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  1. Learning Module: Introduction to Transducers - Instructor Guides

    17 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "transducers" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity...

  2. Learning Module: Introduction to Transducers

    17 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "transducers" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity...

  3. Learning Module: Introduction to Sensors

    17 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "sensors" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity...

  4. Learning Module: Introduction to Sensors - Instructor Guides

    17 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "sensors" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity...

  5. Learning Module: Introduction to Actuators

    17 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "actuators" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity...

  6. Learning Module: Introduction to Actuators - Instructor Guides

    17 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module is one of three SCME modules that discuss the types of components found in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).  This module covers "actuators" - what they are, how they work, and how they are used in both macro and micro-sized systems.  An activity...

  7. Printed Nanostructured Optoelectronic Devices and Systems

    17 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Uli Lemmer

    In this talk I will first discuss nanophotoniclight management structures in large area optoelectronic devices and the possibilities offered by organic semiconductor lasers [1] and organic photodiodes [2] for sensing applications. Furthermore the talk will discuss recent progress for energy...

  8. Breakdown Voltage & Current Density Calculator for meso scale gaps

    14 Jul 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sebastian Camilo Mendoza Rincon, Siva Sashank Tholeti, Alina Alexeenko

    Calculates breakdown voltage and Fowler-Nordheim current density for meso scale gaps

  9. PHLOGON: Phase-based Logic using Oscillatory Nanosystems

    15 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury

    We show how DC-powered self-sustaining nonlinear oscillators of practically any type can function as phase-logic latches. Phase-based Boolean computation becomes possible using a wide variety of natural and engineered oscillators (including CMOS realizations) as substrates; moreover, it features...

  10. ECE 695NS Student Presentation: Optimization and Analysis of Multilayer Anti-Reflection Coating for Thin-Film Si Selective Solar Absorber

    15 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hao Tian

    To increase the absorption of the thin film selective solar absorber, multilayer anti-reflection coating is designed and optimized, which consists a layer of SiO2 followed by TiO2. Local optimization is performed for 20 um Si and at 550C. The optimal thicknesses for SiO2 and TiO2 are found to be...

  11. What is Markovian and non-Markovian in Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches and Viewpoints

    15 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Francesco Ciccarello

    While in classical physics the notion of what is Markovian or not is well defined, this is not the case when it comes to open quantum systems. What makes a quantum dynamics Markovian or non-Markovian (NM)? Traditional answers to this question involve the celebrated Lindblad master equation (ME)...

  12. Learning Module: History of MEMS - Instructor Guides

    10 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module provides a timeline of the progression of microtechnology through a series of innovations that starts with the first Point Contact Transistor built in 1947 and ends with the optical network switch in 1999.  Activities provide the opportunity to build on this timeline...

  13. Learning Module: History of MEMS

    10 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

    This learning module provides a timeline of the progression of microtechnology through a series of innovations that starts with the first Point Contact Transistor built in 1947 and ends with the optical network switch in 1999.  Activities provide the opportunity to build on this timeline...

  14. Systems and Software for Quantum Computing

    10 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Travis S. Humble

    In this talk, we define some of the system-level challenges facing the development of quantum computing systems as well as software-based approaches that can be used to overcome them. Following a brief overview of the state of the art, we present recent advances in the modeling and simulation of...

  15. Weakly Ionized Plasmas for Reconfigurable RF Systems

    10 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sergey Macheret

    The presentation discusses properties of ionized gases (plasmas), such as those used in fluorescent lights, from the standpoint of their potential application to tunable and reconfigurable radio-frequency (RF) electronics: antennas, resonators, filters, etc. Plasmas have important advantages in...

  16. Nanodevices for Bio-inspired Computing

    10 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Julie Grollier

    In this talk, I will show that, for building the neuromorphic chips of the future, we will need to emulate functionalities of synapses and neurons at the nanoscale. I will review the recent developments of memristive nano-synapses and oscillating nano- neurons, the physical mechanisms at stake,...

  17. Innovation: The Core of the Clean Energy Economy

    10 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): S. Julio Friedmann

    Low-cost, clean energy represents an enormous economic opportunity as well as an environmental and national security imperative. To maintain high reliability, low cost, and minimal environmental impacts requires major investments in advanced technology to deliver new solutions to market....

  18. ECE 695NS Student Presentation: Analysis of Asymmetrical Cavities with the Finite Element Method

    10 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Oluseye Akomolede

    In this presentation, the analysis of the resonant frequencies and fundamental modes of arbitrarily shaped resonant cavities in three dimensions is explored. An incremental insertion Delaunay triangulation algorithm, a medial axis calculation algorithm, an algorithm for meshing the interior of a...

  19. Engineering Career Profiles

    10 May 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamecia Raishaun Jones

    Although there are many programs and curriculum opportunities for students to do engineering projects, surveys from middle and high school students have said that they are interested in what engineers do from day to day.  We have interviewed scientists and engineers who do...

  20. Measuring the Impact of Service-Learning Projects in Engineering: High School Students' Perspectives

    10 May 2017 | Papers | Contributor(s): Tamecia Raishaun Jones, Jean M Trusedell, William "Bill" C. Oakes, Monica Elaine Cardella

    We have seen the benefits of service learning and its impact on perceptions and knowledge of engineering and recognize it as a successful mechanism for introducing often highly abstracted concepts to younger students.  This paper describes the analysis of student reflections from...