Over the last decade, a new paradigm has emerged in the semiconductor industry. New materials, devices and systems incorporating nanotechnology and micro-electro-mechanical systems (nano-MEMS) are being integrated into applications for healthcare, energy, and the environment. With state-of-the-art facilities such as Nano3 (a NSF-designated National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure site), QI faculty are at the forefront of Nano-MEMS trends, investigating the potential of exciting new sensing and diagnostics tools and techniques in the environment, energy and health sciences, including advances in medical devices, nanofluidics and integration of microelectronics with embedded biological sensors.


2014-2015 Round

  • High-Density, Flexible, and Bio-compatible 3D Optogenetic Neural Interfaces, PI Shadi Dayeh (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • An Encapsulated Active Neurological Shank for Robust Ultra-High-Density Brain Recording and Stimulation, PI Patrick Mercier (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • High Transition Temperature Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices for Next-Generation Biomagnetic Imaging Systems,PI Robert C. Dynes (Physics)
  • Development of a Portable, Brain-Based Method for Objective Assessment of Visual Function Loss PI Felipe Medeiros, (Shiley Eye Center)
  • Rapid, Ultralow-Cost Multiplexed Point-of-Care (POC) Testing of Infectious Diseases for Global Health, PI Drew Hall, (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Cartridge Lab-on-Chip (CLOC) for Mobile Health, PI Shaya Fainman (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Multi-Sensing Micro-Drone Swarms that Save Lives, PI Falko Kuester (Structural Engineering)
  • Multifunctional Microrobots for Efficient Environmental Remediation, PI Joseph Wang (NanoEngineering)
  • Integrated Optoelectronics for Ultra-Compact Data Center Network Nodes, PI Shayan Mookherjea (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Rapid Prototyping of Electronic Gadgets, PI Steven Swanson (Computer Science and Engineering)
  • Experimental Platform Development for Wireless Channel Modeling for Next Generation Systems, PI Bhaskar Rao (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

2012-2013 Round

  • Distributed Health Initiative: Towards a Global Tricorder, PI Albert Lin (QI)
  • Flexible EEG ‘Patch’ for Point-of-Care Health Monitoring, PI Deli Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Optically-Assisted Needle Guidance, PI Sadik Esener (NanoEngineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Quantum-Structure Enabled Thermal Energy Harvest for Self-Powered Electronics, PI Renkun Chen (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

2010-2011 Round

  • Real-time Adaptive Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) in Cellular Communications, PI Peter Asbeck (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • A Multi-Spectral Airborne Sensor Platform for Energy and Environmental Audits, PI Falko Kuester (Structural Engineering, QI, CISA3)
  • An Open Architecture, Low Power, Low Cost Underwater Acoustic Modem, PI Ryan Kastner (Computer Science and Engineering)
  • 3D Enabled Surgical System, PI Truong Nguyen (Electrical and Computer Engineering); co-PI Mark Talamini, M.D. (Surgery)
  • Low-Cost Lab-on-Chip Sensor Platform, PI Deli Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering)