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    Micro-Device Research
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    Photonics Light The Way of Microprocessors
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    Brain Power

Microsystems Engineering builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science and tackles technical challenges of small-scale nano-systems. Microsystems Engineers manipulate electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological systems on a nano-scale.

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Testimonials

  • Cory Cress - PhD Graduate
    During my time at RIT, I performed research in the NanoPower Research Labs. It was here that I learned how to create nanomaterials and devices. I learned how to understand them, and test their performance. Now, I use these skills at the US Naval Research Lab in Washington, DC. My work here has a massive impact on how electronics are created.
  • Anand Gopalan - PhD Graduate
    “While working toward my PhD in Microsystems at RIT, I was exposed to cutting edge technology with the opportunity to be part of industry supported research.”
  • Peng Xie - PhD Graduate
    I found my Microsystems experience prepared me well for the challenges of industry. During my Ph.D. program, I had taken a 1-year internship at IMEC as well as a 4 months internship at GlobalFoundries. These experiences helped me to better understand the workspace, expand my professional network and get a pulse of where the industry is heading. With my solid preparation at RIT, I am confident that I am ready to take on any challenges in the future.
  • Monica Kempsell Sears - PhD Graduate
    I’ve always wanted to be one of the people who figures out how to push this field further and further—and now I am.
  • Burak Baylav - PhD Graduate
    I had access to the latest technology, tools and data. It was a dream come true and I was able to use this relationship for my Ph.D. research.”

Research

  • The research activities in the Thin Film Electronics group are focused on inorganic thin-film electronics on both silicon and non-silicon platforms.  Research on low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) is exploring an alternative method of crystallization using a flash-lamp annealing (FLA) process.  The instrument uses Xenon flash-lamps with an extremely high irradiance to expose samples with pulses in the microsecond timescale, and...

  • The Nanophotonics Group is developing silicon photonic chips that will revolutionize computing, communication, and sensing systems. Silicon enabled the electronics age with its good electrical properties, high purity, and scalable manufacturability. However, all electronic devices face imposing performance and energy challenges due to the fundamental limits of electrons. In contrast, photons propagate at the speed of light, can carry vast...

  • The Biomedical Microsystems Laboratory carries out research in MEMs, sensors, medical devices, integrated electronics, physiological monitoring, signal processing, auditory dysfunction, and assistive device technologies.  Collaborating with colleagues in the colleges of Engineering, Science, and Medicine at RIT, the University of Rochester, the University of South Florida, and Rochester General Health Systems, this group has developed new...

  • The Thermal Analysis, Microfluidics and Fuel Cell Laboratory (TAmFL) at RIT has gained international recognition for advances in fundamental research. With nearly two dozen student researchers, the laboratory immerses students in real-world research that establishes students within the industry long before graduation. Nearly 20 years ago, the laboratory was founded to focus on understanding the fundamentals of microfluidics and the phenomena...

  • In Biomedical Signal and Image Analysis (BSIA) Lab at Rochester Institute of Technology, our mission is understanding human physiology from an engineering perspective, developing algorithms that can benefit global health care, and training the next generation of scientists and engineers to develop and apply engineering principals in biomedicine. The research of interest includes application of non-stationary signal analysis and classification...