Fall’21 Sustainability Seminar With Dr. Murat Kaya Yapıcı

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Dear Colleagues and Students,

You are cordially invited to attend the Sustainability Seminar organized by the Department of Chemistry.

Title : Scalable Engineering of Micro/Nanoscale Devices and Systems

Speaker: Murat Kaya Yapıcı, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabancı University.

Date : Nov 16th, 2021, Tuesday
Time : 12:30

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Meeting ID: 729 064 5404
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Abstract :
Around 1980s, following the advancements in semiconductor device fabrication technology, a new class of micro/nanoscale devices collectively referred to as micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) emerged, whose functionality (unlike microelectronic devices or circuits) rely on a variety of physical principles including mechanical, chemical, thermal, optical, magnetic phenomena; as well as, exotic nanomaterials and fabrication techniques which are not typical in CMOS. This new class of functional micro/nano devices have already found applications in a variety of fields including consumer electronics, military, aerospace, medicine, biotechnology to name a few. The aim of this talk is to provide an overview of the different research activities ongoing in the Micro/Nano Devices & Systems Lab (SU-MEMS) where
we adopt a holistic approach in merging materials with novel nanofabrication techniques to frontier the development of functional devices with particular emphasis on their scalability and system-level integration.
I will highlight our existing capabilities to foster interdisciplinary research opportunities especially on topics like monolithic/heterogeneous integration, semiconductor process and materials integration for high performance devices (e.g. RF passives, graphene-enabled sensors) along with technology development in transfer-printing, tip-based nanofabrication; stress-induced self-assembly, and some snapshots on our efforts on biochips, flexible electronics, textile-based wearables.

Murat Kaya Yapici is a faculty member at Sabanci University—Faculty of Engineering & Natural
Sciences, Electronics Engineering Program and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington—Seattle, USA. Dr. Yapici received his B.Sc. and Ph.D.
degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University—College Station (TAMU) in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Upon completion of his Ph.D. he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Solid State Electronics, Photonics and Nano-Engineering Laboratory at TAMU. Dr. Yapici has expert knowledge on device fabrication, microelectronic process technologies, nanofabrication techniques, and characterization tools. His research interests include MEMS/NEMS, nanotechnology, sensors/actuators, microfluidics, acousto-optic devices for biological and medical applications; as well as semiconductor process technology, novel nanofabrication based on scanning probes and integration of nanomaterials, MEMS with CMOS, and wearable/flexible electronics. He is a member of the SPIE, IEEE, IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Electron Devices Society, and URSI.