Smart Silicon-on-Insulator Sensing Systems Operating at High Temperature
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 288481.
Sensors and Wireless Laboratory Bucharest (SWLB) is a research laboratory established in 2003, as a distinctive unit within Honeywell Romania SRL (Ltd.).
SWLB is a functional part of the Honeywell Sensors & Wireless Global Laboratory, within the Automation and Control Solutions Business Group (Minneapolis, MN, USA). SWLB employs 14 scientists, with diverse professional background and expertise.
Tasks in the project
Provide technical specifications for the sensors and sensing systems
Modelling and numerical simulation of sensing (systems)
Sensitive layer selection
Project demonstrator and testing
The exploitation activities of the project
Experience relevant to the task
New concepts and micro & nano-technologies for next generations of sensors
Modelling and simulation of sensors and actuators, electronic devices and systems
Virtual instrumentation-based data acquisition and signal processing from sensors
Functional testing for wireless/wired sensor systems.
Curriculum Vitae of key staff
Dr. Octavian Buiu works as Portfolio Manager within HON SWLB since 2007. His area of expertise includes semiconductor thin solid films, electr.devices and circuits. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Univ. of Bucharest-1987, and a PhD in Physics from the Univ. of Cluj (1995). He worked as a Res. Fellow at the Univ. of Liverpool and De Montfort Univ., Leicester, UK (1997/2002); he was part of the Academic Staff at L’pool Univ(2002-07). He published more than 75 papers and over 90 contributions at conferences. Dr. Buiu is SOI-HITS Exploitation Manager.
Dr. Mihai Brezeanu works as Senior Research Scientist within HON SWLB since 2007. His expertise includes semiconductor physics, electronic devices and sensors design and modeling, wide band gap semiconductors. Mihai Brezeanu holds a PhD in microelectronics from Univ. of Cambridge (2007). He published 30 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Brezeanu is SOI-HITS WP1 (Sensors and Sensing Systems Specifications) Leader .
Dr. Viorel Dumitru works as Senior Research Scientist within HON SWLB since 2005. He worked as sci. co-worker within Stuttgart Univ. (2000-2004) and as Research Assistant and Research Sci. within National Inst. for Mat. Phys., Bucharest (1996-2000). Viorel holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Stuttgart Univ., a MS in Semiconductors Phys. and a B.A. in Phys. from Univ. of Bucharest. His area of expertise includes semiconductor physics, optoelectronic devices technology, thin films and sensors.
Viorel Avramescu works as Principal Research Scientist in HON SWLB since 2003. He graduated in 1982 from the Univ. Politehnica Bucharest ‿having a MS degree in electrical engineering. As junior engineer, he has spent two years in a petrochemical plant supervising the automation equipment. From 1984 till 2001 he has worked as scientific researcher at the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT) Bucharest where he has managed for more than 10 years the microelectronic technology laboratory. During this period he has been involved in the silicon microstructuring program, has coordinated the chemical sensor program as well the technology design for cold electron emission microdevices and for piezorezistive pressure sensors and accelerometers realized in IMT (sensor design, technology design and implementation ‿adequate metallisation systems, anizotropic etching processes, conventional and non conventional passivation techniques).
Dr. Cazimir-Gabriel Bostan works a Senior Research Scientist within HON SWLB since 2005. He holds MSc degree in electrical engineering from University Politehnica Bucharest (1997) and a PhD degree in electrical engineering from University of Twente (2005). His PhD thesis concerned the design and fabrication of quasi-2D photonic crystals. His current research activities concern mainly the design and analysis of integrated sensors (e.g. MEMS, SAW) by using FEM software and analytical models.
Dr. Cornel Cobianu worked as Senior Technology Manager of HON SWLB (2003-2009), where now he is Chief Scientist. He holds Ph.D degree in Microelectronics from Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (1992). He was R&D eng. at “Microelectronica‿Bucharest (1977-1992) and lab. leader and Sci. Director of the National Inst. of Microtechnology, Bucharest (1992-2000). Between 1993-2003, he was invited researcher-professor at Univ. of Twente, and “Valahia‿Univ. of Targoviste.. He published 65 papers and 20 US/WO patents.
Dr. Bogdan Serban works as Senior Research Sci. within HON SWLB since 2004. Previously, he worked as Research Sci. at Romanian Inst. of Electrochem. and Cond. Matter, as well as a PhD student and Teaching Assistant at Univ. Politehnica Bucharest. Bogdan holds a PhD in Chemistry from Univ Politehnica Bucharest. His areas of expertise are organic chemistry and synthesis, general and supramolecular chemistry.
Anca Condac works as Research Engineer within HON SWLB since 2008. She holds a BA in computer science from Univ. Politehnica Bucharest (2009). Her domain of expertise is modelling and numerical simulation (Comsol Multiphysics, Matlab, Orcad Cadence and NI LabView).