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  • Renewable Energy
    Impacts on Climate Change
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    Brain Power
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    RIT's Semiconductor and Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory
  • Micro-Device Research
    Implantable Micro-Device Research Could Lead To New Therapies To Treat Hearing Loss
  • Cutting Edge Research
    MOVPE Equipment Changes Everything in Semiconductor Processing
  • Micro-Device Research
    Photonics Light The Way of Microprocessors
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    Micro-Device Research
  • Stellar Students
    Advancing Lithium Ion Battery Technology
  • Plasmonic Electronics
    Exploring a Plasmonic Alternative
  • Microscale Heat Transfer
    Satish Kandlikar: Reduced in Heat in Electronic Devices
  • Advancing Tissue Engineering
    Research by RIT Professor Points to Improvements in Tissue Engineering

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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Our research group works on cryptographic engineering. In short, the research group is involved in the design, implementation, and optimization of crypto-systems in embedded hardware and software. In addition, the group actively works on emerging topics in side-channel analysis attacks and countermeasures. The research conducted in this group includes a number of abstraction levels, including hardware micro architecture and platform specific...

  • The research and fabrication of nanomaterials promises to revolutionize a number of industries and scientific fields, particularly biomedical devices and stem cell engineering. A major barrier to significant adoption and incorporation of novel nanomaterials is the need to produce these materials in high volume and at low-cost. We research the fabrication of ultrathin nanomembranes and the methods to produce these materials more simply, while...

  • 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 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...

  • Nanofabrication technology has been central to the field of semiconductor device manufacturing for many years.  As applications grow beyond microelectronics, new needs for research into nanoscale patterning and materials emerge.  The Nanolithography Research Laboratories at RIT has pioneered key advances in nanopatterning and materials technologies that have driven nanolithography into sub-30nm regimes.  Activities are underway in optical (UV...