MSc Microelectronics

Specialization profile--Biomedical technology and electronics

This profile concentrates on the design and development of circuits and (micro-)systems for biomedical applications.

Suggested courses

BM1107Anatomy and physiology4 EC details
BM1108Physiology and engineering3 EC details
EE4555Active implantable biomedical microsystems5 EC details
ET4127Themes in biomedical engineering4 EC details
ET4130Bioelectricity3 EC details
ET4252Analog integrated circuit design4 EC details
ET4257Sensors and actuators4 EC details
ET4260Microsystem integration4 EC details
ET4277Microelectronics reliability4 EC details
ET4391Advanced microelectronics packaging3 EC details
ET4393Medical imaging5 EC details
SC4040Filtering and identification6 EC details

MSc project proposals

Some examples of thesis topics (this list is not exhaustive):
BE[2016] Impact of Dry Electrode-Skin Interface Changes on Impedance
[2016] Architectures for digital beamforming for ultrasound (1) in time and in (2) the frequency domain
[2017] Closed-loop multi-channel neuro-stimulator and neurorecording ICs
[2017] LED+Electrode Array for Local Optogenetic Stimulation and Recording
Development of EHDA-based inhalation device: implementation of process monitoring and electronic parts
Design of analog building blocks for ultra-low-power biomedical circuits in 40nm CMOS
[2017] Miniaturized fluorescence microscope to image brain activity in freely behaving birds and rodents
[2017] Single-resonance wireless power transfer and/or body-channel communication
[2016; already taken] Stochastic Resonance Neural Amplifier Design
[2017] Design Rules for Implantable ASICs
[2016; already taken] Epidural spinal cord electrical stimulation (ESCS)
ECTMA sub-millimeter size tissue stiffness sensor

Thesis examples

BE2016Yao LiA 0.6V Low Noise Current Generator for Bio-Impedance Measurements in 40nm CMOS
Samprajani RoutStructured Electronic Design of High-Pass ∆Σ Converters and their application to cardiac signal acquisition
Joost KerpelsIn vivo multicell inferior olivary recordings: alternative design methods for creating cheap and flexible electrode structures
2015Sander FondseSWEAT: Sleeping Wireless Energy Transfer And Trickle Charger
2014Jialue WangDesign of a Boost DC-DC Converter for Energy Harvesting Applications in 40nm CMOS Process
Menno VastenholtA Sub-GHz UWB Correlation Receiver for Wireless Biomedical Communication
2013Luis Carlos GutierrezAnalysis and Design of MHz-range Wireless Power Transfer Systems for Implantable Devices
2010Mark StoopmanA Sub-GHz UWB Pulse Generator for Wireless Biomedical Communication
Cees-Jeroen BesA front-end for sensing the stimulation and response of auditory nerve cells
Senad HiseniUltra Low-Power Analog Integrated Circuits for Extracellular Action Potential Detection
2009Marijn Van DongenA versatile output stage for implantable neural stimulators
S. Al-AhdabAn Ultra Low Power Fully Integrated Sensor Interface IC for Pacemakers
ECTM2014Berend van MeerDesign of Cytostretch Skin A human cell based stretchable, flexible and mass-producible skin tissue model for drug development
2011Aashini GulatiA Micro Surgical Instrument for Age Related Macular Degeneration
Ting YanIntegrated water cooling for HIFU prostate ablation
2009N.T. BokerPrototyping of a Stretchable Microelectrode Array for Cardiotoxicity Drug Screening
EI2014L.E. RousselotAcoustical Monitoring of Model System for Vascular Access in Haemodialysis
S.A. Van 't HofIn-vitro waveguide system for the detection of Escherichia coli in drain fluid after colorectal anastomotic leakage

Contact person

For more information about the research group, possible thesis topics, and suggestions for your ISP: Wouter Serdijn

Bioelectronics Group

Department of Microelectronics