Micro-/Nano-electronics and Sensors

We’re building ultra-small hardware to support giant leaps in digital capabilities.

The next big innovations in electronics are going to be tiny, and we’re pushing the limits of miniaturizing the complex network of electronics that will power the next generation of digital devices, from smartphones to sensors to biomedical implants.  

We’re building keener sensors capable of picking up data from ever-smaller sample sizes, leading to more efficient, less invasive testing. And we’re exploring new materials to make electronic systems more resilient and capable of performing in the most demanding environments--from inside the human body to the furthest reaches of outer space. 

Centers and institutes that conduct research in Micro-/Nano-electronics and Sensors

Faculty who conduct research in Micro-/Nano-electronics and Sensors

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Rohan Akolkar

Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation
Chief Scientist (Joint Appointmet), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Professor, Chemical Engineering
Director, Electronic Design Center (EDC)

Develops new electrochemical processes for applications including nano-material fabrication, energy storage, electrometallurgy and sensors

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Eric Baer

Distinguished University Professor
Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Director, NSF Center for Layered Polymeric Systems

Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials

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Harihara Baskaran

Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
Professor, Chemical Engineering

Understands and solves problems in biology and medicine using transport principles

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Changyong (Chase) Cao

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Study the mechanics, designs, and manufacturing of smart multifunctional materials, soft robotics, soft electronics, and self-powered sensing systems.

Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics (SME Lab)  www.CaoGroup.org

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Jeff Capadona

Associate Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices

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Umut Gurkan

Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems

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Chung-Chiun Liu

Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology & Control
Distinguished University Professor
Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering
Director Emeritus of EDC, Electronics Design Center

Develops chemical and biomedical sensors for single-use, cost-effective measurements

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Steve Majerus

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Focusing on sensor medicine: using bio-sensors to refine treatment and restore lost function.

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Soumyajit Mandal

Research Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Researches integrated circuits and systems, sensor physics, biomedical and bio-inspired electronics, measurement and instrumentation

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Heidi Martin

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Develops diamond electrodes for electrochemical and neural device applications

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Cameron McIntyre

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers the next generation of neuromodulation technology

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Pedram Mohseni

Department Chair, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Goodrich Professorship for Engineering Innovation
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Creates next-generation, integrated instruments for neural engineering and point-of-care (POC) health diagnostics

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Daniel Saab

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering

Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs

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Chris Zorman

Associate Dean, Research
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
Director, Microfabrication Laboratory
Co-Director, APT Center

Develops materials and processing techniques for microsystems, especially for challenging applications