A brief introduction of Micro - Sensors

By Prof. Santanu Talukder   |   IISER Bhopal
Learners enrolled: 5953
Main objective of this course is to introduce students to micro- and nano-scale devices. After successfully completing this short course, students will have an idea about MEMS and NEMS devices and their applications. They will know how to design, analyze and characterize a micro or nano system. They will also have an idea about MEMS fabrication.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Interested audience
PRE- REQUISITES : Basic Physics, Electronics and Mechanics
SUPPORT INDUSTRY  : TSMC, ASML, Sandisk, Applied Materials etc. semiconductor and process technology based companies
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Feb 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : What is small! From millimeter to angstrom; MEMS sensors introduction and application
Week 2Fundamentals of stress-strain, electrostatics and energy dissipation
Week 3 : Si and its properties; Microfabrication and lithography
Week 4 : Design and analysis of Micro Sensors; Case study: Accelerometer, Pressure sensor

Books and references

1.Micro and Smart Systems, G. K. Anantha Suresh
2.Microsystem Design by Stephen D Senturia, Publisher: Springer US, 1st ed. 2000. Corr. 2nd printing 2004 edition

Instructor bio

Prof. Santanu Talukder

IISER Bhopal
Dr. Santanu did his undergraduate in Physics and in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering both from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.. After that he moved to IISc, Bangalore, for his Masters and Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Engineering, where he worked on material transport and lithography at micro and nano scale. After Ph.D., he joined Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, for his Post-Doctoral studies on self-assembled monolayer. Since last October, he is working as a faculty member in Electrical Engineering department of IISER Bhopal. He has received several awards/grants. To name a few best PhD thesis award from Indian National Academy of Engineers in 2016, Gandhian Young Technical Innovation award in 2017, Freinberg Graduate Scholarship in 2017, Birac-Sristi grant for the year 2017-2018. His research interests are in micro and nano scale devices and sensors, Lithography, IoT System Development, etc.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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