Characterization and modelling of IR detectors

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Design, modelling and characterization of the next generation IR MEMS detectors.

MEMS IR detectors rely on the design of a physically​ suspended structure which increases in temperature upon irradiation with IR light. This temperature change is subsequently measured for quantification of the incident IR light intensity.

There is a need towards smaller and more efficient IR detectors in order to achieve high resolution IR detection. In the course of this project you will look towards modelling and simulation of smaller and more performant IR detectors. Some previously designed IR detectors are available for characterization, hereto, a setup needs to be built to measure their performance.​

​The project will therefore include all research steps except for fabrication:

  • Literature study
  • Modelling of IR detectors
  • Setup building for the characterization of IR detectors
  • Characterization of IR detectors
  • Design of an improved IR detector​

Type of project: Internship, Thesis

Required degree: Master of Engineering Technology, Master of Science, Master of Engineering Science

Required background: Physics, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Electrotechnics/Electrical Engineering

Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Bruno Figeys (

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