GIAN Sponsored Course on MEMS for BioMechanics & BioRobotics

 

             Biologically inspired robots have greater mobility and flexibility often poses sensing element. With the coupling of neural engineering and artificial sensing skin, biorobotics can be deployed for many useful applications. The course will cover the recent development and current challenges in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)/Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) for Biomechanics and Biorobotics application. The course will begin with the overview of the field and covers the various aspects including fabrication, modeling, circuit design and integration. Fundamentals in biosensing, biomechanics and review of micro/nano fabrication methods will be covered in detail. Physical mechanisms and modeling aspects of bio fluids and tissues will be described. Electronics for robotics including system on chip(SOC) design for sensing application will be discussed along with communication issues. Finally piezo material based actuation and electrostatic actuation will be reviewed for biorobotics. This short course is primarily targeted towards graduate students and researchers who have not much prior knowledge in MEMS and Biomechanics and its applications in biorobotics, but are interested in expanding their research topics to this field. The participant would be exposed to broader area of MEMS technology including fabrication technology biomechanics and biorobotics including review of theories, design, micro/nano fabrication and characterization with practical case studies and assignments.

 

Target Delegates

 

  • Students(B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech./ Ph.D.) and aspiring researchers within broad domain
  • Faculty from academic institutions & technical institution
  • PhD students and Post-doctoral scholars.
  • Industry professionals of MEMS Bio-Robotics

Pre-requisites: Completed B.Tech/B.E./M.Sc. /M.Tech in any branch 

 

Announcements:

 

Last date for Registration : 25 Nov, 2017 (Extended). Hurry up!! Few more seats are available.

 

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GIAN course ID:171027D14 (First Announcement)

 

 

Objective:

This short course is primarily targeted towards graduate students and researchers who have not much prior knowledge in MEMS and Biomechanics and its applications in biorobotics, but are interested inexpanding their research topics to this field. The participant would be exposed to broader area of MEMS technology including fabrication technology, biomechanics and biorobotics including review of theories ,design, micro/nano fabrication and characterization with practical case studies and assignments.

  • To provide an overview of MEMS and its modeling, fabrication, circuit design and integration.
  • To introduce the fundamentals in biosensing and biomechanics, and to develop understanding of physical mechanisms and modeling aspects of bio fluids and tissues.
  • To understand electronics required for robotics for sensing application and the actuation techniques for biorobotics which will develop an understanding of SOC for biorobotics.
  • To provide exposure on recent development and current challenges in micromechanical systems (MEMS)/Nanomechanical systems (NEMS) for Biomechanics and Biorobotics application

 

Modules:

 

  • Overview of the state of the art MEMS technology
  • Keys of MEMS design and process technology learned from historical andrepresentative works
  • Wafer-level packaging technology
  • Transducers for microsystems (piezoresistive, capacitive and piezoelectrictransduction)
  • Integration of MEMS and VLSI , BIomems
  • Application of MEMS in BioMechanics and Biorobotics

 

Hands-on :

 

Cantilever Gas sensor:

 

Hands-on session on piezoresistive MEMS Cantilever for Vapour Phase Analysis of Gases. It comprises of various Chambers for Analyte Detection and Mass Flow Controllers along with multi-channel real-time graphical display, data logging and PC software

 

Fabrication of Lab on a chip device: 

 

PDMS LOC

 

 A hands-on session on the fabrication of PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane) microfluidics device typically used for a lab on a chip (LOC)  application will be carried out. In which we would demonstrate a simple low-cost method, which completely eliminates the need for  the  expensive UV lithography setup. Parallel, we would also demonstrate the low cost,  standard characterization setup for  microfluidics  study.

 

Lab on PCB for BioMEMS:

 

 The Lab-on-PCB approach is being followed in various research groups including us. The PCB industry is commercially exploited only for electronics but well-established all around the world. A hands-on session on Lab-on-PCB would be carried out for microfluidics applications.Droplet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Layout design for BioMEMS using Cadence: 

A hands-on session on integration of BioMEMS application with system on Chip (SOC) layout would be demonstrated.So, user can perform realistic simulation and layout design.

 

Highlights:

  • Hands-on session on MEMS fabrication and I-V,C-V characterisation
  • Demonstration of in-house developed low cost micro- fluid handling and characterization system (Mi-Char)
  • Demonstration of sensing mechanism in BioMEMS
  • Fabrication of Lab on chip (LOC)
  • MEMS mask designing using Cadence for MEMS- CMOS integration.
  • BioMEMS application modelling and demonstration using multiphysics simulation software
  • Mini contest!

 

 
 

Prof.TanakaProf. Shuji Tanaka is an eminent scientist who has the Tanaka Shuji Labrotary to his credit.  He received the B.E., M.E.,and Dr. Ing. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1994,  1996, and1999, respectively.   He  was with the Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering,Tohoku University, Sendai,  Japan, as an Assistant  Professor from 2001 to 2003, an Associate Professor with the Department of Nanomechanics from 2003 to  2013, and has been   a Professor with the Department of Bioengineering and Robotics since 2013. He was a Fellow of the Center for  Research and     Development Strategy with the Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to2006, and is currently a Selected Fellow. He was a recipient of the Young Scientists’ Prize; the Commendation for Science andTechnology Award from the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (2009); the German Innovation Award; the Gottfried Wagener Prize (2012); and seven other prizes. His research interests include Hetero integration, microelectromechanicalsystems (MEMS) packaging, acoustic devices, RF MEMS, and PowerMEMS. He has authored 17 book chapters, 485 original papercontributions, 58 review paper contributions to his credit.

For more details http://www.mems.mech.tohoku.ac.jp/index_e.html

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Prof.PatrikarProf.Rajendra Patrikar is working presently as Professor at Center for VLSI and Nanotechnology, VNIT Nagpur. He has done his M.Tech and Ph. D in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He joined as a faculty at IIT Bombay after working for an year at Computervision R&D Pune. He worked at TECH Semiconductor,Singapore in Advance Device TechnologyDepartment (1998-2000). After working there for three years hemoved to Institute of High Performance Computing , Singaporewhich is a supercomputing center (2001-2003). He was a Team Leader of Nanotechnology group at Computational Research Laboratory Pune for one Year. He is a coordinator of Nantional MEMS design centre,  a project on Design of equipment forMicrofluidics applications, and SMDP-II (C2SD).

For more details http://cvlsi.vnit.ac.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=120

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Prof.DeshmukhProf. Raghvendra Deshmukh is working as a Professor and Head at Center for VLSI and Nanotechnology, VNIT Nagpur. He hasdone his M.Tech from IIT Bombay and Ph.D at VNIT Nagpur. After working for one year in industry, he joined as a faculty in the Department of Electronics at VNIT Nagpur. His interest ranges from MEMS, Digital system design, Cryptography,CMOS design. He has done projects in the area of Sensors andTransducers. He also teaches course on Entrepreneurship.

 

For more details http://cvlsi.vnit.ac.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20&Itemid=120

 

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Prof. Rajendra Patrikar                              Prof. Raghavendra Deshmukh

Course Coordinator                                      Course Co-coordinator 

Professor                                                      Professor and Head

 

Center for VLSI and Nanotechnology,

Visvesvaraya National Insitute of Technology,

South Ambazari Road, Nagpur,

Maharashtra, India -440010

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    • Name of Bank    :   State Bank of India
    • Branch Name   :  V.R.C.E. BRANCH 
    • Branch Code   :   6702
    • Beneficiary Account No.  :  10259420288
    • Bank MICR code  :  44000 2005
    • Bank IFSC code  : SBIN0006702

 

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Registration Fee Details:

The participation fees per person for attending the course is as follows:
Participants from abroad:                 US $400
Industry/ Research Organizations:   Rs. 10,000/-
Academic Institutions:Students:       Rs. 3200/- (For SC/ST students course fee is Rs.1600/-only)
Non-Students:                                  Rs. 6400/-
 
The above fees include all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials, freeinternet facility, tea and snacks. The course fee is inclusive of 18% GST as per institutenorm. The participants may avail single bedded shared accommodation if requested on additional payment basis. 
 
Payment and registration through GIAN portal: Click here for one time web registration for all GIAN courses 

First Announcement:         October 25, 2017
Last date of registration : November 25, 2017  (or No. of confirmed participation 40 whichever is earlier )
Course date:                        December 4-8, 2017