CODE 101716 ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024 CREDITS 5 cfu anno 2 8732 (LM-29) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-INF/01 LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand) TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 2° Semester MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: ELECTRONIC SENSING SYSTEMS TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB AIMS AND CONTENT AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES Aims: This course aims to provide the basic knowledge of physics and mechanics associated with materials and devices in order to understand the sensing mechanism and technology driving sensor design. The student will be also trained to be sensitive to application and innovation aspects. Know-how will be provided in more specific domains such as tactile sensing and on emerging technologies such as flexible, stretchable and wearable electronics based on devices at nano and micro scales. The case study of tactile sensors will be used as a model. Learning Outcomes: - Remember: Learning of basic and innovative manufacturing techniques and experimental characterization in the field of sensors. - Shaping mind: Development of a critical forma mentis in dealing with the study of electronic systems based on sensors and observed on different dimensional scales - Create: Ability to design and model a simple tactile sensing system. TEACHING METHODS Lectures held by the teacher. Lab sessions are also planned to familiarize the student with the use of multiphysics modeling (software ANSYS). Required activities to the students: Class attendance strongly recommended Individual project: ANSYS simulation SYLLABUS/CONTENT Topics: Materials for electronics and sensors. Microfabrication and characterization processes and technologies. Structures and devices for sensing applications. Case study: tactile sensinng Flexible and stretchable electronics based on devices at nano and micro scales Applications: Wearable electronic systems. Some modeling sessions with ANSYS for finite element analysis symulations will be also proposed, which will be followed by an individual project by the student. This teaching, dealing with topics of scientific-technological interest such as electronic systems based on sensors with applications related to health in terms of rehabilitation and prevention, contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda: 3.d Strengthen the capacity of all countries, especially developing countries, to anticipate, reduce and manage health-related risks, both nationally and globally 8.2 Achieve higher standards of economic productivity through diversification, technological progress and innovation, also with particular attention to high value-added and labour-intensive sectors 9.5 Increase scientific research, enhance the technological capabilities of the industrial sector in all states - especially in developing states - as well as encourage innovations and substantially increase, by 2030, the number of employees for every million people, in the research and development sector and expenditure on research – both public and private – and on development Furthermore, the specific teaching method, which stimulates active participation and critical thinking of male and female students through open discussions and exercises in pairs, and the use of an inclusive language which facilitates the development of open and sensitive thinking vs needs of others, contribute to the achievement of objectives 4 - QUALITY EDUCATION and 5 - GENDER EQUALITY. RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY PPT Presentations provided by teacher Semiconductor Physics K. Krane, Modern Physics, Wiley & Sons (1996). Processes and microfabrication and characterization technologies B. Bhushan, Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology, New York: Springer, 2010. Materials for electronics and sensors W. D. Callister, D.G. Rethwisch, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015. Flexible and stretchable electronics based on devices at nano- and micro- scales T. Someya, Stretchable Electronics, 2011. Tutorials on flexible / stretchable electronics: https://youtu.be/u_2YRTmOTWQ https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/wearable-flexible-electronics-basics Applications: Wearable electronic systems Katsuyuki Sakuma, Flexible, wearable and stretchable Electronics (2020) https://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/bionic-skin-for-a-cyborg-you TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD LUCIA SEMINARA Ricevimento: by appointment Exam Board LUCIA SEMINARA (President) MICHELE CHIABRERA MAURIZIO VALLE ERMANNO DI ZITTI (President Substitute) DANIELE GROSSO (President Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START https://corsi.unige.it/8732/p/studenti-orario Class schedule L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy. EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION The individual project developed by the student during the year will be evaluated out of thirty. Oral exam: discussion on the individual project and questions on a subset of topics specified by the teacher at the end of the course. The final evaluation will be the average of the evaluations of the individual project and of the oral exam. ASSESSMENT METHODS The evaluation of the candidate preparation will be carried out on the basis of the ability to present the topics covered in the course and the ability to solve a simple design problem through one's own individual project. Furthermore, the student's ability to grasp critical aspects and cultural links in the addressed topics will be taken into account. The evaluation parameters will be the quality of the presentation, the correct use of the specialized vocabulary and the ability for critical thinking, even in relation to the specific individual project. Exam schedule Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 05/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 05/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale 26/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 26/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale 18/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento 18/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale 12/09/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale 12/09/2024 14:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento FURTHER INFORMATION Students with disabilities or learning disorders (e.g., DSA) can request special exam modalities, which will be defined individually with the "Referente per Ingegneria del Comitato di Ateneo per il supporto agli studenti disabili e con DSA". The interested students are invited to contact the teacher and the "Referente per Ingegneria" (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html), without sending documents about their disability.