The MNE group focuses its activity on future electronic devices that make it possible to push forward the frontiers of Silicon microelectronics and to add new functions to integrated circuits. Our research is based on close combination of experimental and theoretical approaches. The group works in 4 directions:
The RF and Millimeter-wave group is composed of 9 Professors and 12 Assistant Professors, between 35 and 40 PhD students, between 5 to 10 Post-doc researchers. That means a group of about 65 persons. 8 to 10 MSc students also stay each year between four to five months within the group for their internship.
There are 3 main areas of research:
Millimeter-wave integrated circuits and systems
RF circuits & systems & antennas
HF measurement techniques, materials characterization, integrated passive devices and 3D integration
The group has also began, since 2010, a research activity toward the RF characterization of carbon nanowires which could be embedded in microwave circuits and systems.
In the PHOTO department, we pursue researches in photonics (from visible to far infrared) from the physics of the device up to the whole system. Although mainly experimental, these researches include also electromagnetic models, technological developments and phenomenological approaches that constitute the base on which innovative devices are developed. The results of these researches lead to important technology transfers towards start up and spin off of the laboratory.
Our research activities concern the four following thematics: