PhD

Microsystems and Microelectronics

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English French Duration:4 years
Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:598

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The Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics (EDMI) covers a wide range of research topics ranging from MEMS to digital circuit design. Interdisciplinarity and technology innovation constitute core priorities of our doctoral program.
The EDMI lies at the intersection of micro/nano electronics, micro/nano systems, and bioengineering. We cover the knowledge chain from novel material systems (silicon, graphene, flexible/stretchable, etc) to new device and/or sensor principles up to their use in innovative system applications, including circuit design for micro/nano-sensor interfacing and advanced power management for ambient intelligence applications.
Our PhD students are major users of the Center of micro/nano-technology (CMI), our world-class cleanroom that has a strong MEMS, Nanofabrication, and microfluidic focus. More than 20 EPFL laboratories and research groups are affiliated with the EDMI, all having strong interactions with Swiss and European industry.

EDMI program members focus their activities in three major fields:

  • MEMS & NEMS
  • Biosensors & bioengineering
  • Micro- & nanoelectronics
  • Emerging Nanopatterning and Methods
  • Micro-Magnetic Field Sensors and Actuators
  • Modelling Micro-and Nanoelectron Devices
  • Optical MEMS and Micro-optics
  • Scaling in MEMS
  • Highlights in Microtechnology 
  • Nanoscale MOSFETs and beyond CMOS devices
  • Electrochemical Nano-Bio-Sensing and Bio/CMOS interfaces 
  • Reliability of MEMS 
  • Energy Autonomous Wireless Systems
  • Soft Microsystems Processing and Devices
  • Self-assembly of Microsystems
  • Advanced Analog CMOS  IC Design
  • Practical Aspects of Mixed-Signal IC's 
  • Low-Power Analog  IC Design 
  • Microfluidics for Lab-on-a-Chip
  • Microstructuring of Glass
  • Nano-CMOS Devices & Technologies for Tera-Bit Circuits & Systems 
  • Power Management 
  • Practical PLL Design for Frequency Synthesis & Clocking
  • RF MEMS for Communications Applications
  • Theoretical Microfluidics
  • Transistor Level Analog Design
  • Techniques for Handling Noise and Variability in Analog Circuits 
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • The EDMI program doesn't encourage candidates to apply with only a bachelor degree without undertaking master studies. Only exceptional bachelor holders could be considered by the EDMI program.​
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