Micro/Nano Technology track
The courses in this group provide education in basic semiconductor concepts such as energy bandgap and charge carriers, semiconductor devices, microelectronic fabrication technology, nano-science and its impact on design of the next generation engineering systems. Some of regional employers in the micro/nano industry include Intel, SEH America, WaferTech, Maxim Integrated, HP, and FEI.
1. MECH 431 Semiconductor Devices (Spring Jr. or Sr. Yr.)
This course focuses on understanding the fundamental principles of semiconductor devices, including crystal properties, energy bands, semiconductor charge carriers, p-n junctions, field-effect transistors, bipolar junction transistors, optoelectronic devices, and integrated circuits.
2. MECH 438/538 Microfabrication Technology (Fall Jr. or Sr. Yr.)
This course focuses on understanding the fundamental principles of the manufacturing processes used in the fabrication of devices for silicon integrated circuits. This includes physical models, practical aspects of major processes, and process integration to yield arbitrary devices. Although the emphasis in this course is on transistor devices, many of the methods to be taught are also applicable to MEMS and other micro-devices.
3. MECH 450/550 Advanced Topics in Micro and Nano Technology (Spring Jr. or Sr. Yr.)
This course focuses on learning the concepts of nano scale materials, nanofabrication, and nanodevices. Hands-on experience of microfabrication to better understand the manufacturing processes and micro/nano device measurements.
4. MECH 509 MEMS Engineering