The Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG) is a college-wide multi-departmental education and research program of the College of Engineering at the University of Florida.
Ololade Oniku will defend his proposal titled "Development of Magnetically Patterned Hard Magnetic Thick Films" at 10:00 AM on Thursday December 12, 2013 in NRF 115. All are invited! Refreshment will be provided.
Cheolbok Kim will defend his dissertation proposal, entitled "Terahertz and Millimeter Wave Antenna and Waveguides Using 3D Microfabrication and Metamaterial Architectures" at 4:00PM on Friday, November 22nd in LAR 234. All are invited to attend.
IMG faculty and students are a major part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Planning Meeting for Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) held Nov. 19-20 at the UF Hilton Conference Center. Led by Dr. Toshi Nishida (Director) and Dr. David Arnold (Deputy Director) and facilitated by all of the IMG faculty, over 30 representatives from companies and agencies attended the planning meeting. Several poster presentations were given by IMG students. The MIST Center is a joint effort between UF and UCF with the mission to pioneer the "More than Moore" era by developing materials, processes, and devices that increase the functionality of integrated systems.
William (Chip) Patterson will propose his dissertation, entitled "Magnetic Imaging Systems for Micro Scale Magnetic Devices" at 10:00AM, on Friday, November 22nd, in 1st Floor NRF Conference Room. All are invited to attend. Snacks will be provided.
Research article by Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry A. Sodano entitled “High-sensitivity accelerometer composed of ultra-long vertically aligned barium titanate nanowire arrays” has been published recently in Nature Communications. A brief summary of the article is presented as follows
"Aligned piezoelectric nanowires show great promise for sensing applications, however it is yet to be demonstrated that they can be used as an accurate dynamic sensor. Here, Koka and Sodano demonstrate the first synthesis of vertically aligned arrays of ultra-long (~45 µm) barium titanate nanowires and their application as a nano electromechanical system accelerometer that offers high sensitivity"
Mohammad Malakooti, a PhD student in Dr. Henry Sodano's group, has been selected by the College of Engineering as one of its 2013-2014 recipients of the Outstanding International Student Award. This annual award at University of Florida is used to recognize students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also show a wide range of accomplishments and contributions to the community.
Prof. Gary K. Fedder from Carnegie Mellon University will be presenting an ECE seminar title "Nonlinearities in Resonant Microsensors" at 1:00 PM on Thursday, October 24 in Larsen 234. All are encouraged to attend.
View works of art and musical performances by UF College of Engineering's faculty and students, including some of our own IMG members. Free food and admission. More information at harn.ufl.edu/museumnights.
Pit Fee Jao will defend his dissertation, entitled "Nanofibrous three dimensional microstructures for Energy storage and Bioengineering applications" at 3:00PM, on Wednesday, October 9th, in NEB 589. All are invited to attend. Snacks will be provided.
As part of the Fall 2013 ECE seminar series, this Thursday, August 29, Dr. David Arnold will be giving a talk that will highlight his group's development of microfabricated permanent magnets and their application in several functional microsystems.
To set the stage, he will first describe some basic concepts about magnets and physical scaling laws that motivate his group's efforts. He'll then discuss the advancement of two types of permanent magnet materials that has been made by the group; namely, electroplated layers and bonded powders, which overcome certain manufacturing and integration challenges. Finally, He'll showcase how these permanent magnet materials are being used for electromechanical actuators, energy harvesting devices, and generation of high-energy x-rays.
As seats will be limited, all are encouraged to be on time.
|Fabrication, Characterization, and Modeling of Fully-Batch-Fabricated Piston-Type Electrodynamic Microactuators|
|Comparative Study of Two Methods for Driving Electrodynamic Zero-Net Mass-Flux Actuators|
|Control of a canonical separated flow|
|Integration of non-time-resolved PIV and time-resolved velocity point sensors for dynamic estimation of velocity fields|
|Microfabrication of High-Performance Thick Co80Pt20 Permanent Magnets for Microsystems Applications|