IMG Seminar

Magnetic Microsystems - What? Where? When? Why? How?

Event date: 
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

As part of the Fall 2013 ECE seminar series, this Thursday, August 29, Dr. David Arnold will be giving a talk that will highlight his group's development of microfabricated permanent magnets and their application in several functional microsystems.

To set the stage, he will first describe some basic concepts about magnets and physical scaling laws that motivate his group's efforts. He'll then discuss the advancement of two types of permanent magnet materials that has been made by the group; namely, electroplated layers and bonded powders, which overcome certain manufacturing and integration challenges. Finally, He'll showcase how these permanent magnet materials are being used for electromechanical actuators, energy harvesting devices, and generation of high-energy x-rays.

As seats will be limited, all are encouraged to be on time. 

IMG Seminar Series: Sub-mm Magnetic Undulators for Photon Generation

Event date: 
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm
This Friday at 11:15 AM, Alexandra Garraud will give a practice talk in preparation for a presentation at the 1st Advanced Superconducting Test Accelerator (ASTA) Users' Meeting at  Fermilab, IL . During this talk, the fabrication, operation and applications of the magnetic undulator with an electron beam will be discussed. All are encouraged to attend. The venue is LAR 234.
The seminar will be followed by the IMG BBQ at 12 PM.

IMG Seminar Series: Mini workshop for AutoCAD, Solidworks and UF Apps

Event date: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

This Friday at 11:15 AM, we have an introductory workshop on AutoCAD, Solidworks and UF Apps by the IMG Tech Committee. The primary focus of the workshop will be on UF Apps, while AutoCAD and Solidworks will be used as demo examples.

UF Apps is a software licensing system which provides convenient access to softwares like MS Office, MATLAB, AutoCAD, SolidWorks and a few others. It is free for UF Gators. You can read more about it at

Prospective attendees are encouraged to download and install the Citrix receiver necessary for accessing the available softwares. Remember to bring your laptops to the workshop if possible. The last fifteen minutes will be reserved for questions and laptop specific problems.

N.B.: The regular venue for the IMG Seminar series - LAR234 - is unavailable this Friday. The venue for the workshop is LAR310.

IMG Seminar Series: Investigation and mitigation of abiotic factors affecting the reliability of chronic neural implants

Event date: 
Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

This Friday at 11:30 AM, Vishwanath Sankar will give a practice talk for his dissertation defense. The title of his talk is "Investigation and mitigation of abiotic factors affecting the reliability of chronic neural implants". All are encouraged to attend to provide support and give constructive feedback on his presentation. Following this talk, there will be weekly IMG BBQ at the Benton/Larsen lawns at 12pm.

IMG Seminar Series: Delivering Energy to Surface-Conjugated Biomacromolecules & The IMG wiki

Event date: 
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Two talks have been scheduled for tomorrow's seminar. The first talk will be delivered by a guest speaker, Adam Monsalve from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Adam will present his work on the methods of delivering energy to surface-conjugated biomacromolecules via alternating magnetic fields to control bioactivity.

In the second talk, Pitfee Jao will give a follow-up discussion on the use of the IMG wiki from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM. All are encouraged to attend. The talks will be followed by the IMG BBQ at 12 noon.

IMG Seminar Series: Magnetic patterning of hard magnetic films for biomagnetic applications

Event date: 
Fri, 05/31/2013 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

This Friday at 11:30 am, we will have a presentation by Ololade Oniku on "Magnetic patterning of hard magnetic films for biomagnetic applications." This will be a practice talk for Ololade's upcoming conference and fellow IMGers are invited to provide constructive inputs for the presentation. The talk will be followed by the IMG BBQ at noon.

ECE Seminar: 25 Years of Micro-Fabricated Motors and Generators

Event date: 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

MIT Professor Dr. Jeffrey Lang will review the accomplishments of, and the lessons learned from, twenty five years of research on the development of micro-fabricated motors and generators. 

This is an excellent seminar for those who are interested in MEMS.  The talk will involve aspects of electromechanics, electrostatics, magnetics, air bearings, microfabrication, and power electronics.  A full abstract of the talk and Dr. Lang's biosketch is attached.

IMG Seminar: NRF capabilities and recent tool acquisitions

Event date: 
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr.Brent Gila will be giving a talk on the current status of NRF and the new state-of- the-art tools which offer capabilities that expand the NRF user base into new fields of micro/nano technology and research, and have enabled the traditional users to increase yield and productivity. Following the seminar there will be BBQ in the Larsen-Benton courtyard.

IMG Seminar: Interface and Filler Morphology Control for Enhancement of Multifunctional Materials

Event date: 
Fri, 08/05/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Henry Sodano will present the topics of active research in his group with specific attention to the development of functionally graded interfaces with responsive properties and the synthesis of nanocomposite materials which capitalize upon anisotropic fillers to achieve high dielectric permittivity and electromechanical coupling.