Special electronic devices

lelec2550  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Special electronic devices
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Bayot Vincent;
Main themes
Training on special electronic devices. At the R&D level, topics will change every year to track last developments, in phase with students interests for specific devices.
Examples : exotic silicon or SOI devices, photovoltaïcs, SiGe, organic and molecular devices, optoelectronics, MEMs-NEMs, RF devices (HEMT, balistic), RTD, SET, sensors...

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "master in electrical engineering ", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:
  • AA1.1
  • AA2.1, AA2.3, AA2.5
  • AA3.1, AA3.3
  • AA4.1, AA4.2, AA4.3, AA4.4
  • AA5.3, AA5.4, AA5.5, AA5.6
  • AA6.1, AA6.2, AA6.3
At the end of this course, students will be able to :
  • Understand the physics underlying special electronic devices (R&D in academic and indutry labs).
  • Make extended bibliographic searches, critically analyse available informations and synthetize them.
  • Present their work in written and oral forms.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Devices are choosen by the students, in agreement with the coordinator.
Teaching methods
- Group or individual work on a topic chosen by the students, and accepted by the course coordinator, in the field of special electronic devices (bibliography, experiments, simulations, and any means useful for in depth understanding of the choosen devices).
- Close interactions (individuals or groups) with the coordinator to solve faced problems (topic definition, understanding, bibliography, writing,... (see below)).
- Interactions with researchers in UCL and outside UCL.
- Training to the writing of a scientific review article in english. A schedule is followed along the semester (informations, plan, centent, writing)
- Oral presentation
- Publication on the Web (if wished by the students).
Evaluation methods
Report (66%) et oral presentation (33%) of team work
Other information
Background in physics of electronic devices (e.g.  LELEC1330)
Recherches bibliographiques sur le web et dans des revues scientifiques, livres
Teaching materials
  • n.a.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering