The Group's primary investigative research activities are carried out in three main project areas:
Our goal is to develop standard reference materials and quantitative, reproducible, measurement methods and protocols for scanning probe microscopes, to enable accurate dimensional, force, and material property measurements at the nanoscale. Click here to learn more.
We strive to develop new mechanical test structures and methodologies based on microfabrication methods and carefully controlled and highly sensitive instrumentation for accurate mechanical property measurements. Click here to learn more.
Our objective is to develop accurate measurement methods for the nanoscale stress distributions and surface defects that control device performance and reliability (performance over service life) in microelectronic and micro and nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS). Click here to learn more.
In addition, the Group also invests considerable effort in the area of
Modeling and simulations form an important underpinning of the research being conducted throughout our Group therefore it deserves special mention here. Click here to learn more.