On June 17 – 18, online Summer School “Micro- and nanofabrication of electronic and photonic devices” for students and early stage researchers was organized by the CAMART2 project associates: ISSP UL, KTH, and RISE. 

More than 40 students, young and experienced researchers from ISSP UL, University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, as well as Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México participated in the event. Professors and leading experts ISSP UL (Latvia), KTH (Sweden) and RISE (Sweden) gave the lectures to the participants of the summer school. Cleanrooms operation, micro- and nanofabrication concepts and techniques, device integration and building process are the few topics that were discussed during the Summer School. Special part of the School was devoted to the development of projects when the participants, with the help of mentors from ISSP UL, KTH and RISE, attempted to design their own devices.

One of the organizers of the summer school, Deputy Director for Education of the ISSP UL   Dr.phys. Anatolijs Šarakovskis was pleased with the great interest and responsiveness of the students, which represented various universities. The success of the first online summer school leads to the idea of possibly organizing another one in the autumn, however it remains to be coordinated with the professors giving lectures during the event.

The participants of the digital summer school were impressed with the event. One of them wrote: “This event was wonderful because all the sessions had a logical sequence like a big puzzle. In my country it is very difficult to have events with this information because there are no laboratories so equipped.”  Others commented that they were very impressed with the lectures and lecturers as their passion about their work could be felt.