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MEMS, NANO, and Smart Systems, International Conference on (2004)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Aug. 25, 2004 to Aug. 27, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2189-4
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface (PDF)

pp. xvii,xviii

Supramolecular Design of Polyrotaxanes as Advanced Nano-Biomaterials (Abstract)

N. Yui , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 6,7
Introduction

Preface (PDF)

pp. xvii-xviii

Organizing Committee (PDF)

pp. xix-xxiv
W1 — Plenary Speaker
W1A — Nano-Biomaterials

Supramolecular Design of Polyrotaxanes as Advanced Nano-Biomaterials (PDF)

Nobuhiko Yui , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 6-7
W1B — Microfluidics: Fabrication

Fast Prototyping of Protein Reaction Microfluidic Chips (Abstract)

Bi-Chu Wu , Industrial Technology Research Institute
Chung-Kai Chen , Industrial Technology Research Institute
Gin-Shu Young , Industrial Technology Research Institute
Yu-Ching Liu , Industrial Technology Research Institute
Su-Jan Lee , Industrial Technology Research Institute
pp. 12-16

A Numerical Investigation of an Electrostatic-Peristaltic Colloidal Micro Pump (Abstract)

N. Quddus , University of Alberta
S. Bhattacharjee , University of Alberta
W. Moussa , University of Alberta
pp. 17-21

Fabrications of Micro-Channel Device by Hot Emboss and Direct Bonding of PMMA (Abstract)

J. Mizuno , Waseda University
T. Harada , Waseda University
T. Glinsner , EV Group
M. Ishizuka , Waseda University
T. Edura , Waseda University
K. Tsutsui , Waseda University
H. Ishida , EV Group Japan K.K.
S. Shoji , Waseda University
Y. Wada , Waseda University
pp. 26-29
W1C — Nano Wires & Nano Tubes

Conformations of Super-Elastic Carbon Micro/Nano-Springs and Their Properties (Abstract)

S. Yang , Gifu University
X. Chen , Gifu University
M. Hasegawa , Gifu University
S. Motojima , Gifu University
pp. 32-35

A Platinum Nanowires Actuator: Metallic Nano-Muscles (Abstract)

Shaoxin Lu , University of Delaware
Balaji Panchapakesan , University of Delaware
pp. 36-40

Surface Oriented Self Assembled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes (Abstract)

Kousik Sivakumar , University of Delaware
Balaji Panchapakesan , University of Delaware
pp. 41-47
W2A — Nanopharmaceutical Formulations

Delivery of Hydrophobic Drugs through Self-Assembling Nanostructures (PDF)

Genevi?ve Gaucher , University of Montreal
Elvire Fournier , University of Montreal
Doroth? Le Garrec , University of Montreal
Mohamed Nabil Khalid , University of Montreal
Didier Hoarau , University of Montreal
Vinayak Sant , University of Montreal
Jean-Christophe Leroux , University of Montreal
pp. 56-57

In Vitro Gene Transfection with Surface-Modified Gelatin Nanoparticles (Abstract)

Klaus Zwiorek , Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Julia Kloeckner , Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Ernst Wagner , Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Conrad Coester , Ludwig-Maximilians-University
pp. 60-63
W2B — Nanostructures & Microfluidics

A Compact Chemical-Resistant Microvalve Array Using Parylene Membrane and Pneumatic Actuation (Abstract)

Zhishan Hua , University of Michigan
Onnop Srivannavit , University of Michigan
Yongmei Xia , University of Michigan
Erdogan Gulari , University of Michigan
pp. 72-76

Liquid Nanostructures: Phase Transitions, Forces and Friction (PDF)

C. J. Hemming , University of British Columbia
S. D. Overduin , University of British Columbia
G. N. Patey , University of British Columbia
pp. 77

Lattice Boltzmann Simulations of Bubble Dynamics in Microchannels (Abstract)

Junfeng Zhang , University of Alberta
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 78-83
W3 — Plenary Speaker

The Spin on Electronics! (PDF)

Stuart Parkin , IBM Almaden Research Center
pp. 88
W3A — Antibody Engineering & Delivery

Antigenase: Antigen Decomposing Enzyme "Super Catalytic Antibody" (PDF)

Taizo Uda , Hiroshima Prefectural University
Emi Hifumi , Hiroshima Prefectural University
Yukie Mitsuda , Hiroshima Prefectural University
pp. 90

Molecular Zipper Assays with Immunonanoprobes (PDF)

Sujatha Guttikonda , University of Alberta
Welson Wang , University of Alberta
Mavanur R. Suresh , University of Alberta
pp. 91

Preliminary Results of Nanopharmaceuticals Used in the Radioimmunotherapy of Ovarian Cancer (Abstract)

S. A. McQuarrie , University of Alberta
G. G. Miller , University of Alberta
M. R. Suresh , University of Alberta
J. R. Mercer , University of Alberta
pp. 92-94

Molecular Imaging: A Convergence of Technologies (PDF)

Mike Jackson , National Research Council of Canada
pp. 95
W3B — Spintronics I

Highly Efficient Spin Filtering of Ballistic Electrons in Hybrid Spin Valve/Semiconductor Structures (PDF)

S. J. Steinmuller , University of Cambridge
T. Trypiniotis , University of Cambridge
A. Hirohata , University of Cambridge
W. S. Cho , University of Cambridge
W. S. Lew , University of Cambridge
C. A. F. Vaz , University of Cambridge
J. A. C. Bland , University of Cambridge
pp. 98

Spintronics with Semiconductors (PDF)

Daniel H?gele , Universit?t Hannover
J? Rudolph , Universit?t Hannover
Stephanie D?hrmann , Universit?t Hannover
Michael Oestreich , Universit?t Hannover
pp. 99

Power-Law Scaling Behavior in Barkhausen Avalanches of 2D Ferromagnetic Films (PDF)

Sung-Chul Shin , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 100
W3D — Discrete & Continuous Microfluidics

A Numerical Study of the Nozzle/Diffuser Micro-Pump (Abstract)

Kai-Shing Yang , National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Ing-Young Chen , National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Kuo-Hsiang Chien , Industrial Technology Research Institute
Chi-Chuan Wang , Industrial Technology Research Institute
pp. 104-109

Transport and Self-Breakup of Drops for On-Chip Microfluidics (Abstract)

Gary C. H. Mo , University of Alberta
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 110-115
W4A — Spintronics II

Electrical Magnetization Reversal in Ferromagnetic Semiconductors (PDF)

F. Matsukura , Tohoku University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
D. Chiba , Japan Science and Technology Agency and Tohoku University
M. Yamanouchi , Tohoku University
H. Ohno , Tohoku University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
pp. 128

Spin Relaxation from Continuous Film to Magnetic Nanostructures (Abstract)

X. Zhu , University of Alberta
Z. Liu , University of Alberta
K. Buchanan , University of Alberta
G. Woltersdorf , Simon Fraser University
J. Liang , Brown University
P. Grutter , McGill University
V. Metlushko , University of Illinois at Chicago
A. Meldrum , University of Alberta
J. Xu , Brown University
B. Heinrich , Simon Fraser University
M. R. Freeman , University of Alberta
pp. 129-136

On the Design of an Electrohydrodynamic Ion-Drag Micropump (Abstract)

Mohamed Badran , University of Guelph
Medhat Moussa , University of Guelph
pp. 137-140
W4C — Smart Structures & Integrated Systems

Synthesis and Characteration of Phenolic Resin/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites (Abstract)

Yujun Zhang , Harbin University of Science and Technology
Maoqing Lin , Hei Long-jiang Province Analysis and Test Center
Fengfu Li , Harbin University of Science and Technology
Lei Wang , Harbin University of Science and Technology
Zhenhao Jin , Harbin University of Science and Technology
pp. 144-147

Design & Fabrication of Piezoresistive Six Degree of Freedom Accelerometer for Biomechanical Applications (Abstract)

Ranjith Amarasinghe , Ritsumeikan University
Dzung Viet Dao , Ritsumeikan University
Toshiyuki Toriyama , Ritsumeikan University
Susumu Sugiyama , Ritsumeikan University
pp. 148-154

Fiber Bragg Grating Sensing Systems Performance Improvement and Assessment (Abstract)

Ali Al-Lawati , Sultan Qaboos University
Hadj Bourdoucen , Sultan Qaboos University
pp. 155-159

The Concept of a 3-D Cubic Acoustical Sensor Microarray Cluster for Use in a Hearing Instrument (Abstract)

Sazzadur Chowdhury , University of Windsor
M. Ahmadi , University of Windsor
W. C. Miller , University of Windsor
pp. 160-164
W4D — Computational NanoScience

Molecular Modeling of Biomolecules and Solutions in Nanoporous Materials (Abstract)

Andriy Kovalenko , National Research Council of Canada and University of Alberta
pp. 166-171

Dielectrophoretic Membrane Filtration Process by Integrating Microelectrode Array (Abstract)

Shahnawaz H. Molla , University of Alberta
Subir Bhattacharjee , University of Alberta
Jacob H. Masliyah , University of Alberta
pp. 172-178

Computer Simulation of Ions in Inhomogeneous Dielectric Materials (PDF)

Douglas Henderson , Brigham Young University
Dezső Boda , University of Veszprem
Dirk Gillespie , Rush University Medical Center
pp. 179-180

Finite Element Simulations of Transient Droplet Deformation in an Electrical Field (Abstract)

Graeme Supeene , University of Alberta
Charles R. Koch , University of Alberta
Subir Bhattacharjee , University of Alberta
pp. 181-183
T1 — Plenary Speaker

C-MEMS and C-NEMS (PDF)

Marc Madou , University of California at Irvine
pp. 186
T1A — MAPNEC I

Development of Inhalable Nanoparticles (Abstract)

Leticia Ely , University of Alberta
Raimar L?benberg , University of Alberta
Zhaolin Wang , University of Alberta
Yu Zhang , University of Alberta
Warren H. Finlay , University of Alberta
Wilson H.-Y. Roa , University of Alberta
Jeffrey O. H. Sham , University of Alberta
pp. 193-195

Improved Drug Delivery: Spray Freeze Dried Nano-Liposomal Inhaled Aerosols (PDF)

Zhaolin Wang , University of Alberta
Raimar L?ebenberg , University of Alberta
Lyle Sweeney , University of Alberta
Jonathan P. Wong , Defense R&D Canada-Suffield
Warren H. Finlay , University of Alberta
pp. 196
T1B — Experiments, Theory, and Applications to MEMS and NEMS

Universal Self-Replication Using Graph Grammars (Abstract)

Eric Klavins , University of Washington
pp. 198-204

Grammatical Self Assembly for Planar Tiles (Abstract)

Robert Ghrist , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
David Lipsky , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
pp. 205-211

A Self-Organizing Bucket Brigade (Abstract)

J. A. Pelesko , University of Deleware
pp. 212-217

Experiments in the Use of Stable Limit Sets for Parts Handling (Abstract)

Todd D. Murphey , Northwestern University
David Choi , Northwestern University
Jay Bernheisel , Northwestern University
Kevin M. Lynch , Northwestern University
pp. 218-224
T1C — Novel Nano Fabrication & Characterization Techniques

Sub-Microfabrication of Protein Micropatterns for Cell Biology Applications (Abstract)

Yi-Chung Lo , National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center
Yuan-Hsun Wu , National Chiao Tung University
Chia-Sheng Huang , National Chiao Tung University
Hong-Wen Liu , National Yang-Ming University
Chi-Hung Lin , National Yang-Ming University
Jengping Lin , Chung Gung University
Wensyang Hsu , National Chiao Tung University
Chaoen Wang , National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center
pp. 226-232

UV Nanoimprint Lithography Using an Elementwise Embossed Stamp (Abstract)

Jun-ho Jeong , Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
Young-suk Sim , Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
Hyonkee Sohn , Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
Eung-sug Lee , Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
pp. 233-236

An Integrated Test Platform for Nanostructure Electrical Characterization (Abstract)

O. Duval , École Polytechnique de Montréal
L.-P. Lafrance , École Polytechnique de Montréal
Y. Savaria , École Polytechnique de Montréal
P. Desjardins , École Polytechnique de Montréal
pp. 237-242

Experimental Measurements and Theoretical Estimation of Temperature in ECDM Process (Abstract)

Anjali V. Kulkarni , Indian Institute of Technology
Madhuri G. Karnik , Indian Institute of Technology
pp. 243-247
T1D — Space & Micro/Nano Technology - I

Advanced MEMS/Smart-Material Coding and Filtering Technologies for High-Performance Miniature Integrated IR Spectrometers (Abstract)

Roman V. Kruzelecky , MPB Communications Inc.
Brian Wong , MPB Communications Inc.
Emile Haddad , MPB Communications Inc.
Wes Jamroz , MPB Communications Inc.
Wanping Zheng , Canadian Space Agency
Linh Phong , Canadian Space Agency
pp. 250-256
T2A — MAPNEC II

Nanofabrication of High Aspect Ratio Aerosol Particles for Deposition Studies in a Model Human Airway (Abstract)

Kyle Gilbertson , University of Alberta-Edmonton
Warren Finlay , University of Alberta-Edmonton
Carlos Lange , University of Alberta-Edmonton
Michael Brett , University of Alberta-Edmonton
Doug Vick , University of Alberta-Edmonton
pp. 268-270

Thermally Induced Fiber Deformation Using High Frequency Magnetic Field (Abstract)

Y. H. Shang , University of Alberta
W. Finlay , University of Alberta
W. Moussa , University of Alberta
pp. 271-273

Biological Transducers Based on Bacteriorhodopsin for Smart Biosensor Applications (Abstract)

Wei Wei Wang , University of Western Ontario
George K. Knopf , University of Western Ontario
Amarjeet S. Bassi , University of Western Ontario
pp. 274-279
T2B — Micro Fabrication & Microfluidics

A Study of Passive Microfluidic Mixers (Abstract)

Paul Chiarot , University of Toronto
Ridha Ben Mrad , University of Toronto
Pierre Sullivan , University of Toronto
pp. 287-293

Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Electroosmotic Flows in Micro- and Nanochannels (Abstract)

Fuzhi Tian , University of Alberta
Baoming Li , University of Alberta and Nanjing University of Science & Technology
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 294-299

An Optimized Micromixer with Patterned Grooves (Abstract)

Yanghua Tang , National Research Council
Jonathan Wu , National Research Council
Eva Czyzewska , National Research Council
Kevin Stanley , National Research Council
pp. 300-305
T2D — Space & Micro/Nano Technology - II

Advanced MEMS and Integrated-Optic Components for Multifunctional Integrated Optical Micromachines (Abstract)

Roman V. Kruzelecky , MPB Communications Inc.
Brian Wong , MPB Communications Inc.
Jing Zou , MPB Communications Inc.
Emile Haddad , MPB Communications Inc.
Wes Jamroz , MPB Communications Inc.
Arthur Yelon , Ecole Polytechnique de Montr?al
Richard Beaudry , Ecole Polytechnique de Montr?al
Olivier Grenier , Ecole Polytechnique de Montr?al
Wanping Zheng , Canadian Space Agency
Linh Ngo Phong , Canadian Space Agency
pp. 315-321

Effect of Superhydrophobic Surfaces for Wetting in Micro-Systems (PDF)

W. Li , University of Alberta
R. Mohamadi , University of Alberta
A. Amirfazli , University of Alberta
pp. 329
T3 — Plenary Speaker

Liquids: The Holy Grail of Microfluidics Modeling (Abstract)

Mohamed Gad-el-Hak , Virginia Commonwealth University
pp. 332-337
T3A — MAPNEC III

Improved Diagnosis and Monitoring of Cancer Using Portable Microfluidics Platforms (Abstract)

Linda M. Pilarski , University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute
Sophia Adamia , University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute
Patrick M. Pilarski , University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute
Ranjit Prakash , University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute
Jana Lauzon , University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute
Christopher J. Backhouse , University of Alberta and Cross Cancer Institute
pp. 340-343

Cytotoxicity of Drug-Loaded Nanoparticles and Liposomes Carried by Aerosol "Cluster Bombs" in Lung Cancer Cells (PDF)

Xia Tao , University of Alberta
Hua Chen , University of Alberta
Zhaolin Wang , University of Alberta
Warren Finlay , University of Alberta
Raimar Lobenberg , University of Alberta
Wilson Roa , University of Alberta
pp. 344-345

PEGylated-poly-l-lysine Dendrimers for Delivery of Chloroquine Phosphate (PDF)

D. Bhadra , Dr. HS Gour University
S. Bhadra , Dr. HS Gour University
N. K. Jain , Dr. HS Gour University
pp. 353-354
T3B — Nano Fabrication Technologies

New Functions Elaborated in Oxide Glasses by Nanotechnology (Abstract)

Junji Nishii , National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology
Kazuyuki Hirao , Kyoto University
pp. 356-358

Fabrication of One-Dimensional Photonic Crystal with Large Dispersion in SiO₂ Glass Substrate Using Deep Dry Etching Technique (Abstract)

K. Oya , New Glass Forum
T. Nakazawa , Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
S. Kittaka , Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
K. Tsunetomo , Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd
K. Kintaka , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
J. Nishii , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
K. Hirao , Kyoto University
pp. 366-368

Nanoparticle Preparation and Its Application — A Nanotechnology Particle Project in Japan (Abstract)

Kikuo Okuyama , Hiroshima University
Wuled Lenggoro , Hiroshima University
Toru Iwaki , Hiroshima University
pp. 369-372
T3C — Micro & Nanofluidics

Non-Equilibrium Injection Flow in a Nanometer Capillary Channel (Abstract)

Cunkui Huang , University of Alberta
Kumar Nandakumar , University of Alberta
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 374-378

Design, Implementation, and Verification of a CMOS-Integrated Chemical Sensor System (Abstract)

Steven M. Martin , University of Michigan
Timothy D. Strong , University of Michigan
Richard B. Brown , University of Michigan
pp. 379-385

Applicability of an Optimized Fiber Optic Smart Structure (Abstract)

Yu Fan , Concordia University
Mojtaba Kahrizi , Concordia University
pp. 386-392

By-Pass Transition in Microchannels under EDL Effect (Abstract)

Sedat Tardu , Laboratoire des Ecoulements G?ophysiques et Industriels
pp. 393-400
T3D — Space & Micro/Nano Technology - III

Closed Loop Micromanipulators for Optical Metrology (Abstract)

L. Ngo Phong , Canadian Space Agency
J. Lee , Canadian Space Agency
I. Ressejac , Canadian Space Agency
M. Maszkiewicz , Canadian Space Agency
W. Zheng , Canadian Space Agency
S. Crisan , INO
L. Le Noc , INO
F. Picard , INO
pp. 414-420

Micro Evaporators (Abstract)

C. M. Rops , TNO TPD
pp. 421-426
T4A — MAPNEC IV

Hydrolyzable Polyrotaxanes Consisting of β-Cyclodextrins and Pluronic? for Drug Delivery (PDF)

Akihiro Ito , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Tooru Ooya , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Nobuhiko Yui , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 428-429

Molecular Recognition System Controlled by Thermosensitive Complexation Using Cyclodextrin-Conjugated Poly(ε-lysine)s (PDF)

Akihiro Takahashi , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Hak Soo Choi , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Tooru Ooya , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Nobuhiko Yui , Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 430-431

A New Delivery System for Double Stranded siRNA Oligonucleotides Based on Gelatin Nanoparticles (PDF)

J. Zillies , Ludwig-Maximilians-University
C. Coester , Ludwig-Maximilians-University
pp. 432

Tracking Promyelocytic Leukemia Nuclear Bodies for Disease Detection: A Proof of Concept via Filtering (Abstract)

J. Hailes , University of Alberta
M. A. Kouritzin , University of Alberta
R. Marsh , University of Alberta
J. McCrosky , University of Alberta
pp. 433-437
T4B — MEMS Modeling I

Design, Modeling and Testing of Polysilicon Optothermal Actuators for Power Scavenging Wireless Microrobots (Abstract)

Francis R. Szabo , Air Force Institute of Technology
Paul E. Kladitis , Air Force Institute of Technology
pp. 446-452
T4C — Sensors & Micro Devices

A Novel Hydropower Harvesting Device (Abstract)

Sebastian Pobering , Munich University of Technology
Norbert Schwesinger , Munich University of Technology
pp. 480-485

Novel Tactile Sensors Manufactured by Carbon Microcoils (Abstract)

X. Chen , Gifu University
S. Yang , Gifu University
M. Hasegawa , Gifu University
K. Takeuchi , Gifu University
K. Kawabe , CMC Technology Development Co. Ltd.
S. Motojima , Gifu University
pp. 486-491
F1 — Plenary Speaker
F1A — Macromolecular Drug Delivery & Analysis

Lipid/Polymer Nanoparticles as Tools to Improve the Therapeutic Activity of Existing and Emerging Anticancer Drug Combinations (PDF)

Euan Ramsay , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Dawn Waterhouse , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Karen Gelmon , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Nancy Dos Santos , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Ellen Wasan , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Jehan Alnajim , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Malathi Anantha , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Catherine Tucker , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Richard Klasa , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Gwyn Bebb , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Juliana Yeung , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Karen Fang , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Lincoln Edwards , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Yanping Hu , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Corrina Warburton , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Visia Dragowska , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Sheela Abraham , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Gigi Chui , British Columbia Cancer Agency
Marcel Bally , British Columbia Cancer Agency
pp. 496

Nano-Biodevice for Genomic Drug Discovery and Genomic Medicine (PDF)

Noritada Kaji , University of Tokushima and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Yoshinobu Baba , University of Tokushima, Japan Science and Technology Agency and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Yojiro Tezuka , University of Tokyo
Yuzuru Takamura , University of Tokyo
Yasuhiro Horiike , University of Tokyo
Takahiro Nishimoto , Shimadzu Corporation
Hiroaki Nakanishi , Shimadzu Corporation
pp. 498-499
F1B — MEMS Actuators I

A π Small-Signal Model of MEMS Series Switches Based on the Parameter- Extraction Method (Abstract)

Jaewoo Lee , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Woo-Seok Yang , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Changhee Hyoung , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Sungweon Kang , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
Chang-Auck Choi , Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
pp. 502-508

3D Modelling of MEMS Components for Coupled Elastic — Electrostatic Characterization (Abstract)

Oddvar S?r?sen , University of Oslo
Andreas Vogl , SINTEF Microsystems
Xuyuan Chen , SINTEF Microsystems
Liv Furuberg , SINTEF Microsystems
Klaus Magnus Johansen , University of Oslo
pp. 509-514

A Comparison between RF MEMS Switches and Semiconductor Switches (Abstract)

P. D. Grant , National Research Council of Canada
M. W. Denhoff , National Research Council of Canada
R. R. Mansour , University of Waterloo
pp. 515-521
F1C — Micro Structures

Equilibrium and Stability of Micro-Cantilevers Used in Atomic Force Microscopy (Abstract)

Jean W. Zu , University of Toronto
Gong Cheng , University of Toronto
Qian Tang , University of Toronto
pp. 537-540

Parametric Identification of Contact Forces Using AFM (Abstract)

EihabM. Abdel-Rahman , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ali H. Nayfeh , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
pp. 541-547

Theoretical Calculation of TAM and Correction of Topography (Abstract)

Sidan Du , Nanjing University
Lian Cai , Nanjing University
Duntang Gao , Nanjing University
pp. 548-552
F2A — Vaccine Delivery

Anti-Retroviral Vaccine Using Polymeric Nanoparticles (Abstract)

Mitsuru Akashi , Osaka University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Takami Akagi , Osaka University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Tatsuo Kaneko , Osaka University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Masanori Baba , Kagoshima University and Japan Science and Technology Agency
Masanori Hayami , Kyoto University
pp. 556-562

Nanoparticulate Delivery Systems for Control of Immunity (Abstract)

John Samuel , University of Alberta
Praveen Elamanchili , University of Alberta
Manish Diwan , University of Alberta
Azita Haddadi , University of Alberta
Anahita Dehmoobed , University of Alberta
pp. 564-566
F2B — Microfluidics Applications I

Development of ?Green and Clean? Reaction Media for Inorganic and Organic Nanomaterials (Abstract)

Zameer Shervani , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Yutaka Ikushima , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Juncheng Liu , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
pp. 568-570

Modelling Electroosmotic Flow in Porous Media for Microfluidic Applications (Abstract)

Nathan Scales , Carleton University
Niall Tait , Carleton University
pp. 571-577

Active New Microvalve Based on Phase Change Effect (Abstract)

Svetoslav Bogdanov , Munich University of Technology
Xaver Riedl , Munich University of Technology
Norbert Schwesinger , Munich University of Technology
pp. 578-582
F2C — Optics and Microfluidics

The Effect of π-Coupling on the Electronic Properties of 1,4-Dithiol Benzene Stacking (Abstract)

Mohammed Layachi , École Polytechnique de Montréal
Yvon Savaria , École Polytechnique de Montréal
Alain Rochefort , École Polytechnique de Montréal
pp. 588-592

Nanopillar Formation via Defect Activation and Coulomb Explosion Initiated by a 355 nm Nd:YAG Laser Beam (Abstract)

Yujie Han , Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Yuji Furukawa , Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
pp. 593-596
F3 — Plenary Speaker
F3A — Therapeutic Challenges

Ligand-Mediated Targeting: An Update (PDF)

Theresa M. Allen , University of Alberta
pp. 611-612

"Super Catalytic Antibodies" Cleaving Targeted Molecules of Viruses and Bacterium (PDF)

Emi Hifumi , Hiroshima Prefectural University
Naoki Johira , Hiroshima Prefectural University
Taizo Uda , Hiroshima Prefectural University
pp. 616
F3B — MEMS Actuators II

A Novel MEMS Tunable Capacitor (Abstract)

Siyuan He , University of Toronto
Ridha Ben Mrad , University of Toronto
pp. 618-622

Modeling of Surface Forces between Micron-Sized Objects in Dry Condition (Abstract)

A. Hariri , University of Toronto
J. W. Zu , University of Toronto
R. Ben Mrad , University of Toronto
pp. 623-628

Analytical Modeling and Quantitative Analysis of Scratch Drive Actuator (Abstract)

Jean W. Zu , University of Toronto
Qiuzhen Qu , University of Toronto
Gong Cheng , University of Toronto
pp. 629-635

A Tunable RF MEMS Inductor (Abstract)

I. Zine-El-Abidine , University of Calgary and TRLabs
M. Okoniewski , University of Calgary and TRLabs
J. G. McRory , University of Calgary and TRLabs
pp. 636-638
F3C — Microfluidics Applications II

Reversible Protein Detection Method Based on Self-Assembled Monolayers Using Ellipsometry (Abstract)

Kanwar Jit Singh Gill , University of Alberta
Kelvin Isaacson , University of Alberta
Steven Dew , University of Alberta
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 640-643

Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Microfluidics with Non-uniform Zeta Potentials: Requirements of Flow Rate and Current Continuities (Abstract)

Fuzhi Tian , University of Alberta
Baoming Li , University of Alberta and Nanjing University of Science & Technology
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 644-649
F3D — BioMEMS and NEMS

A High-Load Stress Sensor for Scoliosis Surgery Application (Abstract)

D. Benfield , University of Alberta
W. Moussa , University of Alberta
E. Lou , Capital Health
pp. 659-662
F4A — Microfluidics Applications III

Neural Guidance by Open-Top SU-8 Microfluidic Channel (Abstract)

Yi-Chung Lo , National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center
Chia-Sheng Huang , National Chiao Tung University
Wensyang Hsu , National Chiao Tung University
Chaoen Wang , National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center
pp. 671-674

Electrokinetic Power Generation via Streaming Potentials in Microchannels: A Mobile-Ion-Drain Method to Increase Streaming Potentials (Abstract)

Jun Yang , University of Alberta
Fuzhi Lu , University of Alberta
Larry W. Kostiuk , University of Alberta
Daniel Y. Kwok , University of Alberta
pp. 675-679

A Rapid Performance Assessment Method for Microfluidic Chips (Abstract)

Rubin Ma , University of Alberta
K. V. I. S. Kaler , University of Calgary
Christopher J. Backhouse , University of Alberta
pp. 680-686
F4B — MEMS Modeling II

Dynamics of a Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) (Abstract)

N. Mahmoudian , North Dakota State University
M. Rastgaar Aagaah , North Dakota State University
G. Nakhaie Jazar , North Dakota State University
M. Mahinfalah , North Dakota State University
pp. 688-693

Global Dynamics of MEMS Resonators under Superharmonic Excitation (Abstract)

Mohammad I. Younis , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Eihab M. Abdel-Rahman , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ali H. Nayfeh , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
pp. 694-699

Modelling the Nonlinear Dynamics of Electrically Driven Impact Microactuators (Abstract)

Xiaopeng Zhao , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Harry Dankowicz , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ali H. Nayfeh , Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
pp. 700-705
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