Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) is the integration of mechanical
elements, sensors, actuators and electronics on a common silicon substrate through
micro fabrication technology. MEMS find applications from aerospace to
automobile engineering, biomedical health sciences, etc. MEMS promises to
revolutionize nearly every product category by bringing together silicon based
microelectronics with micromachining technology, making possible the realization
of complete system-on-chip. Due to complexity of engineering design involved in
MEMS and Microsystems, the development and production cycle of such devices is
long. MEMS CAD tools provide an opportunity to reduce the development cost,
shorten the development time and can also be used to optimize the device
performance and validate the fabrication and packaging.
On the other hand Smart Structures is an interdisciplinary domain under science and
engineering streams. Smart Structures sense and respond to their environment in a
predictable manner and have applications in areas as diverse as automotive, defense,
aerospace, civil, medical, etc. The field of smart Structures has made tremendous
progress in recent years. It has created waves across the globe and plays a major role
in the evolution of micro and nano system technologies.
This workshop aims to provide a forum to create awareness about the latest
technologies in MEMS and Smart Structures as well as to motivate the faculty
members and researchers to opt this area for their research.
The objectives of the course is to address the following topics:
Overview and Introduction to MEMS
Micro Fabrication Technologies and processes
Design and Simulation of MEMS Devices
MEMS CAD tools Coventorware, COMSOL
Research in MEMS and MEMS Products
Smart Structures Modeling and Control
Piezoelectric based Energy Harvesting and Instrumentation System
The registration fee is Rs.500/- per participant, payable at SBI, NIT Tiruchirappalli
(code 1617) by cheque/draft in favour of ‘The Director, NIT Tiruchirappalli’.
Accommodation will be provided on sharing basis upon request. No TA/DA will be
provided. Last date for receipt of application: December 31, 2014.