Microsystems Engineering PhD
- Approximately 40 students are enrolled in this program
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Co-op is optional for this program
- Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
- Co-op availability: N/A
Salary InformationCo-op: ID
Student Skills & Capabilities
The microsystems engineering doctorate includes the following areas of exploration: Next-generation nanoelectronics, Photovoltaic research in silicon, compound semiconductor, and organic solar cells, Photonics and nanophotonics imaging, communications, and sensing research including couplers, micro-lasers, micro detectors, integrated silicon waveguides, silicon spectrometers, and biosensors, MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems), MEOMS (micro-electro-optical-mechanical systems), and NEMS (nano-electro-mechanical systems) device, processing, and materials research for smart sensors, actuators, biochips, and micro-implantable appliances, Scaled micro- and nanoelectronics for integration into biomedical systems, New and improved technologies in organic electronic components and devices, Nanomaterials research including carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, self-assembly materials and their applications in electronics, optics, and materials science, and Microfluidics research on the behavior, control, and manipulation of fluids at the micro-scale.
Equipment & FacilitiesStudents are exposed to the Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory (SMFL). A 56,000 sq. ft. the lab opened in 1986–class 10 and class 100 cleanrooms; labs; & classrooms. IC lab includes a complete 6” CMOS wafer processing facility, mask-making, test & evaluation rooms, chemical & gas storage, gowning & line maintenance. Capabilities include chemical vapor deposition, plasma etching, ion implantation, diffusion, photolithography, metallization, surface analysis & electrical testing. An expansion of the SMFL has been dedicated to applied research & development work in Microsystems; which includes integrated microelectronics, MEMS, and photonic devices.
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