Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology Interim Director, Professor Oliver Brand, to Speak at SEMICON West on MEMS-Based Sensing Systems and the Role of Interdisciplinary Research

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Interdisciplinary and cross-agency research has become more and more of a necessity in the fast paced world of technology innovation. To bring new ideas to market in a cost effective and timely fashion, global academic and industry entities are increasingly focused on collaborative and cross-discipline research endeavors co-funded with government agencies. Recognizing this trend, SEMICON West 2014 will be presenting a focus session on the collaborative efforts of academic and industry research in technology innovation.

On Thursday, July 10, 2014, during the 1:30-3:30PM “Breakthrough Research Technologies” session located at the TechXPOT South Pavilion in the South Hall, Moscone Center, Professor Oliver Brand, Interim Executive Director of the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech, will present “MEMS-Based Sensing Systems and their Packaging”.

The presentation discusses research advances at Georgia Tech in the areas of chemical microsensors, inertial sensors and micromachined ultrasonic transducers. The examples presented will highlight how research in the area of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is moving from processes and single devices to packaged microsystems, as well as how access to state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization facilities have become increasingly important for accelerated interdisciplinary research advances. The presentation presents how the Georgia Institute of Technology promotes such interdisciplinary research through the formation of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs), such as the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), and how the Center for MEMS and Microsystem Technologies (CMMT), a research center within IEN, supports technology advances, benefiting from the shared-user cleanroom facilities available on the Georgia Tech campus.  

SEMICON West, first held in 1971, is one of the largest international conferences for the presentation of new technologies for the microelectronics industry. Featuring professional development sessions and corporate exhibits that represent diverse topics such as semiconductors, nano and micro-device fabrication and testing, photovoltaics, LEDs and OLEDs, and flexible electronics that cut across the global electronics supply chain.

For more information about IEN or IEN’s capabilities and faculty base please visit IEN's website at For information about SEMICON West and to register for the conference, please follow this link.



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