Ph.D. program begins
In December, RIT became
home to the nations first doctoral program in microsystems
This is a unique
program, says Mustafa Abushagur, director of microsystems
engineering research and education initiatives. We expect
to be the leading institution in this field.
program incorporates electrical, mechanical, optical, chemical,
computer, industrial, microelectronic and software engineering,
along with imaging science, materials science and product development.
Students will design
and fabricate micro-, submicro- and nano-scale components and
systems with potential applications in biomedical diagnostics
and treatment, electronics, imaging, telecommunications and other
The program is RITs
second Ph.D. program, joining the imaging science doctoral program
begun in 1988.