Microfabrication Shared Facility

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Principal investigators familiar with MFF and related research offer their expertise to facility users. Contact the managing director if you would like your name added to the knowledge base contact list.

Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Stem cell and tissue engineering
  • Nano-biomaterials
  • Mechanical characterization of advanced materials
  • Sensors and actuators in medical device
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

Paul L. Bergstrom

  • Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Micro-electromechanical systems
  • Micromachining materials and process technologies
  • Inertial pressure
  • Nanoscaled technologies enabling banoelectronic devices
  • Technologies for the monolithic integration of sensors and actuators with electronics

Sajjad Bigham

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Areas of Expertise

  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Management
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Energy Systems
  • Micro- and Nano-fabrication Techniques

Research Interests

  • Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Microscale Physics of Phase Change Heat Transfer
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Multiphase Flows
  • Micro- and Nano-engineered Materials
  • Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

Chang Kyoung Choi

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Faculty Advisor, Korean Student Association

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Microscopic Imaging Techniques
  • Micro-/nano-fabrications
  • Cellular Sensing & Single Protein Tracking

Research Interests

  • Opto-electric Cellular Sensing
  • Microfluidics and Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Droplet Impingement on Patterned Metal Surfaces
  • Evaporation of Thin Films and Droplets
  • Multiscale Interface Phenomena
  • Neutron imaging
  • Fluid Flow-induced Shear Effect on Chondrons; Regeneration of pericellular matrix from chondrocytes using microencapsulation;

Durdu Guney

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Areas of Interest

  • Metamaterials and Plasmonics
  • Solar Cells
  • Quantum Computing, Communications and Cryptography
  • Photonic Bandgap Materials and Fibers
  • Acoustic Bandgap Materials

Sang Yoon Han

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

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Research Interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Traction force by a living cell
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Image data modeling
  • Machine learning
  • BioMEMS

Caryn Heldt

  • James and Lorna Mack Chair in Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Bioseparations
  • Virus removal and detection
  • Biosensors

Julia A. King

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Lorna and James Mack Professorship of Continuous Processing

Research Interests

  • Thermally and electrically conductive resins/composites

Bruce P. Lee

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Biomimetic, bio-inspired materials
  • Biointerface
  • Antimicrobial and antifouling coatings
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Tissue adhesives

Miguel Levy

  • Professor, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Nonreciprocal Phenomena

Christopher T. Middlebrook

  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Physics

Links of Interest

Areas of Interest

  • Infrared detectors
  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Radiometry

Owen P Mills

  • Senior Research Engineer and Scientist II
  • Director, Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL)

Research Interests

  • The use and application of Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam System, X-ray Microanalysis and Ultramicrotomy
  • Operation and management of multi-user instrumentation facilities.

Adrienne Minerick

  • Dean, School of Technology
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis

Rebecca G. Ong

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Links of Interest

Courses Taught

  • CM5300 – Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CM1000 – Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Lignocellulosic-Based Biofuels and Biomaterials
  • Sustainability of Bioenergy Production Systems

Lei Pan

  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Particulate Separation
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Process Modelling

Kathryn A. Perrine

  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Surface chemistry and interfacial science
  • Reactivity of gases and solutions on metal oxide materials under model (ultra-high vacuum) and real (near ambient pressure) conditions
  • Designing metal-oxide architectures and nanostructures on various substrates; Atomic Layer Deposition and tailored growth approaches
  • Growth, properties and reactions on heterogeneous structures for energy and environmental applications

Smitha Rao

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microfluidics for cancer research
  • Microenvironment platforms to characterize cellular interactions
  • Sensors and devices for biomedical sensing and implantable devices
  • Piezo-based polymeric sensors
  • Microscale devices for biomedical sensors
  • Electrospun fibers for scaffold and electrical sensing
Russell Stein

Russell Stein

  • Research Engineer
  • Faculty Co-Advisor, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

Jae Yong Suh

  • Assistant Professor, Physics

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Light-matter interactions and quantum optics on nanoscale platforms (i.e. nanostructures)
  • Coherent and nonlinear processes in metal or semiconductor nanocavities
  • Time-resolved laser spectroscopy and nanofabrications

Ye Sun

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Human Factors in Transportation

Research Interests

  • Wireless Body Area Network and Wireless Health Care
  • Non-contact Physiological Measurement System
  • Data Mining in Human Fatigue Detection
  • Transportation Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Yoke Khin Yap

  • Professor, Physics
  • Director, Applied Physics Program
  • Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow
  • 906-487-2900
  • ykyap@mtu.edu
  • Office: Fisher 219, Labs: Fisher B013/009/031/034

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Solid-State Physics
  • Optics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nanotechnology)
  • Electromagnetism

Research Interests

  • Controlled synthesis of 0D, 1D, and 2D materials (Nanotubes, 2D layered materials, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, and their heterostructures, etc.).
  • Exploration of new functional nanomaterials, heterojunctions, heterostructures, nano-hybrids, and nano-systems.
  • Creative use of nanomaterials and nano-systems for advanced electronics, quantum switching, energy harvesting, environmental, chemical and biomedical applications.

Feng Zhao

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Stem cell therapies
  • Naturally derived biomaterials
  • Cell sheet engineering
  • 3D scaffold-free tissue fabrication
  • Cardiovascular tissue regeneration
  • Neural Tissue Engineering