NAMIS school 2017 IMTEK-Univ. Freiburg

11th NAMIS international Autumn school

“Micro & nano systems engineering:
from fundamentals to industrial applications”

October 2nd -6th,  2017

IMTEK/University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany


Organized and supported  by:


Other sponsors

Core-To-Core program of JSPS

Organizers and helpers


Prof. Jûrgen RÜHE (School Chair)
Dr. Oswald PRUCKER
Prof. Oliver PAUL
Mrs Manuela KNISS


Dr. Alain BOSSEBOEUF (CNRS, NAMIS network coordinator)


Dear NAMIS members,

Following the sucessful 10th NAMIS school held  in 2016 in IIS/The University of Tokyo (Japan), it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate to the 11th NAMIS school in IMTEK/University of Freiburg (Germany).

School Flyer (Pdf)

This school is open to PhD students, Post-docs, Young researchers and lecturers from NAMIS (Nano & Micro Systems) international network. We request to the representatives of each NAMIS partner to nominate up to four attendees per institution. If places are not completely filled, more nominations per institution will be considered.

High level lectures on fundamental MEMS research and innovative applications as well as hands-on courses on selected subjects, lab tours and companies visits are being prepared. They will be completed by poster sessions, networking and social events.

Except transportation cost from your home country to the school location, accommodation, lunches and some of the dinners will be provided by IMTEK to attendees. This may be summarized as follows:

  1. Airfare+ travel expenses between your country and the school location will be paid by the home laboratory of the attendees.
  2. IMTEK will be in charge of accommodation of attendees from sunday, october the 1st night (check-in) to saturday, october the 7th morning (check-out).
  3. Lunches from monday october the 2nd to friday october the 6th and dinners Monday the 2nd, Wednesday the 4th and Friday the 6th  will be offered by IMTEK.
  4. IMTEK will be responsible for lectures, practical works and visits.

Lecturers will be provided the same meals as participants but will have to pay for their accommodation.

We recommend to future participants of  the 11th NAMIS  school 2017 to read carefully the following information.

Important information for all attendees

Core/school period

From Monday October the 2nd to Friday October the 6th, 2017.

Namis school 2017 Program

Program overview

Final course book (with transport information,  list of lectures and posters, …). A paper version of the course book will be distributed to all participants.

NAMIS school 2017 Registration

To make easier budget management, each participant will have to pay 150€ registration fees. An invoice will be provided. Payement by bank transfer will be possible. Information on other possible payment methods will be provided here as soon as available.

Registration of participants to the NAMIS school 2017 must have the agreement of their institute/laboratory. Registration form must be carefully filled and sent by e-mail to Prof. Jürgen RÜHE (ruehe[a], Dr. Oswald PRUCKER (prucker[a] and Dr. Alain BOSSEBOEUF (alain.bosseboeuf[a]

Registration form (.doc)


The NAMIS school will be held in IMTEK, department of Microsystem engineering,  University of Freiburg ( IMTEK is located in Freiburg- the green city- at the southwest of Germany right at the border to France and Switzerland at the foot of the Black Forest (see map). The city is known for its mild climate and its devotion to sustainability. It is located in Freiburg city (Fribourg-en-Brisgau) (see map)

Address: IMTEK, Department of microsystem engineering, Georges-Köhler-Allee 102
D-79110 Freiburg. Building number 101.

see map

Access information.

Access map (Pdf)

Access by plane:

See map

Freiburg can be joined from  Frankfurt airport terminal by direct high-speed train (ICE). Every hour, travel time : about 2:15.

Visitors flying into Zurich also have an hourly train connection to Freiburg (about 2:00, through Basel).

From Basel / Mulhouse Euro Airport, close to the French/Swiss border near Basel, Regular shuttle buses run to the Freiburg railway station.

Freiburg can also be reach by train from Stuttgart Airport (train connection about 3:00) and from Strasbourg Airport (train connection about 2:00).

Access by train:

From the Freiburg railway station, the one way to reach IMTEK is by the local commuter train (“Breisgau S-Bahn”) in the direction “Breisach”. The train typically leaves from Track 5. Get off directly on the campus at the stop “FR-Neue Messe / Universität” which is either one or two stops after the railway station, about a 3 minute trip.  Trains generally run every half hour.

Alternatively go up to the tram bridge crossing the tracks at the train station and take Tram 4 to “Messe”. The IMTEK is found directly at the terminal stop of the Tram. The tram runs every ten minutes.

There are hourly train connections from Freiburg to Bremen and vice versa; duration about 6 hours of ICE (High Speed Train)  ride; some direct, some with one change at Köln, others with two changes at different locations.

Access by car:

From the A5:
Take the autobahn exit “Freiburg Mitte”, towards Freiburg. Leave the B31a at the turn-off marked “Uni-Kliniken”. This will take you onto the Berliner Allee, heading towards the “Messe”. The campus is located on the left, just before the Messe (Trade Fair Hall).

From the city center:
Follow the B31a heading out of the city, leaving it at the turn-off marked “Uni-Kliniken”. This will take you onto the Berliner Allee, heading towards the “Messe”. The campus is located on the left, just before the Messe (Trade Fair Hall).

The Campus of the Faculty of Engineering maintains a central parking lot. Members of the faculty and afiliated persons have to purchase a parking permit or use a special permit for official purposes.
External guests are parking for free but have to use a guest parking permit. Please contact Manuela Kniß (manuela.kiss[a] at IMTEK beforehand to obtain this guest parking permit.

From Black Forest Youth Hostel

Alternative A:
Walk (app. 10 min) to Tram Stop “Bertoldsbrunnen” take Tram 4 (direction Messe) and get off at the final stop “Technische Fakultät” – Bldg. 101 is directly to your left.
Alternative B:
Walk (app. 3 min) to Tram Stop “Oberlinden”, take line 1 (direction Landwasser) to “Rathaus im Stühlinger” and then Tram 4 (direction Messe) and get off at the final stop “Technische Fakultät” – Bldg. 101 is directly to your left.

From Stadt Hotel

Turn right into Berliner Allee and walk down the street. Bldg. 101 is to your left right after the underpass of the train tracks. 7-10 min walk (800 m). Alternatively, take Tram 4 (direction Messe) and get off at the final stop “Technische Fakultät” – Bldg. 101 is directly to your left (two stops).


Note for the lecturers

Lectures should be designed for attendees having very variable background and expertise in the field of Nano and Micro Systems.

As in previous NAMIS schools, we expect the lecturers to provide files of their lecture slides to make them available during the school, and after the school (on a NAMIS site webpage protected by a password provided to attendees).  If possible slides will be collected before the school for printing and distribution during the school.

Mandatory tasks for NAMIS school attendees

Before the school, all attendees (except lecturers) are requested to prepare and print a poster (A0 size 118.9 cmx84.1 cm portrait shape) on their research work as well as a  2 min flash presentation (1-2 slides). Attendees must bring their printed poster and display their poster the 1st day. For the 2 minutes presentation, please prepare 162 slides in lanscape shape with the following size in Powerpoint: Width: 25.4 cm Height:19.05 cm and convert it in Pdf format.  These slides should include information about the attendee and a summary of its poster.
Please send the powerpoint file of your falsh presentation to prucker[a] and name the file ##-firstname-lastname.pptx with ## being the poster  number 01 … 60 (see poster list). Example: 07-oswald-prucker.pptx.

Also please send your poster file converted into Pdf format to alain.bosseboeuf[a] It will be put on NAMIS website after the school on a protected page (access by password provided to school attendees)

The attendees must bring at the NAMIS school a printed version of their poster (A0 format vertical).

Awards will be delivered to the best posters.

Practical information

This will be a autumn school with frienly atmosphere, so casual wear is appropriate. (Suit and ties are not requested).


On arrival in Germany (Shengen space), you must show a valid passport establishing your identity and the passport must be valid for six monthes or more. Please check as soon as possible the web site or your local embassy/consulate to confirm whether you need a visa to enter Germany.

An official invitation letter and/or an accommodation booking certificate will be sent to registered students and lecturers who need them.


The currency in Euro (€). Exchange rates can be found for example in the multilingual website

It is recommended to change your currency at the airport.

Accommodation during the school

Accommodation will be provided by IMTEK in dormitories at the Black Forest Hostel ( near the historic park of Freiburg. Participants should NOT book a place there on their own, this will be done by school organizers. Please stay at the designated accommodation during the core period.

Linens will be provided. You may bring your own towels or rent them for 50 Cent per piece. You must bring your other toileteries. Internet is available free of charge but no WLAN is available. Use the computers in the facility or bring your own computer and a cable

Black Forest Hostel, Kartäusertst, 33, 79102 Freiburg. Tel: +49/(0)761/881 78 70

It is 15 minutes walking distance from the main train station; or take tram no.1 to LITTENWEILER, get out at OBERLINDEN, 5 minutes walking distance from there.
Our house is at the foot of a vineyard covered hill and next to a stream.

Black Forest Hostel, Kartäuserstr. 33, 79102 Freiburg, Fon: +49 / (0)761 / 881 78 70, Fax: +49 / (0)761 / 881 78 95,,, reception open: 07:00 a.m. - 01:00 a.m.

The Hostel reception is open from 7am to 1am so you can arrive sunday afternoon or evening. Information on available services is available at

IMTEK will be in charge of the accommodation expenses for attendees  Make sure you return the keys!!. For arrival before October the 1st and/or departures after October the 7th , attendees will have to book and pay extra accommodation by themselves. In other words, NAMIS school will not cover your accommodation before October the 1st and after October the 7th.

For lecturers:

IMTEK has made reservations at Hotel Stadt Freiburg  ( for all outside lecturers. Booking will be made by IMTEK.

Address:   Breisacher Strasse 84, D-79110 Freiburg.


To go to IMTEK from STadt Hotel:
Turn right into Berliner Allee and walk down the street. Bldg. 101 is to your left right after the underpass of the train tracks. 7-10 min walk (800 m). Alternatively, take Tram 4 (direction Messe) and get off at the final stop “Technische Fakultät” – Bldg. 101 is directly to your left (two stops).


Accomodation before october the 1st and after october the 7th

For arrivals before October the 1st and departures after October the 7 th, attendees will have to book and pay an hotel room or other accomodation as well as meals by themselves. Some useful websites for hotel booking are provided beneath and a list of hotels in Freiburg can be found above.

Meals during the school

All lunches and coffee breaks will be offered to attendees and lecturers. Please specify your dietary requirements on the registration form and at lunch place. Get-together, casual dinner and a final banquet dinner will be also offered by IMTEK monday, wednesday and friday evening. Tuesday, and thursday are free evening.

Accompanying persons

Accommodation and meals of accompanying persons of attendees will not be taken in charge by organizers.

internet access during the school

It is recommended to limit Internet connexions during lectures to avoid disturbances. Internet access will be also provided to attendees during coffee breaks and at accommodation place.


School Chair : Prof. Jürgen RÜHE      ruehe[a]

NAMIS network: Alain BOSSEBOEUF alain.bosseboeuf[a] (C2N/CNRS-Univ. Paris Sud-Univ. Paris Saclay)

Travel assistance

For more information on aqccomodation or travel please contact please contact Manuela Kniß,

Travel and sightseeing in  freiburg area

Tourist information: (official website)

Freiburg map (Pdf)

Freiburg surroundings map (Pdf)

Hotels in city center and near Campus

See above recommended hotels otherwise you can consult: or


Voltage: 230 V 50Hz, Plug: F type . Bring a plug adapter if necessary (see

Useful links

IMTEK- university of Freiburg:

Note: Information on the 11th NAMIS school in IMTEK-university of Freiburg will be updated when new information will be available, please consult regularly this page.