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    Impacts on Climate Change
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    Advancing Lithium Ion Battery Technology
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    Micro-Device Research
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    Photonics Light The Way of Microprocessors
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    Satish Kandlikar: Reduced in Heat in Electronic Devices

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

  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research

  • The group’s research activities focus on enhancing the performance of energy conversion, transmission, and storage devices through the use of nanomaterials.  Current interests include the development of high capacity anode and cathode active materials for lithium ion batteries as well as engineering novel device architectures using carbon nanotubes (CNTs).  A second research area focuses on fabricating and improving the electrical...

  • The Microsale BioSeparations (MBS) Lab is a research group working on separation, sorting and detection techniques of nano and microbioparticles, such as macromolecules and cells. We employ electric field driven techniques (dielectroforesis, electrophoresis and electroosmosis) in microfluidic devices. This is a very multidisciplinary area that combines microfluidics, electric fields, chemistry and biology. Our main objective is to develop...

  • Terahertz light is light in-between the microwave and mid-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Only over the last decade did terahertz technology mature to the point where we can know think about deploying this part of the electromagnetic spectrum for measurement and control purposes in industry. The Terahertz Materials Characterization Laboratory at RIT develops terahertz based material characterization techniques relevant to the...

  • Fiber-optical links have enabled tera-bits-per-second transcontinental communication. The mission of Novel Material Photonics (NMP) lab is to develop novel photonic devices that can guide and manipulate optical signals at the nanoscale, bring photonic components into VLSI circuits, and realize on-chip communication and computation at the optical speed. Activities within NMP lab are directed toward the exploration of novel nanomaterials and...

  • Investigating and modelling the mechanical properties of materials is important for many applications. The most common technique used for mechanical characterization of materials is called nanoindentation. The currently available tools utilized in order to perform nanoindentation have their limitations in terms of sensitivities of force and displacement or limitations due to the hardware for a broad range of material properties. When it comes...