IMG @ AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition

UF and IMG were represented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech Forum and Exposition in January 2019 in San Diego, California. 

Development of a Two-Dimensional Wall Shear Stress Sensor for Wind Tunnel Applications (Oral)
B. Freidkes, D. Mills, C. Keane, L. Ukeiley, and M. Sheplak
University of Florida, Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation, Sandia National Laboratories

A High-Temperature Optical Sapphire Pressure Sensor for Harsh Environments (Oral)
H. Zhou, D. Mills, A. Vera, A. Garraud, W. Oates, and M. Sheplak
University of Florida, Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation, Florida State University

IMG @ Hilton Head 2018

IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June 2018: 

Microfabricated Electrodynamic Wireless Power Receiver for Bioimplants and Wearables (Oral)
Nicolas Garraud, Daniel Alabi, John D. Varela, David P. Arnold, and Alexandra Garraud

Robust and Scalable Tissue-Engineerined Electronic Nerve Interfaces (Oral)
Cary Kuliasha, Benjamin Spearman, Eric W. Atkinson, Abbas Furniturewalla, Paritosh Rustogi, Sahba Mobini, Elizabeth A. Nunamaker, Anthony Brennan, Kevin Otto, Christine Schmidt, and Jack W. Judy

Batch-Fabrication of Diamagnetically Levitated Microrobots (Oral)
Camilo Velez, Ron E. Pelrine, and David P. Arnold

Increasing the Thickness and Deposition Rate of High-Performance Electroplated CoPt Permanent Magnets (Poster)
Yuzheng Wang, Jacob Ewing, and David Arnold

A Nanomechanical Identification Tag Technology for Traceability and Authentification Applications (Poster)
Mehrdad Ramezani, Angela R. Newsome, Mayur Ghatge, Fengchao Zhang, Swarup Bhunia, and Roozbeh Tabrizian

High Kt2·Q Lamb-Wave ScAlN-On-Silicon UHF and SHF Resonators (Poster)
Mayur Ghatge, Valeriy Felmetsger, and Roozbeh Tabrizian


UF and IMG will be represented at the upcoming IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) in December 2017 in San Francisco.

High-Q Silicon Fin Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Signal Processing beyond the UHF (Oral)
M. Ramezani, M. Ghatge, and R. Tabrizian
University of Florida, USA

The IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) is the world’s preeminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. IEDM is the flagship conference for nanometer-scale CMOS transistor technology, advanced memory, displays, sensors, MEMS devices, novel quantum and nano-scale devices and phenomenology, optoelectronics, devices for power and energy harvesting, high-speed devices, as well as process technology and device modeling and simulation.

IMG @ Napa Microsystems Workshop 2017

IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Napa Microsystems Workshop in August 2017:

Thick-Film Magnetic Materials for Integrated Microwave Systems (Oral)
X. Wen, Y. Wang, S. Hwangbo, Y.-K. Yoon, and D.P. Arnold
University of Florida, USA

A Nonlinearly Coupled Aluminum Nitride Matrix for Phase-Synchronous Reference Generation (Oral)
M. Ghatge and R. Tabrizian
University of Florida, USA

Observation of Acoustoelectric Amplification at Aluminum Nitride-Germanium Interface (Poster)
M. Ghatge, K. Kallam, and R. Tabrizian
University of Florida, USA

The 2017 Napa Microsystems Workshop is the fourth workshop in the Transducer Research Foundation's Napa Institute Series. This west-coast workshop shares a common heritage with the TRF's highly-regarded Hilton Head Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop.

IMG @ Transducers 2017

IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Transducers in June 2017:

M. Ghatge, G. Walters, T. Nishida, and R. Tabrizian
University of Florida, USA

B. Jo, M. Ghatge, and R. Tabrizian
University of Florida, USA

IMG @ Hilton Head 2016

IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June 2016: 

Development of a Hydraulically Smooth Wall Shear Stress Sensor Utilizing Through Silicon Vias (poster)
Casey Barnard, David Mills, Jessica Meloy, and Mark Sheplak

A Flush-Mount Sensor Package for a MEMS Piezoelectric Microphone with Through-Silicon-Vias for Aircraft Fuselage Arrays (poster)
Tiffany Reagan, James R. Underbrink, Jessica Meloy, and Mark Sheplak

Low-Power Electrically Controlled Thermoelastic Microfluidic Valve Array for Multiplexed Immunoassay (poster)
Chun-Wei Wang, Shancy Augustine, Toshi Nishida, and Z. Hugh Fan

Electrospun Polycaprolactone Nanofibers and Microbeads Loaded with Dexamethasone for Extended Ocular Drug Delivery (late news oral)
Sheng-Po Fang, Kuan-Hui Hsu, Chang-Lin Lin, Anuj Chauhan, and Yong-Kyu Yoon

Towards Pathogen Detection via Optical Interrogation of Magnetic Microdiscs (late news poster)
Keisha Y. Castillo-Torres, Nicolas Garraud, Eric S. McLamore, and David P. Arnold

IMG @ Transducers 2015

IMG will present multiple papers at the Transducers 2015 conference in Anchorage, AK June 21-25, 2015.  Congratulations to all authors!

  • V. F. Tseng, L. We, and H. Xie, "Inductive eddy current sensing as a displacement sensing mechanism for large piston/rotation micromirrors" (oral)
  • X. Zhang, R. Zhang, S. Koppal, L. Butler, X. Cheng, and H. Xie, "MEMS mirrors submerged in liquid for wide-angle scanning" (oral)
  • X. Zhang, B. Li, and H. Xie, "A robust, fast electrothermal micromirror with symmetric bimorph actuators made of copper/tungsten" (oral)
  • W. Wang, J. Chen, A. S. Zivkovic, C. Duan and H. Xie "A silicon based Fourier transform spectrometer based on an open-loop controlled electrothermal MEMS mirror" (oral)
  • D. Mills, D. Blood, and M. Sheplak, “Development of a sapphire optical wall shear stress sensor for high-temperature applications” (poster)
  • R.E. Carroll, N. Garraud, J.A. Little, M.J. Mazzoleni, B.P. Mann, and D.P. Arnold, "Investigation of wave propagation phenomena in microfabricated arrays of nonlinearly coupled oscillators” (poster)
  • D. P. Arnold, "Electroplated CoPt Permanent Magnets for MEMS" (invited talk)

IMG @ Hilton Head 2014

IMG will present six papers at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June 2014 (

  • N. Garraud and D. P. Arnold, “Characterization of the rotational dynamics of magnetic micro-discs in suspension” (poster)
  • J. Li, V. Tseng, and H. Xie, "Wafer-level fabrication of power inductors in silicon for compact dc-dc converters” (poster)
  • D. Mills, T.-A. Chen, and M. Sheplak, “A MEMS optical moiré shear stress sensor for harsh environment applications” (poster)

  • O. D. Oniku, A. Garraud, W. C. Patterson, and D. P. Arnold, “Development and modeling of a micromagnetic imprinting process” (poster)
  • W. C. Patterson, E. E. Shorman, N. Garraud, and D. P. Arnold, “A magnetic microscope for quantitative mapping of the stray fields from magnetic microstructures” (poster)
  • C. Velez, I. Torres-Díaz, O. D. Oniku, L. Maldonado-Camargo, C. Rinaldi, and D. P. Arnold, “Fabrication of Magnetic Microstructures by In Situ Crosslinking of Magnetically Assembled Nanoparticles” (poster)

NSF I/UCRC Planning Meeting for Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Nov. 19-20

IMG faculty and students are a major part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Planning Meeting for Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) held Nov. 19-20 at the UF Hilton Conference Center.  Led by Dr. Toshi Nishida (Director) and Dr. David Arnold (Deputy Director) and facilitated by all of the IMG faculty, over 30 representatives from companies and agencies attended the planning meeting.  Several poster presentations were given by IMG students. The MIST Center is a joint effort between UF and UCF with the mission to pioneer the "More than Moore" era by developing materials, processes, and devices that increase the functionality of integrated systems.