Have you ever wondered where the term "MEMS" came from?

Read J.E. Wood's account:

Click Here:  A brief history of the term Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

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Barbara C. López
Research Engineer
Barbara Lopez is a research engineer with the University of New Mexico and has been working for the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education since its inception in 2004.  Ms. Lopez is a curriculum developer, instructor, and internal evaluator for SCME.  Before working with SCME she was a capacity engineer for Intel Corporation, and worked in acoustic and vibration testing for NASA Johnson Space Center.  Barb has also spent the past 17 years schooling her children at home, a job she surely misses!


Dr. Matthias W. Pleil, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - SCME

Matthias Pleil, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator for the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation funded Advanced Technological Education Regional Center of Excellence. He is a Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and a faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College in both the Schools of Applied Technologies and Math, Science and Engineering (MSE).  Dr. Pleil teaches Microsystems Fabrication and Design, Survey of Engineering and Physics.  He has over 12 years of experience in Semiconductor Manufacturing from both Texas Instruments and Philips Semiconductors, where he worked as a Senior Process and Equipment Engineer and Engineering Manager in Photolithography, Yield and Metrology. Dr. Pleil received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1993 from Texas Tech University, where he completed original research on Time Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

Find me on LinkedIn: Matthias Pleil


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