IMG Seminar: Dr. Alexandra Garraud and Todd Schumann

Event date: 
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:45am

This week, the speakers for the IMG Seminar are:

11:55-12:20 pm: Dr. Alexandra Garraud on "Extending the range of wireless power transmission for bio-implants and wearables

12:20-12:45 pm: Todd Schumann  on "Solely calcine controlled ferroelectric/memristor behavior in barium titanate"


Daniel Alabi, Nicolas Garraud and John Varela won the Best Poster and the Best Demo Awards at the MIST 2017 Fall Meeting

Congratulations to Daniel Alabi, Nicolas Garraud and John Varela for winning the Best Poster and the Best Demo Awards at the MIST 2017 Fall Meeting for their project "Chip-Scale MEMS Receivers for Low-Power Wireless Charging."

Advisors: Dr. Alexandra Garraud and Dr. David Arnold


UF and IMG will be represented at the upcoming IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) in December 2017 in San Francisco.

High-Q Silicon Fin Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Signal Processing beyond the UHF (Oral)
M. Ramezani, M. Ghatge, and R. Tabrizian
University of Florida, USA

The IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) is the world’s preeminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. IEDM is the flagship conference for nanometer-scale CMOS transistor technology, advanced memory, displays, sensors, MEMS devices, novel quantum and nano-scale devices and phenomenology, optoelectronics, devices for power and energy harvesting, high-speed devices, as well as process technology and device modeling and simulation.

IMG Seminar: Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian and Mehrdad Ramezani

Event date: 
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:45am

The speakers of this week's IMG seminar are

  • Dr. Roozbeh Tabrizian on Linear or Nonlinear Nano-Acoustic Signal Processors for 5G Wireless Communication - One problem, two approaches,
  • Mehrdad Ramezani, from Dr. Tabrizian's group, on High-Q Silicon Fin Bulk Acoustic Resonators for Signal Processing Beyond the UHF.

Dr. Xie named 2018 IEEE Fellow

Professor Huikai Xie from the Interdisciplinary Microsystem Group was elevated as an IEEE Fellow 2018. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Dr. Xie was awarded for his distinguished contributions to micro-electromechanical optical scanning systems. IMG extends its warmest congratulations!

For more information, please visit IEEE Fellow News and the newly elevated fellow list.

Jose Varillas won the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day Predoctoral Poster Award

Jose Varillas received the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day Predoctoral Poster Award.

Congratulations to Jose Varillas for winning the Predoctoral Poster Award at UF Health Cancer Research day for his poster "Isolation, Detection, and Analysis of Circulating Tumor Cells in Microfluidic Devices for Monitoring Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Response." 

IMG Seminar: Plate Mechanical Metamaterials- The Thinnest Plates you can Pick Up by Hand

Event date: 
Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Professor Igor Bargatin from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), will be giving an interesting talk on development of novel meta-materials for Nano-Systems applications.  

Recently, they have demonstrated a new class of ultra-lightweight plate-shaped mechanical metamaterials. Using a periodic three-dimensional corrugation, they have fabricated free-standing plates up to a few cm in size out of aluminum oxide (alumina) films as thin as 25 nm. Weighing as little as 0.1 gram per square meter, they are among the thinnest and lightest free-standing solids that can be handled with bare hands. Like the nanotruss mechanical metamaterials reported by other groups, plate mechanical metamaterials are extremely lightweight and resilient due to their nanoscale thickness and microscale cellular structure. Ultralow weight, mechanical robustness, thermal insulation, as well as chemical and thermal stability of alumina make plate metamaterials attractive for numerous applications, including microflyers, high-temperature heat-to-electricity energy converters, as well as and hollow MEMS/NEMS resonators.

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2016 IMG Annual Report

The IMG faculty are pleased to release the first IMG annual report for the calendar year 2016. This document is a record of the group activities, achievements and finances for the previous year. You are encouraged to refer to this document if needed.

The 2016 IMG Annual Report can be downloaded here.