µETM was founded in 2018 in order to fulfill the need for a mixed microelectronics group (Politehnica University Timisoara and its economic partners).
Aurel GONTEAN graduated the Electronics and Telecommunications Faculty, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania in 1986. He received the PhD degree in 1998, from the same university. He became a full professor in 2005. He is IEEE Senior Member and PhD Advisor since 2008 (field: Electronics and Telecommunications); 6 PhD thesis were delivered meanwhile.
Starting 2009, he is visiting professor at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach, Germany. From 2004 till 2012 he was vice dean of the Electronics and Telecommunications Faculty, Timisoara, Romania.
He published over 150 papers, 8 books, 3 chapters in international books, has over 25 contracts and grants and holds 2 patents.
His current research interests are Non Volatile Memories Error Correction, Energy Harvesting.
Ciprian Seiculescu is a lecturer and researcher at Uiversity "Politehnica" of Timisoara, Romania. The research and educational experience of Ciprian Seiculescu is geared towards the fields of embedded software, integrated hardware design and high-level synthesis.
He received his PhD in 2012 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in the field of On-Chip interconnect. He has industrial experience in software development as intern at iNoCs SaRL, Lausanne CH, and as system engineer at Continental Automotive in Timisoara, RO.
He published 1 book and 2 book chapters, 3 WoS journal papers, 11 conference papers and holds 2 patents. His research interests are parallel computing, AI accelerators, hardware-software codesign and microarchitecture design.
Dr. Alexandru Amaricai has obtained his PhD in 2009, in the field of floating point arithmetic, in the Computer and Information Technology Department of the University Politehnica Timisoara. Since then, he has been Teaching Assistant (2009-2012), Lecturer (2012 -2016), and Associate Professor (2016 - present) at the University Politehnica Timisoara.
His main research interests represent FPGA acceleration for signal processing and error correction decoding, as well as fault tolerant digital systems. He has published more than 60 papers, including 10 ISI rated journals, and has Principal Investigator for University Politehnica Timisoara for 3 research grants, including the FP7 FET-Open I-Risc "Innovative Reliable Chip Design from Low Power Unreliable Components".
Radu RICMAN graduated from the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Infomation Technology, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, in 2014, he obtained her Master's degree in Biomedical Electronic Engineering from the same university in 2017.
Since 2017 he is a PhD Student in the Applied Electronics department of the same faculty and his research is focusing on Autonomous Greenhouse with Transparent Photovoltaic Cells.
He also has 9 years experience in Automotive Engineering working on hardware development and software testing in three well known international automotive corporations and is a ISTQ Certified Tester.
Corina COVACI graduated from the Electronics, Telecommunications and Infomation Technology, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, in 2017 with valedictorian title, and she obtained her Master's degree in Intelligent Systems Electronics from the same university in 2019.
Since then, she is a PhD student in the Applied Electronics department of the "Politehnica" University of Timisoara. Her study, focusing on piezoelectric energy harvesting, can be read in 5 ISI papers published in the last three years.
At the same time, she is working for Driver Monitoring Systems at Continental Automotive Timisoara, as a hardware engineer since 2017.
Elisei ILIEȘ obtained in 2020 his bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technologies ("Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania) with a specialization in Applied Electronics. His diploma project was Smart Greenhouse with Automatization.
Currently he is studying for a master's degree in Intelligent Systems Electronics at the same faculty. Starting with 2021 he is vice-chair of EPS IEEE Student Chapter of Timisoara.
In the present he works in the Non Volatile Memories Error Correction field.
Magdalena MARINCA is a master student at ETcTI faculty, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania.
She is a member in the IEEE Student Branch Timișoara.
She is co-author of 3 WoS papers and worked in 4 research projects (with Continental Automotive Romania); starting 2020 she is member in a PED national grant.
Her current research interests are Error Correction Codes for Non Volatile Memories, Matlab simulation, FPGA implementations of secure modules.
Dragota Darius graduated "Mihai Viteazul" High School in Ineu and is currently in his second year, studying Electronics and Telecommunications at "Politehnica" University of Timisoara.
He begun to participate into various competitions in 2017 and, since then, he has obtained a few awards like 1st place at the Infoeducatie Regionals in 2018, 3rd place at the Oradea Robotics Championship 8 and honourable mention award at the Infoeducatie National in 2018.
His current interests are smart charging for electric cars and EVSE developing.
Mătea Samuel graduated from "Carmen Sylva" National College of Infomatics in Petroșani and is currently studying at Electronics and Telecommunications and Information Technologies faculty ,"Politehnica" University of Timisoara with a specialization in Applied Electronics.
Laszlo Molnar is a hardware design engineer at Vitesco Timisoara since 2011 and received a Ph.D. degree in 2019.
He has experience in automotive mixed-signal ASIC development, High-Pressure Fuel Pump Control methods and circuits, Electrically Heater Catalysts Control methods and circuits, Electronic Resettable Fuse circuits for Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles, and recently started to work for power conversion circuits like AC-DC and DC-DC converters for Electric Vehicles.
He published 7 papers and holds 2 patents. His research interests are: Digital Control methods for Power Conversion Circuits.
Lazar Simona obtained her bachelor's degree at the Facultaty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technologies, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, in 2021, with a specialization in Applied Electronics. Her diploma project was Automatic Touchless Hand Sanitizer Dispenser with Temperature Detector.
Currently she is studying for a master's degree in Intelligent Systems Electronics at the same faculty.
She started working in the Sample Shop at Continental Automotive Timisoara in 2020 and now she is working for Driver Monitoring Systems in the VNI HMI Department.
Jula Manuela-Ruxandra graduated from the “Grigore Moisil” High School of Timisoara in 2019 and is currently studying at Electronics and Telecommunications Faculty, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania.
She conceived website that helps students learn for the Faculty of Medicine admission and in 2019 she received the Certificate of Professional Competence.
She is currently involved in a project which is targeting a control application via Ethernet of a climate chamber.
Cioabă Denisa graduated from "George Coșbuc" National College in Motru and is currently studying at Electronics and Telecommunications and Information Technologies faculty, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara with a specialization in Applied Electronics.
|No.||Title||Description||Expertise||Estimated effort||Number of persons||Candidate profile||Comment|
|1||Balancing ball Easy||Build a system to levitate a ping-pong ball at a desired height with the use of a fuzzy control system running on a microcontroller.||Electronics, programming and mechanics knowledge||100 hrs||1||Bachelor student|
|2||Balancing ball Medium||Build a balance that is controlled with a servo motor and a microcontroller using a PID code in order to hold a ping pong ball in the middle.||Electronics, programming and mechanics knowledge||200 hrs||1||Bachelor student|
|3||Balancing ball Premium||Build a ball and plate system which can solve hand-drown maze. The mechanical parts are controlled by a microcontroller using PID algorithm and the location of the ball is detected using a touch screen.||Electronics, programming and mechanics knowledge||300 hrs||2||Bachelor student|
|No.||Title||Description||Expertise||Estimated effort||Number of persons||Candidate profile||Comment|
|1||Climate chamber Control||Implement a web server to remotely control a Vötsch climatic chamber||Python, Raspberry Pi||200 hrs||1||Bachelor student||Home activity possible|
In February 2022, Politehnica University Timișoara was admitted as an indirect partner for Continental and NXP (acting as direct partners) in RRRP (Romania's Recovery and Resilience Plan) in the microelectronics domain.
In January 2022, Politehnica University Timișoara became a Europractice member.
On September 27, 2021, Romania's PNRR (recovery and resilience plan) was approved by the European Commission. It supports with 500 million Euros Romania's participation in a multinational project: Important Projects of Common European Interest“ (IPCEI) on Microelectronics.
In August 2021, Politehnica University Timișoara became a Community Organization Member in RISC-V Association.
The Gold Medal for the invention "Photovoltaic tile based on dye sensitized solar cells for wavelength-selective greenhouse 4.1", at the 7th annual edition of the International Invention Innovation competition in Canada, 2022.
Best Poster Award for Young Scientist at IEEE 28th International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronic Packaging (SIITME), București, 2022
2022 Best Paper Award.
The 27th International Computers Contest for Students: HARD & SOFT Suceava 2022.
The 11th Edition of Digilent Design Contest Europe Region 2015.
The 21th International Computers Contest for Students: HARD & SOFT Suceava 2014.
The 7th Edition of Digilent Design Contest Europe Region 2011.
The 16th International Computers Contest for Students: HARD & SOFT Suceava 2009.
The 15th International Computers Contest for Students: HARD & SOFT Suceava 2008.