About IMG

IMG Overview

Founded in 1998, the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group (IMG) is a college-wide multi-departmental education and research program of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. IMG operates under the direction of Mark Sheplak, Hugh Fan, and Saeed Moghaddam of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringToshikazu Nishida, David Arnold, Y.K. Yoon, Jack Judy, Roozbeh TabrizianPhilip Feng and Adam Khalifa of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Jennifer Andrew of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

IMG research focuses on design, fabrication, characterization, and ultimately deployment of micro- and nanosystems for healthcare, energy, security, aerospace, transportation, consumer electronics, and other industries. Since its inception, IMG faculty have participated in 350+ sponsored research projects valued at over $150M (IMG portion is $72M). Of these, 279 projects (80%) were led by an IMG faculty member as PI, and 94 (27%) included more than one IMG investigator.  IMG has also graduated 152 PhD students and published over 1400 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.

Over the most recent three years (2020-2022), IMG has collectively averaged $4.4M/year in research expenditures, 42 journal publications/year and 27 conference papers/year, along with 9 graduated PhD students/year. IMG has a diverse track record of fundamental and applied research for government, defense, and industry sponsors. IMG’s research and graduate/undergraduate student training record have been fueled by true interdisciplinary research and strong internal and external collaborations.

For more information please read our latest IMG Annual Report.

IMG Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

IMG is, and remains, strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We ascribe to the ideals of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering:

"The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) values a diverse and inclusive community. It is integral to success in every area of our college. Therefore, the College is committed to non-discrimination with respect to all areas of human differences, including but not limited to national and ethnic origin, race, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, beliefs and opinions, religion and faiths, culture, socio-economic background, level of physical or mental ability, and veteran’s status. This commitment applies in all areas–to students, faculty, and staff and intends to reflect the College’s belief that educational and employment decisions and access to University activities should be based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications."