Advanced microsystems research requires novel design tools that rationalize the prediction of manufacturing, device operation, and systems function.
At IMT we develop dedicated design level simulation tools based on a variety of discretization methods, including continuum and particle methods. We are particularly interested in topology optimization methods for device simulation, model order reduction for system simulation, novel techniques to predict transport processes, and complex multiphysical properties at the interface of computational materials science and device engineering at various length scales.
We strongly tie simulation tool development to experimental characterisation. The tools target application areas currently of interest in IMT, and hence aim to underscore and link a variety of experimental research areas, including photonics, teratronics, nuclear magnetic resonance, smart materials and devices, and biology.