PHYS 523 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Instrumentation and Applied Physics Project


Ideas for projects

A typical project will comprise a suite of sensors managed by a microcontroller that transmits data over a radio link to a base station. Supervised by UIUC faculty, students will design and build their device's circuit and printed circuit board. You will write data acquisition, calibration, and offline analysis code. You will fabricate parts as necessary on 3D printers. Oral presentations̀¶ at mid-year, then at project completion, will be complemented by a detailed technical report upon conclusion of the project.

Some projects will be suggested by industry partners as extensions to their own R & D efforts, for example expanding on the Internet of things (IoT) architecture or developing cost-effective, life-saving medical devices. If you choose to develop an idea of your own, we'll help you investigate its feasibility and facilitate your efforts to develop it.