Postal address: Sektionen för Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Chalmers tekniska högskola, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Visiting address: Kemivägen 9
Web page: http://www.mc2.chalmers.se/
Contact person: Professor Thorvald Andersson, phone: +46 (0)31 772 3308
The research at MC2 covers a wide range of disciplines in microtechnology and nanoscience. Large efforts, experimental as well as theoretical, are directed at materials, devices and subsystems for future micro/nanoelectronics in the fields of microwave electronics, quantum devices, photonics, micro- and nanosystems, superconducting devices and circuits and molecular electronics just to mention a few.
The Department is divided into six Laboratories, of which five are reserach laboratories and one is the cleanroom Laboratory.
Resarch connected to South Asia
The department is involved in a major project on ”Nitride semiconductor heterostructures grown by MBE”, in collaboration with Peradeniya university, Sri Lanka (represented by Kandatege Premarante). One of the graduate students at the department, hailing from Sri Lanka, is also involved in the project, namely Manjula Gurusinghe. Collaborations with a university in Taiwan has started and discussions with a university in Singapore has started.
The research project aims at studying GaN material, with applications for High Frequency components; Solar cells, and Optically Emitting components.
In November 2002 this project was given a Swedish Research Links (Asian–Swedish research partnership programme) grant on 500 000 SEK for three years (2003-05) by Sida and the Swedish Research Council.
See the full list of South Asia related projects that were given grants.
Prof. Göran Wendin is interested in South Asia related projects, and participated in a meeting with Lars Eklund and Sidsel Hansson from SASNET, held at Chalmers on Friday 18 April 2008. More information about the meeting.
Raihan Rafique (photo to the right) worked on his PhD project in the department. On Friday 22 February 2008, he defended his doctoral dissertation titled ”Towards Superconducting Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits”. More information about the thesis.
Besides, Mr. Rafique has been a representative for the Association of Bangladeshi Students in Sweden (more information), and as such he participated in the SASNET workshop on ”The role of South Asia in the internationalisation of higher education in Sweden” held in Stockholm 28-29 November 2006. He gave a presentation about Chalmers experience with students from Bangladesh in the session about ”Recruitment of South Asian students in hard sciences in Sweden”. Read Raihan Rafique’s presentation at the workshop(as a pdf-file)
On Friday 5 March 2006 a delegation from the Association of Bangladeshi Students (ABS), including Raihan Rafique, visited SASNET’s root node office in Lund. The other participants were Dr. M.S. Kabir and PhD candidate Biddut K. Banik, also from the Dept. of Microtechnology & Nanoscience. They had a fruitful discussion on common interests with SASNET’s director, Prof. Stafan Lindberg, and deputy director Lars Eklund. ABS was established in 2003 to strengthen Sweden-Bangladesh educational and cultural network and to explore scholarship/funding opportunities for Bangladeshi students. The organisation is keen on SASNET’s collaboration in these efforts.
Since August 2008, Dr. Rafique works at Ericsson Mobile Systems in Lund.