Seahee Hwangbo wins the Gator Engineering Attribute Award

Congratulations to Seahee Hwangbo for winning the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year in the category of professional excellence. She was selected for exemplifying the attribute of professional excellence with her strong record of research performance. Considered the greatest distinction of any student award given by the UF Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, the Gator Engineering Attribute Awards are intended to provide an ideal guide for all members of the Gator Engineering community.

Keisha Castillo-Torres Receives Diversity Impact Award

IMG would like to congratulate IMG member and Graduate student, Keisha Castillo-Torres, on receiving this year’s University of Florida Dr. J Michael Rollo Diversity Impact Award! Keisha is the sole UF graduate student recipient for this year’s award which recognizes inspiring students who demonstrate leadership by committing to actively create a more diverse and inclusive campus community. This is the third straight year a HWCOE Ph.D. student has been nominated and won the UF award. 

IMG Seminar: Camilo Vélez and Cary Kuliasha

Event date: 
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

This week, the speakers for the IMG Seminar are:

  • Camilo Vélez (Dr. Arnold's group) on Integrating microfabricated magnetic materials in 5G telecommunication systems
  • Cary Kuliasha (Dr. Judy's group)

Integrating microfabricated magnetic materials in 5G telecommunication systems.  The microfabrication of ferrite structures on semiconductor substrates for mm-wave applications is an imminent necessity to the development of components in the 5th generation of telecommunication systems (5G). A team from IMG is conducting research in this area under the DARPA/MTO program called: Magnetic Miniaturized and Monolithically Integrated Components (M3IC). We have implemented fabrication and characterization techniques that required our group’s combined know-how on MEMS, microfabrication, magnetics, nanoparticles, transmission lines and RF. During this seminar we will present techniques to pattern >100 µm thick barium hexaferrite (BaFe12O19) films on semiconductor substrates, revealing material’s peak signal absorption associated with ferromagnetic resonances at 45.9 GHz.

Dr. Tabrizian Receives the ECE Excellence Award for Teaching

On April 8th, the IMG Faculty Member and ECE Assistant Professor, Roozbeh Tabrizian, received the ECE Excellence Award for Teaching. The Electrical and Computer Engineering College awards one faculty award per year in each of three categories: Research, Teaching and Service. We would like to congratulate Dr. Tabrizian on this accomplishment!

IMG Seminar: Dr. Y.K. Yoon

Event date: 
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

This week, the speaker for the IMG Seminar is Dr. Yong-Kyu Yoon on "Put the IoT where the Mouth is" - Smart Mouthguard and its Prospects.

Wearable IoT devices are getting elevated attentions in this connected world. A smart mouthguard - one of the first IoT wearables in the oral space, is presented as a future smart health platform. The evolution and specifications of some smart mouthguards developed in the lab are showcased. Its prospects and future directions are discussed with audience. Also, some impressions Dr. Yoon got from Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 will be shared. 

IMG Seminar: Haocheng Zhou and Dingkang Wang

Event date: 
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

This week, the speakers for the IMG Seminar are:

  •  Haocheng Zhou (Dr. Sheplak's group) on MEMS-Based Five-Hole Probe with Optical Pressure Transducers
  •  Dingkang Wang (Dr. Xie's group) on  Integrated Forward-View 2-Axis MEMS Scanner for Compact 3D Lidar

MEMS-Based Five-Hole Probe with Optical Pressure Transducers. This project focuses on a MEMS-based 5HP capable of measuring the localized velocity vector and the static&dynamic pressure in a flow field. By packaging multiple fiber-optic lever MEMS pressure sensors at the probe tip, this new device greatly reduces the settling time and offers higher bandwidth compared to traditional pneumatic 5HP. This talk is mainly about the fabrication process of five pressure transducers on a single die, the probe's hemispheric tip with ~100 µm (OD) holes on the tip surface, and the multi-fiber ferrule for optical packaging. 

Integrated Forward-View 2-Axis MEMS Scanner for Compact 3D Lidar. This project target at the integrated MEMS Scanner for MAV(Micro-air vehicles). The two vertically oriented mirror make forward view scan easy without difficult optical alignment. The weight of this MEMS scanner is only 20 mg, make it possible to be carried by MAV.

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