Congratulations to Sivam Masilamani for successfully defending his Master's thesis, "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a Micromachined Heat Exchanger Platform for Thermoelectric Power Generation." He will graduate this summer and will be taking a job at Intel.
Lei Wu will be defending his dissertation proposal, entitled "MEMS-based Micromirror/lens Scanners with Low Voltage, Large Scanning Range and Their Applications", in Larsen 234 at 3:00 pm Friday, June 20th. All are welcome and refreshments will be served.
Congratulations to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professors Mark Sheplak, Lou Cattafesta, and Hugh Fan. Professors Sheplak and Cattafesta were recently promoted to the rank of Full Professor while Dr. Fan was awarded tenure. Promotion and tenure are critically important milestones in faculty careers. IMG extends its warmest congratulations to our colleagues/advisors!
Congratulations are in order for both Brian Homeijer and Naigang Wang, who both recently passed their dissertation proposal defenses. Brian presented his topic, "Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a MEMS piezoresistive Microphone for use in Aeroacoustic Measurements." Naigang's topic was "Fabrication and Integration of Microscale Permanent Magnets in Magnetic MEMS."
Last night, the first IMG Spring Social was held at Mr. Han's Restaurant. The social was generously sponsored by Dr. Sheplak and organized by Alina Soderholm and Janhavi Agashe, with help from several other students. The social featured dinner, an awards ceremony ("MEMSees Awards"), an IMG "homecoming court," and karaoke. Thanks to everyone for attending and for your ongoing work as members of IMG.
Brian will present his thesis proposal, "Design, fabrication and characterization of a MEMS piezoresistive microphone for use in aeroacoustic measurements" in LAR234 on Thursday, 5/1 beginning at 11:30 am.
Naigang will present his thesis proposal, "Fabrication and Integration of Microscale Permanent Magnets in Magnetic MEMS" in LAR234 on Monday, 4/28 beginning at 1 pm.
Undergraduate Rodney Dagulo has been selected as one of 22 students for a 10 week internship with the Fluid System Technologies division at the Kennedy Space Center (more info). Congratulations Rodney!
Vinod John was awarded 2nd place for his poster on the “Comparison of Laser and Spark Based Acoustic Shock Sources for MEMS Diaphragm Characterization" at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations to Vinod!