Microelectronics and Technology
Original title in Czech: Mikroelektronika a technologieFEKTAbbreviation: PK-METAcad. year: 2018/2019
Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication
Length of Study: 4 years
Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020
The doctor study programme is devoted to the preparation of the high quality scientific and research specialists in various branches of microelectronics and electrotechnology, namely in theory, design and test of integrated circuits and systems, in semiconductor devices and structures, in smart sensors, in optoelectronics in materials and fabrication processes for electrical engineering, and in sources of electric energy.
The aim is to provide the doctor education in all these particular branches to students educated in university magister study, to make deeper their theoretical knowledge, to give them also requisite special knowledge and practical skills and to teach them methods of scientific work.
Key learning outcomes
microelectronics and electrotechnology.
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
The graduate of the doctoral study programme is able to solve scientific and complex engineering tasks in the field of microelectronics and technology for electrical engineering. The graduate has reached a high level of general theoretical knowledge in the branch and is further specialized in the area of his/her dissertation thesis.
Having broad theoretical knowledge, the PhD graduate is capable of meeting work requirements of both fundamental and applied research. The PhD graduates are sought out as specialists in all branches of microelectronics and technology. They are able to work as research workers, as members of management staff in fundamental or applied research, as design, construction or operation specialists in various research and development institutions, electronics manufacturing firms, and to work for various users of electronic systems and devices. They will be able to employ advanced technology everywhere in a creative way.
Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program
2. round (applications submitted from 01.07.2018 to 31.07.2018)
- Advanced circuit- and architecture-level solutions for true low-voltage analog-to-digital converters for energy harvesting and biomedical applications
The aim of this work is to provide a research of advanced and optimized circuit- and architecture-level solutions for true low-voltage high power efficient analog-to-digital converters for energy harvesting and biomedical applications. The voltage supply target is in range of 0.5-0.3V with power consumption in range of nanowatts. The function of the proposed structures will be described and simulated by using 0.18 µm CMOS technology from TSMC. The verified design of this low-voltage convertor should be the main result.
- Contamination within vapour soldering in electrical engineering
Items of work will be study and solving of problems vapour soldering. Mainly it will be study and measure influence of contamination solder liquid on finisch quality soder joint. Alternatively will be solved metods of recycling used soldering liquid. Disertable core: Certified recycling method, measuring.
- Design of new microsystems for Smart Home
In the course of the research the student will become familiar with t the current issue of smart home. The research will lead to the design and development of methods that can be used to design new microelectronics structures for smart home. The basic method will be the measurement of the chromaticity of the incident radiation and the regulation of lighting.
- Effective methods cooling of semiconductor devices
Study way of cooling power semiconductor devices, mainly LED diodes. Study luminous efficiency of LED´s with temperature. Computer simulation temperature ratios in structure. Will be solved multilayer structures, connecting of printed board with metal core and ceramic materials. It will be possibility cooling with liquid flow in channels. Dissertable core: Design of cooling system for power LED diodes with combination LTCC, Alumina with cooling channels for liquid. Student will measure on it.
- Evaporating and properties metals in vacuum - thin metal layers
Items of work will be study properties of metals mostly ferromagnetic materials in eveporating process. Will be examinating vacuum evaporating process and their influence on mechanical and electrical properties og layers. Disertable core: Determine new techological procedure of evaporation, which enable required properties.
- Influence of electromagnetic fields on the properties of electrolytes
Study of the influence of electromagnetic fields on the properties of gel electrolytes with additions of nanomaterials and other additives. The properties of the samples will be assessed by measuring their basic electrochemical properties using impedance spectroscopy, cryoscopy and other physical methods. Electrolytes will be tested in conjunction with electrode systems of lithium-ion and sodium accumulators.
- Long-term reliabilty of LED lighting systems.
Item of work is determine long-term reliability ligt systems with LEDs. Emphasis will be put on influence humidity and temperatures. Accelerated reliability test will be realized. Is determine preliminary agreement of common research with industry company. Dissertable core: Reliability model of the light system.
- New circuit principles for low-voltage low-power analog circuits design
Utilizing new circuit principles for low-voltage low-power analog circuit design. These circuits serve mainly in biomedical area. Theoretical design and experimental evaluations using program Cadence with technology 0.18 um from TSMC. The verified design of a current conveyor should be the main result.
- Operational amplifiers design techniques with extremely low voltage supply
New design techniques for operational amplifiers with extremely low voltage supply. The voltage supply target is in range of 0.5-0.3V with power consumption in range of nanowatts. The function of the proposed structures will be described and simulated by using 0.18 µm CMOS technology from TSMC. The verified design of this operational amplifier should be the main result.
- Perspective technologies for thermoelectric generators
Thermoelectric generators can utilize temperature gradients from natural sources or temperature gradients during the processing of waste heat. These heat flows, they are abundant, predictable and steady for a limited time - so it can serve as a reliable energy source in many applications. Very low voltage achievable in one thermocouple requires integration of an extremely large number of thermocouples or Peltier TEC modules in one system and their connection to the inverter operating with extremely low voltage. The aim of the dissertation is to elaborate methods of mass production of thermoelectric cells connected in series, including the integration of simple electronic circuits for their control. The use of printing technologies is envisaged.
- Techology for printed electronics
Printed electronics is developing rapidly and reaches into all areas of use of electronics, because it allows to produce electronic equipment in an unusual way, in large volumes and usually at very low cost. It is based on the use of new, organic, materials and new or adapted methods of printing. Currently there are already well-developed methods of mass production and development focuses on the design of the equipment. The aim of the dissertation is to elaborate methods of printing of electric sensors powered by photovoltaic and thermoelectric cells, including integration of simple electronic circuits for their control.
1. round (applications submitted from 01.04.2018 to 15.05.2018)
- Methods for determine reliability of solder joint in electronic
Theoretical study failure phenomenas of solder joint using in electronic. Measuring and simulation (ANSYS) reliability of real solder joints. Determine of diagnostic methodology and define reliability. Determine of fatique coefficients. Core of disertability: Original calculating methodology for determine of fatique coefficients for specific application.
Course structure diagram with ECTS credits
|DET1||Electrotechnical materials, material systems and production processes||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DEE1||Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systems||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DME1||Microelectronic Systems||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DRE1||Modern electronic circuit design||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DTK1||Optimization Methods and Queuing Theory||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DFY1||Junctions and nanostructures||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DTE1||Special Measurement Methods||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DMA1||Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Research||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DAM1||Selected chaps from automatic control||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DVE1||Selected problems from power electronics and electrical drives||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DBM1||Advanced methods of processing and analysis of images||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DJA6||English for post-graduates||cs||4||General knowledge||DrEx||Cj - 26||yes|
|DRIZ||Solving of innovative tasks||cs||2||General knowledge||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DEIZ||Scientific publishing A to Z||cs||2||General knowledge||DrEx||S - 8||yes|
|DTK2||Applied cryptography||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DMA2||Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineering||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DME2||Microelectronic technologies||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DRE2||Modern digital wireless communication||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DTE2||Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equations||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DFY2||Spectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DET2||Selected diagnostic methods, reliability and quality||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DAM2||Selected chaps from measuring techniques||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DBM2||Selected problems of biomedical engineering||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DEE2||Selected problems of electricity production||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DVE2||Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatus||cs||4||Optional specialized||DrEx||S - 39||yes|
|DJA6||English for post-graduates||cs||4||General knowledge||DrEx||Cj - 26||yes|
|DCVP||Quotations in a research work||cs||2||General knowledge||DrEx||P - 26||yes|
|DRIZ||Solving of innovative tasks||cs||2||General knowledge||DrEx||yes|
|DQJA||English for the state doctoral exam||cs||4||Compulsory||DrEx||yes|