Darrin J Young

Darrin J Young portrait

Research

Research Summary

The Wireless Microsystem Laboratory, directed by Professor Darrin J. Young, focuses on developing the start-of-the-art sensors, actuators, interface and telemetry circuits, micro-power generation, and microsystem packaging technologies for wireless sensing, biomedical implant, RF communication, and industrial applications.

Research Statement

Dr. Young currently advises research students on the following research projects, which are sponsored by National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Army Research Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA), and the Glennan Microsystem Initiative:

Research Topics

Intelligent Sensor Network for In Vivo Real-Time Biological Dynamic System

Minimally Invasive Wireless Blood Pressure Sensing for Small Animals 

Implantable MEMS-Based Wireless Motion (Activity) Detection for Small Animals

Implantable Wireless Bio-Potential (EMG & EKG) Sensing for Human and Small Animals 

Totally Implantable Cochlear Prosthetic Microsystem 

Wireless Neural Interface Microsystem for Shaped Nerves 

Wireless High-Performance Strain Sensing Microsystem 

Harsh Environment (250 C-400 C) Pressure Sensing and Wireless Data Communication 

Micromachined 3C-SiC Capacitive Pressure Sensors for Harsh Environment (400 C) Applications 

Smart-Cut Single Crystal Silicon and 6H SiC MEMS Fabrication Technology 

6H-SiC Strain Sensors Fabricated by Smart-Cut for Harsh Environment Sensing Applications 

High-Temperate Stable SiC-Based Reference Clock 

Monolithic CMOS 2-20 GHz Low Power and Low Phase Noise Voltage-Controlled Oscillators

Micromachined Touch-Mode Tunable Capacitors for Wireless Communications 

RF MEMS GHz Low Phase Noise Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (Dr. Young's Ph.D. Thesis Work)

Energy Efficient Wireless Interface for Biomedical Applications 

Research Groups

  • Kalyan Ladhane, Graduate Student. ECE. 02/2013 - present.
  • Yu-Pin Hsu, Graduate Student. ECE. 09/01/2012 - present.
  • Qingbo Guo, Graduate Student. ECE. 08/2011 - present.