Our group comprises a cadre of instrumentation, machinery and process developers interested in taking ideas for novel engineering processes to fully realized working systems. Typically, this involves merging the latest mechanical, electrical, optical and materials technologies into an autonomous computer-controlled process. Systems currently in the process of development include a scanning phase contrast x-ray interferometric microscope, a vortex machining process, self-sensing metrological micrometer and nanometer assembly robots and amplified-reality haptic systems for exploring the micro and nano worlds.

helping in the lab

Dr. Stuart T. Smith (right) helping Stephen Howard setup and conduct an experiment.