Carlos Mastrangelo

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Carlos Mastrangelo portrait
  • USTAR Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering, University of Utah

Research

Research Summary

Microfabricated systems that interface with biological structures at multiple scales. These include new microfluidics technologies, bioMEMS, novel detection microtechnologies and methods, cell and tissue level microinstruments and microsystems.

Research Statement

Solid-state micro sensor and device technology: modeling, development, fabrication of micro sensors using VLSI technology, development of CAD tools for use in micro sensor development. Integrated electromechanical actuators, micro valves and micro positioning systems. Microfluidic systems: DNA assays, micro reactors, electrophoresis stages, fluorescence detectors. Process technology and modeling: sacrificial etching, deposition sealing, shadowing effects, physical kinetics of LPCVD processes in confined volumes, conformality, modeling of wet etch processes in confined volumes, wetting, adhesion and surface tension effects.