The course presents key instrumentation, technologies, manufacturing, and applications. It includes the technical background necessary to understand the new developments in nanotechnologies, in particular new phenomena when scaling down from micro to nanometer dimension. This course provides an overview of methods and tools for accessing the nanometer lengthscale. It covers the principles of scanning probe techniques ranging from surface physics to biology, from highly specialized experiments to routine materials testing, demonstrating the usefulness of these methods also for industrial work. The course furthermore describes state-of-the-art micro- and nanoengineering methods to create nanostructures that are needed for future applications in various applications (nanolithography, nanoelectronics, nano-optics, data storage and bio-analytical nanosystems). The content is adapted to the rapid changes in science, technology and society.
Technical managers, R&D engineers and scientists active in advanced nanometer scale surface technologies, or interested in “Micro and Nanotechnologies ” in general.
Prof Dr Juergen Brugger from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL, at Lausanne. Juergen Brugger (Dipl. Electronique-Physique and Dr.sc. from the University of Neuchatel) is associated professor and vice-director of the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT). Before joining EPFL, he was at the MESA+ Research Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands, at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, and at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, Tokyo. Since 1995, he works in the field of interdisciplinary and experimental micro and nanotechnologies towards integrated micro/nanosystems with components at mesoscopic scales. In his research, he combines methods of clean-room technologies with emerging micro and nanopatterning methods, such as scanning probes, stencil lithography and inkjet printing, to be applied to the field of information technologies and life-sciences. Dr. Brugger has published over 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is editorial board member of the journal "Nanotechnology". He served as program committee member of IEEE-IEDM, program chair of IEEE-NEMS, technical program committee of IEEE-MEMS, Hongkong 2010 and General Chair for the Eurosensors XXIII, Lausanne, 2009. His own laboratory presently consists of 4 postdocs and 6 PhD students. He is co-inventor of about 10 patents and received two IBM research awards.
Dr Harry Heinzelmann, Vice President and Head of the Division Nanotechnology and Life Sciences at CSEM SA Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Current activities in research include nano-structuring both with top-down (MEMS based) as well as bottom-up (molecular self-assembly based) techniques, nano-biotechnology and biosensing, nanoscale optics and nanoscale materials, with long-dating experience in scanning probe microscopy techniques. His general interest is in nanoscale science and technology and their impact and applications in today’s innovation process, as well as societal issues of nanotechnology. He is currently Secretary of the Nanotechnology Section of the Swiss Society of Optics and Microscopy SSOM, and member of the Advisory Board of Nanodimension, a company that is providing early-stage venture capital support to the nanotechnology industry.