362.118 Microelectronic Concepts for Biomedical Interfacing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2017W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

This course will explain how to utilize (a) microstructured surfaces and (b) microelectronic device surfaces as functional interfaces in biomedical instrumentation. The interface between biomaterials and microelectronics is one of the modern frontiers in science. The clash of ionic and electronic conduction mechanisms and the issue of biocompatibility are challenges for biomedical signal recording and processing. An overview over functional biomedical interfaces and their applications in biomedical instrumentation will be given.

Subject of course

Micro- & nanofabrication methods and materials involved, direct biomedical-interfacing with microstructured surfaces, direct biomedical-interfacing with microelectronic devices, biomedical interfacing with microelectrodes - bioimpedance spectroscopy, biomedical interfacing with field effect devices - ISFET; EOSFET, neuronal Interface, biomedical application of operation amplifiers.

The theoretical know-how gained during the lecture  (5 lectures a 2 hr) will be deepend by a 1-day practical lab exercise. Due to the intensive interaction with students in 2016 only 5 Groups a 3 students will be available.

Additional information

Lectures EVERY FRIDAY at 11:00-13:00

Lecture block: October - end November
                      In 2016 starts on Fr. 21. October 2016 (first lecture)

Lab exercise:  1-day lab exercise in groups a 3 persons
                      one day / student in December - January
                      exact dates on individual appointment
                      (will be organized during lecture block)




Course dates

Fri11:00 - 13:0006.10.2017 - 01.12.2017Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Microelectronic Concepts for Biomedical Interfacing - Single appointments
Fri06.10.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri13.10.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri20.10.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri27.10.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri03.11.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri10.11.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri17.11.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri24.11.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block
Fri01.12.201711:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 362 Lecture Block

Examination modalities

1) Participation in the practical lab course (incl. final exam)
2) Oral exam - Registration for stated dates via TISS.
Additional exam dates maybe arranged upon request - Contact silvia.greil@tuwien.ac.at

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.10.2017 12:00 13.12.2017 16:00

Registration modalities

Due to limited ressources in WS2016/17 this exclusive course is limited to 15 students.
Biomedical Engineering (BME) students will be given priority over Medical Informatics (MI) students, as this course ins compulsory for BME while its an elective for MI.
We thank for your understanding.

Lecture: Institut für Festkörperelektronik - Floragasse 7/1 -Seminarraum1

First Lecture at SEM1 @ FKE E362 (Floragasse7 - 1.floor) //
1-day lab exercise (Floragasse 7 - ground floor): groups a 3 persons


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 453 Biomedical Engineering Mandatory
066 936 Medical Informatics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Biophysics recommended


Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


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