Birck Nanotechnology Center

MEMS/NEMS and Micro/Nanofluidics

About the research

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Principal Investigators

Chappell

High-frequency microwave circuits, analog filters, antennae, novel packaging techniques, composite and periodic electromagnetic materials, development of low-loss microwave materials, free form fabrication and rapid prototyping of ceramics and polymers

William J. Chappell

High-frequency microwave circuits, analog filters, antennae, novel packaging techniques, composite and periodic electromagnetic materials, development of low-loss microwave materials, free form fabrication and rapid prototyping of ceramics and polymers

Chen

Low dimensional and nanoscale physics, graphene, nano devices for radiation detection and fluid sensors, quantum physics and quantum information with cold atoms and molecules

Yong P. Chen

Low dimensional and nanoscale physics, graphene, nano devices for radiation detection and fluid sensors, quantum physics and quantum information with cold atoms and molecules

Clark

My research concerns the design, modeling, simulation, and verification of complex engineered systems. The overarching goal is to develop the next generation of system-level computer-aided engineering and metrology tools to foster and accelerate advancement in tiny technologies for solving societal-scale problems. Application areas include robotics, health, safety, ecology, transportation, communication, and commerce.

Jason Vaughn Clark

My research concerns the design, modeling, simulation, and verification of complex engineered systems. The overarching goal is to develop the next generation of system-level computer-aided engineering and metrology tools to foster and accelerate advancement in tiny technologies for solving societal-scale problems. Application areas include robotics, health, safety, ecology, transportation, communication, and commerce.

Datta

Nanoelectronics, Nanoscale electronic transport, Spin electronics, nanoscale energy conversion, molecular electronics and mesoscopic superconductivity

Supriyo Datta

Nanoelectronics, Nanoscale electronic transport, Spin electronics, nanoscale energy conversion, molecular electronics and mesoscopic superconductivity

Fisher

We work on a broad range of problems, primarily involving the transport and conversion of energy carried by electrons, phonons, and photons. We seek to solve problems with high importance to applications in clean energy (e.g., direct energy conversion, hydrogen storage) and in major industrial segments (e.g., micro/nanoelectronics, sensors).

Tim Fisher

We work on a broad range of problems, primarily involving the transport and conversion of energy carried by electrons, phonons, and photons. We seek to solve problems with high importance to applications in clean energy (e.g., direct energy conversion, hydrogen storage) and in major industrial segments (e.g., micro/nanoelectronics, sensors).

Garimella

Thermal microsystems, energy efficiency in computing and electronics, micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena, electromechanical microfluidic actuation, high-performance compact cooling technologies, and materials processing

Suresh V. Garimella

Thermal microsystems, energy efficiency in computing and electronics, micro- and nano-scale transport phenomena, electromechanical microfluidic actuation, high-performance compact cooling technologies, and materials processing

Lundstrom

Nanoscale electronic devices, molecular/semiconductor devices, microwave devices and characterization

David B. Janes

Nanoscale electronic devices, molecular/semiconductor devices, microwave devices and characterization

manfra

1) growth of semiconductor nanostructures via molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), 2) quantum transport phenomena in reduced dimensional systems at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Michael Manfra

1) growth of semiconductor nanostructures via molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), 2) quantum transport phenomena in reduced dimensional systems at low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Mohammadi

Nanoscale electronic devices including devices based on carbon nanotubes and nanowires, nanoelectromechanical devices, RF devices, device characterization and modeling, RF and microwave circuits, low-power electronics, 3D integration, optoelectronics, Nanofluidic and vacuum electronic.

Saeed Mohammadi

Nanoscale electronic devices including devices based on carbon nanotubes and nanowires, nanoelectromechanical devices, RF devices, device characterization and modeling, RF and microwave circuits, low-power electronics, 3D integration, optoelectronics, Nanofluidic and vacuum electronic.

Chen

Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, Finite volume methods and unstructured mesh techniques, Numerical methods for radiative transport, Reduced order modeling, Numerical methods for multiphase flows, Heat and mass transfer in micromanufacturing, Microscale heat transfer, Electronics cooling, Applications in aerospace, automotive, glass, and chemical-process industries

Jayathi Murthy

Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, Finite volume methods and unstructured mesh techniques, Numerical methods for radiative transport, Reduced order modeling, Numerical methods for multiphase flows, Heat and mass transfer in micromanufacturing, Microscale heat transfer, Electronics cooling, Applications in aerospace, automotive, glass, and chemical-process industries

Peroulis

Microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits and antennas; RF MEMS (switches, varactors, inductors); novel architectures for multifunctional RF front-ends including tunable filters, antennas, matching networks and power amplifiers; high frequency 3D interconnects; nano-electro-mechanical resonators, RF/Bio sensors

Dimitrios Peroulis

Microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits and antennas; RF MEMS (switches, varactors, inductors); novel architectures for multifunctional RF front-ends including tunable filters, antennas, matching networks and power amplifiers; high frequency 3D interconnects; nano-electro-mechanical resonators, RF/Bio sensors

Raman

Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of micro and nano-oscillators, nanotube/nanowire vibrations, development of new imaging and force spectroscopy modes in dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy, dynamic AFM in liquids, nanobiomechanics, physics of adhesion and stiction at the micro and nanoscale, chem/bio sensing using micro and nanocantilevers, mechanics and reliability of RF MEMS, gas damping in MEMS/NEMS, reduced order modeling of MEMS/NEMS

Arvind Raman

Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of micro and nano-oscillators, nanotube/nanowire vibrations, development of new imaging and force spectroscopy modes in dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy, dynamic AFM in liquids, nanobiomechanics, physics of adhesion and stiction at the micro and nanoscale, chem/bio sensing using micro and nanocantilevers, mechanics and reliability of RF MEMS, gas damping in MEMS/NEMS, reduced order modeling of MEMS/NEMS

Rhoads

Micro/Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS); Micro/Nanoscale Resonators and Oscillators; Micro/Nanoscale Sensors; Radio-Frequency (RF) MEMS/NEMS; Predictive Design of MEMS/NEMS; Parametrically-Excited and Parametrically-Amplified Systems; Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration

Jeffrey Rhoads

Micro/Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS); Micro/Nanoscale Resonators and Oscillators; Micro/Nanoscale Sensors; Radio-Frequency (RF) MEMS/NEMS; Predictive Design of MEMS/NEMS; Parametrically-Excited and Parametrically-Amplified Systems; Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibration

Shalaev

Optical properties of nanostructured materials, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, mesoscopic physics, quantum electronics and optoelectronics

Vladimir M. Shalaev

Optical properties of nanostructured materials, nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, mesoscopic physics, quantum electronics and optoelectronics

Reifenberger

Development of transiently-stable carrier systems for drug & gene delivery; supported membrane protein sensors for drug discovery; nanogel synthesis; 2D protein crystallization

David H. Thompson

Development of transiently-stable carrier systems for drug & gene delivery; supported membrane protein sensors for drug discovery; nanogel synthesis; 2D protein crystallization

Wei

Multifunctional nanomaterials for biological and functional imaging; nanomagnetics and surface magnetism; optical sensors for pathogen detection; stimuli-responsive soft materials for environmental and tissue engineering; self-assembly and collective material properties of nanoscale ensembles

Alexander Wei

Multifunctional nanomaterials for biological and functional imaging; nanomagnetics and surface magnetism; optical sensors for pathogen detection; stimuli-responsive soft materials for environmental and tissue engineering; self-assembly and collective material properties of nanoscale ensembles

rokhinson

Micro and Nanoscale fluid mechanics (microfluidics), MEMS, bio-MEMS, biological flows at the cellular level, micro-scale laminar mixing, physiological sensors, electrical and optical manipulation of particles and fluids, development of microfluidic diagnostic techniques.

Steven Wereley

Micro and Nanoscale fluid mechanics (microfluidics), MEMS, bio-MEMS, biological flows at the cellular level, micro-scale laminar mixing, physiological sensors, electrical and optical manipulation of particles and fluids, development of microfluidic diagnostic techniques.

Xu

Prof. Xu's group develops advanced ultrafast optical and nanoscale optical technologies and apply them in (1) energy transfer study and (2) development of advanced manufacturing methods.

Xianfan Xu

Prof. Xu's group develops advanced ultrafast optical and nanoscale optical technologies and apply them in (1) energy transfer study and (2) development of advanced manufacturing methods.

Schwartz

Biomedical micro and nanosystems, bioMEMS, implantable wireless microsystems, micro and nanofabrication technology, biomimetics, soft condensed matter, analog circuit design for biomedical applications .

Babak Ziaie

Biomedical micro and nanosystems, bioMEMS, implantable wireless microsystems, micro and nanofabrication technology, biomimetics, soft condensed matter, analog circuit design for biomedical applications.

 

BNC/NCN affiliated publications

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Wei, P., Taylor, R., Ding, Z., Chung, C., Abilez, O.J., Higgs, G., Pruitt, B.L. and Ziaie, B. Stretchable microelectrode array using room-temperature liquid alloy interconnects. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21(5).

Maleki, T., Chitnis, G. and Ziaie, B. A batch-fabricated laser-micromachined PDMS actuator with stamped carbon grease electrodes. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21(2).

Maleki, T., Fogle, B. and Ziaie, B. A batch fabricated capacitive pressure sensor with an integrated Guyton capsule for interstitial fluid pressure measurement. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21(5).

Ding, Z.W., Wei, P.H., Chitnis, G. and Ziaie, B. Ferrofluid-Impregnated Paper Actuators. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 20(1), 59-64.

Annapragada, S.R., Dash, S., Garimella, S.V. and Murthy, J.Y. Dynamics of Droplet Motion under Electrowetting Actuation. Langmuir, 27(13), 8198-8204.

Chitnis, G., Ding, Z.W., Chang, C.L., Savran, C.A. and Ziaie, B. Laser-treated hydrophobic paper: an inexpensive microfluidic platform. Lab on a Chip, 11(6), 1161-1165.

Kumar, A., Cierpka, C., Williams, S.J., Kahler, C.J. and Wereley, S.T. 3D3C velocimetry measurements of an electrothermal microvortex using wavefront deformation PTV and a single camera. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 10(2), 355-365.

Kumar, A., Williams, S.J., Chuang, H.S., Green, N.G. and Wereley, S.T. Hybrid opto-electric manipulation in microfluidics-opportunities and challenges. Lab on a Chip, 11(13), 2135-2148.

Tung, R.C., Lee, J.W., Sumali, H. and Raman, A. Non-monotonic pressure dependence of resonant frequencies of microelectromechanical systems supported on squeeze films. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21(2).

Wang, X., Katehi, L.P.B. and Peroulis, D. Signal-to-Noise Ratio Performance of a Time-Varying Matching Network for Pulse-Based Systems. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 59(2), 323-337.

 

BNC-affiliated grants and contracts

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Peroulis, Dimitrios, from Virtual EM Inc., $56,075, "RF MEMS Switches for Self-Structuring Antennas - Phase II."

Ziaie, Babak, from National Science Foundation, $150,000, "Micromachined Thermophones with Engineered Thermo-acoustic Response."

Rhoads, Jeffrey Frederick, from National Science Foundation, $41,047, "Exploiting Parametric Effects in Resonant Nanosystems."

Peroulis, Dimitrios, from Flowserve Corp., $20,000, "Wireless Integrated Temperature Sensors for Mechanical Seals."

Peroulis, Dimitrios, from Intelligent Automation Inc., $33,000, "Electrically-Small Loop Antennas for Pulse-based Systems."

Murthy, Jayathi Y., from Energy, U.S. Department Of, $250,000, "PRISM:  Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity andSurvivability of Microsystems."

BNC Research

 

For More Information,
Please Contact:

Monica M.C. Allain, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Ph: 765-494-5138
mallain@purdue.edu

 

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