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MicroElectroMechanical Systems


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Engineering Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.31.B1509 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Gaitan, Michael 301.975.2070


The MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) project focuses on advancing the measurment science for characterizing MEMS devices, developing compact models, and standardizing test and calibration methods. It functions in a multidisciplinary environment with collaborations in the NIST laboratories in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Biotechnology, and Building and Fire Research. Current activities in the project include thermal-based elements, mechanically resonant structures, microwave elements, and microfluidic systems. The project is also developing MEMS test structures, test methods, and standards to characterize device properties for device performance and reliability testing. These MEMS-based test structures are being utilized to characterize thin-film properties in mainline semiconductor fabrication processes. We are interested in postdoctoral applications not only from individuals who have specialized in MEMS research but also from individuals of other science disciplines who wish to learn microfabrication methods and apply their expertise for new measurement applications.


Integrated circuits; Microelectronics; Micromechanics; Optoelectronics; Semiconducting films; Sensors;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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