Chameleon Fabric is a collaborative project between our lab, Professor Kimiko Ryokai from UCB i-school, and Dr. Ivan Poupyrev and his Google ATAP team. Paper is coming soon in CHI 2016.
ShrinkyCircuit is a novel circuit prototyping system that captures of the tangibility of sketching and leverages properties of a common everyday plastic. This technique enables low-cost, miniature, planar and curved, multi-layer circuit designs in minutes.
Graphene is touted as the material that will enable next generation electronics. By depositing the carbon source at a specific location, we eliminate the need to etch the one-atom thick material by precisely controlling the growth site.
Nanoimprint lithography (NIL) is an effective way to manufacture devices with nanofeatures in large scale, but obtaining a master template is usually cost prohibitive. In this study, we created positive and negative copies of the master template with silicone, which were then used to generate multiple copies of the device. To ensure the longevity of these silicone templates, the surfaces of these templates were specially treated to prevent cracking and stiction. Published in SPIE Photonics West 2012.
Microfluidic chips are ideal for chemical and biological diagnostic applications, especially in remote settings where point-of-care medical tools are required. The microfluidic ping-pong chip allows complicated, multistage processes to be carried out on the same chip, thus drastically reducing reaction time. Published in MEMS 2011.
Dynamic cell-based microarrays include a wide range of advantages for cell-based applications. High density resettable trapping enables the acquisition of high numbers of data points and reduction of cost. Published in µTAS 2010.