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NNIN/C@Michigan workshop on "Hands-on MEMS Simulation Using COMSOL"

Comsol Hands-on Workshop on MEMS Simulation


The NNIN at the University of Michigan will be hosting a free Workshop entitled ” Comsol Hands-on Workshop on MEMS Simulation “.

Click below to register for this event (We recommend that you bring your own laptop for this event and receive a free Comsol Trial License)

Topic: Comsol Hands-on Workshop on MEMS Simulation

Date:  October 22th, 2013

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

LocationUniversity of Michigan, Windows Training Rooms 1 & 2, James and Anne Duderstadt Center, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094

Presenter: Chandan Kumar, Ph.D, Comsol Applications.

Bio: Chandan Kumar is an Applications Engineer in COMSOL’s Burlington office. He joined COMSOL in the year 2009. His expertise is in the area of Structural Mechanics. He received  his Ph.D. from Penn State University, where his re search focused on modeling growth and self-assembly of semiconductor nanocrystals using theories from stochastic calculus, structural dynamics and surface diffusion.

In this Workshop, we will focus on COMSOL’s MEMS Module which encompasses easy-to-use tools for the study of MEMS devices. Important applications include simulations of Pressure sensors, Gyroscopes, electrokinetic and Piezoelectric Microgripper.


    • Learn the capabilities of the MEMS module in COMSOL in modeling a range of MEMS devices including electrostatically actuated resonators, accelerometers, piezoelectric devices and thermal actuators
    • Examine COMSOL’s in-built interfaces to couple various phenomenon related to Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal and Fluid effects required for modeling a MEMS device
    • Work through few MEMS related example models with a COMSOL engineer
    • Closing Comments and Wrap up

Attendees will need to bring their own laptop to participate in the hands-on session.

Questions regarding this event or other NNIN activity?
Feel free to contact NNIN/C for this event or other activities:

Behrouz Shiari,

Parameshwaran Pasupathy,

Tue, 10/22/2013 - 1:30pm
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University of Michigan