Welcome to the Micropower and Nanoengineering Laboratory

The Micro Power and Nanoengineering Laboratory is a part of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University, under the direction of Professor Carol Livermore.

Our research creates and leverages micro technologies to address key challenges in energy, assistive technology, tissue engineering, and microscale vacuum systems. In particular, we are focused on microelectromechanical systems (including MEMS-enabled tactile displays, MEMS energy harvesters, and electrically-actuated, ultra low leak micro valves), energy harvesting architectures that passively adapt to their environment, energy storage in carbon nanotube springs, and the application of MEMS technology and directed assembly to meet the challenges of tissue engineering. Our laboratory is located in 258 Egan Research Center.

Figure1: MEMS energy harvester.

Figure 2: Directed assembly of cells in 2D.