Vijay Chandrasekharan will be proposing his dissertation topic, "A Microscale Differential Capacitive Direct Wall Shear Stress Sensor," at 11:45 AM Friday October 3rd in Larsen 234. All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided.
Shuo Cheng and Ben Bowers both got papers accepted to PowerMEMS 2008 in Sendai Japan. Shuo's paper, "A Multi-Pole Magnetic Generator with Enhanced Voltage Output for Low-Frequency Vibrational Energy Harvesting," will be presented as an oral, and Ben's paper, "Spherical Magnetic Generators for Bio-Motional Energy Harvesting," will be presented as a poster.
Several IMG members are proposing their dissertation topics in the month of August.
Congratulations to Yawei Li on her graduation this Saturday with her PhD. Dr. Li's thesis is entitled "Side-implanted Piezoresistive Shear Stress Sensor for Turbulent Boundary Layer Measurement." Currently, she and her husband reside in Los Angeles, California. Congratulations! IMG is very proud.
Congratulations to Drew Wetzel and Matias Oyarzun on the completion of their Masters Degrees' in Mechanical Engineering.
Congratulations to Mr. Daniel Vilceus who has been awarded a Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship by the National Science Foundation. As a winner of this prestigious award, he will receive a stipend of $30,000 per year of graduate study, plus graduate tuition and fees for up to five years of study. Mr. Vilceus completed his M.S. degree at USF and will begin graduate study at IMG in the fall under Dr. Mark Sheplak.
Zheng Xia will be defending his dissertation, "Microfluidic Mixing and Its Use in Lab-On-Chip Devices" on Friday, July 18th at 2:00pm in 221 MAE-A. All are welcome to attend.
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.