DMIB-FCIM-TUM: ERASMUS internships at the University of Twente

The professors of the Technical University of Moldova, Dr. Oleg LUPAN, head of the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering (DMIB) within the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics (FCIM), Dr. Serghei RAILEAN, head of MN and IBM Master programs, acad. Anatolie SIDORENKO, together with 4 Master students, completed a research training course at MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente, Netherlands. The course was carried out between November 10-16, 2021, within the ERASMUS+ KA 107 project.

University of Twente is in the top 200 universities in the world, being ranked as the best technical university in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1961, currently has 5 faculties, several institutes and research centers in Nanotechnologies, Information Technologies, Biomedical Technologies and Technical Medicine, Intelligent Devices, etc., but also a campus on an area of ​​over 140 hectares. The University of Twente is a pioneer in connecting technology, science and engineering with social sciences in order to make a difference in the world around us.

The main purpose of the Staff-Exchange visit is to improve the knowledge and experience of the partners from TUM in the implementation of spintronics for the design of artificial neural networks (ANN), as well as the design, manufacture and characterization of the ANN elements, all under the supervision of experts from the University of Twente.

The objectives of the mobility also include the learning of new teaching methods for students, used in the University of Twente.

The TUM teachers participated in various activities, including the workshop “Artificial Neural Networks – design, characterization, basic elements” and the visit to the BRAINS Center for Brain-Inspired Nano Systems. Further discussions were carried out with prof., Dr. Wilfred G. van der Wiel, director of the BRAINS Center for Brain-Inspired Nano Systems, and other world-renowned dignitaries. The UT and TUM teachers also addressed the potential topics and contents of the Double Master theses of Moldovan students and the prospects of collaboration in engineering, manufacturing and investigation of Artificial Neural Networks, Nanotechnologies and Nanoelectronics.

As a result of this visit, the qualifications of the teaching staff of TUM are expected to improve. The course was also attended by Master students of the MN and IBM specialties from the Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering of the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics of TUM.

The TUM professors and Master students visited several companies that conduct research and work in these fields, managing to meet Moldovan students enrolled at UT.

The Department of Microelectronics and Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Computers, Informatics and Microelectronics of TUM is able to integrate perfectly in the context of such international collaborations, ensuring the educational process within three study programs: Applied Electronics (EA), Microelectronics and Nanotechnologies (MN) and Biomedical Engineering (IBM), for Bachelor and Master, as well as 5 Doctorate programs.

References:

http://mib.utm.md/

https://fcim.utm.md/departamentele-fcim/departamentul-mib/

“University of Twente”. Times Higher Education (THE). 2021-08-11. Retrieved 2021-08-24. According to the Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Twente is considered one of the 200 most prestigious universities globally.

UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, DRIENERLOLAAN 5, 7522 NB ENSCHEDE, The NETHERLANDS

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