Biophotonics and Microsystems Lab

UF Team Wins 2nd Place at iCAN 2015 International Micro/Nanotechnology Competition

The UF Smart Mouthguard team won 2nd place in the International Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (iCAN 2015).

iCAN is an international competition for college students, to promote the innovative spirits of youth, to construct collaboration platforms, and to increase applications of nano-micro technology. More than 15,000 students participated in the contest and 19 finalist teams from 12 countries were invited to the finals held in Anchorage, AK, June 20 - 22, 2015. The UF team represented the USA and won 2nd place out of the 19 finalist teams.

The UF team included

Students: Justin Correll (ECE, Undergrad), Tim Ajmani (ECE, Undergrad), Troy Templin (BME, Undergrad), Sheng-Po Fang (ECE, Graduate)

Advisors: YK Yoon (ECE), Fong Wong (Dentistry), Huikai Xie (ECE) 

IMG @ Transducers 2015

IMG will present multiple papers at the Transducers 2015 conference in Anchorage, AK June 21-25, 2015.  Congratulations to all authors!

  • V. F. Tseng, L. We, and H. Xie, "Inductive eddy current sensing as a displacement sensing mechanism for large piston/rotation micromirrors" (oral)
  • X. Zhang, R. Zhang, S. Koppal, L. Butler, X. Cheng, and H. Xie, "MEMS mirrors submerged in liquid for wide-angle scanning" (oral)
  • X. Zhang, B. Li, and H. Xie, "A robust, fast electrothermal micromirror with symmetric bimorph actuators made of copper/tungsten" (oral)
  • W. Wang, J. Chen, A. S. Zivkovic, C. Duan and H. Xie "A silicon based Fourier transform spectrometer based on an open-loop controlled electrothermal MEMS mirror" (oral)
  • D. Mills, D. Blood, and M. Sheplak, “Development of a sapphire optical wall shear stress sensor for high-temperature applications” (poster)
  • R.E. Carroll, N. Garraud, J.A. Little, M.J. Mazzoleni, B.P. Mann, and D.P. Arnold, "Investigation of wave propagation phenomena in microfabricated arrays of nonlinearly coupled oscillators” (poster)
  • D. P. Arnold, "Electroplated CoPt Permanent Magnets for MEMS" (invited talk)

IMG Kickoff Meeting

Event date: 
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

We will hold an IMG Kickoff meeting on Friday August 22nd in Larsen 310, starting at 1 pm, immediately after our Friday BBQ.  This meeting is mandatory for all IMG personnel.  We will provide an overview of IMG to new students, review lab organization/training, emphasize importance of the wiki, and review safety information.

IMG @ Hilton Head 2014

IMG will present six papers at the upcoming Hilton Head Workshop in June 2014 (

  • N. Garraud and D. P. Arnold, “Characterization of the rotational dynamics of magnetic micro-discs in suspension” (poster)
  • J. Li, V. Tseng, and H. Xie, "Wafer-level fabrication of power inductors in silicon for compact dc-dc converters” (poster)
  • D. Mills, T.-A. Chen, and M. Sheplak, “A MEMS optical moiré shear stress sensor for harsh environment applications” (poster)

  • O. D. Oniku, A. Garraud, W. C. Patterson, and D. P. Arnold, “Development and modeling of a micromagnetic imprinting process” (poster)
  • W. C. Patterson, E. E. Shorman, N. Garraud, and D. P. Arnold, “A magnetic microscope for quantitative mapping of the stray fields from magnetic microstructures” (poster)
  • C. Velez, I. Torres-Díaz, O. D. Oniku, L. Maldonado-Camargo, C. Rinaldi, and D. P. Arnold, “Fabrication of Magnetic Microstructures by In Situ Crosslinking of Magnetically Assembled Nanoparticles” (poster)