Research

What we do

Here are some of our research projects, current and past.

PROJECTS

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Thermally-Invariant Optical Coatings

Dielectric optical coatings resistant to thermal deformation at wide temperature ranges. More...

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Adaptive Intensity Infrared Detectors

Microbolometer devices with controllable responsivity for increased detail with strong infrared backgrounds. More...

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Spectrally Tunable Infrared Detectors

An electrostatically tunable infrared filter. More...

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Interface Heat Transfer

Effects on heat transfer across micromachined thermal contact interfaces in air and vacuum. More...

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Negative Thermal Expansion Thin Films

Developing a thin negative thermal expansion film based on zirconium tungstate. More...

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Thermally Invariant Optics

Creating optical coatings with stress and thermal expansion characteristics which counteract thermal expansion effects in a micromirror, providing deformation-free performance in extreme thermal environments. More...

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Remote Metal Ion Sensors

Solar-powered, self-assembling sensors for measuring metal ion concentrations in remote environments. More...



TOOLS


Equipment and Facilities

What we use to do our work, and where we do it. More...


FIELDS

Some general information about the areas our research takes place in.

Microsystems / MEMS

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) are electromechanical systems in the scale of microns, often invisible to the naked eye. More...


Optical MEMS

Microsystems engineered for optical applications. More...


Nanosystems

Smaller even than microsystems, nanosystems approach the scale of atoms themselves. More...