This is a new course intended to introduce students to the process flow and design methodology for integrated systems fabrication. The course will present this material through two paths. Lectures will be presented on the basic unit processes of micro and nanosystems fabrication: deposition, patterning, and etching. Lectures will draw on examples from:
Semiconductor device fabrication; Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication; Magnetic device fabrication, and; Optical device fabrication.
Problem sets will be given based on this lecture material to allow students to quantitatively analyze certain process steps in detail. The second path for material presentation will be through a series of labs that allow students to design, fabricate and test an integrated device. These laboratories will be scheduled at regular meeting times, and will use research facilities within the ECE Department. This is a PhD level course. MS or senior students must obtain permission from the instructor to be registered.
This course is currently being offered.