Teaching

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Student Projects

Please contact me further information. From September 2019, the following topics are available (download description):

  • Soft microrobotics
    • Study of “smart material”-based medical tools
    • Study of « smart swelling materials » for steerable medical devices
    • Mechanical programming for soft steerable medical devices
    • Design and characterization of a triboelectric contact sensor for soft steerable medical devices
    • Modélisation de la mécanique des “muscular thin films”
  • Industrial micro-assembly
    • Experimental characterization and modelling of a capillary pick-and-place tool
    • Experimental study of the influence of defects on micro-devices self-alignment behaviour
    • Experimental characterization of porous samples for liquid dispensing at the nanoliter scale
  • Industrial collaboration in mechanical modelling: mechanical modelling of daily activities from smartphone sensors (gyroscopes and accelerometers)
  • Microfluidics and capillarity
    • Break up of liquid bridge between two non-parallel surfaces
    • Thermocapillary pump
    • Fluid selection to enhance a laser-induced thermocapillary flow (may be coupled to an internship in France, FEMTO-ST)
  • Microfabrication
    • Instrumented nasal cast for nose-to-brain drug delivery
    • 3D microfabrication of a glass force sensor
    • 3D microfabrication of a glass resonator
    • Geometry optimization for thermocapillary micromanipulation of 3D printed particles using Nanoscribe or FEMTOprint (may be coupled to an internship in France, FEMTO-ST)

Courses

  • BA2 course – Mécanique rationnelle II (MECA-H-200)
  • MA2 course – Procédés de microfabrication / Microfabrication techniques (MECA-H-500)
  • MA2 course – Soft Microrobotics (MECA-H-501) [Previously Composants microtechniques]

Previous courses

  • FSRM course – Micro Assembly Using Surface Tension (Lausanne, 2010)
  • Technifutur (Technology Transfer) – Introduction to Microtechniques (2010, 2012)
  • Doctoral course – Surface Tension Effects in Microsystems (Aalto University, Summer 2013)
  • Doctoral course – Introduction to the Microrobotics Summer School (Hydromel FP7 Project, Besançon, July 2010)
  • MA2 course – Ingénierie simultanée
  • MA2 course – Machines-outils
  • MA1 course – Design Methodology (MECA-H-409)
  • MA1 course – Organes des machines
  • BA3 course – Cinématique et dynamique des machines
  • BA2 course – Exercices de mécanique rationnelle II
  • BA2 course – Exercices de technologie
  • BA1 project – Méca²r (Voitures à l’échelle du jouet propulsées par ressorts)
  • BA1 course – Mécanique générale
  • BA1 course – Exercices de mécanique rationnelle I