Microelectronics Research Unit (MIC) creates new electronic materials and solutions for Devices & Things.
From materials science to manufacturing,
from manufacturing to component and
from component to application.
Our research aims for application-oriented development and demonstration of electronic materials in various applications.
Components and conditions used in the applications works as an initiator for development and utilisation of new materials and manufacturing methods.
Our core strength is extensive and strong knowledge in materials science, which provides a solid basis for research to be utilized widely in e.g. sensors, energy harvesters and storages, actuators, carbon nanotube and 2D material-based semiconductor components, versatile high-frequency passive devices, and their comprehensive integration.
The Microelectronics Research Unit
Key enablers and scientific breakthroughs
Ceramic materials designed for electronic applications with special electrical properties for e.g. mobile phones, TVs, computers, cars, etc.
Functional materials or their combinations that have special function to respond for certain external excitation electrically, for example. piezoelectric materials used in sensors.
Materials that convert environmental energy in different forms into electrical energy and components based on these materials, e.g. to generate power for wireless sensors.
Materials which external dimensions are in nanometer scale such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, graphene.
Stretchable soft elastomers with the designed electrical properties that are also able to repair inflicted damage to them without external energy.
Sensors based on various phenomena that measure one or more physical or chemical quantities or biological activity.
Components for wireless communication and applications utilising them, e.g. antennas, waveguides, filters, resonators, microwave sensors, etc.
The Microelectronics Research unit
Miten 1000 C valmistettavia komponentteja voi saada aikaan huoneenlämmössä? Oululaistutkijat tietävät sen.
Arkemme on täynnä laitteita, joissa on satoja komponentteja. Niitä valmistetaan muun muassa sähkökeraameista. Puhelimissa,…
One day your phone can be soft or even stretchy – elastomers bring flexible solutions to electronics
Could you imagine that one day our phones would be soft or even stretchy?…
Seven inventions developed in the University of Oulu were granted a patent in 2022.…
Quantum computing for drug development and finance applications – Significant Business Finland funding for quantum software research
Universities at Oulu and Jyväskylä received funding for a 1.2 M€ project for research…
The European Research Council has announced the winners of the latest call. Following the…