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:
- EEE 5405 Microelectronic Fabrication Technologies
2. Any two of the following:
- EEE 5354L Semiconductor Device Fabrication Laboratory
- EEL 5225 Principles of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Transducers
- EEE 6465 Design of MEMS Transducers
- EEE 6460 Advanced Microsystem Technology
- BME 5580 Microfluidics and BioMEMS
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
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)
Arian Rahimi, current IMG members, have been received the 2015 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.
The award selection is based on creativity and quality of the proposed project, discussion of the technical interests and skills of the student.
Camilo Velez Cuervo was awarded "Best Poster" for "Analysis of Microscale Permanent Magnets for Capturing Magnetic Particles in Biological Fluids" at the 2015 Frontiers in Biomagnetic Particles Conference in Telluride, CO. Congratulations to Camilo, Alexandra, and other co-authors!
The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (iCAN 2015).
iCAN is an international competition for college students, to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications of nano-micro technology. More than 15,000 students participated in the contest and 19 finalist teams from 12 countries were invited to the finals held in Anchorage, AK, June 20 - 22, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 19 finalist teams.
The UF team included
Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Tim Ajmani (ECE, Undergrad), Troy Templin (BME, Undergrad), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)
Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry), Huikai Xie (ECE)
Mohammad Malakooti and Hunter Spears of Dr. Henry Sodano's research group won the second place prize in the Florida Museum of Natural History's "The Elegance of Science" competition for their piece, titled "Nickel Nanoforest". Their artwork illustrated the resemblance between vertically aligned PZT (Lead Zirconate Titanate) nanowires electroplated with nickel nanoparticles and natural forest formations, as viewed from a scanning electron microscope. The competition aims to promote artistic creativity through the use of scientific research findings.
This artwork and all the entries can be viewed here: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/elegance-science/past-entries/2014/