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Designing and Fabricating MEMS Cantilever Switches
(Virginia Tech, 2016-09-23)
In this thesis, MEMS switches actuated using electrostatic actuation is explored. MEMS switches that are lateral switches and clamped-clamped switches are designed, fabricated, and tested in this thesis. This thesis ...
A Microsystems Approach for Drug Assessment
(Virginia Tech, 2016-08-22)
Cancer metastasis, the departure of cancer cells from the primary tumors and their spread to distant sites, is responsible for 90% of cancer related deaths. Thus, understanding the initial process which leads to cancer ...
Insulator-based Dielectrophoresis for Bacterial Characterization and Trapping
(Virginia Tech, 2015-03-31)
This work was focused on the characterization of microparticles with particular emphasis on waterborne pathogens which pose a great health risk to human lives. The goal of this study was to develop microfluidic systems ...
Embedded Passivated-electrode Insulator-based Dielectrophoresis
(Virginia Tech, 2014-03-26)
Pathogens in drinking water are the cause of over 1.5 million deaths around the world every year, mostly in developing countries. Practical, cheap, and effective tools for detection of these pathogens are critical to advance ...
Density Modulated Semi-Packed Micro Gas Chromatography Columns
(Virginia Tech, 2018-05-03)
With the continued evolution of MEMS-based gas chromatography, the drive to develop new standalone systems with lower power consumptions and higher portability has increased. However, with improvements come tradeoffs, and ...