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 Engineering; Toshikazu Nishida, Huikai Xie, David Arnold, Y.K. Yoon, Jack Judy, Roozbeh Tabrizian and Philip Feng of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Jennifer Andrew of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
IMG research focuses on micro- and nanosystems for healthcare, energy, security, aerospace, transportation, consumer electronics, and other industries. Efforts include design, fabrication, characterization, and ultimately deployment of micro and nanotechnologies for a wide variety of applications.
For more information please read our latest IMG Annual Report.
Founded in 1998, IMG has steadily grown in size, scope, and impact. Since its inception, IMG faculty have participated in 368 sponsored research projects valued at $99M (IMG portion was $54M). Of these, 236 projects (64%) were led by an IMG faculty member as PI, and 73 (25%) included more than one IMG investigator. Over the past three years (2016-2018), IMG has collectively averaged $3.1M/year in budgeted research, 41 journal publications/year and 50 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.