Courses

Professor Carol Livermore teaches the classes listed below.

ME 2355 Mechanics of Materials
Discusses concepts of stress and strain; transformation of stress and strain at a point; stress-strain relations material properties; second moments of cross-sectional areas; stresses and deformations in simple structural members due to axial torsional, and flexural loading for statically determinate and indeterminate cases; design of beams under combined loading; and stability of structures and buckling of columns with various supports. Laboratory experiments and written reports are required.

ME 4660 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Provides an introduction to the design and manufacture of microelectromechanical systems, including principles of MEMS sensing and actuation, microfabrication, and packaging.  Covers electrical, thermal, and mechanical behavior of microsystems, the design of electromechanical and thermal sensors and actuators, MEMS microfabrication, and MEMS packaging techniques.  Studies a variety of microscale sensors and actuators (e.g. electrical switches, pressure sensors, inertial sensors, and optical MEMS). Devotes the last third of the semester largely to design projects, involving design of MEMS devices to specifications in a realistic fabrication process.

ME 6260 Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Provides an introduction to microelectromechanical systems including principles of sensing and actuation, microfabrication technology for MEMS, noise concepts, and packaging techniques. Covers a wide range of disciplines, from electronics to mechanics, material properties, microfabrication technology, electromagnetics, and optics. Studies several classes of devices including inertial measurement devices, pressure sensors, rf components, and optical MEMS. Devotes the last third of the semester largely to design projects, involving design of MEMS devices to specifications in a realistic fabrication process.