for her Best Paper Award @ “AM-FPD” 2013

Eurosensors 2013 Fellow Award

Congratulations to Fredrik Creemer for his Eurosensors 2013 Fellow Award @Transducers 2013, Barcelona

PhD thesis Flexible Sensors for Minimally Invasive Medical Instruments

Congratulations to Benjamin Mimoun for his PhD thesis defense on April 22, 2013

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PhD thesis Hybrid Wafer-Level Packaging for RF MEMS and Optoelectronic Applications

Congratulations to Jun Tian for his PhD thesis defense on March 7, 2013

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PhD thesis Light management in thin-film silicon solar cells

Congratulations to Olindo Isabella for his PhD thesis defense on January 28, 2013

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