This meeting has now passed and we thank all participants for making it a great meeting! A majority of our delegates were naturally European but we also had people travelling all the way from US, South Africa and Japan. Thank you all for coming!

MME2017 map

 

We also congratulate Philip Schmitt, TU Ilmenau and Martin Andersson, Uppsala University and Dries Kil, KU Leuven for each winning a poster prize of €100 kindly sponsored by IOP. 

Posterprize Schmitt

Posterprize Andersson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See you next year in Smolenice, Slovakia!

The MME is a well established and recognized European annual workshop on microtechnology. The goals are stimulation and improvement of know-how in the field, as well as the establishment of cooperation and friendship between delegates. The accent lies on mutual discussions around poster presentations rather than on formal oral presentations. A small number of world leading experts are invited to review key research topics, focusing on both latest results and background concepts.

The workshop covers the areas of materials, processing technology and devices. The organising committee invites papers in any subject related to Micromachining, Micromechanics and Microsystems, including, but not restricted to:

  • Fabrication technologies and processes

  • Materials
- Design and simulation tools

  • Microcomponent packaging and solutions

  • Device and process characterization

  • Sensing and actuation applications
  • 
Microfluidic components and systems

  • System integration of MEMS, NEMS, RF MEMS and MOEMS
  • 
Bio MEMS

Substantial time is reserved for poster sessions. Authors will be given the opportunity to highlight the essence of their work in a 2-minute flash oral presentation prior to the poster session. Ample time will be available during the poster sessions for discussions of new ideas and results. Young scientists are encouraged to present their on-going work. The workshop offers an attractive meeting place where new and important achievements can be discussed.

 

The confrence will take place in Uppsala which is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 200 000 inhabitants. Unique cultural treasures and an exciting history are to be found in the city of knowledge and inspiration. Uppsala has retained its small-town charm while offering a big city’s selection of shops, restaurants and other entertainment. 

 

ABOUT UPPSALA

Uppsala has many historical attractions. Among the most famous are:Photo of Uppsala city taken by JimElfström

• Uppsala cathedral, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.
• One of Sweden’s eldest botanical gardens.
• A unique anatomical theatre built in the 1600’s.
• The Linnaeus Garden.
• Uppsala Castle from the mid-1500's.

Right: image of Fyrisån and the cathedral. Photographer: Jim Elfström.

 

Other useful links
Visit Sweden! Swedish Tourist Board
Destination Sweden. Lonelyplanet.com
Destination Uppsala, tourist information
The Municipality of Uppsala

MME2017 is hosted by Uppsala Unviersity and will take place in the Seigbahn lecture hall at the Ångström Laboratory. 

 

Photo of Campus Ångström taken by Teddy Thörnlund

How to get to The Ångström Laboratory from Uppsala Railway Station

Address: Lägerhyddsvägen 1 (Polacksbacken)
752 37 Uppsala,
Telephone number: +46 (0)18 - 471 31 03 (reception)
www.polacksbacken.uu.se/Find_us/

 

By foot

The walk from the city centre to the Ångström Laboratory takes you along the river Fyrisån and through beautiful green areas. Approximate time: 30 min.

Directions on Google maps

 

By bus

Several buses take you to The Ångström Laboratory from outside Uppsala Railway Station: Buss numbers 1, 12 and 20. The journey should take about 15 minutes and the bus stop is called "Polacksbacken".

To find the right bus stands at the station, please go to
Uppsala_Resecentrum_131215.pdf.

 

By taxi

Taxis are available to take you directly to The Ångström Laboratory from outside Uppsala Railway Station. The journey should take about 5 minutes and the fair is around 150 SEK for a maximum of 4 people.

Uppsala is located 40 minutes north of Stockholm. Uppsala can be reached from  four airports in the area, Arlanda Airport being the nearest and most convenient one.

The organisers cannot take responsibility for late schedule changes or price changes. For updates, please check the airport websites. You can reach Uppsala from the four different airports as follows:

 

Upon arrival at Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport, Stockholm website

arlandaStockholm-Arlanda International Airport is located between Uppsala and Stockholm, 36 km south of Uppsala.

Taxis leave from outside the arrival hall.
• Journey time: about 30 minutes
• Cost: about SEK 460 (approx. EUR 50). Ask the driver for a fixed price (“fast pris”) in advance. You can pay by credit card or by cash.
• You can make an advance reservation with Uppsala Taxi: +46 18 100 000 or with Taxi Kurir, Uppsala: +46 18 123456. You can ask for a driver to be waiting for you in the arrival hall.

Trains leave Arlanda for Uppsala Central Station directly from Sky City.
• Frequency: please consult the timetables online www.resplus.se.
• Journey time: 15-20 minutes.
• Cost: 90-185 SEK (approximately EUR 10-19) if ticket is purchased in advance.
• Ticket Desk: SJ Resebutik/Travel Office, in Sky City (next to Terminal 5).

Bus 801 runs between Arlanda and central Uppsala once every hour between 1 a.m and 4 a.m, and twice every hour between 4 a.m and 1 a.m. The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs SEK 100 (approximately EUR 11). You can by the ticket with credit card on the bus (Am ex and Diners are not accepted). You cannot pay the ticket cash on the bus. There are vending machines at Arlanda airport terminals 2, 4 and 5 where you can buy a one way ticket for the bus. Credit card only. There is a small reduction of the price if you buy it from the vending machine in advance of the journey, compared to buying the ticket on board the bus. (SEK 90 appr EUR 10)

(”Flygbussarna” connects Arlanda and Stockholm city. It is not recommended to go to Stockholm to reach Uppsala from Arlanda).

 

Upon arrival at Stockholm-Bromma Airport, Stockholm website

brommaStockholm-Bromma airport is located 9 km west of Stockholm Central Station and 70 km south of Uppsala. The airport bus runs between Bromma airport and Stockholm city bus terminal, next to the central station.

Frequency: the timetable runs to connect with flight arrivals and departures.

• Cost: single ticket: SEK 79 (approximately. EUR 8) or a return ticket: SEK 150 (approximately EUR 15).
• Journey time to Stockholm: 20 minutes (depending on traffic).
• Ticket Desk: you buy your ticket from the ticket-vending machines or on-line on the flygbussarna.se website. E-ticket purchased on-line is valid for 12 months from the purchase date.

From Stockholm Central Station to Uppsala Central Station:
• Frequency: 2 trains per hour from 6 am to 11 pm.
• Journey time: 40 minutes.
• Cost: about SEK 65-80 (approximately EUR 8).
• Ticket Desk: you buy your ticket from a ticket desk in the main hall of the station or from a ticket-vending machine on the platform.

 

Upon arrival at Stockholm-Skavsta Airport, city of Nyköping website

skavstaStockholm-Skavsta airport is located 110 km south of Stockholm Central Station and 177 km south of Uppsala.
Airport shuttle buses run between Skavsta Airport and Stockholm Central Station.

Flygbussarna:
• Frequency: about 30 minutes after every flight arrival. The bus waits for delayed flights. Timetable online: www.flygbussarna.se
• Journey time to Stockholm: about 80 minutes.
• Cost: SEK 149 (approximately EUR 16) single ticket, SEK 259 (approximately EUR 28) round trip.
• Ticket Desk: you buy your ticket from the ticket-vending machines or on-line on the flygbussarna.se website. E-ticket purchased on-line is valid for 3 months from the purchase date.

From Stockholm Central Station to Uppsala Central Station.
• Frequency: 2 trains per hour from 6 am to 11 pm.
• Journey time: 40 minutes. Cost: about SEK 60 (approximately EUR 7).
• Ticket Desk: you buy your ticket from a ticket desk in the main hall of the station or from a ticket-vending machine on the platform.

 

Upon arrival at Stockholm-Västerås Airport, city of Västerås website

vasterasVästerås airport is located 77 km west of Uppsala.

Bus:
• No direct shuttle buses to Uppsala.
• Shuttle taxi from the airport to Västerås Central station.
• Regional bus 773 or 774 from Västerås to Uppsala (in Swedish)
Journey time: 1 hour 40 minutes. Cost: about SEK 120 (approximately EUR 12).

Train:
• Shuttle taxi from the airport to Västerås Central station
• There are no direct trains Västerås to Uppsala, but you can reach Uppsala by switching lines in Enköping or Sala. Please see www.sj.se for timetables and prices.