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The course follows the "Conceive Design Interact Operate (CDIO)" program at LiU and the project model "Linkoping Interactive Project Steering (LIPS)" is used. A number of introductory lectures in the beginning give basic knowledge for the project work. Then the students are organized in several groups, and devote most of their time to complete a project on a particular sensor device which is developed and tested in the research lab.
The course runs over the entire autumn semester.

Course contents
The sensors in this project will be of high technological and commercial value with applications for example for monitoring of emissions in car exhausts or in flue gases from boilers. 15 hr of lectures, students will learn about the work background, work methods, and some basic knowledge required for the project work, including

  1. wide bandgap semiconductor physics,
  2. device physics and processing technology,
  3. thin film technology,
  4. sensor physics, detection mechanisms including surface catalytic reactions, etc.
  5. data collection and data evaluation

The project work starts with a general investigation to understand the R & D background, technological and social demands, and required new innovations of the sensor devices to be used in the dedicated sensor system: (

  1. The students design the device layout and the process flow, and perform a proper choice of the substrate and gate materials
  2. They take part in material characterization, processing of components, and the mounting of the sensors
  3. They characterize the sensors through measurements and evaluation of sensor functions and characteristics.
  4. Finally the students should provide a general discussion about the usefulness of the sensors in a real application like control of the combustion in car exhausts or in the flue gases of domestic boilers.



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Last updated: 09/15/17