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2016-2017 IMG Awards

Congratulations to Mayur Ghagte, Seahee Hwangbo, Camilo Vélez and Xiao Wen for winning the first edition of the IMG Awards for 2016-2017. The IMG Awards recognize outstanding achievements and contributions of student members in our organization. The research awards honor the exceptional academic impact the students have made in their field, and the service awards acknowledge the hard work the students have put into improving and maintaining the quality of IMG.

  •  Mayur Ghagte, Seahee Hwangbo and Camilo Vélez won the IMG Excellence in Research.
  •  Camilo Vélez and Xiao Wen won the IMG Excellence in Service.

IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:45am to 1:30pm

Welcome back from a great summer IMG members!

As the Fall semester moves closer, we will be having our IMG Kickoff Meeting on August 18, 2017 from 11:45AM to 1:30PM. During this meeting, we'll cover all manner of IMG topics and introduce new members to the group. We will also be taking our group photo, so if you have a IMG polo or t-shirt, feel free to wear it.

Please note, all IMG members are expected to attend this meeting! Pizza and drinks will be provided as well!

Magnetic Thick Films for Integrated Microwave Devices

This project is under DARPA's Magnetic Miniaturized and Monolithically Integrated Components (M3IC) program in the DARPA Microsystems Technology Office.

The objective of this effort is to develop thick-film magnetic materials that can be fabricated on semiconductor integrated circuits to enable highly miniaturized microwave components such as circulators and isolators operating in the 10 to 110 GHz frequency regime. These nonlinear, non-reciprocal components are critical for next generation radios, radar, and sensing systems for defense, consumer, automotive, and healthcare applications.

Miniaturization of Resonant Wireless Power Transfer System Components

Portable and wearable electronics require wireless charging to sustain mobile usage at convenient positions and locations. The goal is to develop a compact, highly power efficient wireless power transfer charging system operating at 6.78 MHz, which is compliant with the Rezence standard.The research scope includes development of a highly compact, high efficiency, ferrite-core receiver antenna; and a metamaterial lens to enhance WPT efficiency between the transmitter and the receiver.  In this work, we focus on WPT receiver modules for various portable and wearable consumable electronics with a power rating of ~10 W such as smart phones, radios, laptops, tablets, and military electronics. In future work, this technology could also be scalable to other power ranges, such as mW for biomedical implants to kW for automobiles.

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.