Additive micromanufacturing (AMMicro) 

Additive micromanufacturing (AMMicro)

Many electronic devices rely on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The goal of this group is the development of a new additive micromanufacturing technique that is based on localized electrodeposition in liquid. This research will enable the microfabrication of advanced multimaterial multiphase MEMS devices that have superior impact-resistance and self-damage sensing mechanisms.

This group “Additive micromanufacturing (ERC-AMMicro)” is funded by the ERC starting grant obtained by Dr. Rajaprakash Ramachandramoorthy. The group is hosted in the Department of Structure and Nano-/Micro mechanics of materials.

AMMicro group is concerned with developing an additive micromanufacturing technique based on localized electrodeposition in liquid. The research vision is to advance this nascent technique for the fabrication of impact-resistant and self-damage sensing 3D metallic microarchitectures and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) based devices.

AMMicro will make use of the state-of-the-art infrastructure: CERES additive micromanufacturing printer, highly customized in situ high speed/non-ambient temperature capable micromechanical tester and ex situ electrical probe station, procured via investment funding received from MPIE.

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