course: Selected topics in the field of microsystems technology

teaching methods:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Hoffmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Hoffmann (ETIT)
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Monday the 14.10.2019
  • lecture Mondays: from 14:15 to 15.45 o'clock in ID 03/455


All statements pertaining to examination modalities (for the summer/winter term of 2020) are given with reservations. Changes due to new requirements from the university will be announced as soon as possible.

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Form of exam:oral
Registration for exam:FlexNow


This course will give students an insight into up-to-date research of cross-domain system approaches and qualify them in the following areas:

The students know the basic concepts of design methodology and project management, and are able to choose appropriate techniques.

Using the example of interface effects and their use in various systems they are able to explain the overall connections, and can name special challenges and dependencies of selected applications.


The course covers some selected areas within the field of microsystems technology. Next to ongoing research topics of members of the chair of microsystems technology the following subjects are introduced:

  • Design methodology of complex systems – from idea to verified system
  • Project management – how to regulate complex processes and recognise errors at an early stage
  • Interface effects – fundamental functional significance in microsystems
  • Ink jet printing – a complex microfluidic challenge
  • Wetting regulation – how to move fluids with the help of electric fields
  • Light as an actor – optic forceps used for the contact-free grasp of i.e. body cells
  • 2D materials – a new class of materials in microsystems technology
  • Self-sustaining sensor systems – how much energy can a system “harvest” from its environment?

recommended knowledge

A well founded knowledge base of engineering is necessary as well as a fundamental interest in cross-domain topics and the readiness to engage into new areas of application and subjects.


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