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Unfortunately, the FMEMS Summer School will not take place in 2023.

International Summer School on Fluidic MEMS

Organised by Jade University - Department of Engineering Sciences and International Office


The Department of Engineering Sciences and the International Office of Jade University offer a three-week summer school on Fluidic MEMS. This course focuses on microfluidic systems, which are a subtopic of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) concentrating on handling small amounts of fluids.

Microfluidic systems have the potential to change analytic devices in the same way microelectronics did in the past to electronic devices. Possible applications are portable analytical devices like Lab-on-a-chip and point-of-care devices. To use this potential the knowledge about the technology and its usage needs to be spread out. This is the aim of this course; it will give an introduction to the fabrication and usage of microfluidic devices.

The first part of the course covers basics from a physical and technological point of view. The second part continues with the design, calculation and simulation of microfluidic chips. Recent research in biomedical applications is also presented.

The focus of the course is on the engineering point of view for micro fluidic applications especially. The course content is explained using examples and will be directly applied in a project. During this project an analytical standard procedure is transferred to the micro scale and realised as a microfluidic chip. This project includes designing, producing and testing the chip.

The course language is English. The presence of students as well as teachers from foreign countries requires the use of a shared language as the basis of everyday communication and interaction, and gives better motivation than a language course at a home university ever could. 

This summer course is addressed to graduate students and requires a Bachelor’s degree for participation. It is a regular part of the Master of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering program at Jade University and is accepted for Master studies by our partner universities.

Participating Partners

Jade University

Department of Engineering Sciences
Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Westphalian University of Applied Sciences

Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Natural Sciences
Gelsenkirchen, Germany

University of Seville

Department of Electronics Engineering
Seville, Spain

University of Minho

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Guimarães, Portugal

University of Minho

Department of Industrial Electronics
Guimarães, Portugal



The FMEMS Summer School is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.