2018-2019 Research Accomplishments

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Biological Applications,
Investigating the Effect of Environment Shape on Bacteria Growth at the Microscale,
Microfluidic Chip Manufacturing for Point of Care Sepsis Diagnosis,
Developing Microfluidic Devices for Assisted Reproductive Technologies,
Measuring Non-Equilibrium RNA Dynamics One Molecule at a Time with SU-8 Microfluidics,
Body-on-a-Chip Systems for Drug Development (LaValley),
Body-on-a-Chip Systems for Drug Development (Wang, Miller, LaValley),
Silicon Nitride Cantilevers for Muscle Myofibril Force Measurements,
Unzipping an Array of DNA Molecules by Resonator Based Nanophotonic Tweezers,
Development of a Salivary Microfluidic Diagnostic Device using Hot Embossing,
An in vacuo Microfluidic Mixer for Biological X-Ray Solution Scattering,
Biomechanics of Bacteria,
Design and Application of Microfluidic Devices to Study Cell Migration in Confined Environments,
Electrochemical Lasso for Trapping Biomolecules inside Zero-Mode Waveguides,
Zero-Mode Waveguides Fabrication for DNA Nucleosome Sequencing Application,
Dual-Gradient Microhabitat Platform for Microalgae Growth,
Shear-Rate Controlled Microfluidic Devices to Examine von Willebrand Factor-Mediated Platelet Deposition,
Handheld Chem/Biosensor Combining Metasurfaces and Engineered Sensor Proteins to Enhance Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR),
Metasurface Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy for Live Cells,
Retinal Implant Project,
Characterizing the Role of Tumor-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in Breast Cancer,
Circulating Extracellular Vesicles and Physical Stress in ME/CF,
Development of Microfluidic Device for Protein Synthesis and Modification,
Development of a Heparin-Based Coacervate Loaded Liposomes as Non-Invasive Therapy for Myocardial Infarction,
Phytophthora Zoospore Chemotaxis,
Characterization of Cancer Microvesicles,
Sample Preparation for Single-Electron Spin Detection,
Investigation of Area Selective Atomic Layer Deposition with Microreactor and in situ Surface Analysis,
Thin Film, Laser-Etched Sorbent Sheets for Spatially Resolved and High Throughput Analysis of Volatiles,
Fabrication of Graphene Microelectrodes,
Small Molecule Photoresists for EUV Lithography,
Power Electronic Devices Based on Ga2O3,
WSe2 RF MOSFETs and CMOS Integration,
Fully Transparent Oxide Thin-Film Transistor with Record Current and On/Off Ratio,
Injectable Micro-Scale Opto-Electrically Transduced Electrodes,
Trench Formation and Filling in Silicon Carbide,
Emerging III-Nitride Devices for Terahertz Electronics,
Fully Passivated InAlN/GaN HEMTs on Silicon with fT/fMAX of 144/141 GHz,
Area-Selective Deposition to Enable Single-digit nm Fabrication,
Metal-Organic Hybrid Photoresists,
Transient Laser Heating Derived Mesoporous Materials Directed by Gyroidal Templates from Block Copolymer Self-Assembly,
Three-Dimensional Printing with Silica Cages,
Fabricating Advanced Characterization Platforms for Polyelectrolyte Brushes,
Nanometer-Scale Area-Selective Formation of Polymer Brushes,
Engineering Transport in Confined Environments of Stable Radical Polymers,
Production of Beta-Tungsten as a Function of Sputtering Pressure,
Nanotube Transistor Arrays on a TEM Substrate,
Inertial Spreading and Imbibition of a Liquid Drop Through a Porous Surface,
Fabrication of Graphene-Encapsulated Photocathodes,
Al2O3 Deposition and Characterization on III-Nitride Surfaces for Improvement of Dielectric/Semiconductor Interface Properties and Device Reliability,
Thermal and Electrical Properties of Quasi-1D van der Waals Nanowires,
Fabricating Lithographically Designed Cylindrical Colloidal Particles,
Development of Microsensors for Air Quality Monitoring,
Scissionable Polymer Photoresist for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography,
Quantum Materials for Communication, Computing, and Storage,
Mechanical Devices,
Responsive Liquid Crystal Micro Actuators for Microrobotic Applications,
ALD for Membranes, Metamaterials, and Mechanisms,
Localized Microfluidic Actuation and Mixing Using Planar Fresnel Type Gigahertz Ultrasonic Transducer,
N-Z Power NEMS Electrostatic RF Wakeup Receiver with Pt Contact,
Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement by Coupling Nanoscale Evaporation in Buried Nanochannels,
Fabrication of AlN HBAR Devices for Spin Manipulation of Diamond NV Centers,
NanoThermoMechanical Logic Thermal Gates,
Making a Microfluidic Device to Mimic Flow Through Porous Medium,
Atomically Thin Metamaterial Robots, Origami, and Artificial Flagella,
A MEMS Microphone Using Levitation Force,
Carbon Dioxide as Thermal Fluid in Micro Systems,
Fabricating Vitreous Silica Micropillars for Uniaxial Compression with in situ Raman Spectroscopy,
Construction of Microplasma Test Array,
Optics & Opto-Electronics,
Self-Starting Lithium Niobate Soliton Microcombs,
High-Q Two-Dimensional Lithium Niobate Photonic Crystal Slab Nanoresonators,
Fabrication of Anti-Resonant Reflecting Optical Waveguides for On-Chip Raman Spectroscopy,
High Quality Factor PECVD Si3N4 Ring Resonators Compatible with CMOS Process,
III-N UV Photonic Devices,
Development of Single and Double Layer Anti-Reflective Coatings for Astronomical Instruments,
Fabricating All-Glass, 1 cm Diameter Metalens Working at Visible Wavelength,
Metasurface-Based Infrared Optical Devices,
Exploratory Etching and Electrodeposition Project,
Metamaterial Spectrometer: A Low SWaP, Robust, High Performance Hyperspectral Sensor for Land and Atmospheric Remote Sensing,
Ion Mill X-Ray Reflection Gratings,
Physics & Nanostructure Physics,
Spin-Orbit Torque Switching of Magnetic Tunnel Junctions by Oxide Material,
Reducing Write Current of Three Terminal Magnetic Tunnel Junctions by Engineering the Spin Hall Channel Structures,
Spin Currents and Spin Fluctuations in FexPt1-x Alloys and Heterostructures,
Non-Local Spin Transport in Complex Oxide Thin Films,
Photodiode Devices for Stimulation, Electrolysis, and Bubble Production,
Nanofabricated Superconducting Devices for Vortex Dynamics and Qubits,
Fabrication of Nanofluidic Cavities for Superfluid 3He Studies,
Fabrication of Nanoscale Josephson Junctions for Quantum Coherent Superconducting Circuits,
Spin Seebeck Imaging of Spin-Torque Switching in Antiferromagnetic Pt/NiO Heterostructures,
Fabrication and Measurements of Arrays of Constriction-Based Spin-Hall Nano-Oscillators,
Diamond and SiC Semi-Confocal Acoustic Resonator,
Coherent Spin-Magnon Coupling for Quantum-to-Quantum Transduction,
Optical Properties of Locally Strained WSe2 Monolayers,
Micron-Scale Graphene-Based Hall Sensors with Tunable Sensitivity,
Gigahertz Surface Acoustic Waves on Periodically Patterned Layered Nanostructures,
Ultrafast Energy-Efficient Spin-Torque MRA Memories,
Low Loss Photonic Packaging Using Fusion Splicing,
Spin Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors Based on Two-Dimensional van der Waals Heterostructures,
Non-Linear Anomalous Hall Effect in Few-Layer WTe2,
Mass Transport on Graphene,
Superconducting Thin Film Growth and Post Laser Annealing,
Process & Characterization,
Directed Self Assembly of a Stable Radical Polymer,
Nanoscale Periodic Pillar Feature Process Survival,
Size Characterization of Plasma Membrane Vesicles, Virus Particles, and Synthetic Vesicles,
Nanoslit Silicon Nitride Fabrication for Virus Filtration,