SLN 13282 EE 400 D
TTh 2:30-4:20 p.m.
I am introducing a devices capstone, to be offered for the first
time in Winter 2015 as EE 400 D. We have not previously had truly
device-focused capstone due to the practical challenges involved
with device fabrication. In this course, we overcome this barrier
by using the state-of-the-art Sentaurus TCAD (technology computer
aided design) tool. This is the same software suite that top
device companies use to design their technology. Small student
groups will design and test devices based on the goals they
establish at the beginning of the course. Sentaurus allows coupled
simulation of optics, heat and carrier transport in 1, 2 and 3
dimensional device structures. Thus, possible devices that
students might design include thin film solar cells, ultra-low
power transistors, high sensitivity or high speed photodetectors,
RF components, and high voltage power switching transistors. The
course prerequisite is EE 482. More details to come soon. Feel
free to send me questions at dunham.ee.washington.edu.
This will be an alternate capstone for the Sensors and Devices concentration.