CMU Team Wins First Place at MEMS University Alliance Design Competition-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CMU Team Wins First Place at MEMS University Alliance Design Competition

Andy Fassler, Ying-Ju Yu, Team Lead Sameer Shroff and Maarten de Boer (not pictured: Rui Yang)
Andy Fassler, Ying-Ju Yu, Team Lead Sameer Shroff and Maarten de Boer (not pictured: Rui Yang)

A team from Carnegie Mellon, supervised by Associate Professor Maarten de Boer, took first place in the Educational category at the MEMS University Alliance Design Competition at Sandia National Laboratories.  Their submission was entitled "Measurement of Adsorbed Species by MEMS Parametric Resonance."  Fourteen universities participated in the 2012 competition.

The team members are enrolled in ME-652, de Boer’s course on “Special Topics in Experimental Micro and Nano-Mechanics” .  Sponsored by SPIE and the CMU MechE department, they will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico in mid-May.   There, all participating universities present their designs in a one day design conference, tour Sandia Labs nanofabrication facilities, and interact with Sandia MEMS experts . They will also receive a one-year organizational membership to the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF).

The Mechanical Engineering Department congratulates the team for their hard work!