Lab Members


Lab Directors

  • Vamsy Chodavarapu, PhD, P Eng

    • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton
    • Senior Member: IEEE
    • Senior Member: SPIE
    • Licensed Professional Engineer: Province of Ontario, Canada
    • Co-Founder & Vice President: Prixarc, LLC, Dayton, Ohio, USA
    • Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor: Nxtsens Microsystems Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Post Doctoral Fellows And Research Scientists

Graduate Students

  • Devin Smarra

    • PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton
    • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (IML), University of Dayton

    Joined IML in May 2016. Working on High Temperature Microsystem Packaging and Integration. Co-supervised with Mike Wicks, ECE, UD.

  • Hua Chen

    • PhD Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton
    • MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton

    Joined IML in August 2016. Working on Software Algorithms for Inertial Navigation Grade MEMS Gyroscope Sensor.

  • Akash Kota

    • PhD Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton

    Joined IML in August 2016. Working on body conformal smart bandage.  Co-supervised with Amy Doll, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UD.

  • Justin Eise

    • Masters Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton

    Joined IML in June 2017. Working on High temperature and high performance aerospace systems. Co-supervised with Mike Wicks, ECE, UD.

  • Tchamie Kadja

    • Masters Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton

    Joined IML in May 2018. Working on CMOS nanosecond pulsed electric field generator.

Undergraduate Students

Alumni

  • Yucai Wang

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015
    • PhD Dissertation: Wide-Temperature Range CMOS Interface Circuits for Capacitive MEMS Sensors
    • Current Position: Research Engineer Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Daisy Daivasagaya

    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013
    • Thesis: CMOS Contact and Phase Imaging of Biochemical Sensor Microarray
    • Current Position: Sales Engineer, COMSOL Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Adel Merdassi

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016
    • PhD Dissertation: Ultra-Clean Wafer-Level Vacuum Encapsulated Inertial Sensors using a Commercial Process
    • Current Position: Unknown
  • Charles Allan

    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015
    • Thesis: Tunable Absolute Capacitive Pressure Sensor on a Commercial Process
    • Current Position: Chief Executive Officer, Nxtsens Microsystems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Junjun Huan

    • Degree: Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 2017
    • MS Thesis: Wafer-Level Vacuum-Encapsulated Ultra-LowVoltage Tuning Fork MEMS Resonator
    • Current Position:  
  • Ebrahim Ghafar-Zadeh

    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
    • Project: CMOS Based Lab-on-Chip systems for Biosensing
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, York University, Toronto
  • Lei Yao

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010
    • PhD Dissertation: Integrated CMOS based Biochemical Sensor Microsystems
    • Current Position: Senior Staff Scientist at Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
  • An (Andy) Hu

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2012
    • Dissertation: High Performance Phase-Lock Loops: Application Towards Integrated CMOS Lock-In Amplifiers
    • Current Position: Electronics Design Engineer at Integrated Device Technology (IDT) Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Maurice Cheung

    • Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate: 2009-2013
    • Project: Fabrication of optical nano/micro- devices.
    • Current Position: Lead Architect / Engineer at Greybox Solutions Inc., Montreal, Canada
  • Kevin Greig

    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013
    • MSc Project: Extreme Wide-Temperature Range 8-bit Digital to Analog Converter in Bulk CMOS Process
    • Current Position:  ASIC Design Engineer, ViXS Systems Inc., Toronto, Canada
  • Mohamad Hajj-Hassan

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2010
    • PhD Dissertation: Hybrid NeuroMEMS: Simultaneous Recording of Neural Electro-potentials and Neural Biomarkers
    • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Lebanese international University, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Amir Mohsen Aliakbar

    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010
    • M.Eng. Thesis: Handheld impedance based biosensor system for glucose monitoring
    • Current Position: Software Consultant, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Phil Roche

    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2011-2012
    • Project: Fabrication of Nanosensors
    • Current Position: Staff Scientist at Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Yu Ping (Roy) Zhang

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013
    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2013
    • PhD Dissertation:  Anti-counterfeiting method using synthesized Nanocrystalline Cellulose Taggants
    • Current Position: Unknown
  • Shafinaz Chowdhury

    • Research Associate, 2009-2010
    • Project: Testing and characterization of protein-based bacterial biosensors
    • Current Position: Staff Scientist at Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ryan Bernhold

    • Degree: Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 2017
    • MS Project: Smart Node Application Specific Integrated Circuit for Distributed Engine Control
    • Current Position: Staff Engineer, Northrop Grumman, Orlando, Florida

     

  • Ritu Kumar

    • Degree: Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 2017
    • MS Project: Energy Harvesting Flexible Regenerative Power Source for Wearable Devices
    • Current Position: 

     

  • Gayatri Behara

    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 2017
    • Thesis: Towards Autonomous Depth Perception For Surveillance in Real World Environments
    • Current Position:
  • Balaadithya Uppalapati

    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton, 2017
    • Thesis: Design and Analysis of Wafer-Level Vacuum-Encapsulated Disk Resonator Gyroscope Using a Commercial MEMS Process
    • Current Position: Research Intern, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
  • George Xereas

    • Degree: PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 2017
    • Degree: Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, 2014
    • Dissertation: Wafer-Level Vacuum Encapsulated Resonators with Low Motional Resistance
    • Current Position: Chief Technology Officer, Nxtsens Microsystems, Montreal, Quebec, Canada