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The MiNDS program is actively involved in a number of ongoing research projects both within the areas of micro/nanotechnology and pedagogy. Some highlights include:

Seoul Lab

MEMS Projects

  • Meeting Educational Milestones - Enhancing multidisciplinary undergraduate microelectronic education using a "heads-on" MEMS laboratory experience¬†(NSF grant #0311400)
  • Shape-Memory-Alloy MEMS: Heat engine, energy scavenger and actuation
  • Thin Film Deposition: Improve Reliability of Missile Battery Igniter
  • Microfluidics: Chemistry Lab-on-a-chip
  • Design-Simulation- Characterization
  • MUMPs: Heat actuators and Mirrors

Nanoscale Projects

  • Nanomagnetics: Data Storage
  • Saturable Multiple Quantum Wells: Optical Switching & ADC
  • Carbon Nano-Tubes: Supercapacitor and Energy Storage Application
  • Nano Porous Silica: Water Treatment & Photocatalysis


  • A. Siahmakoun, T. Adams, E. Wheeler, and S. Kirkpatrick, S., "Undergraduate
    MEMS-Nano Courses for Everyone," Proceedings of MRS 2006 Conference,
    San Francisco, CA, April 17-21, 2006
  • T. M. Adams, S. R. Kirkpatrick, Z. Wang, and A. Siahmakoun,
    " NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Thin Films Deposited by Co-Evaporation", Materials
    Letters, 59 (10), 1161-1164 (2005)
  • Z. Wang, S. R. Kirkpatrick, T. M. Adams, and A. Siahmakoun,
    " TiNi MEMS Heat Engine", Proceedings of SEM X International Congress &
    , Costa Mesa, CA (2004)
  • A. Siahmakoun, S. Kirkpatrick, and T. Adams, "Shaped memory alloy TiNi heat
    actuator," Nano and Microsystems Technology and Metrology, Redstone Arsenal,
    AL, Nov. 17-18, 2004
  • T. M. Adams, " An Undergraduate MEMS Course for Everyone" Proceedings of the
    2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
    Salt Lake City, UT. (Recipient of Best Paper Award)