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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), March 2018

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1.   New Issue of Sensors & Transducers journal: Vol. 221, Issue 3, March 2018

2.   Smart Sensor Systems - advanced engineering course

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1) Smart Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring- Overview, Challenges and Advantages

    Vimal Agarwal, pp.1-8

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) The Novel Human Temperature Regulation Mobile Wearable Sensor and Algorithm

    Jong-Ha Lee, pp.9-15

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Research of Metrological Characteristics of the Phasometric Meter of Capacitance and Tangent of the Dielectric Losses Angle of Capacitors

    Davit Nikoghosyan, pp.16-22

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Modelling of PZT/PVDF Ultrasonic Transducer with VHDL-AMS for Medical Applications

    Toufik Merdjana and Abedalhafid Chaabi, pp.23-29

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

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General Information


The Smart Sensor Systems Course is a post-graduate engineering course. The lectures are given by top experts from academia and industry, thus ensuring a good mix between recent developments and established practice. The prerequisite for the course is a basic knowledge of electrical circuits and systems. The course will be taught in English. After the course, each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance.



Short Description


This course addresses the design and development of smart sensor systems. After a general overview, various key aspects of sensor systems are discussed: measurement and calibration techniques, the design of precision sensor interfaces, analog-todigital conversion techniques, microfabrication techniques, and sensing principles for the measurement of magnetic fields, temperature, capacitance, acceleration and rotation. The state-of-the-art smart sensor systems covered by the course include smart magnetic-field sensors, smart temperature sensors, multi-electrode capacitive sensors, implantable smart sensors, DNA microarrays, smart inertial sensors, smart acoustic sensors and CMOS image sensors. A systematic approach towards the design of smart sensor systems is presented. The lectures are augmented by an introduction to multi-domain modelling and simulation, and hands-on experiments. This course is a part of the PhD Education Program approved by the Graduate School of TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands. PhD students can be granted 3 ECTS credits after evaluation based upon a paper on a theme to be agreed with the course directors.




  • Introduction to the Course Program (Prof. Kofi Makinwa, Dr. Michiel Pertijs, TU Delft)

  • Designing Smart Sensor Systems (Prof. Kofi Makinwa, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Measurement and Calibration Techniques (Dr. Michiel Pertijs, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Analog-to-Digital Converters (Dr. Marcel Pelgrom, Pelgrom Consult, The Netherlands)

  • Dynamic Offset-Cancellation Techniques (Prof. Kofi Makinwa, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Smart Temperature Sensors (Prof. Kofi Makinwa, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Integrated Hall Magnetic Sensors (Dr. Pavel Kejik, EPFL, Switzerland)

  • Smart Inertial Sensors (Prof. Michael Kraft, Univ. of Liege, Belgium)

  • CMOS-Compatible Microfabrication (Dr. Reinoud Wolffenbuttel, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Multi-Electrode Capacitive Sensors (Prof. Gerard Meijer, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Precision Instrumentation Amplifiers (Prof. Han Huijsing, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • Guided Simulation on Multi-Domain Modeling (Dr. Reinoud Wolffenbuttel, Dr. Mohammadamir Ghaderi, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • CMOS-Based DNA Microarrays (Prof. Roland Thewes, TU Berlin, Germany)

  • References for Smart Sensors (Dr. Fabio Sebastiano, TUDelft, The Netherlands)

  • Implantable Smart Sensors for Advanced Medical Devices (Dr. Tim Denison, Medtronic, USA)

  • Smart Acoustic Sensors (Dr. Michiel Pertijs, TU Delft, The Netherlands)

  • CMOS Image Sensors (Prof. Albert Theuwissen, TUDelft, The Netherlands)


Registration fees:


Until March 23: € 1,800.-

After March 23: € 2,000.-

PhD students: € 900.-


Please visit www.mead.ch for on-line registration. Included in the fee are lecture notes, the books “Smart Sensor Systems” and “Smart Sensor Systems – Emerging Technologies and Applications”, daily lunches, coffee breaks and a course dinner organized for all attendees and instructors of the course.





The course will be held at Delft University of Technology, in the EWI building (the tallest building located in the University area).





Mekelweg 4

2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands


Access to Delft:


From Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol): by train to Delft Central Station or by car on highway A4 (Den Haag) - A13 (Delft, Rotterdam)

From Rotterdam Central Station: by train to Delft Central Station or by car on highway A13.

From Delft Central Station to TU Delft: by taxi or by bus (line 121).





Hotels and reservation deadlines are listed at the website (www.mead.ch). After the deadline, reduced prices or room availability cannot be guaranteed. It is therefore strongly recommended to book early.





MEAD Education SA, Ch. de la Venoge 7, 1025 St-Sulpice, Switzerland

Telephone: +41(0)21 695 2222

Administration: Caroline Huber, education@mead.ch





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