Program » Short Courses

Short courses will be offered online in the week preceding the conference. All lectures will be pre-recorded and accessible on-demand through a unique code. To foster interactions between instructors and attendees, live Q&A sessions will be organized on the Saturday and Sunday before the conference (19-20 June 2021). During these live sessions, questions asked by the attendees will be answered by the presenters in the form of a panel discussion.

Registration Deadline
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Short Course 1 - Key Technologies Available In Nanofabrication Centers Worldwide

Short Course 2 - Towards System-Level Modeling and High-Fidelity Simulations of MEMS: Challenges, State-of-the-Art, Perspectives $0

Registration includes one-time access to each short course, the course material, and attendance to the live Q&A sessions on Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 June 2021. There is no fee to attend the short courses but registration is required, and no access will be granted without prior registration by 10 June 2021.

Short Course 1: Key Technologies Available in Nanofabrication Centers Worldwide

Live Question & Answer:
Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 June 2021

For any sensor or actuator concept, the ability to fabricate it by using Nanofabrication technologies is of uttermost importance for its future viability. Nanofabrication technologies are constantly evolving and the new opportunities they offer can significantly impact on the performance of devices or the ease and cost of their manufacturing. For instance, innovations in manufacturing details (e.g. the use of bio-compatible or high-temperature resistant materials) can broaden the scope of applications for these devices. Likewise, innovations in packaging techniques can simplify their manufacture and lower their price. However, there are many nanofabrication technologies available in nanofabrication centers that have had little or no application to the manufacturing of sensors/actuators. This session aims to present original technologies available in nanofabrication centers to the sensor & actuator's research community, in order to offer them new possibilities of realization and hopefully, make major innovations possible.

It aims to give the floor to nanofabrication centers that wish to promote their "non-classical" (original) technologies and think that these technologies can be used by the sensors & actuators research community.

Who Should Attend:
The audience will be composed of Transducers conference participants, who wish to be informed on new technologies in order to use them in their sensor/actuators design activity.

Yoshio Mita, University of Tokyo Nanofab Center, Nanotechnology Platform, JAPAN
Michel de Labachelerie, EuroNanoLab, Renatech, FRANCE

Short Course 2: Towards System-Level Modeling and High-Fidelity Simulations of MEMS: Challenges, State-of-the-Art, Perspectives

Live Question & Answer:
Saturday and Sunday, 19-20 June 2021

The scope of this course comprises an overview of today´s state-of-the-art modeling strategies and simulation methodologies for the (virtual) prototyping of microdevices and microsystems. Since, by their nature as sensors or actuators, the constituent components of a microsystem link different energy and signal domains such as mechanical, fluidic, thermal, electrical, and other physical or chemical quantities, an important aspect will be the physically consistent treatment of coupled fields and coupled energy and signal domains on the device and on the system level in an accurate, but yet efficient manner. In particular, the following aspects will be addressed:
  • Challenges in design of high-fidelity sensor systems - an industrial perspective
  • System-level modeling - an overview on concepts, approaches and tools with emphasis on physics-based compact modeling
  • Mathematical model order reduction (MOR) for MEMS: background, technical realization and application to specific demonstrator systems (demo)
Who Should Attend:
We welcome both junior and senior research scientists and microsystems designers from industry or academia, interested in getting an overview on modeling and simulation techniques and tools for MEMS and a basic understanding of the challenges, needs and demands for reliable and predictive modeling within the design process of complex microsystems.

Gabriele Schrag, Technical University of Munich, GERMANY
Tamara Bechtold, Jade University of Applied Sciences, GERMANY
Sam Zhang, Analog Devices, USA