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MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory (MSAL)

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2201 J. M. Patterson Building

The MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory (MSAL) focuses on the design, fabrication, and testing of self-sustaining adaptive integrated bio-microsystems for chemical and biological sensing. The devices are designed using a variety of both in-house and commercial simulation software packages and developed utilizing state-of-the-art micro and nano fabrication and characterization techniques. Current projects include microfluidic-based opto-mechanical platforms for monitoring bacterial quorum sensing, next generation battery and fuel cell devices using the tobacco mosaic virus (TMV), and integrated III-V optical microsystems for chemical vapor sensing.