Inretnational projects

Curricula Development for New Specialization: Master of Engineering in Microsystems Design / MastMST
Tempus IV, 5-th Call - Joint Projects (JP)
Curricular Reform
3 years
15.10.2012 - 14.10.2015
Tot budget:
1 123 982,46 €
1 107 727,18 € - grant costs of EACEA
116 255,28 € - own co-financing costs
Department of Semiconductor and Optoelectronics Devices
  1. Lodz University of Technology (TUL) - Poland
  2. Ilmenau University of Technology (TUI) - Germany
  3. Lyon Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA)- France
  4. University of Pavia (UOP) - Italy
  5. Lviv Polytechnic National University (LPNU) - Ukraine
  6. Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics (KNURE) - Ukraine
  7. Donetsk National Technical University (DNTU) - Ukraine
  8. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK)- Ukraine
  9. Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU) - Ukraine
  10. Scientific Research Company "CARAT" - Ukraine
  11. Research Institute of Microdevices NAS of Ukraine - Ukraine
  12. Aldec-KTC Ltd. - Ukraine
The main project's objective is to create conditions in Ukrainian Technical Universities for the end-to-end 3-cycle teaching of Microsystems Design and Engineering speciality in accordance to the regional labour market needs.
The preliminary objective of the project is the adaptation/creation of the courses in Microsystems design, manufacturing and testing. The curriculum development means also to integrate fundamental courses from both mechanical, electrical and computer-aided engineering with emphasis on micro- and nanomechanics.
Taking into account multidisciplinary nature of Microsystem devices, it is used end-to-end 3-cycle teaching methodology: basic entry-level courses should be proposed for undergraduate students (Bachelor level), advanced courses should be conducted for graduate students (Master level) and expert courses must exist for postgraduate students (Doctoral level). It is planned to create one new and modify 5 existing courses for bachelor level, to create 6 and modify 2 courses for master level, and to create 2 new courses for doctoral level. Teaching staff from all 4 universities will be involved in preparing defined courses.
The efforts of proposed curriculum will be shifted to design tools and test methodologies: two appropriate laboratories with the newest equipment will be installed in 4 UA Universities. Academic and technical personnel will be trained by EU partners for work in these laboratories. 3 Ukrainian companies involved in the project to give graduate students practical Microsystems design experience during Summer Schools and regular work practice.
Main aims:
  1. Creating new specialization "Master of Engineering in Microsystems Design" for technical universities in Ukraine
  2. Developing curricula and teaching materials for new specialization with a focus on 3-cycle ECTS educational structure, degree and diploma recognition in the partner countries
  3. Establishing two Microsystem laboratories (Design and Test) for new specialization in target UA universities
  4. Incorporating modern Microsystem technologies in actual bachelor engineering curricula in UA universities
  5. Organization of graduate (Master) and improve post-graduate (PhD) education in the domain of computer-aided design of Microsystem devices
  6. Preparing high-quality engineer professionals in modern high-tech domain for national microelectronic companies
  7. Promoting Summer Schools and students work practice in Microsystems Design within the knowledge triangle
  8. Realization of wide-range cooperation between UA & EU partner institutions for students exchange, joint MSc and PhD Research
List of Work Packages:
WP.1 Creating and Adopting New Specialization for Master Speciality
WP.2 New Curricula Development for Microsystems Design
WP.3 Establishing New Microsystems Training Laboratories
WP.4 Training UA Academic Staff for New Specialization
WP.5 Advanced Students Training and Mobility
WP.6 Dissemination of Project Results
WP.7 Project Quality Control and Monitoring
WP.8 Management of the Project
CAD Department responsibility:
Work packages: WP1, WP3

East-West European Network on higher Technical education Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Lot 8
The EWENT (East-West European Network on higher Technical education) programme can be considered as an element of common East-West European collaboration and partnership. The project aims mainly at launching a research and education network comprising HEIs from the European Union, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. EWENT project was selected under Erasmus Mundus Action II, which manages a scholarship programme funded by the European Commission. The EWENT programme is focused on engineering and technology fields of study. The programme objective is to promote and transfer the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.
The EWENT programme offer student and staff scholarships to nationals of European Union, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. The project provides mobility scholarships for students and staff Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to European Union partner universities and from European Union to partner universities from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. The mobility can be realised in 17 partner universities in EU and third countries from South-East Europe. There will be available above 200 scholarships to be awarded for 1-36 months depending on mobility type/academic level. The selection process, for the first cohort, will start February 2012.
Mykhaylo Lobur, Head of the Department of Computer Aided Design
  1. EU partners
    • Warsaw University of Technology (WUT)
    • Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
    • Czech Technical University (CVUT)
    • Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
    • Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN)
    • The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
    • Universita degli Studi di Trento
  2. Belarus
    • Belarus National Technical University (BNTU)
    • Brest State Technical University (BSTU)
  3. Moldova
    • Technical University of Moldova
  4. Ukraine
    • National Technical University of Ukraine (NTUU KPI)
    • National Aerospace University (KHAI)
    • National Aviation University (NAU)
    • Lviv Polytechnic National University
    • Donetsk National Technical University
    • Odessa National Polytechnic University (ONPU)
    • Donbas State Technical University
Associate partners:
Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Nikopol Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Entwicklung und Erprobung eines neuartigen Nanolithographiegerätes für den sub-10 Nanometerbereich
micro- and nano-system technology
2 years
Total Budget:
445 840,00 €
NanoCAD GmbH (Ilmenau, Thüringen, Germany)
Technical University Ilmenau (Ilmenau, Germany)
NanoAccess Technology (Nowa Ruda, Poland)
CAD/CAM Department, Lviv Polytechnic National University (Lviv, Ukraine)
The triumph of the microelectronics and nanotechnology was strongly coupled with the rapid development and progress of the lithography methods. In the last decade up to now huge investments and huge research and development efforts were applied to improve lithography techniques. But it seams that conventional methods are on the limit, if structures with dimensions less then 30nm are required, especially for the Chip production. In the research and development area there are additional requests for methods and tools which are able to generate pattern in the nanometer regime. A lot of intensive investigations world wide are in progress to develop alternative methods to overcome the limitations of the traditional treatments. A promising candidate for lithography with nanometer resolutions seams to be the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). In the frame work of the "NanoLith" project, on the basis of the patents "Apparatus and procedure for mask less microlithography"(10303040A1) and "Calixarene as a positive resist" (E12,004,012,179.6), a new mask less nanolithography tool will be developed. The new approach based on the AFM method und use functionalized cantilever sensors and tips. Additional the vicinity near the tip is potentially an exceptional "nano-manufacturing environment", wherein new technologies for controlled nanofabrication and nano-processing are achievable.
The project goal is to develop and demonstrated a Nanolithography tool for generation of sub-10 nanometer structures and patterns. The new Nanolithographie tool is designed to works in the noncontact mode. The underlying procedure allows also extracting surface details and topology information in the nanometer regime. This allows the recognition of alignment marks and the adjustment of different technology levels to each other with nanometer accuracy. With this basic concept the manufacturing of new devices, like single electron or quantum devices or other components in small volume is possible. Capability and performance are demonstrated by means of selected applications. To get higher throughput parallelization is required. In the frame work of this project the feasibility for parallelization shall examined and the approach with two or four working parallel cantilever sensors shall be demonstrated.
Total Budget:
445 840,00 €
CAD Department
Work Package
AP 4: Prozess-, Systemsimulation und Simulation der Wechselwirkung
4.1 Simulationssetup
4.2 Prozess- und Systemsimulation zur Optimierung der Cantileversondenherstellung und zur Cantileversonden Ansteuerung
4.3 Simulation der nanoskaligen Wechselwirkungen zwischen SPM-Sonde und Oberfläche
Developing Multidomain MEMS Models for Educational Purposes
FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES - Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
Information science and Engineering ENG
4 years
01.07.2015 р.
Total Budget:
294 500,00 €
- в т.ч. 76 000,00 € - Budget the CAD department, Lviv Polytechnic National University
Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science (DMCS) at Technical University of Lodz (Lodz, Poland)
  1. Politechnika Lódzka (TUL) - Poland
  2. Politechnika Wroclawska (WUT) - Poland
  3. Universiteit Gent (UG) - Belgium
  4. Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique (LAAS) - France
  5. Lviv Polytechnic National University (LPNU) - Ukraine
  6. Nacionalniy Tehnichniy Universitet Kiivskiy Politehnichniy Institut (NUKPI) - Ukraine
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) represents a modern field in engineering with a significant impact on industrial applications. By combining together electrical, mechanical, thermal and optical elements, MEMS revolutionize the market of sensors and actuators. Clearly, each discipline mentioned above is a long-established and thoroughly researched field. However, there are still many MEMS phenomena left to be explored. The reason is twofold: - MEMS are fabricated in the micrometer scale and microscale-related phenomena have not yet been fully researched - MEMS allow merging many disciplines together and, therefore, mutual dependencies in the microscale between previously unrelated domains are created. Thus, it leads to appearing new research areas when two or more domains meet. The complexity, multi-domain character and diversity of MEMS devices require the designers to specialize in several interdisciplinary domains in order to create a successful design. Currently, there are many research groups across Europe involved in one particular discipline. However, only few of them may have researchers specializing in all of them, which may limit or even impede MEMS research in Europe. Therefore, the primary objective of the project is to combine efforts of European research teams for the purpose of forming an international interdisciplinary group working on a project of a MEMS device (EduMEMS), which incorporates multi-domain phenomena. Each partner involved in the project specializes in at least one research field related to MEMS. The researchers from each domain will be sent to other partners to work on the project and organize courses and lectures related to their specialization. Each partner will then gain knowledge about the domain, which previously he has not specialized in. As a result, each partner should expand their narrowly-specialized research to other disciplines and become capable of performing multi-domain MEMS research independently.
The main objectives:
  1. Development of a new MEMS design workflow, which will incorporate the design efforts of international distributed team of researchers
  2. Design of a structure, an architecture and component connections of specialised MEMS devices. The choice of MEMS technology for the design and the simulation
  3. Development of mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical and other models for MEMS components on the system and physical design levels
  4. Simulation and testing of developed models for MEMS devices in computer-aided-design (CAD) tools
  5. Design of technological masks for the production of developed MEMS devices
  6. Elaboration of project outputs and results and their use for educational purposes
Our part:
WP1: - Developing and incorporating design methodology and workflow for distributed MEMS design.