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MEMS, NANO, and Smart Systems, International Conference on (2003)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
July 20, 2003 to July 23, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1947-4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Session M1
Session M1A

On The Design of an Electronic Mosquito: Design and Analysis of the Micro-Needle (Abstract)

Priyanka Aggarwal , University of Calgary
Karan V.I.S. Kaler , University of Calgary
Wael Badawy , University of Calgary
Rashad Sharaf , University of Calgary
pp. 32
Session M1B

High Vertical Aspect Ratio Liga Microwave 3-DB Coupler (Abstract)

David M. Klymyshyn , TRLabs and University of Saskatchewan
Anton A. Kachayev , TRLabs and University of Saskatchewan
Sven Achenbach , Institute for Microstructure Technology
Volker Saile , Institute for Microstructure Technology
pp. 38

Femtosecond Laser Induced Forward Transfer of Materials (Abstract)

C. Germain , University of Alberta
Y. Y. Tsui , University of Alberta
pp. 44

Direct Writing of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Gold Coated Substrates Using a CW Argon Laser (Abstract)

A. Amirfazli , University of Alberta
S. E. Kirkwood , University of Alberta
M. R. Shadnam , University of Alberta
R. Fedosejevs , University of Alberta
pp. 48

Laser Micromachining for Microfluidic, Microelectronic and MEMS Applications (PDF)

R. Fedosejevs , University of Alberta
R. Holenstein , University of Alberta
A. Sardarli , University of Alberta
Y. Y. Tsui , University of Alberta
M. Argument , University of Alberta
S. E. Kirkwood , University of Alberta
pp. 53
Session M2A

Molecular Dynamics Calculations of the Electrostatic Properties of Tubulin and Their Consequences for Microtubules (Abstract)

E. Crawford , University of Alberta
J. A. Brown , University of Alberta
J. M. Dixon , University of Warwick
W. Malinski , University of Alberta
E. J. Carpenter , University of Alberta
J. A. Tuszynski , University of Alberta
pp. 56

Effects of Electrostatic Charge Accumulation During MEMS Fabrication (Abstract)

Mark Salomons , University of Alberta
Angela Antoniu , University of Alberta and Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi
Nicolae Reus , Technical University "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi
pp. 69

Electrostatic Deflections of Volume Constrained MEMS (Abstract)

J. A. Pelesko , University of Deleware
G. Goldsztein , Georgia Institute of Technology
pp. 76
Session M2B

Determination of Contact Angle of Microspheres by Microscopy Methods (Abstract)

A. Amirfazli , University of Alberta
W. H. Finlay , University of Alberta
R. Mohammadi , University of Alberta
W. Roa , Cross Cancer Institute
pp. 84

Development of a Humidity Microsensor with Thermal Reset (Abstract)

A H M Habib Ahsan , University of Alberta
Walied Moussa , University of Alberta
Carlos F. Lange , University of Alberta
pp. 89

A New Design for Coating Thin Film Alumina on Stainless Steel for Biomedical Applications (Abstract)

Valerian Pershin , University of Toronto
Ali Dolatabadi , University of Toronto and Simulent Inc.
Javad Mosatghimi , University of Toronto
pp. 94
Session M3A

RF MEMS Switch for Wireless LAN Applications (Abstract)

Bruce C. Kim , Arizona State University
Kee-Keun Lee , Arizona State University
pp. 100

RF MEMS Devices (Abstract)

N. Messiha , University of Waterloo
R. R. Mansour , University of Waterloo
M. Bakri-Kassem , University of Waterloo
M. Daneshmand , University of Waterloo
pp. 103

On the Role of Machine Learning Algorithms in Developing MEMS Components (Abstract)

Medhat Moussa , University of Guelph
John Zelek , University of Guelph
Daniel Asmar , University of Guelph
pp. 108
Session M3B

Transition of MEMS Technology to Nanofabrication (Abstract)

Neil S. Cameron , IMI-CNRC
Helge Luesebrink , EV Group, Inc.
Thomas Glinsner , EV Group, Inc.
Stephen C. Jakeway , Micralyne, Inc.
Teodor Veres , IMI-CNRC
H. John Crabtree , Micralyne, Inc.
pp. 118

Novel Backend Singulation Techniques to Enable Commercialization of Optical MEMS (PDF)

Ryan Hickey , Bookham Technology
James Wylde , Bookham Technology
Pierre Cusin , Colibrys SA
Heiko Fettig , Bookham Technology
Jim Aberson , Colibrys SA
pp. 131
Session T1

High-Sensitive Magnetic-Field-Sensing Materials Composed of Metal/Semiconductor Hybrid Nanostructures (Abstract)

Hiro Akinaga , Research Consortium for Synthetic Nano-Function Materials Project, Nanotechnology Research Institute and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
pp. 134
Session T1A

Spin Detection and Injection Using Ferromagnetic Metal and Semiconductor Hybrid Structure (Abstract)

T. Manago , Research Consortium for Synthetic Nano-Function Materials Project and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
pp. 142

Numerical Study of Effects of Cellular Nanostructure on Scattered Light (Abstract)

Caigen Liu , University of Alberta
C. Capjack , University of Alberta
K. Singh , University of Alberta
C. Backhouse , University of Alberta
W. Rozmus , University of Alberta
pp. 153

Relaxor Properties of TlInS<sub>2</sub> 〈Fe〉 Composites with Nanodomain State (Abstract)

R. M. Sardarli , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
A. Sardarli , University of Alberta
I. Sh. Sadigov , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
I. M. Filanovsky , University of Alberta
A. I. Aslanov , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
O. A. Samedov , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
pp. 159
Session T1B

Lattice Gas Automata Simulation of Atomistic Surface Growth (PDF)

R. A. Budiman , University of Calgary
H. E. Ruda , University of Toronto
A. T. Lawniczak , University of Guelph
H. Fuks , Brock University
A. Gerisch , University of Halle
pp. 164

Three-Dimensional Square Spiral Photonic Crystal Nanostructures by Glancing Angle Deposition (Abstract)

M. O. Jensen , University of Alberta
M. J. Brett , University of Alberta
S. R. Kennedy , University of Alberta
pp. 165

Direct Production of Gratings on Polymers Using UV Laser Radiation (Abstract)

R. M. Bryce , University of Alberta
Y. Y. Tsui , University of Alberta
R. G. DeCorby , University of Alberta
J. N. McMullin , University of Alberta
pp. 172
Session T2A

Dynamics and Touchdown in Electrostatic MEMS (Abstract)

John A. Pelesko , University of Delaware
Gilberto Flores , Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Gema A. Mercado , Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas
pp. 182

Dynamics of an Electrically Actuated Resonant Microsensor (Abstract)

Eihab M. Abdel-Rahman , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Mohammad I. Younis , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ali H. Nayfeh , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
pp. 188
Session T2B

MEMS Spring Probe for Next Generation Wafer Level Testing (Abstract)

Bruce C. Kim , Arizona State University
Kee-Keun Lee , Arizona State University
pp. 214

Translation of the Phase Transition Temperature in TlInS<sub>2</sub> Crystals with Cationic Impurity Doping (Abstract)

I. Sh. Sadigov , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
A. I. Aslanov , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
A. Sardarli , University of Alberta
R. M. Sardarli , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
O. A. Samedov , Institute of Radiation Problems of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
I. M. Filanovsky , University of Alberta
pp. 218

MEMS 3D Optical Mirror/Scanner (Abstract)

Pat Wright , Micralyne Inc.
Tiansheng Zhou , Micralyne Inc.
Graham Mckinnon , Micralyne Inc.
Yunfa Zhang , University of Alberta
Jared Crawford , Micralyne Inc.
pp. 222

Programmable Multi-Task On-Chip Processing for CMOS Imagers (Abstract)

A. Bouzerdoum , Edith Cowan University
A. Bermak , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
F. Boussaid , Edith Cowan University
pp. 227
Session T3
Session T3A

Polymeric Nanoparticles for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutic Vaccines to Dendritic Cells (Abstract)

Praveen Elamanchili , University of Alberta
Carrie Chong , University of Alberta
Kimberley D. Newman , University of Alberta
Manish Diwan , University of Alberta
Glen S. Kwon , University of Alberta and University of Wisconsin at Madison
M. E. Christine Lutsiak , University of Alberta
John Samuel , University of Alberta
pp. 242

Micromachined Needles for Microbiological Sample and Drug Delivery System (Abstract)

G. A. Jullien , University of Calgary
Peiyu Zhang , University of Calgary
pp. 247

Multi-Patch : A Chip-Based Ion-Channel Assay System for Drug Screening (Abstract)

Fr?d?rique Marcel , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Thomas Sordel , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Florence Ricoul , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Catherine Pudda , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Nathalie Picollet-D?hahan , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Isabelle Chartier , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Fran?ois Chatelain , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
Fabien Sauter , Commissariat ? l??nergie nucl?aire
pp. 251

A Novel PH Sensor Using Differential ISFET Current Mode Read-Out Circuit (Abstract)

Wael Badawy , University of Calgary
Karan V.I.S. Kaler , University of Calgary
Yehya H. Ghallab , University of Calgary
pp. 255
Session T3B

Initial Adhesion of Microorganisms to Polymeric Membranes (PDF)

Marc A. Deshusses , University of California at Riverside
Eric M.V. Hoek , University of California at Riverside
Seoktae Kang , University of California at Riverside
Gaurav Agarwal , University of California at Riverside
pp. 262
Session T4B

Energetics and Strain Field of Surface Steps (Abstract)

R. A. Budiman , University of Calgary
pp. 270

Computational Patent Mapping: Intelligent Agents for Nanotechnology (Abstract)

Gim Hwa Loo , Ella Cheong Mirandah and Sprusons
Serena Pang , Ella Cheong Mirandah and Sprusons
Tralvex Yeap , Ella Cheong Mirandah and Sprusons
pp. 274
Session W1
Session W1A

Finite Element Simulation and Theoretical Analysis of Microelectromechanical System Relays (Abstract)

Desheng Li , Beijing University of Technology
Yufeng Zhang , Harbin Institute of Technology
pp. 292

Nonlinear Effects in MEMS Capacitive Microphone Design (Abstract)

W. C. Miller , University of Windsor
Sazzadur Chowdhury , University of Windsor
M. Ahmadi , University of Windsor
pp. 297

Preliminary Analysis of Magnetic Shielding Design (Abstract)

Ed R. Borzabadi , Delphi Delco Electronics Systems
Harbert Barki , Delphi Delco Electronics Systems
George Q. Jiang , Delphi Delco Electronics Systems
pp. 303

Microgripper: Design, Finite Element Analysis and Laser Microfabrication (Abstract)

E. V. Bordatchev , National Research Council of Canada
S.K. Nikumb , National Research Council of Canada
pp. 308
Session W1B

Evaporated Nanostructured Y<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>: Eu Thin Films (Abstract)

P.C.P. Hrudey , University of Alberta
R. Fedosejevs , University of Alberta
M. Taschuk , University of Alberta
Y.Y. Tsui , University of Alberta
M. J. Brett , University of Alberta
J.C. Sit , University of Alberta
pp. 327

Performance Improvement of a Magnetically Levitated Microrobot Using an Adaptive Control (Abstract)

Tatsuya Nakamura , Tokyo Metropolitan University
Yoshihiko Nomura , Mie University
Mir Behrad Khamesee , University of Alberta
Norihiko Kato , Mie University
pp. 332
Session W2A

Super-Fine Ink-Jet Printing for Nanotechnology (Abstract)

Kazuhiro Murata , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
pp. 346

Measurement of the Conductivity Exponent in Random Percolating Networks of Nanoscale Bismuth Clusters (Abstract)

J. G. Partridge , University of Canterbury
A. D. F. Dunbar , University of Canterbury
M. Schulze , University of Canterbury
S. Scott , University of Canterbury
S. A. Brown , University of Canterbury
pp. 350

On-Chip Skin Detection for Color CMOS Imagers (Abstract)

Douglas Chai , Edith Cowan University
Farid Boussaid , Edith Cowan University
Abdesselam Bouzerdoum , Edith Cowan University
pp. 357
Session W2B
Session W3A

Design and Fabrication of Microchannels for Magnetohydrodynamic Flow (Abstract)

Jian-Bin Bao , University of Alberta
D. Jed Harrison , University of Alberta
pp. 396

High-Temperature Bragg Grating Waveguide Sensor (Abstract)

Mojtaba Kahrizi , Concordia University
Bowei Zhang , Concordia University
pp. 400

Finite Element Modeling of a Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (Abstract)

Walied A. Moussa , University of Alberta
M. David Checkel , University of Alberta
Bradley J. Kirchmayer , University of Alberta
pp. 405
Session W3B

Pressure-Induced Polygonization of Filled Multiwall Carbon Nanotube (Abstract)

C. Y. Wang , University of Alberta
A. Mioduchowski , University of Alberta
C. Q. Ru , University of Alberta
pp. 412

Benzocyclobutene (BCB) Based Intracortical Neural Implant (Abstract)

Kee-Keun Lee , Arizona State University
Bruce Kim , Arizona State University
Amarjit Singh , Arizona State University
Jiping He , Arizona State University
pp. 418

Terahertz Wave Propagation in Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (Abstract)

C. Q. Ru , University of Alberta
A. Mioduchowski , University of Alberta
J. Yoon , University of Alberta
pp. 430
Author Index

Author Index (PDF)

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