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.
Mohammad Malakooti and Hunter Spears of Dr. Henry Sodano's research group won the second place prize in the Florida Museum of Natural History's "The Elegance of Science" competition for their piece, titled "Nickel Nanoforest". Their artwork illustrated the resemblance between vertically aligned PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) nanowires electroplated with nickel nanoparticles and natural forest formations, as viewed from a scanning electron microscope. The competition aims to promote artistic creativity through the use of scientific research findings.
This artwork and all the entries can be viewed here: http://www.flmnh.ufl.
The NSF Multi-functional Integrated System Technology Center (MIST Center) held it’s Kickoff Meeting on Dec. 11-12, 2014. Led by IMG faculty Dr. Nishida and Dr. Arnold, and in partnership with UCF, the mission of the MIST Center is to facilitate integration of novel materials, processes, devices, and circuits into multi-functional systems through research partnerships between university, industry, and government stakeholders. With inaugural membership from eight organizations, the MIST Center selected 8 projects (6 at UF and 2 at UCF) to be conducted during 2015. The UF projects are:
Victor Tseng will defend his dissertation entitled "Integrated passives and resonant inductive coupling as a displacement sensing mechanism for large piston/rotation micromirrors" at 03:00pm on Wednesday, December 10th in NRF 115 (the conference room in the NRF lobby). Refreshments will be provided.
Can Duan will defend her proposal entitled "Planar and Integrated MEMS Micromirrors Based Endoscopic OCT Imaging" at 1:00 pm on Monday, Nov. 24 in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
Shancy Augustine will defend her dissertation titled "Development of low power fluidic control techniques for Lab-on-a-chip devices" at 3:00 pm on Friday, November 21 in NRF 115. Refreshments will be provided.
David Mills will defend his dissertation "A sapphire MEMS-based optical shear stress sensor for high-temperature applications" at 11:00 am on Monday, November 10 in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
Tiffany Reagan will defend her dissertation proposal entitled "A flush-mount MEMS piezoelectric microphone with through-silicon-vias for aeroacoustic flight testing applications" at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, October 22 in LAR 234. Refreshments will be provided.
Per Export Administration Regulations, which apply to the content of the proposal defense (ECCN 9E991), no persons from a sanctioned or embagoed entity is permitted to attend. This includes citizens of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
Prof. David Arnold is promoted to the rank of Full Professor, effective August 16. Promotion and tenure are important milestones in faculty careers, and are awarded based on contributions to UF, the engineering profession, and the society at large. IMG extends its warmest congratulations!
For his research contributions in the field of multiphase flow and enhanced heat and mass transfer in micro structures.
|Characterization and demonstration of a floating element MEMS shear stress sensor for flow control applications|
|Modeling of a micromagnetic imprinting process|
|An endoscopic forward-viewing OCT imaging probe based on a two-axis scanning mems mirror|
|SPIE ProceedingsSwept-source common-path optical coherence tomography with a MEMS endoscopic imaging probe|
|Characterization of the rotational dynamics of magnetic microdiscs in suspension|