EC-US Graduate Curriculum on Electronics Devices and Micro-Electro-Mechannical-Systens for Biological/Biomedical Applications

Grant No. : USP116J040049 [US] and 2004 – 3563 / 001- 001 CPT CPTUSA [EU] (2004-2007)


The University of Michigan, MI; University of Illinois, IL; Georgia Institute of Technology, GA; Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, D; University of Lille, Lille, F; Imperial College London, London, UK.

A consortium of three European and three US universities is proposed to implement a project on transatlantic educational experience that involves teaching and research exposure to the field of Electronic Devices and Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems for Biological/Biomedical Applications. The students involved are primarily graduates at the MS level but senior students with interest in pursuing graduate studies can be included too. The objective of the consortium is to put in place an educational program that allows understanding beyond the electronic and optoelectronic components addressed in traditional Electrical Engineering degrees. Of prime emphasis is the possibility offered by the new program to be educated on the applications that such components have in Biological/Biomedical field. Topics of this type are traditionally addressed in the disciplines of Biology and Biomedicine and are not therefore directly accessible to EE students. On the other hand, the tremendous advances in electronic engineering in terms of sensors and modern characterization techniques and in biology and biomedicine in terms of recent discoveries and efforts in deeper understanding of effects underlying human and animal functions necessitates the stronger interaction between these two fields. Engineers and scientists can accomplish this in the most effective way with the educational culture proposed under this program.


Lead Institution Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany

Contacts : P. Meissner ; D. Pavlidis

University of Science and Technology of Lille and CNRS, France

Contact: T. Lasri

Imperial College London, UK

Contact: C. Papavassiliou

Georgia Institute of Technology USA

Contact: M. Tentzeris

Lead Institution University of Michigan USA

Contact : D. Pavlidis ; M-A Mycek

University of Illinois USA

Contact : A. Ilesanmi