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This high-performing lab conducts critical research in advanced microsystem, device fabrication and materials and develops quality, and cutting edge microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and smart system technologies. The lab contains various pieces of test equipment, probe stations, a CO2 critical point dryer, a 3D printer, for use and facilitates technologies such as low-cost, zero power pressure sensors and MEMS based membrane systems for sensing hazardous gas. The applications for these technologies are diverse, with the lab recently presenting their work at a pre-college residential program for youth. Additionally, the lab’s MEMS research has been presented at TechConnect World Conference, a technology conference pairing research groups with industry end-users and prospectors.
The lab is directed by Dr. Ron Coutu, a Professor and the V. Clayton Lafferty Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering at Marquette University. He is a California Professional Engineer and Senior Member of the IEEE and SPIE. His research interests include MEMS, advanced microsystems, biosensors, device fabrication, micro-electrical contacts, and phase-change materials.
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering