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About DMCS


The Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science (DMCS) was established by Prof. Andrzej Napieralski in May 1996. The department's employees deliver lectures and practical classes at the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering at Lodz University of Technology, as well as at the International Educational Centre of Lodz University of Technology, in Polish, English, and French. The department engages in wide-ranging scientific and research collaboration with institutions around the world. This collaboration is continuously expanded through the international MIXDES conference, which has been organized annually by the department since 1994.

Until 2018, the department has completed over 55 research projects funded by the Committee for Scientific Research and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as 16 international projects. Many of the research projects are interdisciplinary in nature. The department has been involved in European Union-funded projects. From 1991 to 2007, it completed 10 projects within the Tempus and Copernicus programs, as well as a NATO grant. Additionally, the department participated in 9 European scientific research projects (1 ESPRIT-BARMINT, 2 projects from the EU Fifth Framework Program – SEWING and REASON, 2 projects from the EU Sixth Framework Program – CARE and PERPLEXUS, and 4 projects from the EU Seventh Framework Program – EUCARD, TIARA, EDUMEMS, and ADEPT). The department was also a partner in the ERASMUS MUNDUS project – LAMENITEC.

The most significant recent international projects include:

  • Bilateral cooperation with Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg in the field of electronic equipment design for accelerator control systems (since 2002)
  • PERPLEXUS (EU Sixth Framework Program) – development of a network inspired by living organisms built from reconfigurable specialized data processing units (2006-2009)
  • X-FEL (X-ray Free-Electron Laser) – collaboration with the research center DESY, Warsaw University of Technology, and the Institute of Nuclear Problems in Świerk (2008-2011) Eu-CARD (EU Seventh Framework Program) – construction of a 2-kilometer linear accelerator and a free-electron laser XFEL. The department was responsible for developing the accelerator control system using advanced telecommunications technologies (2009–2013)
  • TESLA-XFEL – accelerator control system for XFEL, collaboration with Warsaw University of Technology and DESY (2010-2014)
  • ITER-CODAC – collaboration with the ITER center in Cadarache, France (since 2010)
  • EduMEMS (EU Seventh Framework Program) – MEMS circuit design with a focus on interdisciplinary issues related to various physical phenomena (2011-2016)
  • ARUZ – Analyzer of Real Complex Systems (ARUZ) – the first-ever digital laboratory for special tasks carried out in cooperation with the Lodz-based company Ericpol.
Numerous articles by the department's employees and doctoral students, presented at international and national conferences, as well as publications in renowned journals, are the results of scientific research conducted in the following fields:
Microelectronics and Microsystems
  • integrated digital, analog, and mixed systems
  • tools and methods for designing ASIC integrated circuits
  • reprogrammable and dynamically configurable systems
  • microelectromechanical systems - sensors and actuators
  • microsystems - LabOnChip
  • specialized parallel computer architectures

Embedded Systems

  • design of embedded systems
  • reprogrammable embedded systems
  • distributed control systems modern telecommunications standards (e.g. ATCA) in control and data acquisition systems, with a special focus on high-energy physics
  • mobile systems
  • real-time systems

Simulation and Modeling

  • modeling of semiconductor signal devices and low- and medium-power devices modeling of electronic systems and circuits
  • heat flow modeling
  • power cable modeling
  • microsystem and microstructure modeling
  • chemical structure modeling

Biomedical Signal and Image Analysis


  • biometrics
  • microscopic tissue image analysis
  • speech signal processing
  • EKG signal analysis

Energy Processing and Management in Electronic Systems

  • electronic power converters
  • energy-efficient light sources
  • power supply for autonomous systems
  • analog and digital control systems for power systems

Photovoltaic Systems

  • modeling and simulation
  • long-term forecasting
  • energy management systems
  • operating point dynamics
  • environmental conditions impact

Industrial Electronics

  • vibration diagnostics of large rotor machinery
  • industrial controllers and computers
  • data transmission in industrial networks
  • supervisory and process visualization systems

Information Systems

  • design and programming of network applications
  • design and programming of distributed applications
  • design and programming of multi-layer web applications
  • design and programming of mobile applications
  • administration and security of information systems

Database Systems

  • relational databases
  • data warehouses
  • distributed databases
  • methodology of cooperation between object-oriented applications and relational databases

Software Engineering

  • CASE methodologies
  • mathematical linguistics
  • compiler construction methodology
  • design of Internet protocols
  • system analysis
  • object-oriented programming methodology
  • semantic networks
  • project management methodology in information technology

Optimization and Artificial Intelligence

  • neural networks
  • probabilistic networks
  • genetic algorithms
  • ant algorithms

The department conducts numerous doctoral research projects. To date, 64 doctoral degrees in technical sciences have been awarded. Most completed doctorates have been defended with honors. Additionally, six of them received the Prime Minister's Award, one received recognition in the 5th ABB Award Competition, one received 1st place and one received an honorable mention in a national competition for the best doctoral thesis in the field of system sciences, and one received an award from the Division IV of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2005.

The department has completed numerous research projects funded by the Committee for Scientific Research. It has also carried out grants from the National Science Center and projects from the National Center for Research and Development. The department maintains continuous contacts with industrial centers in the USA, Canada, and Germany, as well as national centers, by carrying out projects commissioned by them.