Professor Saif's research focuses on the mechanics of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), fracture mechanics, submicron materials behavior and bio-MEMS. He uses MEMS devices, often of his own design, to explore the mechanics of extremely small things-from nanocrystalline metal films to living cells.
Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Coordinated Science Laboratory, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory Institute for Genomic Biology, NSF I/UCRC Center for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (CABPN), NSF Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS, co-location), NanoHub at Illinois, Nanotechnology Community of Scholars at ACES, US Army TATRC: Micro and Nano-mediated 3D Stereo Lithography
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