SSIM Graduate Program
The SSIM Graduate Program - integrates ongoing research efforts in our Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystem (SSIM) Program into a cooperative traineeship program. This program builds upon existing sensor-related projects to develop a concerted thrust in the area of sensor integration with VLSI circuitry, a growing research strength at Wayne State University. Active programs in wide-bandgap semiconductor materials, graded pyroelectrics, photonic systems, thin-film magnetic devices, organic film devices, and integrated (intelligent) technology will form the core research that is the cornerstone of the interdisciplinary Masters/Ph.D. curriculum. The curriculum consists of a series of hands-on (lecture and laboratory) courses on sensors and integrated devices developed by university and industrial participants. Graduate thesis training is based on teaming where students work individually on different components of a major interdisciplinary project.
Projects developing specialized Integrated Microsystems are in the following
strategically important areas
This research-educational project has the active support of industry, particularly, DTE Energy Foundation, Delphi Corporation and U.S. Army TACOM, who provide substantial resources as a match to this program and who participate in lectures, research training, and oversight/assessment of the project.
- Automotive and Aerospace
- Computer Assisted Robotic Enhanced Systems (CARES)
- Enabling Technology
- Biomedical Microsystems
- Energy Systems
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