- December 28 - January 1, 2016
- College of Engineering Chengannur.
National workshop on “Advanced nano-scale device design using TCAD “ was organized by SSCS chapter College of Engineering Chengannur, India. The workshop was organized from 28th December 2015 to 1st January 2016 as a 3-day tutorial and 2-day hands own session. The event was graced with the presence of distinguished lectures from top institutions in India. The workshop attracted about 150 participants from 15 reputed academic institutions. The presence of industrial persons and other faculty members of the college also added colours to the success of the event.
The event began with a prayer at 9.30 am and SSCS Chapter Vice Chair Mrs Anju C read out the Code of Ethics. Dr Jyothiraj V P, HOD, Department of Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering Chengannur welcomed the gathering. Ms Nimya P R, SSCS chapter Secretary delivered a brief overview of the event. Prof. Jyothy John, the Principal, College of Engineering Chengannur, delivered the presidential address. The function was inaugurated by Dr Yogesh S Chouhan, Associate Professor in Dept of Electrical Engg, IIT Kanpur by lighting the lamp. Dr Nisha Kuruvilla, SSCS chapter advisor and coordinator of the workshop felicitated the gathering. The inaugural ceremony concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Mr Ayoobkhan T E, coordinator of the workshop.
Dr Yogesh S Chouhan, Associate Professor in Dept of Electrical Engg, IIT Kanpur delivered an informative and interactive session on compact modelling of MOSFET, FinFET and FDSOI transistors. He explained about the modelling, simulation and characterization of nanotransistors. The second session of day one commenced at 1.30 pm after the lunch break. Dr Premlet B, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, TKM College of Engineering, opened the amazing world of nano-electronics to the participants. The session came to an end at 4.30 pm.
The second day of the conference started at 9.30 am with a talk on “MOSFET Process Variability and Variability modelling” 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, Trivandrum handled a session on “Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems-Design, simulation and fabrication”. The speciality of the class was that he handled each topic along with examples and videos so that participants showed great interest in the novel design techniques. It was one o the most admired session.
The third day started off with a technical session on “Modern CMOS Devices and Technology” by Dr.Deleep R Nair, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engg, IIT Madras. He explained the VLSI concepts in a way that each and everyone could follow. He started with the basics of MOSFET, then 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.
In the fourth day, a practical session on COGENDA TCAD was conducted by Er. Amit Saini, Technical director, Cadre Design Systems and Mr Gaurav Musalgaonkar, Technical Consultant, Cadre Design Systems. Both device simulation and circuit simulations were explained. The attendees were happy so that they could draw the 2-dimensional structure 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 in Dept of ECE, NIT Calicut. In the afternoon session, hands-on session on COGENDA TCAD was continued in which 3D device drawing using coding scheme was narrated.
The coordinators were really proud to present such an event in the starting year of SSCS chapter itself. The event was funded by the SSCS extra subsidy program. The feedback received from the attendees was very positive and impressive. The certificates to the participants were handed over during the closing ceremony. The 5-day workshop came to an end by the heartfelt vote of thanks by Dr Nisha Kuruvilla, Co-ordinator of the workshop along with a motto “This is just the beginning”