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Morgan, Ghodssi Featured in NASA Tech Briefs for MEMS research

Morgan, Ghodssi Featured in NASA Tech Briefs for MEMS research

Brian Morgan in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory
Brian Morgan in the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory

An article highlighting the research of Brian Morgan (Ph.D. ’06, electrical engineering) and Associate Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR) is featured in the January 2007 issue of NASA Tech Briefs/Photonic Tech Briefs. Ghodssi was Morgan's Ph.D. advisor.

The research, "Aligning Optical Fibers by Means of Actuated MEMS Wedges," explores the design and fabrication of a MEMS device that would align optical fibers. These fibers would be aligned both laterally and vertically in optical, electro-optical, optoelectronic, and/or photonic devices on integrated circuit chips and similar monolithic device structures.

The research was also published in the February 2007 issue of IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS).

Morgan currently is a research engineer with the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Md. Ghodssi directs the MEMS Sensors and Acutators Laboratory at the University of Maryland.

View PDF of the NASA Tech Briefs article | View PDF of the JMEMS paper

March 17, 2007


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