The MRC provides equipment and facilities for the teaching labs of several courses on the topics of semiconductors, microfabrication, and microsystems. Many MRC-affiliated faculty members offer a series of undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses in semiconductors devices, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, MEMS, microsystems, sensors, and biomedical engineering.

(Cross-listed with B M E). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: B M E 220
Overview of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) technologies for bioengineering, fundamentals of microfluidic device design, fabrication, and characterization, survey of microfluidic functional building blocks for lab-on-a-chip applications including mixers, valves, channels, and chambers. Topics of nanotechnology in bioengineering, nanoscale building block technologies for bioengineering including self-assembling, surface chemical treatment, nano-imprinting, nano-particles, nano-tubes, nano-wires, and stimuli-responsive biomaterials.

(Cross-listed with B M E). (0-3) Cr. 1.

Prereq: B M E 220, concurrent enrollment in B M E 341
Introductory laboratory course accompanying B M E 341. Design, fabrication, and characterization of BioMEMS lab-on-a-chip devices and nanoscale techniques for bioengineering. Student group projects.

(Dual-listed with E E 432/ E E 532). (Cross-listed with MAT E). (2-4) Cr. 4.

Prereq: PHYS 232 and PHYS 232L; MAT E majors: MAT E 317; CPR E and E E majors: E E 230
Techniques used in modern integrated circuit fabrication, including diffusion, oxidation, ion implantation, lithography, evaporation, sputtering, chemical-vapor deposition, and etching. Process integration. Process evaluation and final device testing. Extensive laboratory exercises utilizing fabrication methods to build electronic devices. Use of computer simulation tools for predicting processing outcomes. Recent advances in processing CMOS ICs and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS).

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: E E 332 or MAT E 334
Concepts of quantum mechanics relevant to nanoelectronic devices, including quantization, tunneling, and transport; overview of some of the leading technologies for nanoelectronics, including carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, and molecular transistors; fabrication methods for building nanoelectronic devices.

(Cross-listed with B M E). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: B M E 220
Overview of biosensors and bioanalytical challenges; designing for performance including various analytical problems, ion-selective membranes, characteristics of enzymes and basics of bioaffinity sensing; fundamentals of bioselective layers including depositing films and membranes, surfaces for immobilization and bioselective agents; survey of different biosensing technologies including electroanalytical, biomembrane, optical, and acoustic-wave based sensors.

(Cross-listed with B M E). (0-3) Cr. 1.

Prereq: B M E 220, concurrent enrollment in B M E 450
Laboratory course accompanying B M E 450. Design, fabrication, and characterization of various electrical, chemical, polymer, optical and acoustic sensors.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: E E 332E E 432 or E E 532
Fundamentals of modeling and design of micro-nanosystems and devices based on various operational mechanisms. Significant hands-on experience using commercial software COMSOL to design and model micro-nanosystems and devices for biomedical and biomedicine applications among others. Experimental hands-on experience to operate the fabricated micro-nanosystems and devices in the instructor’s research lab.

(Cross-listed with PHYS). (3-3) Cr. 4.

Prereq: E E 311 and E E 332
Basic elements of quantum theory, Fermi statistics, motion of electrons in periodic structures, crystal structure, energy bands, equilibrium carrier concentration and doping, excess carriers and recombination, carrier transport at low and high fields, space charge limited current, photo-conductivity in solids, phonons, optical properties, amorphous semiconductors, heterostructures, and surface effects. Laboratory experiments on optical properties, carrier lifetimes, mobility, defect density, doping density, photo-conductivity, diffusion length of carriers.

(Cross-listed with PHYS). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: E E 535
P-n junctions, band-bending theory, tunneling phenomena, Schottky barriers, heterojunctions, bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, negative-resistance devices and optoelectronic devices.

(Dual-listed with E E 438). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: E E 311E E 332
Transmission and reflection of electromagnetic plane waves. Propagation in dielectric and fiber optic waveguides. LED and laser operating principles and applications. Photodetectors and solar cells. Optical modulation and switching.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: E E 456E E 457 or equivalent
Characteristics of bulk energy conversion, storage, and transport technologies. Environmental legislation. Modeling of electricity markets. Evaluation of sustainability and resiliency. Types of planning analyses: economic, multi-sector, long-term, national. Planning tools and associated optimization methods.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable.
Formulation and solution of theoretical or practical problems in electrical engineering.