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.

Each research project is described in more detail in the links below: