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.

IMG @ Hilton Head

IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June.  This workshop is the preeminent microsystems meeting in North America, with an acceptance rate of only 46%.  Congratulations to the following authors:

  • J. Meloy, J. Sells, V. Chandrasekharan, J. Griffin, L.N. Cattafesta, D.P. Arnold, and M. Sheplak, “Experimental Verification of a Capacitive Shear Stress Sensor for Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Applications”  (Poster)
  • C.D. Meyer, S.S. Bedair, B.C. Morgan, D.P. Arnold "Ultra-miniaturized power converter modules using micromachined copper scaffolds" (Oral)
  • S. R. Samuelson, and H. Xie, “A Large Piston Displacement MEMS Mirror With Electrothermal Ladder Actuator Arrays for Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Applications” (Poster)
  • V. Tseng, and H. Xie, “A Novel High-Density Capacitor Design and Its Fabrication Technique Based On Selective Etching" (Poster)
  • J.C. Zito, R.J. Durscher, J. Soni, S. Roy, and D. P. Arnold "Mechano-fluidic characterization of microscale dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators" (Oral)

IMGers Attend Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Seattle, WA

Lou Cattafesta and Fei Liu attended the 161st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Seattle, Washington on May 23-27.

Fei presented a talk on Thursday, May 26th, titled Analyzing acoustic response of orifices using transfer matrix method, co-authored by Matias Oyarzun and Lou Cattafesta.

Lou presented a talk on Friday, May 27th, titled An aeroacoustic microelectromechanical systems microphone phased array, co-authored by Adam Edstrand, Chris Bahr, Matt Williams, Jessica Meloy, Tiffany Reagan, Drew Wetzel and Mark Sheplak.  In it, Lou described ongoing work at IMG to transition recently-developed MEMS piezoelectric microphones into phased arrays in the UF Aeroacoustic Flow Facility.

IMG on the Road to Hilton Head 2010

This weekend, a large IMG contingent will set off for Hilton Head 2010, A Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop.  Held every two years in Hilton Head, SC, the workshop is the premiere meeting of microsystems companies and researchers in the Americas.  Professors Mark Sheplak and David Arnold are traveling to the conference, together with a number of students and post-docs.  Among those presenting posters are: