Here, you find the list of open assignments available through our webpage. We'd like to remind you that the list is made as complete as possible, yet there might be some assignments available in our Laboratory, which are not found on this page. Therefore it's best, besides checking our webpage, to contact our Doctoral contact person - prof. dr. P.J. French, or someone else in the Laboratory.
Kofi Makinwa's Precision Analog Group:
for further information about any of the projects below. Kofi Makinwa Note: All projects will involve the design, fabrication and testing of a chip. Financial support is available in the form of a stipend, or even a tuition waiver.
Hybrid ADCs (SAR and VCO-based ADCs) (NXP)
Low-offset amplifiers w/ fA input currents (TUD)
High-resolution capacitance-to-digital Converters (Cypress)
Compact high-resolution temperature sensors (SiTime)
Intrinsically accurate temperature ensors (NXP)
Precision BiCMOS amplifiers (TI)
Multi-level Class-D amplifiers (NXP)
Paddy French's Biomedical Instrumentation Group:
for further information. Paddy French
Reinoud Wolffenbuttel's Integrated Micro-systems Group:
for further information. Ger de Graaf
Car Fuel Quality Monitoring:
MEMS and circuit design:
Microsystems for Gas Analysis:
Andre Bossche's Bio-devices Group:
for further information. Andre Bossche
Stoyan Nihtianov's Industrial Electronic Instrumentation Group:
for further information. Stoyan Nihtianov
Michiel Pertijs's Ultrasound ASICs & Energy-Efficient Sensors Group:
Thesis projects in our group generally relate to integrated circuits for ultrasound applications (e.g. LNAs, ADCs, beamformers, high-voltage pulsers and switches) or integrated circuits for energy-efficient sensing (e.g. capacitance-to-digital converters, gas sensors). All projects will involve the design, fabrication and testing of a chip. Please contact
for further information. Examples include: Michiel Pertijs
BLADDERSCAN: The goal of this project is to realize an ASIC for an ultrasonic bladder-monitoring device. The ASIC will include high-voltage pulsers for transmit, and a complete receive signal chain. Key challenge is to minimize power consumption for battery-powered operation.
ELEMENTADC: The goal of this project is to develop a custom delta-sigma ADC for digitizing ultrasonic echo signals that is small enough to be integrated underneath an ultrasonic transducer element.
ULTRARECORDER: The goal of this project is to design an ASIC that is capable of digitizing the ultrasonic echo signals received by an array of ultrasound transducers and store these signals in a commercial DRAM chip. The ASIC is intended to be used in a wearable ultrasonic monitoring devices.