IMG @ Hilton Head

IMG will be well-represented at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June.  This workshop is the preeminent microsystems meeting in North America, with an acceptance rate of only 46%.  Congratulations to the following authors:

  • J. Meloy, J. Sells, V. Chandrasekharan, J. Griffin, L.N. Cattafesta, D.P. Arnold, and M. Sheplak, “Experimental Verification of a Capacitive Shear Stress Sensor for Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Applications”  (Poster)
  • C.D. Meyer, S.S. Bedair, B.C. Morgan, D.P. Arnold "Ultra-miniaturized power converter modules using micromachined copper scaffolds" (Oral)
  • S. R. Samuelson, and H. Xie, “A Large Piston Displacement MEMS Mirror With Electrothermal Ladder Actuator Arrays for Fourier Transform Spectroscopy Applications” (Poster)
  • V. Tseng, and H. Xie, “A Novel High-Density Capacitor Design and Its Fabrication Technique Based On Selective Etching" (Poster)
  • J.C. Zito, R.J. Durscher, J. Soni, S. Roy, and D. P. Arnold "Mechano-fluidic characterization of microscale dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators" (Oral)

Zachary Kaufman Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Zak Kaufman for being selected as a Goldwater Scholar!  The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to approximately 300 college sophomores and juniors across the nation. Universities are only allowed to nominate four undergraduate students to compete for the final scholarship. This makes it the most prestigious award for undergraduate students in the fields of science and engineering. The scholarship is awarded based on the nominee's field of study, career objectives, and the potential for the student to make a significant contribution to his or her field.

Dr. Arnold Named Interim Director NIMET

Dean Abernathy has appointed Dr. David Arnold as Interim Director of the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technologies (NIMET). The mission of NIMET is to focus and coordinate the research and educational activities at the University of Florida in the fields of  nanoscale science and nanotechnology, spanning across disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, and materials science. Dr Arnold will provide technical and intellectual leadership of NIMET and the associated Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF), UF's state-of-the-art cleanroom facility.

Congratulations Dr Arnold!