Sensor Integration Hands-on Workshop

December 6 & 7, 2016

Harnessing the capabilities of systems integrating multiple sensor requires significant skills in the embedded system design at multiple levels of abstraction. In this intensive course/workshop, we explain the main topics in integrating multiple sensors in larger systems and demonstrate them in the lab, on a board with tri-axial inertial MEMS sensors and other devices. The 2 day workshop will be taught by Professor Zeljko Zilic, of the McGill department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and will aim to introduce and expand on how to design and integrate multiple sensors into a functioning system.


Surface & Materials Characterization Hands-on Workshop

December 8 & 9, 2016

Sensor technologies are often based on physical or chemical processes that occur at a surface/interface.  The capacity to characterize and understand the surface properties of materials is therefore a critical success parameter for the development or refinement of a particular sensor application.  The surface is an elusive entity defined by the first atomic layers of a material, which are generally different than those in the bulk material underneath.  The selective analysis of this thin layer of material is a significant challenge, which defines its own field: Surface and Interface Analysis, a combination of principles, techniques and strategies which allow the gathering of information about the surface of materials.