EE115: Introduction to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems Design

Begins with overview of MEMS devices and processes that are used to fabricate them. The basic governing equations for MEMS devices in different energy domains (mechanical, electrical, optical, thermal, and fluidic) reviewed, and both analytical and finite element coupled-domain modeling is used to design MEMS devices. Students work in teams to design, lay out, and fabricate MEMS devices and test structures using a standard multi-user process available through a foundry service. A presentation and term paper describing the design and layout will be required. Prerequisite(s): courses 101/L, 135/L, 145/L, Mathematics 19A and 19B, Mathematics 23A and 23B, and Mathematics 24 or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 20 or 20A, Physics 5A, 5B, 5C, and 5D.

5 credits

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer

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