Dr. Tingrui Pan
Prof. Tingrui Pan received B. Eng. degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) and M. S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, M.S.E.E. degree and Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. In 2006, Prof. Pan joined in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Center for Nano-MicroManufacturing (CNM²) (http://research.engineering.ucdavis.edu/cnm2/) and Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Laboratory (http://mini.ucdavis.edu). His current research interests include nanofluidic sensing, nanofabrication, bio-nano-interface, bioelectricity, lab-on-a-chip, digital chemistry, mobile health and regenerative medicine. He has authored and co-authored more than sixty refereed journal and conference publications and held more than ten US patents/patent applications. Prof. Pan currently serves on the editorial board of Annals of Biomedical Engineering, a flagship journal of the biomedical engineering society and co-chairs the US Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (uCAN), a US student design competition in micro-nanotechnologies. He was a recipient of NSF CAREER Award and Xerox Foundation Award, and a co-recipient of NSF EFRI Award. In 2009, He founded an UC Davis international education initiative – Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program (http://great.ucdavis.edu). In 2011, Dr. Pan received the Outstanding Engineering Junior Career Faculty Award and the Outstanding Service Award from UC Davis.
Dr. Saif Islam
Saif Islam’s nanotechnology research focuses on the incorporation of low-dimensional nanostructured materials and devices with conventional IC elements, employing processes compatible with mass-manufacturing. Unlike the research-based approach of sequentially connecting electrodes to individual nano-structures for device physics studies, massively parallel and manufacturable interfacing techniques are crucial for reproducible fabrication and incorporation of dense, low-cost nanodevice arrays in highly integrated material systems. He has developed two novel nano-device integration and mass-production techniques termed ‘nano-bridges’ and ‘nano-colonnades’ that are compatible with existing microelectronics fabrication processes. His group’s (Inano) current research objectives include the development of massively parallel synthesis and integration processes for 0D and 1D nano-structures (semiconductors, metals, oxides, molecules) for potential applications in the areas of nanoscale electronics and photonics described in the Research Interest (above). A major focus of Inano is nanoepitaxy for homo and heterogeneous nanomaterial synthesis, characterization and device integration.
Corey D. Wolin
With a background in both electrical and materials engineering, Corey assists lab members in bridging the gap between the two closely related disciplines. He serves as the lead engineer setting staff priorities to assure all of the user needs are met. He also serves as our industrial correspondent, assisting outside companies and startups with process development to meet their research goals. Due to his background in materials science, Corey has a strong understanding of various thin film deposition techniques at the atomic level, and recently performed extensive characterization on the new RF/DC Lesker sputtering system. This equipment characterization process is key to streamlining research for our users, and helps decrease the amount of trial and error required on their end. Corey also serves as the Laboratory Safety coordinator making user safety a top priority.
Yusha Bey received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Morgan State University in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2012. He was a post-doctoral research engineer with the University of California, Davis from 2012 – 2014. As a student, he was selected to participate in several student practicum, such as at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (2005) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (2009). Throughout his graduate studies he was a key contributor to several R & D projects for government and industry, including: DARPA ASP, DARPA ART, DOE PRISM, Rockwell Collins, BAE Systems AITR, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.
Dr. Bey has extensive hands-on expertise in regards to the theory, design, tape-out, microelectronic fabrication, measurement, and packaging of solid state and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices. In particular, he is an expert on deploying MEMS for reconfigurable radio-frequency (RF)/microwave and sensor applications. Additionally, Dr. Bey has an extensive background in the hands-on instruction of the art and practice of microelectronics fabrication for students and researchers with a wide range of experiences.
Michael N. Irving
With a background in Chemistry and emphasis Polymer chemistry, Mike has a very strong understanding the photolithography process as it relates to photoresist. He has recently filed a patent for a novel metal-oxide bearing photoresist with a wide range of applications in the MEMS and semiconductor industry. He has performed extensive work with our E-Beam lithography (EBL) system and has also developed other specialty resists to meet a variety of requirements using this system.
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