Microsystems Concentration


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Microsystems Concentration

  1. 1. Microsystems at Georgia Tech QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture. QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. microelectronics Electronic QuickTime™ and a sciences and TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.Electronics and solid-stateclassical physics physics microsystems
  2. 2. So, you wanna study microsystems…• Undergraduate coursework opportunities• Graduate coursework opportunities• Research opportunities – UROP/special problems – MS thesis work – PhD thesis work
  3. 3. Undergraduate Pathway
  4. 4. Core Graduate Pathway**** * = microsystems core
  5. 5. Microelectronics/Microsystems Research AreasMicrosystems and Nanosystems Faculty:Mark G. Allen, Farrokh Ayazi, Oliver Brand, Albert B. FrazierPhotovoltaics Faculty:Christiana Honsberg, Bernard Kippelen, Ajeet RohatgiMicroelectronics Systems Packaging Faculty:Farrokh Ayazi, Gary S. May, Rao R. TummalaManufacturing and Gigascale Integration Faculty:John D. Cressler, Gary S. May, James D. MeindlCompound Semiconductors Faculty:William A. Doolittle, Ian T. FergusonBiomedical Microsystems Faculty:Mark G. Allen, Albert B. Frazier, William D. Hunt
  6. 6. Microelectronics Research Center • 10,000 m2 building • 2,000 m2 annex • 700 m2 clean room space • 18 individual laboratories • 470 graduate student researchers • 230 clean room users • 76 affiliated facultyEngineering: ECE, MSE, ME, ChESciences: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics Complete facilities list & info: www.mirc.gatech.edu7 Startup Companies utilize facilities undernegotiated arrangements with Georgia Tech Coming soon: the ‘Nanocenter’
  7. 7. What about Microelectronics Research? Almost 10% of GT research !?
  8. 8. Some Current Microsystems ProgramsComplementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor Platform (CMOS)Microelectromechanical SystemsNanofabricationPackaging Research Center (resource)University Center of Excellence in PhotovoltaicsWide Bandgap Materials: Lasers, Lighting, DevicesChemical Process ResearchComputational ElectronicsOptoelectronicsQuantum DevicesComputer Aided ManufacturingWireless RF ElectronicsUltrafast Fiber Optical Communications
  9. 9. Center Research Possibilities TIFFQuickTime™ thisdecompressor and a (Uncompressed) picture. are needed to see QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.University Center ofExcellence in Photovoltaics Packaging QuickTime™ and a Research Center TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Center for MEMS and Microsystem Technologies
  10. 10. Polylithic integration of optical interconnection forfiber-to-the-chip communication
  11. 11. Magnetic Micromachined Materials and Devices relays Upper plate Springs inductors Pads high energy product magnets
  12. 12. RF MEMS LC filterssurface micromachined inductors RF switches
  13. 13. High Temperature Wireless Sensors Pratt and Whitney Compressor Combustor Sensor placed hereDC sputtered 3.8mm 3.8mm ConductiveCu electrode Paste 161µm ElectroplatedElectroplated Cu electrode Cu Coil
  14. 14. Biomedical Devices microneedlesflexible microelectrode arrays
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