MIDAS

Micro Integrated Devices and Systems Laboratory

University of California, Irvine


The research laboratories of Professors G.-P. Li and Mark Bachman are located in Engineering Gateway within the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. The research focus is on the technology of integrated microsystems for biomedicine, human systems, and telecom applications. We call this work "MIDAS", which stands for Micro Integrated Devices and Systems.

The Li/Bachman research team is composed of researchers ranging from professors, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates. They are a highly diverse group of talented researchers with backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology, and physics.

The research team is currently pursuing research with applications in human systems (computer human interface, man-machine interface, augmented cognition), telecommunications (wireless, optical, high speed circuits), biomedical devices (BioMEMS), biotechnology (microfluidics), electronic/digital health (assistive technologies), and industrial systems (MEMS, sensors, packaging). Research is supported by major grants and contracts from DARPA, NIH, NSF, DoD, UC-Discovery, and several industrial partners.

Recent innovations coming from the group include the development of advanced integration methods for micro and nano-scale fabrication in polymers, silicon and metals. We have also devloped the following:
  • Polymer MEMS microfabrication processes
  • RF-MEMS switches on polymer substrates (including the world's first RF-MEMS device monothically integrated with PCB technology)
  • MEMS in laminates microfabrication
  • Lab-on-a-chip designs and methods for electrophoresis, droplet assays and incubation
  • Advanced polymer surface coatings for MEMS
  • Advanced power amplifier designs for RF and microwave applcations

Professors G.-P. Li and Mark Bachman may be reached at the following:

G.-P. Li
2228 Engineering Gateway
INRF/ECE
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
e: gpli@uci.edu
p: 949-824-4194
f: 949-824-3732

Mark Bachman
2227 Engineering Gateway
INRF/ECE
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
e: mbachman@uci.edu
p: 949-824-6421
f: 949-824-3732


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