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.
IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June 2016:
Development of a Hydraulically Smooth Wall Shear Stress Sensor Utilizing Through Silicon Vias (poster)
Casey Barnard, David Mills, Jessica Meloy, and Mark Sheplak
A Flush-Mount Sensor Package for a MEMS Piezoelectric Microphone with Through-Silicon-Vias for Aircraft Fuselage Arrays (poster)
Tiffany Reagan, James R. Underbrink, Jessica Meloy, and Mark Sheplak
Low-Power Electrically Controlled Thermoelastic Microfluidic Valve Array for Multiplexed Immunoassay (poster)
Chun-Wei Wang, Shancy Augustine, Toshi Nishida, and Z. Hugh Fan
Electrospun Polycaprolactone Nanofibers and Microbeads Loaded with Dexamethasone for Extended Ocular Drug Delivery (late news oral)
Sheng-Po Fang, Kuan-Hui Hsu, Chang-Lin Lin, Anuj Chauhan, and Yong-Kyu Yoon
Towards Pathogen Detection via Optical Interrogation of Magnetic Microdiscs (late news poster)
Keisha Y. Castillo-Torres, Nicolas Garraud, Eric S. McLamore, and David P. Arnold
Casey Barnard was selected for the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Attribute of a Gator Engineer Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. Specifically, Casey won the award in the area of Leadship based on his service within IMG, MAE, COE and NRF. In addition his activities within IMG, he currently serves on MAE Graduate Student Council, chairs the COE Graduate Student Council, and serves on the NRF Users Advisory Committee.
Prof. David Arnold has been selected by the University of Florida Research Foundation as one of the 34 UFRF Professors for 2016-2019. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research agenda that is likely to lead to continuing distinction in their fields. IMG extends its warmest congratulations!
For more information, please visit UF News.
Sheng-Po Fang will defend his proposal entitled "Functionalized Electrospun Nanofibers and Their Biomedical Applications" at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5th, in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
Xiao Wen will defend his proposal entitled "On the Exploration of Electro-Infiltrated Magnetic Nanocomposites" at 3:00 PM on Monday, April 4th, in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
Brett Freidkes has been selected to receive a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. His proposed research is titled, A MEMS-Based Three-Dimensional Surface Force Sensing System for Fluid Dynamic Applications".
IMG has developed a new graduate certificate program in "Microsystem Technology."
Certificate Description: The Microsystem Technology certificate prepares students for the complex, interdisciplinary development of microsystem technologies such as microactuators, microsensors, microfluidic devices, micropower systems, microoptical devices, and other microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Requirements for Admission: A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. Students must be registered in a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Requirements for Completion: Students must complete the following courses (9 credits total) with a grade of B or higher:
2. Any two of the following:
To register for the certificate, apply here: http://admissions.ufl.edu/start.html (scroll down to the "Certificate" section and follow the prompts). After completing the program requirements, you will earn a printed certificate, and a notation will be made on your UF transcript. For more information, email Dr. Arnold (darnold [at] ufl [dot] edu)
Can Duan will defend her dissertation entitled "Planar and Integrated MEMS Micromirrors Based Endoscopic OCT Imaging" at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 28th in NEB 589. Refreshments will be provided.
Arian Rahimi will defend his dissertation entitled as “Low Loss Passive Component Technologies for High Performance Radio Frequency Circuits Using Micro/Nano Machining” on Friday March 25th, 2016 at 1:00pm. Refreshments will be provided.
Arian Rahimi, current IMG member, has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship for 2016. This fellowship is the highest honor IEEE MTT-S gives to top graduate students recognizing their research activities and promise in the area of microwave engineering. The title of his research proposal is: “Nanotechnology-Inspired Multi-Layer Conductors for High Performance Microwave Passive Components” under supervision of Dr. Y.K. Yoon.
He will be presented with the award during the Student Awards Luncheon at the 2016 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), San Francisco, CA which will be held May 22-27, 2016. The fellowship includes the financial assistance to the graduate student as well as the travel support to attend the IMS 2016 conference.
|A large range micro-XZ-stage with monolithic integration of electrothermal bimorph actuators and electrostatic comb drives|
|Wide-angle structured light with a scanning MEMS mirror in liquid|
|Resonant Inductive Coupling-Based Piston Position Sensing Mechanism for Large Vertical Displacement Micromirrors|
|A Compact Fourier Transform Spectrometer on a Silicon Optical Bench With an Electrothermal MEMS Mirror|
|A robust, fast electrothermal micromirror with symmetric bimorph actuators made of copper/tungsten|