The next big innovations in electronics are going to be tiny, and we’re pushing the limits of miniaturizing the complex network of electronics that will power the next generation of digital devices, from smartphones to sensors to biomedical implants.
We’re building keener sensors capable of picking up data from ever-smaller sample sizes, leading to more efficient, less invasive testing. And we’re exploring new materials to make electronic systems more resilient and capable of performing in the most demanding environments--from inside the human body to the furthest reaches of outer space.
Centers and institutes that conduct research in Micro-/Nano-electronics and Sensors
Faculty who conduct research in Micro-/Nano-electronics and Sensors
Develops new electrochemical processes for applications including nano-material fabrication, energy storage, electrometallurgy and sensors
Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials
Understands and solves problems in biology and medicine using transport principles
Study the mechanics, designs, and manufacturing of smart multifunctional materials, soft robotics, soft electronics, and self-powered sensing systems.
Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics (SME Lab) www.CaoGroup.org
Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices
Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems
Develops chemical and biomedical sensors for single-use, cost-effective measurements
Focusing on sensor medicine: using bio-sensors to refine treatment and restore lost function.
Researches integrated circuits and systems, sensor physics, biomedical and bio-inspired electronics, measurement and instrumentation
Develops diamond electrodes for electrochemical and neural device applications
Engineers the next generation of neuromodulation technology
Creates next-generation, integrated instruments for neural engineering and point-of-care (POC) health diagnostics
Models and simulates digital systems, and verifies integrated circuit designs
Develops materials and processing techniques for microsystems, especially for challenging applications