Electromechanical Transducers: Principles and Technologies

Invited Lecturers

Vittorio Ferrari (University of Brescia, Italy)

6 lectures on: Piezoelectric transducers and energy harvesting: fundamentals of piezoelectric transducers, readout electronics for transducers, electromechanical transducers for energy harvesting.


Hans Irschik (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

6 lectures on: Feed-forward control of stresses and deformations in structures by piezoelectric transducers: fundamentals of structural shape control, displacement and stress tracking, nilpotent sensors and actuators, health monitoring by distributed sensors.


Bernhard Jakoby (Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

6 lectures on: Fluidic Sensors and Actuators: fundamentals of fluidic sensors, physical fluid properties, physical chemosensors, sensors for rheological, thermal and electric fluid properties, sensor design and fabrication.


Pasqualina M. Sarro (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

6 lectures on: Micromechanical transducers and systems: introduction to micromachining of miniaturized mechatronic systems (MEMS), fabrication technologies, design rules, device and application examples.


Michiel Vellekoop (University of Bremen, Germany)

6 lectures on: Microfluidic components and systems: fundamentals of microfluidics, Lab on a Chip devices, opto-fluidic concepts and structures, technology for integrated fluidic devices.


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