National Workshop on “Advanced Nanoscale Device Design Using TCAD”

  • December 28 - April 1, 2016
  • College of Engineering Chengannur

The National workshop on “Advanced nano-scale device design using TCAD” was organized by IEEE Solid-State Circuits College of Engineering Chengannur, India Chapter. The workshop was held 28th December 2015 to 1 st January 2016 as a three day tutorial and two day hands-on session. The event was graced with the presence of distinguished lectures from top institutions in India. The workshop attracted about 150 participants from 15 reputable academic institutions. People from industry and faculty members of various colleges also attended the event.

The event began with a prayer at 9.30 am and SSCS Chapter Vice-Chair Mrs. Anju C read the Code of Ethics. Dr. Jyothiraj V P, Head of Department of Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering, Chengannur gave a warm welcome to the attendees of the workshop. Ms. Nimya P R, SSCS chapter Secretary delivered a brief overview of the event. Prof. Jyothy John, Principal, College of Engineering, Chengannur, delivered the presidential address. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Yogesh S Chouhan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India by lighting the lamp. Dr. Nisha Kuruvilla, SSCS chapter advisor and coordinator of the workshop facilitated the gathering. The inaugural ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Ayoobkhan T E, coordinator of the workshop.

Dr. Chouhan delivered an informative and interactive session on compact modeling of metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), Fin Field Effect Transistor (FinFET) and Fully Depleted Silicon On Insulator (FDSOI) transistors. He explained about the modeling, simulation and characterization of nano- transistors. The second session of day one, commenced after the lunch break. Dr. Premlet B, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, TKM College of Engineering, opened the amazing world of nano-electronics to the participants. The first day of the workshop concluded with this session.

The second day of the conference started with a talk on “MOSFET Process Variability and Variability modeling” by Dr. Ajayan K R, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Trivandrum. The session was very impressive and informative. In the afternoon, Dr. Sreelal S. Pillai, Scientist/Engineer-SG,VSSC presented a session on “Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems- Design, simulation and fabrication”. Dr. Pillai IEEE Student Branch | College of Engineering, Chengannur |SB Code: 60451 discussed each topic along with examples and videos so that participants could easily follow novel design techniques. It was one of the most popular sessions.

The third day started off with a technical session on “Modern complementary metal-oxide- semiconductor (CMOS) Devices and Technology” by Dr. Deleep R Nair, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras. Dr. Nair explained VLSI concepts in a way that everyone could follow. He started with the basics of MOSFET, then discussed the short channel effects, and concluded with modern CMOS devices. In the afternoon session, a thorough discussion about “Compact Modelling: Theory and Practice” was conducted by Dr. Jobymol Jacob, Associate Professor in Electronics, Model Engineering College Thrikkakara.

On the fourth day of the workshop, a practical session on Cogenda T e c h n o l o g y C o m p u t e r-A i d e d D e s i g n ( TCAD) was conducted by Dr. Amit Saini, Technical director, Cadre Design Systems and Mr. Gaurav Musalgaonkar, Technical Consultant, Cadre Design Systems. Both device simulation and circuit simulations w e r e discussed. The attendees learned how to draw 2-dimensonal structures of various semiconductor devices and visualize their characteristics.

The final day began with an interesting session on “Device Modelling and TCAD Simulations” handled by Dr. Rama S Komaragiri, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Calicut. In the afternoon session, a hands-on session on Cogenda TCAD was continued in which 3D device drawing using coding schemes was taught.

The coordinators were proud to present a successful event as one of the first events since the formation of the chapter. The event was funded by the SSCS extra subsidy program. The feedback received from the attendees were very positive and impressive. Each participant received a certificateduring the closing ceremony of the event. The 5 day workshop came to an end by the heart felt vote of thanks by Dr. Nisha Kuruvilla, with a motto “This is just the beginning”.

Figure 1 – Attendees of the TCAD workshop listen intently to the presentations
Figure 2 – Dr. Yogesh S Chouhan, IIT Kanpur presents his lecture on compact modeling of devices.
Figure 2 – Dr. Yogesh S Chouhan, IIT Kanpur presents his lecture on compact modeling of devices.
Figure 3– Dr. Ajayan K R, College of Engineering Trivandrum presents an engaging lecture on MOSFET Process Variability and Variability modeling.
Figure 3 – Dr. Ajayan K R, College of Engineering Trivandrum presents an engaging lecture on MOSFET
Process Variability and Variability modeling.
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