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David Arnold and YK Yoon co-author chapter in MEMS Materials and Processes Handbook

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.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Event date: 
Fri, 03/25/2011 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm

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 receives Honorable Mention at 2011 IEEE AP-S Conference

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

Event date: 
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

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
Larsen 234

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.