Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology (MIST) - an NSF I/UCRC site

Site description




Mission: The mission of the MIST I/UCRC center is to facilitate integration of novel materials, processes, devices and circuits into multi-functional systems through research partnerships between university, industry and government stakeholders.
This involves the following five research vectors UVA MIST site

Vision: We are an early stage Research sandbox that focuses on Innovating more than Moore technologies for smart systems in the Internet of Things era.

Research Program: Our unique research portfolio comprises numerous technical experts in a breadth of technology fields ranging from novel materials and processing technologies to devices/transducers, packaging, and multi-physics modeling. This diverse, complementary expertise together with strong experimental capabilities enables exploration for the breakthroughs in multi-functional integrated systems technologies.

Funding Mechanism: The pooled resources of the MIST Center enable a return on investment (ROI) that is much larger than the typical ROI for a single expert or single company contract. For a single membership of $50K ($25K for small businesses) a member can get non-exclusive royalty free access to research in the entire 3- university center, currently at $1M annually, along with access to students and faculty for recruitment and collaboration.

Sponsorship: MIST Center research is sponsored by NSF, industry, government labs and universities. MIST members are listed in the banner to the right. The center intersects the following industries:

• Semiconductor manufacturers
• Sensor and MEMS companies
• Analog electronic companies
• Biomedical device companies
• Power electronics companies
• Wireless technology companies
• Nanomaterials suppliers
• System integrators

Some of the funded and proposed research thrusts within the UVA site are

• I1 - Tuning Thermal Resistances at Nanoscale Interfaces
• I2 - Reliability of Through-Glass Vias
• I3 - Material/Process Investigation for Printed Electronics
• I4 - Integrated Wireless Phosphate Sensing System for Smart Coastal Monitoring

• S1 - Zero-Power Magnetic Field Sensors Using Magnetoelectric Nanowires
• S2 - Dual-axis Wall Shear Stress Sensor System
• S3 - Technology Development Towards a MEMS-Based Multi-Hole Probe with Optical Transducers
• S4 - SiC Avalanche Photodiodes
• S5 - Flexible MOS/Polymer Composite Films for Multifunctional Sensing Applications
• S6 - Wide-angle micro-LIDAR and Sensing Algorithms

• C1 - Spatio-Temporal Neural Filtering and Processing Platform for Smart Cameras

• W1 - High Dynamic Range Power Amplifiers for Ultra Low Power Symmetric Links
• W2 - Phase Change based Reconfigurable Antennas for Wireless Platforms

• P1 - Miniature Wireless Charging System for Cluttered Environments
• P2 - III-V HEMTs on Silicon Fabrication for RF and Power Devices
• P3 - Reliability Study of GaN HEMTs using the Experimental Approach


NSF LogoThe MIST Center is a research consortium under the auspices of the industry/university cooperative research centers (I/UCRC) program at the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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2-Day IUCRC Fall meeting, Dec 12-13
University of Florida
Reitz Union, 686 Museum Rd, Gainesville FL

For more information contact:
Prof. Avik Ghosh
UVA Site Director
Email: ag7rq@virginia.edu

Prof. Patrick Hopkins
UVA Site Co-Director
Email: peh4v@virginia.edu

Shelby Powell
MIST Center Coordinator
Email: shelby@ufl.edu

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