IEMN and engineering schools
The project of Justin Hannebicq, Ugo Parmentier, Nathan Flipo and Olivier Muneret, engineering students, has been realized within the framework of the course "nanoelectronics and micro-mecha-tronics" of ISEN-Lille. This course is a double-degree training ISEN-Lille / Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Lille (Master SYSCOM).
It is around biotechnologies that Ugo Parmentier built his 4thyear projects; first, in a partnership IEMN - CHRU de Lille for the design of a microfluidic chip for the study of colon cancer ; second, in a partnership with the Lille Biological Institute (IBL), the Pasteur Institute and the IEMN, for the design of a microfluidic chip for the study of a parasite from Africa called Schistosoma Mansoni.
For his senior project, he was joined by two other classmates around a topic with numerous applications in nanoscience: the design of a tunneling microscope controller.
The IEMN brings together instruments at the forefront of world research in this field and is a unique playground for passionate researchers, engineers and students. Supervised by Maxime Berthe, research engineer, and Yannick Lambert, teacher-researcher, they have entered the heart of experimental research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by designing this electronic controller that literally allows piloting the exploration of the nanoworld. The originality of their project is the use of a connected box to deploy the experimental possibilities of the instruments to the outside of the laboratory. It is a system programmed by the LabVIEW language for which ISEN students have validated the CLAD (Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer) certification through Labview Academy.
Concretely, they therefore developed a LabVIEW program integrated into a MyRio box that allows a computer and an STM (scanning tunnelling microscope) to communicate via Wifi and, to do so, they learned how to configure an interface for the user. Thanks to their double curriculum as students at ISEN and following Master courses at the university, they were able to take advantage of two days of presence at IEMN per week.
They also produced a poster that highlights the achievement and purpose of their work in a perfectly didactic way. Poster "The Embedded STM Controller" that was presented to first-year students during a week dedicated to showcasing projects in their school.
They are very happy with the partnership with IEMN because they have benefited from "true expertise."
And the idea is germinating to continue the adventure at IEMN to enhance this work. To be continued ... !
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