Developing technologies at the micro-scale.
The Laboratory for MicroTechnologies focuses on creating new technologies that combine inorganic materials (silicon chips, optical fibers, etc.) with organic materials (polymers, cells, etc.) at the micro-scale. For further information, look under Research or click one of the pictures above.
PhD student Bavani Balakrisnan has been awarded an Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship.
Recently-graduated PhD student Michael Armani is in the Washington Post for his start-up company CloudSolar, which is commercializing a more efficient formula for a liquid that flows through solar panels to retain and circulate heat. On April 1, 2011, CloudSolar won the prize for Tech Transfer company at the UMD Entrepreneurship Invitational.
Recently-defended PhD student Mark Kujawski is in the Washington Post for his start-up company Smart Composites , which is commercializing strain gauges as well as QuikHeat, a product based on exfoliated graphite / elastomer composites for melting snow on driveways, sidewalks, etc.
Web Site Updates
This site was last updated in April 2011.
A new page was added in March on 2D PCR.