Seminar: Microsystems Research at the University of Virginia

Title: Microsystems Research at the University of Virginia
Date: 7/1/2013, 14:00
Location: Room 401, Microelectronics Building, SJTU
Speaker: Michael L. Reed
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA USA
Host: Dr. Huang Qiyu

Progress in scaling microelectronic systems has served as an engine of innovation for decades, underpinning advances in computing, communication, signal processing, medical diagnosis, and virtually every field of scientific endeavor. Beyond electronic circuitry, the facility to synthesize devices and systems at the micron and nanometer scale portends a continuing metamorphosis of the technological landscape. In this talk, I describe recent microsystem technologies under development at UVa, including actuators based on capillary forces, nanoporous metal films, and therapeutic medical devices employing nanotechnology.

Michael L. Reed is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining UVa, he held appointments at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Twente, ETH Zürich, and the Albert Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg. His research interests center around micro- and nano-fabrication technologies and microsystems applications.
Dr. Reed was the Technical Chairman of the 1995 IEEE International Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, and the General Chairman of the 1996 Workshop. He also organized the 1996 Materials Research Society Symposium on Materials in Microsystems, and is the North American editor of the journal Sensors and Materials. He currently holds 17 issued and 13 pending patents related to microsystems technology and microfabricated medical devices. With Ron Rohrer, he is the author of the textbook Applied Introductory Circuit Analysis for Electrical and Computer Engineers (Prentice Hall, 1998) and approximately 130 research publications. He was a co-founder of the medical device startup company Setagon, Inc., which was acquired by Medtronic in 2007. Professor Reed is a recipient of the Hertz Foundation Prize and a Presidential Young Investigator Award, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.