Summit - Sustainable microelectronics and microsystems for advanced integrated technologies

Microelectronics, microsystems, sustainability, cybersecurity, advanced technologies
The Summit thematic program addresses the multidisciplinary and complex challenges of microelectronics, ranging from the design of components, circuits and systems to the development of new functional materials, microfabrication technologies and testing. Within this thematic program, these challenges are confronted with societal (material durability, pollution, recycling, component reliability, cybersecurity, etc.) and geostrategic (sources of supply, national security) issues that are more and more considered in the microelectronics industry.
Microelectronics is an industrial sector at the heart of the challenges of many innovative sectors (telecoms and IT, IoT, automotive, aeronautics, health, transport, defense, energy, etc.) and strongly linked to societal and environmental challenges. Despite this central position, there is a lack of vocation and real difficulties in recruiting engineers and researchers. Then, research institutes and universities must make a significant effort to train competent students for these key professions of the future. This is the Thematic Program Summit strategy.

The Grenoble site is a strong and active place for microelectronics at national, European and international level with a highly developed and growing industrial country. The masters, engineers and doctorate training courses and the different Grenoble laboratories have activities that cover all the scientific aspects related to microelectronics: from material to component technology, circuits and devices constituting the essential bricks of a system integrated and in the design of embedded software.

Then the objectives of the SUMMIT Thematic Program are :
  • To propose a training offer visible nationally and internationally, consistent and allowing to cover the defined area.
  • To strengthen the links training - research.
  • To early involve students as close as possible in the challenges of the future and in emerging scientific domains.

How to apply

Courses are taught in French or English depending on the Masters programme concerned. The teaching units of the thematic programme are taught in English.

To apply to this programme, you must first be admitted to the first year of a Master's programme in one of the following courses: M2 courses :

Specific courses for this thematic programme

  • M1: The program of the first year contains 2 courses on sustainability and cybersecurity in microelectronics domain and a project led in collaboration with a researcher of a partner lab. (6 ECTS)
  • M2: The program of 2nd year will contain a group work like Hackathon, a synthesis work to present a sustainable project and a project dedicated to one of the problematic items of the SUMMIT program. (6 ECTS)

Doctoral schools involved

  • École doctorale Électronique, électrotechnique, automatique, traitement du signal

Program contact

Updated on  January 5, 2023