Branch Details

Microelectronics and Technology

Original title in Czech: Mikroelektronika a technologieFEKTAbbreviation: PK-METAcad. year: 2019/2020

Programme: Electrical Engineering and Communication

Length of Study: 4 years

Accredited from: 25.7.2007Accredited until: 31.12.2020

Profile

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

The doctors are able to solve scientific and complex engineering tasks from the area of microelectronics and electrical technology
Wide fundamentals and deep theoretical basis of the study program bring high adaptability and high qualification of doctors for the most of requirements of their future creative practice in all areas of
microelectronics and electrotechnology.
The doctors are competent to work as scientists and researchers in many areas of basic research or research and development, as high-specialists in the development, design, construction, and application areas in many institutions, companies, and organisations of the electrical and electronics research, development, and industry as in the areas of electrical services and systems, inclusively in the special institutions of the state administration. In all of these branches they are able to work also as the leading scientific-, research-, development- or technical managers.

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.

Supervisor

Issued topics of Doctoral Study Program

  1. 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.

    Tutor: Khateb Fabian, doc. Ing. et Ing., Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  2. 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.

    Tutor: Šteffan Pavel, doc. Ing., Ph.D.

  3. Microelectronic fractional-order functional blocks

    Thesis deals with the design of the microelectronic blocks of fractional-order filters approximation using a filter of higher order integer. Active filters of third-order are use to create filter of (1 + alpha)-order, where alpha is between zero to one. One of the filters should practically implemented and measured.

    Tutor: Musil Vladislav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  4. 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.

    Tutor: Khateb Fabian, doc. Ing. et Ing., Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  5. Nonconventional semiconductor structures for now-voltage integrated circuits

    Nonconventional semiconductor structures for low-voltage integrated circuits. Theoretical design, simulations, and experimental evaluations of designed integrated circuits with low-voltage and low-power. The verified design of a current conveyor should be the main result.

    Tutor: Musil Vladislav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  6. Novel decoding method for asynchronous delta sigma modulators

    Conventional decoding schemes for asynchronous delta sigma modulators (ADSMs) limit input dynamic range of modulators, and always requires a high speed sampling clock. Improve a decoding scheme for asynchronous delta sigma modulators. Implement the ADSMs including novel decoding scheme by designing critical sub-modules on transistor level and verify the overall top-level ADSMs performance as a whole with Cadence simulation environment.

    Tutor: Kledrowetz Vilém, Ing., Ph.D.

  7. 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.

    Tutor: Khateb Fabian, doc. Ing. et Ing., Ph.D. et Ph.D.

  8. 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.

    Tutor: Boušek Jaroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.

  9. 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.

    Tutor: Boušek Jaroslav, prof. Ing., CSc.


Course structure diagram with ECTS credits

1. year of study, winter semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DET1Electrotechnical materials, material systems and production processescs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DEE1Mathematical Modelling of Electrical Power Systemscs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DME1Microelectronic Systemscs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DRE1Modern electronic circuit designcs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DTK1Optimization Methods and Queuing Theorycs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DFY1Junctions and nanostructurescs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DTE1Special Measurement Methodscs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DMA1Statistics, Stochastic Processes, Operations Researchcs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DAM1Selected chaps from automatic controlcs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DVE1Selected problems from power electronics and electrical drivescs4winterOptional specializedDrExyes
DBM1Advanced methods of processing and analysis of imagescs4winterOptional specializedDrExno
DJA6English for post-graduatescs4winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DRIZSolving of innovative taskscs2winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DEIZScientific publishing A to Zcs2winterGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
1. year of study, summer semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DTK2Applied cryptographycs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DMA2Discrete Processes in Electrical Engineeringcs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DME2Microelectronic technologiescs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DRE2Modern digital wireless communicationcs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DTE2Numerical Computations with Partial Differential Equationscs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DFY2Spectroscopic methods for non-destructive diagnostics cs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DET2Selected diagnostic methods, reliability and qualitycs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DAM2Selected chaps from measuring techniquescs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DBM2Selected problems of biomedical engineeringcs4summerOptional specializedDrExno
DEE2Selected problems of electricity productioncs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DVE2Topical Issues of Electrical Machines and Apparatuscs4summerOptional specializedDrExyes
DJA6English for post-graduatescs4summerGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DCVPQuotations in a research workcs2summerGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
DRIZSolving of innovative taskscs2summerGeneral knowledgeDrExyes
1. year of study, both semester
AbbreviationTitleL.Cr.Sem.Com.Compl.Gr.Op.
DQJAEnglish for the state doctoral examcs4bothCompulsoryDrExyes