David Senior will defend his proposal "Micromachined Metamaterial Circuits for Microwave Applications" at 2:00 PM on Thursday August 25th in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.
News and events of Multidisciplinary nano and Microsystems (MnM) Lab
Dr. David Arnold and Dr. YK Yoon co-authored a chapter on metal deposition processes in the recently published MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook. With contributions from 35 industrial and academic MEMS researchers worldwide, the handbook provides a comprehensive reference for new materials, known materials, and specific processes for MEMS fabrication.
On Friday, March 25th, some IMG undergraduates will present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Reitz Grand Ballroom. Two poster sessions are scheduled for 9-11am and 3-5pm, with oral presentations 1-3pm. The presentation schedule is attached; please come out and show your support for the IMG undergraduates!
Xiaoyu Cheng's paper will receive an honorable mention in Student Paper Competition of the 2011 IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation to be held in Spokane, WA. Xiaoyu will be presented a stipend at the ceremony and his paper will be listed in the Technical Program Booklet as an honorable mention in the Competition.
ECE Seminar Series
Programmable Self-assembly for Heterogeneous Integration of Microsystems
Dr. Karl Böhringer, Professor
University of Washington
March 3, 2011
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Self-assembly is the spontaneous and reversible organization of components into ordered structures, representing an alternative to the conventional manufacture of systems made of components from milli to nano scales. First commercial applications of self-assembly have appeared in recent years, for example in the fabrication of radio frequency identification tags. However, the full impact of this new approach towards hetero system integration will only be realized once self-assembly can be programmed on demand. This presentation gives an overview of several projects that aim at programmable self-assembly. A key concept is the “programmable surface” – an interface whose properties can be controlled with high spatial and temporal resolution. Several crucial topics are discussed: real time control of interfacial properties; optimization of binding site designs; and algorithms for the modeling and control of self-assembly. Promising novel manufacturing methods are emerging that combine the precision and reproducibility of semiconductor fabrication with the scalability and parallelism of stochastic self-assembly and with the specificity and programmability of biochemical processes.