The Microsystems and Nanotechnology group deals with Opto- and Electro-mechanical systems, MEMS and MOEMS. Optical detection modulation with piezoelectric devices; Physical, chemical and biological sensors (optical, piezoelectric, electrochemical). Polymer deposition; Nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanodevices; Atomic Force Microscope and Electron Beam Lithography.
UAB's organisation of academic faculties and research centres, included in the Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster-Bellaterra, offers optimal possibilities for students interested in enrolling in the degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Research includes synthesis and characterisation of materials for electronic uses, and the design and analysis of semiconductor devices, emphasizing the compatibility with electronic technology, the development and validation of micro and nanotechnologies, and the applications in the field of renewable energies. It also extends to the design of sensors, actuators and microsystems.
The course objectives are to provide appropriate scientific, technological and socio-economic training enabling the student to conduct research / innovation tasks in microelectronics and nanoelectronics.
This Master constitutes an ambitious interuniversitary action that involves Lecturers, Professors and Researchers from groups with a significant activity in the fields of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. This involves four of the main Universities in Catalonia (including two of the main Research and Technological Universities in Spain, located in Barcelona) and research institutes in the areas of Barcelona and Tarragona (including Institutes integrated in the Spanish Superior Research Council (CSIC)), under the coordination of the University of Barcelona.
The group performs interdisciplinary research on complex, spatially extended systems, using experimental and theoretical methodologies common to Physical Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Nonlinear Science. The range of considered systems include, among others, Nonlinear Chemical Reactions, Electrochemical processes, Complex fluids and Self-assembling condensed matter, with emphasis on biological applications and new materials. The group's experimental research is integrated in the Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Barcelona.