Metro Area MEMS/NEMS Workshop


Location: Babbio Center (B122), Stevens Institute of Technology

Date: Monday, July 23, 2007



About the Workshop

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (NEMS) are miniature systems integrating electrical, mechanical, optical, chemical and/or biological components that are fabricated via integrated circuit or other related manufacturing techniques. This is a highly multi-disciplinary field. Research in and applications of MEMS/NEMS will shape the basis for the creation of technologies that will impact diverse areas such as information technology, biomedical technology, energy, transportation, robotics, manufacturing, deep space studies, and national security. The following one day workshop will be held to facilitate communication and collaboration among MEMS/NEMS researchers in the NYC metro area.



Program Schedule (Download)





8:00-8:45 am

Continental breakfast, poster set-up


8:45-9:00 am      

Introduction (Prof. George Korfiatis, Vice President, Stevens)


9:00-10:40 am

Session I  (Chair: Prof. EH Yang)



Keynote: Dr. William Trimmer

     Title: MEMS/MEMS Research & Commercialization


Prof. Ken Sheppard (Columbia)

     Title: CMOS++: Combining nanotechnology and biotechnology with mixed-signal CMOS electronics


Prof. Wally Soboyejo (Princeton)

     Title: Nano- and Micron-Scale Adhesion in Au MEMS Structures



Poster Session I & Break


11:10-12:40 pm

Session II (Chair: Prof. Vijay Modi)



Prof. Yen-Wen Lu (Rutgers)

     Title: Pneumatic Manipulators for Biological Study at Microscale


Prof. Qiao Lin (Columbia)

      Title: Integrating MEMS and Microfluidics for Thermal Sensing and Control of Biomolecules


Prof. Ron Besser (Stevens)

      Title: A Closer Look at Microchemical Systems as Platforms for Efficient Chemical Processing: a Discussion of Advantages and Limitations


12:40-2:00 pm



2:00-3:30 pm

Session III (Chair: Prof. Wally Soboyejo)



Prof. Boris Khusid (NJIT)

     Title: Electric Field Driven Manipulation of Particles in Microfluidics


Prof. Yong Shi (Stevens)

     Title: Functional Nanowires and Their Applications in Sensing and Energy Scavenging


Prof. Vijay Modi (Columbia)

     Title: MEMS and Shear measurement


3:30-4:00 pm      

Poster Session II & Break


4:00-5:30 pm      

Session IV (Chair: Prof. Souran Manoochehri)



Prof. Stefan Strauf (Stevens)  

     Title: Nanophotonic Devices based on Photonic Crystal Membranes


Prof. Jeffrey Zahn (Rutgers)

     Title: Microfluidics for Health Diagnostics and Treatment


Prof. Yong Gan (Copper Union)

     Title: Anisotropic Stress State around Pressurized Microchannels


5:30 pm

Closing Remarks



Workshop Information

        Registration is free.

        Poster presenters should submit their abstracts to the Abstract Coordinator (Prof. Chang-Hwan Choi at by July 13, 2007: Abstracts should contain the title of the presentation and the authors name, affiliation, and address. Students are encouraged to participate in the poster session.

        All attendees should register via e-mail (with the name, affiliation and address) to by July 13, 2007.

        Focus on MEMS/NEMS related topics

        Poster size: 48 x 36

        Direction to Stevens

        Campus map


Workshop Coordinators

Frank Fisher, Stevens

Qiao Lin, Columbia

Yen-Wen Lu, Rutgers

EH Yang, Stevens


Abstract Coordinator

Chang-Hwan Choi, Stevens


Poster Session Coordinator

Yong Shi, Stevens


Workshop Advisory Group

Michael Bruno, Dean, School of Engineering, Stevens

Costas Chassapis, Director, ME Department, Stevens

Henry Du, Director, CBME Department, Stevens

Souran Manoochehri, Associate Dean of Research, Stevens

Vijay Modi, Professor, ME Department, Columbia

Kishore Pochiraju, Director, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens



For more information about the workshop, please contact Prof. EH Yang at