IMG Seminar Series: Proposal Defense: John Rogers

Event date: 
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 3:45pm

John Rogers will defend his proposal entitled "A passive wireless MEMS dynamic pressure sensor with integrated temperature compensation for harsh environments" at 11:45 AM on Friday, October 9th, in Larsen 234.

Lunch will be provided for $3 to those who sign up on the IMG wiki (

IMG Seminar Series: Tips for Effective Oral Presentations and The Ins and Outs of the IMG Website

Event date: 
Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:00pm
Dr. David Arnold will give a talk entitled "Tips for Effective Oral Presentation," where he will discuss best practices for delivering high-quality oral presentations, including planning, oral delivery, and graphics.  "Do’s and Don’ts” will be highlighted along with a number of practical suggestions and personal experiences.
Nicolas Garraud and Jason June will give an overview of the IMG website, highlighting the different functions, various content types and how to add content to the webpage and wiki.

IMG Seminar Series: MIST Center - Innovating More than Moore Technologies for Smart Systems in the IoT Era

Event date: 
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:30pm

Dr. Nishida will present the Multi-functional Integrated System Technology (MIST) Center, a NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center led by the University of Florida (UF) with founding partner site, University of Central Florida (UCF), focused on the hardware technologies necessary to propel the next generation of smart mobile sensing/computing/communication systems. The MIST Center is motivated by three major research/industry trends: (1) stepping beyond the current challenge of continued conventional scaling of integrated circuits, a.k.a. Moore's Law, (2) exploring new functionalities at intersections of materials/ processes/ devices /circuits for multi-functional systems, and (3) integrating nanoscale materials into micro/nanosystem manufacturing. 

IMG Seminar Series: Origins of Asymmetry in Ferroelectric Si:HfO2 Thin Films with TaN Electrodes

Event date: 
Fri, 09/18/2015 - 3:30pm

Patrick Lomenzo will present on ferroelectricity in HfO2-based thin films:

Ferroelectricity in HfO2-based thin films offers an intriguing pathway toward the realization of ferroelectric devices for next generation memory technologies. Understanding the reliability characteristics and underlying defects of HfO2 ferroelectrics is of critical importance for its successful adoption in emerging memory devices. The observation of asymmetric ferroelectric properties of HfO2 thin films with TaN electrodes is discussed in the context of charged defects and the chemical properties of the electrode interfaces.

IMG Seminar Series: Acoustic Phonons: from Physics to Engineering Applications

Event date: 
Fri, 09/04/2015 - 3:45pm
Dr. Tabrizian will present an overview of semiconductor micromechanical resonators and acoustic phonon traps. The phonon-level formulation of vibration modes and dissipation mechanisms will be described. Performance sensitivity of phonon traps to physical interactions will be discussed and followed by demonstration of several applications in environmental sensing and physical gauging. Moreover, temperature and dissipation compensation techniques for realization of highly-stable low-loss micro-resonators for frequency reference purposes will be reviewed.

IMG Welcomes New Faculty Member, Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian

IMG welcomes Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian as a new faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Tabrizian received the BS in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2007, and the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013. He was then a Post-doctoral research fellow in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at University of Michigan. Roozbeh’s research has resulted in more than 25 journal and conference papers, and 6 patents. His research activities are focused on theoretical and experimental investigation of mixed-domain physical devices such as sensors, actuators, resonators and energy harvesters, and development of micro and nanofabrication techniques for large-scale integration of microsystems.

Camilo wins Best Poster at Frontiers in Biomagnetic Particles Conference

Camilo Velez Cuervo was awarded "Best Poster" for "Analysis of Microscale Permanent Magnets for Capturing Magnetic Particles in Biological Fluids" at the 2015 Frontiers in Biomagnetic Particles Conference in Telluride, CO.  Congratulations to Camilo, Alexandra, and other co-authors!

UF Team Wins 2nd Place at iCAN 2015 International Micro/Nanotechnology Competition

The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (iCAN 2015).

iCAN is an international competition for college students, to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications of nano-micro technology. More than 15,000 students participated in the contest and 19 finalist teams from 12 countries were invited to the finals held in Anchorage, AK, June 20 - 22, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 19 finalist teams.

The UF team included

Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Tim Ajmani (ECE, Undergrad), Troy Templin (BME, Undergrad), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)

Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry), Huikai Xie (ECE)