Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics

Summer School - Online/Hybrid
June 28 - July 9, 2021

The course will be held online but 3 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Due to massive and continuous vaccination in Russia and resuming international air and railway service with 29 countries we offer a hybrid online/on-campus summer school option to students holding citizenship of:

the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Serbia, Japan, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Qatar, Finland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece, Singapore, Venezuela, Germany, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka.

You can join the online course for 270 euro (+4000 Rub for reg. fee) but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Option 3 – tailor-made. We may also arrange a tailor-made on-campus program for a group of minimum 10 students holding nationality of the countries Russia resumed international air and railway service with.

Do you want to learn more about engineering in micro- and nanoelectronics? Then this course is for you!

Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics
Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics
Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics
  • Brief description

    The course is more suitable for senior undergraduate students and graduate students.

    This is a program developed in cooperation with industrial partners. Students will expand their knowledge in the field of advanced microelectronics. The lectures will include some basics of prospective materials and devices, of microelectronic circuit simulations and design. Students will apply these fundamentals to the area of functional and organic electronics and electronics for telecommunications.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee:

Online format: 270 Euro

Hybrid format: 270 Euro + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Participation fee includes tuition fee, study materials, field trips and cultural program.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.

Accommodation

Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • off-campus at partner hostels in the city center

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.

Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics
Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics
Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics

Deadline for registration

Online format: June 21, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: June 07, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: May 03, 2021

 

  • Entrance requirements
    • - Knowledge of Calculus and General Physics corresponding to the first two years of a Bachelor's degree program in physics, mathematics, technology etc;
    • - Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of the Russian language is not required;
    • - Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies.
  • Course description

    This program will help students to achieve solid understanding how modern digital circuits can be built using Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL) and tested with FPGA devices. We will start from basic digital devices described with Verilog and evaluated on FPGA development boards. Next step will involve more complex digital circuits, including system-on-chip (SoC) based on SCR1 microprocessor - open source and free to use RISC-V compatible MCU core, designed by Syntacore company. The course is based on regular classes held in SPbPU and will be carried out by very experienced and highly qualified experts.

    The course content includes:

    - FPGA-based digital design with Verilog HDL

    Part of the course related to FPGA-based digital design starts with a brief overview of the ASIC production and FPGA prototyping and then covers basics of the FPGA-based digital design with Verilog hardware description language.

    - Measuring automatization based on LabView

    During the measurement automation classes, students will become familiar with visual programming in the LabVIEW platform and learn how to work with integrated circuits via serial communication interfaces, such as SPI and I2C.

    - Physical processing simulation on ANSYS

    - Microelectronics circuits computer simulation

    - Organics electronics basics (materials, devices and current trends)

    Students receive or expand their knowledge on structure, properties and main production technologies of materials, learn about manufacturing technologies of components and devices of organic electronics, get state-of-the-art information about advantages, disadvantages and prospective applications of the organic electronic devices.

    Digital Engineering in Micro- and Nanoelectronics

    Professors and lecturers:

    • Prof. Alexander KOROTKOV, Full Professor, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
    • Dr. Ivan PYATAK, Associate Professor, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
    • Dr. Ivan RUMYANTSEV, Senior Lecturer, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
    • Dr. Vera LOBODA, Associate Professor, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)
    • Dr. Victoria KAPRALOVA, Associate Professor, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)

    Contacts:

    Summer and Winter Schools Team