News & Events

BSAC Technology Seminar: A Biography of the Pixel

September 16, 2022
Tuesday, 04 October 2022 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall Watch video here. Dr. Alvy Ray Smith Co-Founder Pixar and Altamira Software First Director of Computer Graphics at LucasFilms Host: Jonathan Candelaria


Nearly all pictures that exist (or have ever existed) are digital--that is, made of...

Research Review & IAB Meeting

Thank you to everyone that attended the Fall 2022 Conference!

BSAC Industrial Members are invited to view the recorded oral presentations from BSAC's Fall 2022 Research Review.
We hope to see you in March for the Spring Research Review and IAB Meeting!

BSAC Technology Seminar: Wireless Power Transfer Far-Field and Near-Field Solutions

September 15, 2022
Tuesday, 27 September 2022 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall Registration closed. | Livestream here. Rozita Teymourzadeh Senior Software & Electronic Design Azbil North America Research and Development, Inc. Host: Jonathan Candelaria

With the advent of new technologies, wireless power transmitter (WPT) attracts a...

BSAC's Best: Fall 2022 Awards Announced

September 28, 2022

BSAC would like to thank all of the researchers who presented their research during BSAC's Fall 2022 Research Review on September 21st.

BSAC Industrial Members voted for the outstanding paper and presentations and the results are in. Please join BSAC in congratulating the recipients of the Fall 2022 Best of BSAC honors, Alex Moreno, Mutasem Odeh, and Vivian Wang!

Outstanding Presenter...

BSAC Technology Seminar: Vibrating Beam MEMS Accelerometers for Gravity and Seismic Measurements

September 1, 2022
Thursday, 1 September 2022 at Noon | 490 Cory Hall Ashwin A. Seshia Professor of Microsystems Technology Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Cambridge University Host: Professor Liwei Lin

Advances in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have enabled the widespread development of sensors for a variety of consumer, automotive, and wearable healthcare electronics applications. However...

BSAC Technology Semiar: Microhydraulics - Reinventing Motion on a Small Scale

June 8, 2022
Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at Noon | 521 Cory Hall Jakub Kedzierski (MIT) Jakub Kedzierski Advanced Materials and Microsystems Group | Lincoln Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Host: Professor Kris Pister

Surface tension is well known to be a dominant force in small systems. Care must be taken for surface tension forces not to rip MEMs structures...

BSAC Seminar: Mask Making 101

February 6, 2008
Bill Martin Martin Photomask Services February 6, 2008 | 12:00 to 01:00 | 521 Cory Hall, Hogan Room Host: M. Wasilik

"Mask Making 101" * Tier 1 mask shops vs. Tier 2 mask shops: Is there a difference? * Ebeam vs. Laserwriters: What works best for your application? * Address units vs. spot size and grids * Data issues: not all GDS programs are the same o Dealing with conics o Fracturing of polygons * MEMS vs. electronics masks * DXF data vs. GDS data: Can you use both? * What drives mask costs * Defect inspection: How much do you really need or are you getting enough...

BSAC Seminar: FBAR Technology: Past, Present, and Future

February 20, 2008
Dr. Rich Ruby Avago February 20, 2008 | 12:00 to 01:00 | 521 Cory Hall, Hogan Room Host: John Huggins

This talk will be about thin film acoustic resonators. The resonator is manufactured on a 6 micron silicon substrate, and consists of a free-standing membrane 1 to 2 microns thick. This thin film is the acoustic stack. The stack has metal electrodes and a sputtered piezoelectric aluminum nitride film. Made in a CMOS fab in Fort Collins, we now ship over 1 million filters per day. This year, we will pass the one billion mark for shipped...

BSAC Seminar: When Applying Sonic Energy, One Size Does Not Fit All

February 27, 2008
Garry L. Montierth P.E. PCT Systems February 27, 2008 | 12:00 to 01:00 | 521 Cory Hall, Hogan Room Host: M. Wasilik

Sonic energy is being investigated to enhance processing in a many different technology areas including applications in such diverse fields as: - Chemical Synthesis new methods, green chemistry and catalysis - Electrochemistry analysis, plating, synthesis - Environmental Protection remediation of air, land and water - Food Technology drying, mixing and preservation - Materials Science - Extraction of raw materials from plants - Preparation of...