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Omid Mahdavipour, Ph.D. 2016

Electrical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Igor Paprotny
(312) 561-8955
Research Interests: Air-Microfluidics,BioMEMS , Micro-robotics, MEMS, NEMS
Job Interests: Academic, Post-doc

BIOGRAPHY

Untethered Stress-Engineered MEMS MicroFlyers [BPN764]
In this project, we are developing and testing microscale flying structures, called Microflyers. The microflyers consist of a 300 m 300 m sized chassis fabricated from polycrystalline silicon using surface micromachining. At present, the flyers are levitated using microfabricated heaters attached to an underlying substrate. A novel, in-situ masked post-release stress-engineering process is used to generate a concave upwards curvature of the flyers chassis, causing static pitch and roll stability during flight, take-off, and landing. The initial experiments have demonstrated stable levitation. The microflyers represent an attractive airborne reconnaissance platform due to their microscale size, and thus stealth operation.


Current Active Projects:
BPN738
BPN764
 

     Last Updated: Tue 2014-Aug-26 12:40:12

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