Launch of MIST Center

--Innovating More than Moore technologies for smart systems in the Internet of Things era--
We are pleased to announce a new NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) in Multi-functional Integrated System Technology.  The MIST Center is led at UF under the direction of Dr. Toshi Nishida, with a strong partnership with UCF.
The mission of the MIST Center is to facilitate integration of novel materials, processes, devices, and circuits into multi-functional systems through research partnerships between university, industry, and government stakeholders
The MIST Center Kickoff Meeting will be held December 11-12 in Gainesville, Florida. 
It was the support from industry and government partners, our MIST faculty, and students that made this new venture possible.
                                          -- Toshi Nishida, MIST Center Director

IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

We will hold an IMG Kickoff meeting on Friday August 22nd in Larsen 310, starting at 1 pm, immediately after our Friday BBQ.  This meeting is mandatory for all IMG personnel.  We will provide an overview of IMG to new students, review lab organization/training, emphasize importance of the wiki, and review safety information.

Dissertation Defense: Daniel Blood

Event date: 
Fri, 06/27/2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Daniel Blood will defend his dissertation "Simulation, Part Path Correction, and Automated Process Parameter Selection for Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Micromachining of Sapphire" on Friday, June 27 in Larsen 234 at 1:00. Refreshments and drinks will be provided, and all are encouraged to attend.

Daniel Blood part of team awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Daniel Blood, Rob Damitz and Erica Gonzaga, co-founders of aqUV, developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition.   More information can be found here.

Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry Sodano Win ASME Best Paper Award

Aneesh Koka and Dr. Henry A. Sodano have won the ASME Best Paper Award in Material Systems for their research article on "High-sensitivity Accelerometer Composed of Ultra-long Barium Titanate Nanowire Arrays" that was published in Nature Communications.  The ASME Aerospace Division presents two awards annually: Best Paper in Structures and Best Paper in Material Systems selected from all journal articles published in 2013.  Aneesh and Dr. Sodano's published article was chosen as the best paper in material systems for the year 2013.

Sheng-Po Fang receives Grand Prize in Materials Processing Student Poster Award

Sheng-Po Fang, a PhD student in Dr. YK Yoon's group, has been selected by the Florida Chapter of the American Vacuum Society and Florida Society for Microscopy as the 2014 recipient of the Grand Prize in Materials Processing Student Poster Award. This annual award is used to recognize students who meet exemplary academic achievement and contributions to the community.