Research Activities

Research Thrusts

Additive Fabrication enables the realization of complex microsystems integrating electronic, mechanical, and/or chemical functions in highly integrated units. In these projects, we are developing materials, processes, and systems to realize robust technologies for additive manufacturing of such complex functional microsystems, covering applications in energy, microfluidics, and electronics.

Space exploration and energy generation using renewables both benefit from new manufacturing paradigms. In these applications, use of local resources is emphasized, and optimization of manufacturing to leverage available resources is critical. Here, we are pursuing a range of projects to leverage innovations in materials, processes, and device structures to achieve these goals.

Biological systems require unique control of materials and interfaces to enable benefits to human health. We leverage our expertise in fabrication of complex microsystems to enable new applications in biology and medicine.