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Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.


Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC115 - Modeling and fabrication of micro/nanodevices
Syllabus adopted 2017-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAT
7,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Engineering Physics

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0108 Project 7,5 c Grading: UG   7,5 c    

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Bitr professor  Avgust Yurgens


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

MC2 cleanroom course.


We aim to give the students an introduction to research and device fabrication in cleanroom environment,
important for further activites both in research and industry related to micro- and nano-technology.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • get practical experience in micro- or nano-components manufacturing;
  • acquire skills in autonomous scientific research and project planning;
  • acquire understanding of the phenomena and processing techniques involved in their project;
  • get hands-on experience of clean room work and processes in the MC2 clean room;
  • acquire proper laboratory behavior (safety, chemical handling, computer use, use of lab-book);
  • get experience from working in a research group;
  • get training in writing scientific reports;
  • be able to put the performed work and the results in a bigger context.


The students work in groups of 2-4 people, either on projects that are offered before the course start or projects that students find themselves, by contacting various research groups and respective professors. In the latter case, the professor who agrees to supervise a new project should submit a half-a-page description to the course coordinator.
br/>Timely registration for the course is very important because the distribution of projects takes place right at the introductory lecture.

The work comprises literature studies of the field and relevant processes, project planning, manufacturing, characterization, and writing of a scientific report. The course ends with a seminar where the students present their work.

The course is compulsory for students of the Nanoscale Science and Technology Master Programme. Depending on the number of students within this programme and available projects, students from other programmes can also be admitted to the course.


Introductory lecture at which the available projects are distributed among the students. It is very important to attend this lecture because of limited number of projects.


To be suggested by the project supervisor.


Written scientific report (min 8 pages) plus oral presentation. Keeping a lab-book with hand-written notes taken during the project time is compulsory. The grade (pass-not pass) is based on the practical performance, written report, and oral presentation.

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