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.
The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Global Youth Innovation Festival 2015.
The Global Youth Innovation Festival is an international competition for college students to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications. More than 120 teams participated in the contest and 12 finalist teams from 6 countries were invited to the finals held in Beijing, CN, October 25, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 12 finalist teams.
The UF team included:
Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Todd Schumann (ECE, Graduate), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)
Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry)
Jinling Zhang and Kangfu Chen will present on topics related to their research. Food will be provided for $4 to those that sign up on the IMG wiki.
Isolation and enumeration of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood of cancer patients are potentially useful for detection, characterization, and monitoring of the disease and its subsequent treatment. We have developed microfluidic devices that are capable of efficiently isolating cancer cells from whole blood. The cell capture efficiency is about 90%. The method provides a convenient and cost-efficient alternative for CTCs isolation in clinic samples.
Simulation of the interactions between cancer cells and microfluidic devices
Our interest is to explore the interaction between cancer cell and aptamer functionalized micropost based microfluidic device. We shows the distribution of captured cancer cells around different shaped microposts experimentally. As a comparison of the experiments, a theoretical model was set up. COMSOL was used to show the laminar flow in the microchannel of the device. Based on the flow data, we describe the motion of cancer cells in the micropost patterned microchannel. The interaction between cancer cells and micropost surface was simulated based on adhesive dynamics. Finally, we compare the simulation results with the experimental results.
Saitej Ravi and Camilo Velez will present on topics related to their research, "Designing hybrid microstructures for wicking applications" and "Magnetic Assemblies and Cross-Linking of Nanoparticles for Releasable Magnetic Microstructures." Food will be provided for $3 to those that sign up on the IMG wiki.
Chip Patterson will be defending his dissertation titled "Of Magnetic Imaging System Experiments and Micro Electro-mechanical Systems “Of MISE and MEMS”" on Friday October 23rd at 11:30AM in Larsen 234 . Sandwiches, snacks and refreshmants will be provided.
Arian Rahimi, current IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society (AP-S) Doctoral Research Award. The IEEE AP-S awards up to 10 PhD fellowships each year to encourage students to pursue a career in the area of Electromagnetics. The awards are intended to support students involved in project work directed by a faculty member at their institution who is a member of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society. The title of his research is: "High Performance Conductor Architectures for Future Communication Systems" under supervision of Dr. Y.K. Yoon. members, have been received the 2015
The award selection is based on creativity and quality of the proposed project, discussion of the technical interests and skills of the student.
John Rogers will defend his proposal entitled "A passive wireless MEMS dynamic pressure sensor with integrated temperature compensation for harsh environments" at 11:45 AM on Friday, October 9th, in Larsen 234.
Lunch will be provided for $3 to those who sign up on the IMG wiki (http://www.img.ufl.edu/wiki/index.php/IMG_Seminar_Series:_Fall_2015)
Ololade Oniku will defend his Dissertation entitled “Electroplated Thick-Film Cobalt Platinum Permanent Magnets” on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at noon in NRF 115. Lunch will be provided.
Dr. Nishida will present the Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center, a NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center led by the University of Florida (UF) with founding partner site, University of Central Florida (UCF), focused on the hardware technologies necessary to propel the next generation of smart mobile sensing/computing/communication systems. The MIST Center is motivated by three major research/industry trends: (1) stepping beyond the current challenge of continued conventional scaling of integrated circuits, a.k.a. Moore's Law, (2) exploring new functionalities at intersections of materials/ processes/ devices /circuits for multi-functional systems, and (3) integrating nanoscale materials into micro/nanosystem manufacturing.
|A robust, fast electrothermal micromirror with symmetric bimorph actuators made of copper/tungsten|
|Fabrication of patterned magnetic microstructures using magnetically assembled nanoparticles|
|A silicon based Fourier transform spectrometer base on an open-loop controlled electrothermal MEMS mirror|
|Inductive eddy current sensing as a displacement sensing mechanism for large piston/rotation micromirrors|
|Chip-scale electrodynamic synthetic jet actuators|