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Reza Abdolvand, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Amount Awarded (non-recurring)


Project Summary

The money will be used to purchase a state-of-the-art Direct-Write Photolithography System for UCF. The system is expected to modernize on-campus micro-nanofabrication facilities, which enable a variety of research activities with a focus on understanding and developing micro and nano-devices and circuits necessary for various industry applications. The system eliminates the entire time-consuming and expensive photomask making process and enables instant modification of designs. Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of California at Berkeley have recently purchased similar systems. At least 20 faculty members across the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Optics and Photonics and College of Sciences are expected to use the new system to advance their research on technologies such as next-generation electronics, micro-sensors and optical microsystems. The investment is expected to help propel innovation and improve the university’s national standing in wide areas of research that depend on micro-fabrication capabilities.


  • Parag Banerjee
  • Hyoung Jin Cho
  • Kevin Coffey
  • Kaitlyn Crawford
  • Kris Davis
  • Xun Gong
  • Tengfei Jiang
  • Swaminathan Rajaraman
  • Tania Roy
  • Kalapathy Sundaram
  • Sasan Fathpour
  • Peter Delfyett
  • Patrick LiKamWa
  • Kyle Renshaw
  • Robert Peal
  • Enrique del Barco
  • Debashis Chanda
  • Arkadiy Lyakh
  • Masahiro Ishigami

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