Proposal Defense - Yuan Rao

Event date: 
Wed, 08/24/2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Yuan Rao will defend her proposal "Design of low-voltage energy harvesting interface circuits for electrodynamic vibrational energy harvesters" at 9AM on Wednesday (August 24th) in Larsen 234. Refreshments will be provided.

IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The Fall 2011 IMG Kickoff Meeting will be held on Friday August 19 11am-12:30pm in NEB 201. All IMG personnel are expected to attend. We will discuss IMG announcments, lab safety reminders, and a few other topics. The faculty will provide pizza and drinks.

IMG Seminar: NRF capabilities and recent tool acquisitions

Event date: 
Fri, 08/12/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr.Brent Gila will be giving a talk on the current status of NRF and the new state-of- the-art tools which offer capabilities that expand the NRF user base into new fields of micro/nano technology and research, and have enabled the traditional users to increase yield and productivity. Following the seminar there will be BBQ in the Larsen-Benton courtyard.

IMG Seminar: Interface and Filler Morphology Control for Enhancement of Multifunctional Materials

Event date: 
Fri, 08/05/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Henry Sodano will present the topics of active research in his group with specific attention to the development of functionally graded interfaces with responsive properties and the synthesis of nanocomposite materials which capitalize upon anisotropic fillers to achieve high dielectric permittivity and electromechanical coupling.


IMG Seminar: A Process for Fabricating Robust Electrothermal Micromirrors with Customizable Thermal Response Time and Power Consumption

Event date: 
Fri, 07/29/2011 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Sagnik Pal in his talk will discuss the fabrication process for a robust electrothermal biomorph based MEMS device. Aluminium and Tungsten form the active biomorph layers, with polyimide for thermal isolation;The device parameters can be chosen to customize thermal response time and power requirements. Following the seminar, there will be Nigerian-Chinese BBQ in the Larsen-Benton courtyard

IMG Seminar: Integrated Study of Separation Control; Unsteady Circulation Control for High-Performance Low-Noise Aircraft

Event date: 
Fri, 07/22/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

John Griffin will be giving a talk on nonlinear flow interactions that dominate separated flows. He will discuss the methodology for implementing effective, low power control strategies using various actuators in realistic separated flows. Ashley Jones will be speaking on unsteady circulation control:  the motivation as well as the ongoing research on its potential applications in today's technology.

IMG Seminar: Improving the magnetic properties of Parylene-bonded NdFeB Powder Micromagnets; Wireless Power Transmission using Electromechanical systems

Event date: 
Fri, 07/15/2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Ololade Oniku in his talk will be discussing the motivation and present development in the use of powder micromagnets for MEMS applications. He will also highlight the techniques that could be employed in the future to improve the properties of these micromagnets. Vikram Divakar will be speaking on the topic of using magnetically excited electrodynamic harvesters to acheive wireless power transmission. Following the seminar there will be Haitian BBQ in the Larsen-Benton courtyard.

IMG Welcomes Henry Sodano to the Faculty

Please join us in welcoming Prof. Henry A. Sodano to the IMG Faculty.  Dr. Sodano holds a joint appointment in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department and Materials Science and Engineering department at UF.  He received his Ph.D. (2005), M.S. (2003), and B.S. (2002) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Prior to joining UF, he was an assistant professor at Arizona State University (2007-2010) and, before that, Michigan Technological University (2005-2007).  Dr. Sodano's research interest lie at the boundaries between materials science and engineering, and his current research focuses on energy harvesting, nanotechnology, hybrid composites, and multifunctional materials.