Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2); Chalmers University
of Technology, Göteborg:
Postal address: Sektionen för Mikroteknologi
och nanovetenskap, Chalmers tekniska högskola, SE-412 96 Göteborg,
Sweden Visiting address: Kemivägen 9 Fax:
+46 (0)31 772 8498 Web page:http://www.mc2.chalmers.se/
The research at MC2 covers a wide range of disciplines in microtechnology and nanoscience. Large efforts, experimental as well as theoretical, are directed at materials, devices and subsystems for future micro/nanoelectronics in the fields of microwave electronics, quantum devices, photonics, micro- and nanosystems, superconducting devices and circuits and molecular electronics just to mention a few.
The Department is divided into six Laboratories, of which five are reserach laboratories and one is the cleanroom Laboratory.
Resarch connected to South Asia
The department is involved in a major project on ”Nitride
semiconductor heterostructures grown by MBE”,
in collaboration with Peradeniya
Sri Lanka (represented by Kandatege Premarante).
One of the graduate students at the department, hailing from Sri Lanka,
is also involved in the project, namely Manjula
Gurusinghe. Collaborations with a university in Taiwan has started and discussions with a university in Singapore has started.
The research project aims at studying GaN material, with applications
for High Frequency components; Solar cells, and Optically Emitting components.
In November 2002 this project was given a Swedish Research
Links (Asian–Swedish research partnership programme) grant on 500
000 SEK for three years (2003-05) by Sida and the Swedish Research Council.
See the full list of South Asia related projects that were given grants.
Rafique (photo to the right) worked on his PhD project in the department. On Friday 22 February 2008, he defended his doctoral dissertation titled ”Towards Superconducting Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits”. More information about the thesis.
Mr. Rafique has been a representative for the
Association of Bangladeshi Students in Sweden (more
information), and as such he participated in the SASNET
workshop on ”The role of South Asia in the
internationalisation of higher education in Sweden” held
in Stockholm 28-29 November 2006. He gave a presentation about
Chalmers experience with students from Bangladesh in the session about ”Recruitment
of South Asian students in hard sciences in Sweden”. Read
Raihan Rafique’s presentation at the workshop (as a pdf-file)
On Friday 5 March 2006 a delegation from the Association
of Bangladeshi Students (ABS), including Raihan Rafique, visited SASNET’s
root node office in Lund. The other participants were Dr. M.S.
Kabir and PhD candidate Biddut K.
Banik, also from the Dept. of Microtechnology & Nanoscience.
They had a fruitful discussion on common interests with SASNET’s
director, Prof. Stafan Lindberg, and deputy director Lars Eklund. ABS
was established in 2003 to strengthen Sweden-Bangladesh educational and
cultural network and to explore scholarship/funding opportunities for
Bangladeshi students. The organisation is keen on SASNET’s
collaboration in these efforts.
Since August 2008, Dr. Rafique works at Ericsson Mobile Systems in Lund.