Integrated Biomorphic Information Systems Laboratory
Location: 2160 A.V. Williams Building
Website: Integrated Biomorphic Information Systems Laboratory
Advised by Associate Professor Pamela Abshire, IBIS is a lab of seven students researching and developing cell clinics, adaptive circuits, information and power efficiency and imaging. The lab is sponsored by NSF, MIPS and other related organizations.
Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory
Location: 2210 A.V. Williams Building
Website: The Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory
The primary goal of this laboratory is to advance the state-of-the art in the design and real-time control of smart systems drawing on advances in: (a) novel sensing and actuation materials and mechanism designs; (b) new principles for actuation, propulsion, detection, reduction, learning, and adaptation; (c) conceptualizing and prototyping across scales, to sense, actuate, communicate and control.
Intense Laser Matter Interactions
Location: Energy Research Building (IREAP)
Website: Intense Laser Matter Interactions
The interaction of extremely intense laser pulses with solids, liquids and gases has many technological applications and is rich in physics. Our experiments involve elements of atomic physics, nonlinear optics, plasma physics, condensed matter physics and quantum electronics.
Laboratory for Green Nanophotonics, Optoelectronics and Nanosensing
Location: 2133 Jeong H. Kim Building
Website: Laboratory for Green Nanophotonics, Optoelectronics and Nanosensing
Led by Professor Dagenias, the lab studies photovoltaic research, nanoantenna-based rectifiers for solar energy for solar energy scavenging, mid IR room temperature interband cascade lasers, high power semiconductor lasers, Bragg grating and nanocavity bio-sensing and nano-wire lasers and detectors.
Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Computing
Location: 2119 A.V. Williams Building
Website: Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Computing
The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) Laboratory for Parallel Computation was established in 1985 to support research in massively parallel systems, architectures, and algorithms. The mission of the Laboratory is to stimulate and facilitate the growth necessary to extend the state of the art in High Performance Computing.
Laboratory for Solar and Quantum Technology
Location: 1201G Energy Research Building (IREAP)
Website: Laboratory for Solar and Quantum Technology
Our group focuses on engineering the fundamental interaction between light and matter and applying this understanding to optical systems, control of quantum forces, and for energy harvesting and photovoltaic applications. These studies involve novel photonic and plasmonic structures for light trapping, energy collection and extraction, communications, and sensors and merges physics and engineering to accomplish these goals.
Memory Systems Research
Location: 1416 A.V. Williams Building
Website: Memory Systems Research
Our goals include detailed understanding of the memory system, deep characterization of its behavior, exploration of novel mechanisms and technologies, and development of extremely efficient next-generation systems from very large scale to memory-systems-on-chip. We have developed one of the world's most accurate and modular memory-system design frameworks, currently in wide use in both industry and academia.
MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory
Location: 2201 J.M. Patterson Building
Website: MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory
Our lab focuses on application-driven technology development using micro- and nanoengineering approaches. A centerpiece of our efforts is systems integration to provide holistic solutions for real-world use. The focus of our work is aimed specifically at in-vivo and in-vitro clinical applications. This research is complemented by thrusts in energy storage, harvesting and conversion to provide power for the desired embedded, self-sustaining systems.
Location: Energy Research Building (IREAP)
Website: The Maryland Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics Group
The Maryland Nanophotonics and Quantum Optics Group focuses their research on photonic crystals, quantum dots, nanoparticle control and sensing, reconfigurable integrated photonics and hybrid quantum systems. The lab is supervised by Associate Professor Edo Waks.
Neural Systems Lab
Location: 2202 A.V. Williams Building
Website: Neural Systems Lab
As part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and The Institute for System Research, the Neural Systems Laboratory studies the functionality of the mammalian auditory system through several disciplines and techniques ranging from theoretical models to neurophysiological investigations and psychoacoustical experiments.