Environmentally-friendly technology is a rapidly growing research area and many micro and nano technologies are being developed to tackle the environmental problems. These technologies must enable the effective use of resources and energy in their realization and their application. Microtechnology is a tool that can contribute at mitigating environmental issues. The development of the next generation of Microsystems should lead to sustainable, reusable, recyclable and environmental friendly devices and systems. The research program of the Energy and Environmental MEMS at Samlab is towards microtechnologies for sustainable development, envisioning environmental friendly processes for MEMS production and their use in applications that could bring benefits to the environment.
Research areas and themes include:
Environmental sensors and technologies based on MST
Green microtechnologies and micromanufacturing
Ultra low energy MEMS technologies: production and operation
Energy saving and harvesting technologies: green and environmental applications
Microtechnics, MEMS and Microsystems:
- Structural Mechanics
- Advanced MEMS and Microsystems
- PowerMEMS: Power generation and energy conversion based on microsystems
- Energy Autonomous Wireless Systems
- Soft Microsystems Processing and Devices
- Highlights in Microtechnology: Large Area Manufacturing of Electronics and Sensing Systems
- Highlights in Microtechnology: Micro Energy Harvesting
A. Vásquez Quintero, N. Besse, P. Janphuang, R. Lockhart, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Nico, Design optimization of vibration energy harvesters fabricated by lamination of thinned bulk-PZT on polymeric substrates, Smart Materials and Structures, 23 (2014) 045041
P. Janphuang, R. Lockhart, N. Uffer, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Vibrational piezoelectric energy harvesters based on thinned bulk PZT sheets fabricated at the wafer level, Sensors and Actuators A, 210 (2014) 1-9.
F. Molina-Lopez, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Theoretical and experimental study of the bending influence on the capacitance of interdigitated micro-electrodes patterned on flexible substrates, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114 (2013) 174907.
G. Mattana, T. Kinkeldei, D. Leuenberger, C. Ataman, J.J. Ruan, F. Molina-Lopez, A. Vásquez Quintero, G. Nisato, G. Tröster, D. Briand, N. F. de Rooij, Woven Temperature and Humidity Sensors on Flexible Plastic Substrates for E-textile Applications, Special Issue on Flexible Sensors and Sensing Systems of the IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 13(10) (2013) 3001-3010.
R. Straessle, Y. Petremand, D. Briand, M. Dadras, N. F. de Rooij, Low temperature thin-film indium bonding for reliable wafer-level hermetic MEMS packaging, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23 (2013) 075007 (8pp).
F. Molina-Lopez, A. Vásquez Quintero , G. Mattana, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Large area compatible fabrication and encapsulation of flexible inkjet-printed humidity sensors with on-foil thermal compensation, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23 (2013) 025012.
A. Vásquez Quintero, B. van Remoortere, E.C.P. Smits, J. van den Brand, D. Briand, H.F. M. Schoo, N. F. de Rooij, Foil-to-foil lamination and electrical interconnection of printed components on flexible substrates, Microelectronic Engineering, 110 (2013) 5258.
F. Molina-Lopez, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, All additive inkjet printed humidity sensors on plastic substrate, Sensors and Actuators, B166 167 (2012) 212-222.
T. Akiyama, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Design-dependent gauge factors of highly doped n-type 4H-SiC piezoresistors, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22 (2012) 085034 (4pp).
J. Courbat, L. Yue, S. Raible, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Drop-coated metal-oxide gas sensor on polyimide foil with reduced power consumption for wireless applications, Sensors and Actuators, B161 (2012) 862 868.
D. de Koninck, D. Briand, L. Guillot, U. Bley, V. Gass, N.F. de Rooij, Ignition and combustion behavior in solid propellant Microsystems using Joule-effect igniters, Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, 99 (2011) 1-10.
J. Courbat, D. Briand, J. Wöllenstein, N.F. de Rooij, Polymeric foil optical waveguide with inkjet printed gas sensitive film for colorimetric sensing, Sensors and Actuators, B160 (2011) 910-915.
D. Briand, A. Oprea, J. Courbat, N. Barsan, Making environmental sensors on plastic foil, Materials Today, 14(9) (2011) 416-423.
E. H. M. Camara, P. Breuil, D. Briand, N. F. de Rooij, C. Pijolat, A micro gas preconcentrator with improved performance for pollution monitoring and explosives detection, Analytica Chimica Acta, 688 (2011) 175182.
D. Isarakorn, D. Briand, P. Janphuang, A. Sambri, S. Gariglio, J.-M. Triscone, F. Guy, J. W. Reiner, C. H. Ahn and N. F. de Rooij, Realization and performance of vibration energy harvesting MEMS devices based on an epitaxial piezoelectric thin film, Smart Materials and Structures, 20 (2011) 025015 (11pp).
J Courbat, M Canonica, D Teyssieux, D Briand, B Cretin, N F de Rooij, Design and fabrication of micro-hotplates made on polyimide foil: Electrothermal simulation and characterization to achieve power consumptions in the low mW range, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21 (2011) 015014.
E.H.M. Camara, C. Pijolat, L. Guillot, P. Breuil, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Micro gas preconcentrator in porous silicon filled with a carbon absorbent, Sensors and Actuators, B148 (2010) 610619.
D. Isarakorn, A. Sambri, P. Janphuang, D. Briand, S. Gariglio, J. M. Triscone, F. Guy, J. W. Reiner, C. H. Ahn, and N. F. de Rooij. Epitaxial piezoelectric MEMS on silicon. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20(5) (2010) 055008.
J. Courbat, D. Briand, and N. F. de Rooij. Foil level packaging of a chemical gas sensor. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 20(5) (2010) 055026.
T. Scharf, D. Briand, S. Bühler, O. Manzardo, H. P. Herzig, and N. F. de Rooij. Miniaturized Fourier transform spectrometer for gas detection in the MIR region. Sensors and Actuators, B147 (2010) 116-121.
J. Courbat, D. Briand, J. Wöllenstein, N.F. de Rooij, Evaluation of pH color indicators for the detection of ammonia using an optical waveguide, Sensors and Actuators, B143 (2009) 62-70.
A. Oprea, J. Courbat, N. Bârsan, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, U. Weimar, Temperature, humidity and gas sensors integrated on plastic foil for low-power applications, Sensors and Actuators, B140 (2009) 227-232.
D. Teyssieux, D. Briand, B. Cretin, Dynamic and static thermal study of micromachined heaters: advantages of the visible and near infrared thermography compared to classical methods, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18 (2008) 065005-065013.
L. Thiery, S. Toullier, D. Teyssieux, D. Briand, Thermal contact calibration between a thermocouple probe and a micro-hotplate, Journal of Heat Transfer, 130 (2008) 091601.
C. Pijolat, M. Camara, J. Courbat, J.P. Viricelle, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, Application of carbon nanopowders for gas preconcentration, Sensors and Actuators, B127 (2007) 179-185.
M. Vincent, D. Briand, G. Schurmann, N.F. de Rooij, Direct integration of carbon nanotubes on micromachined hotplates, Journal of Nanoengineering and NanoSystems, Proc. IMechE Vol. 221(3) Part N (2007) 101-106.
D. Beckel, D. Briand, A. Bieberle-Hütter, J. Courbat, N. F. de Rooij, L. J. Gauckler, Micro Hotplates a Platform for Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells? Journal of Power Source, 166 (2007) 143148.
C. Rossi, B. Larangot, P.Q. Pham, D. Briand, N.F. de Rooij, M. Puig-Vidal, J. Samitier, A. Chaalane, Solid propellant microthrusters on silicon: design, modeling, fabrication and testing, Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, 15 (2006) 1805-1815.
S. Raible, D. Briand, J. Kappler, N.F. de Rooij, Wafer level packaging of micromachined gas sensors, IEEE Sensors Journal, 6(5) (2006), 1232-1235.
D. Briand, F. Beaudoin, J. Courbat, N.F. de Rooij, R. Desplats, P. Perdu, Failure analysis of micro-heating elements suspended on thin membranes, Microelectronics Reliability, 45 (2005) 17861789.
Anette Salomonsson, Danick Briand, A. Elisabeth Åbom, Ingemar Lundström and Mats Eriksson, The influence of the insulator surface properties on the hydrogen response of field-effect gas sensors, Journal of Applied Physics, 98 (2005) 34903.
D. Briand, P. Weber and N.F. de Rooij, Bonding properties of metals anodically bonded to glass, Sensors & Actuators, A114(2-3) (2004) 543-549.
D. Briand, H. Wingbrant, B. van der Schoot, H. Sundgren, L.-G. Ekedahl, I. Lundström, N. F. de Rooij, Modulated operating temperature for MOSFET gas sensors: Hydrogen recovery time reduction and gas discrimination, Sensors and Actuators, B93 (2003) 276-285.
D. Briand, B. van der Schoot, H. Sundgren, I. Lundström, N.F. de Rooij, A low-power micromachined MOSFET gas sensor, Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, 9(3) (2000) 303-308.
D. Briand, A. Krauss B. van der Schoot, U.Weimar, N. Barsan, W. Göpel, N.F. de Rooij, Design and fabrication of high temperature micro-hotplates for drop coated gas sensors, Sensors and Actuators, B68 (2000) 223-233.
|Dr. ès Sciences||Microtechnology||Université de Neuchâtel||2001|
|Master in Applied Sciences||Engineering Physics||Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal||1997|